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Boardmasters 2016

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Boardmasters Festival returns to Watergate Bay and Fistral Beach from Wednesday 10 August to Sunday 14 August 2016.

As always, all music and camping activites will be held at the Watergate Bay site, and all surfing, skate, BMX, shopping and beach activites will be held at the Fistral Beach site, near the town centre.

See www.boardmasters.co.uk/ for further information.

Headliners

deadmau5

deadmau5 appearing at this event

Canadian producer and DJ deadmau5 (AKA Joel Zimmerman) is a progressive house and electro house producer, now firmly established as one of the most innovative and successful electronic live acts in popular music today. He has a host of accolades - four Grammy Award nominations, three International Dance Music Awards, three Juno Awards and was described as the 'most influential, relevant and forward thinking person in electronic music' at the 2010 Beatport Music Awards. His multi award winning albums have seen him achieve that rare balance, appealing to both the clubbing cognoscenti and musical masses.

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James Bay

James Bay appearing at this event

James Bay is an artist and songwriter from Hitchin. Only in his early twenties, he has already grasped a mature gravelled vocal. His influences include Corrine Bailey Rae, Bill Withers, Adele and James Taylor. Relying on his creative strengths as a guitarist and songwriter, Bay weaves together lyrical guitar work with pop-hook melodies, for a fresh take on the Rock/Pop genre. He’s been called “a folksier Ed Sheeran”, but also has a lot in common with fellow acoustic songwriter George Ezra.

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Wilkinson

Wilkinson appearing at this event

Hailing from the leafy suburbs of South West London is Ram Records’ Wilkinson, hotly tipped to do big things across drum & bass and electronica. He has topped the D&B charts and received numerous daytime Radio 1 plays. He continues to tour worldwide from Sydney to Berlin, Barcelona to Brighton, with his dynamic and energetic DJ sets.

See 3 tour dates featuring Wilkinson

Craig David

Craig David appearing at this event

Since his emergence in 1999 appearing on the Artful Dodger's Re-Rewind single, Craig David has become known as one of the forerunners of the UK garage and RnB scenes. Famous for hits such as Fill Me In and 7 Days, he's scored 20 UK top 40 singles, 5 UK top 20 albums and sold over 15 million albums worldwide. With his last album released in 2010, many people thought Craig was 'walking away' from the music scene. In the meantime he'd taken up a career as a club and radio DJ under the guise of TS5, before returning to his own music in 2016 with his 6th studio album Following My Intuition, reaching no.1 on the UK album charts and certified gold.

See 11 tour dates featuring Craig David

Sigma

Sigma appearing at this event

Leeds University alumni, international chart toppers Sigma met while balancing raving and studying, working in record shops and promoting events to top up their student loans. While some don their artist mantle when the occasion demands it, Cameron and Joe have made Sigma their 'life' since graduation. Early releases with Hospital Records, Viper, Bingo and DJ Fresh's Breakbeat Kaos, as well as their own Life Recordings, quickly marked them out as producers to watch, while remixes for Eric Prydz, Ellie Goulding, Stylo G and Sway began to take them to a wider audience. The world, it seems, is now their oyster.

See 2 tour dates featuring Sigma

Wolf Alice

Wolf Alice appearing at this event

North London's Wolf Alice take their name from a book by Angela Carter. Originally a solo project for frontwoman Ellie Roswell, it soon expanded into a full four-piece band with Joff Oddie (guitar, vocals), Theo Ellis (bass) and Joel Amey (drums, vocals). Eloquently described by Clash Magazine as ‘the lovechild of folk and grunge’, Wolf Alice's off-kilter sound has seen folky vocals combine with the alt-rock of 90's bands like Hole and Elastica.

See Wolf Alice tour dates

Example

Example appearing at this event

Example's meteoric rise from fresh-faced Fulham rapper to worldwide club anthem superstar has been nothing short of spectacular. Since first hitting the charts in 2009, Example has gone from strength to strength.

See 16 tour dates featuring Example

Mystery Jets

Mystery Jets appearing at this event

'Perfectly formed pop' (Bugbear). A band who manage to do something new with the rock sound. Their music is unusual and boundary pushing, but luckily they have the technical prowess to pull it off, sometimes mastering kitchen utensils as well as more standard instruments. The Syd Barrett-worshiping indie outfit formed in the early '90s when the group's shock-headed frontman, Blaine Harrison, was only 12. The band was initially called the Misery Jets, in honor of the Heathrow-bound jets that habitually roared over their native Eel Pie Island, but they changed their name when Blaine (who, again, was very young at the time) misspelled 'misery'. They notched up a few UK top 40 hits in the 00s including 'Two Doors Down' and 'The Boy Who Ran Away', and a string of successful albums including 2008's 'Twenty One' which went Silver. 2019 sees the release of their sixth album; 'A Billion Heartbeats'.

See 12 tour dates featuring Mystery Jets

Eats Everything

Eats Everything appearing at this event

This omnivorous beat-maker Eats Everything is at the forefront of an emerging wave of talented producers to come out of the West Country’s bass epicentre Bristol, helping define an entirely new genre of forward-thinking underground music.

