Boardmasters has announced the line-up for the 2020 festival. So, who’s on the bill this year? The 1975, Skepta and Southern rockers Kings Of Leon will be headlining. The festival runs from August 5-9 at Fistral Beach and Watergate Bay in Newquay, Cornwall.
Furthermore, this year marks the festival’s 40th anniversary. Skepta will headline on Friday, with Kings of Leon on the day after, and The 1975 closing the festival.
Other acts scheduled for the Cornwall festival include Little Simz, Dizzee Rascal, Mura Masa, Sam Fender, and The Kooks. Indie acts Mabel and Loyle Carner are also billed. Check out the full line up from their Twitter post below.
Our BIGGEST EVER LINE up is here!
Celebrate 40 years of Boardmasters with headliners @KingsOfLeon@Skepta & @the1975 – PLUS @thekooksmusic@DizzeeRascal, @LoyleCarner@samfendermusic@damianmarley@LittleSimz@liannelahavas@Mabel & 100’s more!
— Boardmasters (@boardmasters) February 4, 2020
Boardmasters was last year canceled due to severe weather. Organizers of the event declared that it’d been officially postponed on Tuesday night. A yellow weather warning was issued by the Met Office.
Acts scheduled included Florence & The Machine, Foals, Franz Ferdinand and the Wu-Tang Clan. Others scheduled included grime icon Giggs, Razorlight, and Jorja Smith.
Boardmasters issued a statement: “The safety of you, the fans and attendees, as well as performers and crew comes first, and the potential risk is too severe for the event to go ahead at this time.”
They added: “We sincerely regret the disappointment to fans, and apologise for any disruption caused to local businesses, performers and crew who were looking forward to Boardmasters as much as we were”.
Weather permitting, 2020 should be a big year for the Newquay festival-goers. Tickets are available for purchase now and can be found at the link here.