A large crowd at night gathered for Boardmasters outdoor music festival, with the stage lit up by vibrant lights and pyrotechnics, flanked by two large screens displaying the event's name, Boardmasters, and sponsor logos.




Boardmasters is a music festival located just north of Newquay, Cornwall, South West England. It accommodates for all ages, however, people aged 15 or under will need to be accompanied by an adult over the age of 21. This festival features a range of activities such as BMX and skate competitions as well as surfing lessons. Originating from the surf and music culture of 1981, it has become an iconic five-day festival, spanning the surf haven of Fistral Beach, hosting top-tier international surfing competitions, and Watergate Bay, offering an unparalleled live music experience against the Cornish coast. Boardmasters commits to fostering a lively and secure setting for all festival-goers.

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Explore the range of ticket options for Boardmasters Festival on their Tickets Page.

Boardmasters welcomes attendees of all ages, with specific ticket requirements for each age group, including children and local residents.

Safety and community are paramount, with a strict drug-free policy in place.

Ticket Options include:

  • Wednesday Entry (5-Day Access)
  • Thursday Entry (4-Day Access)
  • 3-Day No Camping
  • VIP Weekend Camping (5-Day Access): with fast-track entry and VIP amenities.
  • Day Tickets: Available for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (No camping included).

Ticket Extras include:

  • Campervan & Live-In Vehicle Passes: Includes a designated pitch with optional power hook-ups.
  • Boutique Camping: Upgrade to luxury accommodations with exclusive facilities.
  • Parking Passes: Available in advance or on-site. VIP ticket holders receive a complimentary parking pass.
  • Vodafone Battery Pack​: Reserve a charged battery pack for the festival duration.
  • Club Class Pass: Access to luxury showers, proper toilets, and pamper lounge.


Boardmasters is a camping festival, please bring your own equipment. Campervan and caravan options are available to book, as is Boutique Camping, Pre-Pitched and Reserved Camping.

For fire safety, cooking is not allowed in campsites. Campervans with built-in cooking facilities must stay in the designated vehicle field.

Boutique Camping

For a luxurious stay, consider boutique camping or glamping.

  • Choice of boutique accommodation structures.
  • Luxury showers, toilets, 24/7 security, and a pamper parlour.
  • Exclusive bar, charging stations, and quality food options.

Pre-Pitched & Reserved Camping

To book for pre-pitched camping or to reserve your perfect pitch, visit the Accommodation page.

  • Pre-Pitched: Arrive to find a tent with airbed, accommodating up to 8 people.
  • Reserved Camping: Secure a 4m x 3m spot for your tent, ready upon arrival.


Boardmasters takes place just north of Newquay, Cornwall, South West England, TR8 4AN. Follow the festival signs when approaching the venue.

Boardmasters Festival Location Map


Boardmasters is committed to making their festival accessible for all. They work closely with Attitude is Everything (AIE), a disability-led charity that improves deaf and disabled people’s access to live music.

For full Accessibility and ticketing information, please visit Boardmasters Accessibility Page.

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