See 4 tour dates featuring Eats Everything

Dusky

Dusky appearing at this event

Dusky are London production duo, Nick Harriman and Alfie Granger-Howell, who blend house, garage and techno in their inimitable style. In just five years, the fast-rising duo have asserted themselves as one of the leaders of the UK electronic music scene. DJ Magazine cover stars and headliners everywhere from Berlin's Panorama Bar to London's Fabric, Dusky's story so far is one of constant forward motion and a uniquely universal appeal.

See 2 tour dates featuring Dusky

Jackmaster

Jackmaster appearing at this event

Jack Revill was made out of fluff, an old hair clip and a scratched old 7" record in the early 1980s when Mrs Revill was cleaning out the back of her old wardrobe with a brush. Jackmaster has constantly felt the silent call of black plastic noisy discs wherever he has roamed - and now shepherds his brethren around in cardboard boxes to record players far and wide whilst perfecting his art in many of Glasgow's dance music discotheques.

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Lewis Watson

Lewis Watson appearing at this event

With over three million YouTube views and a rapidly growing online following, this guitar playing, Oxford-born singer-songwriter has captured the imagination of audiences with his open and relaxed personality, touching voice, and confident performance style.

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Johnny Borrell

Johnny Borrell appearing at this event

As founder, frontman and lead singer of Razorlight, Johnny Borrell has two 4x platinum selling albums ('Up All Night' and 'Razorlight') and a Gold selling album ('Slipway Fires'); five UK top 10 singles including the chart topping indie classic, 'America' and smash hits 'Somewhere Else', 'In the Morning', 'Golden Touch' and 'Wire to Wire'.

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Kiko Bun

Kiko Bun appearing at this event

Federico Marin is Kiko Bun, a reggae artist based in London. Raised on a diet of classical, salsa and hip hop, it was eventually the sun-soaked sounds of reggae that became his musical love. He mixes his deep love of Jamaican roots music with the sound of modern London bass culture. Kiko got a lucky break being asked to record a cover of Toots and Maytals' '54-46 Was My Number' for the Channel 4 drama series 'This Is England '90' and has gone on to sign to the legendary Island Records label, home of course to, amongst others, Bob Marley.

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Crazy P Soundsystem

Crazy P Soundsystem appearing at this event

Seven albums, a career spanning over 20 years and yet Crazy P remain stronger and more relevant than ever. Funny how the tides of time turn, and how the sounds of a typically British type of house and disco are now more du jour then ever before. Way before the rise in prominence of disco, house and soulful pop Crazy P have spearheaded the revival (and perpetuation) of these sounds since 1997.

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Horse Meat Disco

Horse Meat Disco appearing at this event

Inspired by the halcyon days of New York nightlife, acclaimed London DJ collective that bring together classics, italo disco, oddities, punk funk,80s boogie, electro, fresh edits and all-new dance- floor discoveries. Dedicated to human happiness, Horse Meat Disco is for everyone.

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Greg Wilson

Greg Wilson appearing at this event

Greg made his name at legendary clubs The Hacienda and Wigan Pier during the early 80's. Largely recognized as one of the first DJs to bring the electro-funk sound from New York to the British scene. "A genuine old skool innovator from back in the day' -Norman Jay MBE.

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Seven Cities

Seven Cities are a high energy rock outfit supplying hard hitting riffs and melodic vocals, with dark modern orchestral twists. The four piece band are from Dawlish, Devon.

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Echo Town

Echo Town appearing at this event

Folk / rock / reggae band Echo Town consists of Cornwall based sibling duo Richard and Robert Harrison. Well known for their vibrant and energetic performances, popular for their use of multi instruments, such as lap-slide guitar, djembe, didgeridoo and harmonica.

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The Black Tambourines

The Black Tambourines appearing at this event

Garage-psych 4-piece from Falmouth, bringing their surfy sounds of Cornwall to the rest of the UK.

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DJ Format

DJ Format appearing at this event

Southampton-born, Brighton-based DJ who favours the 'back in the day' beats. Coming from a similar starting point as Jurassic 5, Edan and Ugly Duckling, DJ Format is staking a claim for UK beat-makers everywhere, he's got the funk. Well known for being one of UK's biggest hip hop producers, mix-tape maestro and a damn good DJ.

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Sunset Sons

Sunset Sons appearing at this event

Sunset Sons are UK and Aussie surfers living on the beach in 'Surf Capital of Europe', Hossegor, in South West France. The group formed in Tignes and since then have been fast winning over crowds in both the surf and snowboard communities with their infectious and highly energised shows.

See 8 tour dates featuring Sunset Sons

Suzie Mac

Suzie Mac appearing at this event

Suzie has always been obsessed with soul music and from a very young age showed quite an interest in gospel and the roots of soul/country music. She went to Gloucester Cathedral School Kings where she sang regularly in the Cathedral services, with solos to boot. A few years later she started doing gigs and began her spellbinding mission to turn heads while she sang. Since her arrival on the music scene she has been nicknamed ‘Aretha’ Suzie thanks to her powerful but sweet vocals. It's no surprise that Aretha Franklin is a huge influence along with Donny Hatherway, Chris Stapleton and Fleetwood Mac (to name a few).

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Hein Cooper

Hein Cooper appearing at this event

An indie pop artist from Milton, NSW, Australia.

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Boardmasters Festival Site

  • Fistral Beach & Watergate Bay
  • Newquay
  • TR8 4AN