Boardmasters 2019 Headlined by Florence + The Machine. The popular music and surfing festival in Newquay, Cornwall has announced today (Nov 28th) that it will be headlined by English indie band; Florence and the Machine.
Board masters 2019 attended by a huge 50,000 party-goers, will run from Wednesday 7th to Sunday 11th of August. Tickets are available via the website. The music and surfing festival is held across Fistral Beach and Watergate Bay, within walking distance of the popular tourist town of Newquay.
Other acts confirmed for the sun, sea, surf and music festival include; Brit and NME award winning Glaswegian indie rock legends Franz Ferdinand – British Grime super stars Dizzee Rascal and Giggs, UK Garage Legend DJ EZ, as well as 2018’s Brits’ Critics Choice award, Mercury Prize nomination and critically acclaimed debut album ‘Lost and Found’ artist; Jorja Smith. Joining them are – IDLES – Michael Franti & Spearhead – Lewis Capaldi – Lady Leshurr – Self Esteem – Boy Azooga – Pete Murray, and many more.
All music and camping activities will be held at the Watergate Bay site, whilst any surfing, skate, BMX and shopping will be at the Fistral Beach site near the town centre. Saturday nights headline act has been confirmed, with Florence + The Machine taking the main stage. Fresh from their critically acclaimed fourth album release ‘High As Hope’, alongside some of the worlds most eclectic and diverse acts.
Florence and The Machine is fronted by vocalist Florence Welch and keyboardist Isabella Summers. They are usually joined by a varied array of other musicians, that form ‘The Machine’. The band have achieved huge success since 2007 with hits such as ‘Kiss with a fist’, ‘Rabbit Heart’ and a cover version of Candi Staton’s 1986 hit ‘You’ve got the love’.
The musical powerhouse is currently on tour with their ‘High As Hope’ album tour. After a brilliantly successful 2018, including the release of their second album, ‘Joy As An Act Of Resistance’, which was also named as BBC 6 Music’s album of the year, the fantastic IDLES will also be joining Florence + The Machine to play at Boardmasters 2019.
Last year’s event was popularised by headline performances by The Chemical Brothers, George Ezra, Rag ’N’ Bone Man, Years & Years as well as Catfish and the Bottlemen. Boardmasters organisers said they will continue their work to keep the festival environmentally conscious, organising a working partnership by teaming up with the Surfers against Sewage charity, with beach cleans throughout the year, as well as during the festival.
This year’s successful reusable cup scheme, as well as incentivising festival-goers to clean up after themselves. Beyond the music, Boardmasters returns with its surf competition, which is part of the World Surf League Qualifying Series, with the biggest names on the International surf scene battling it out for supremacy on the water.