VO5 Heading Out: Will Hardy’s weekend at Boardmasters Festival

It doesn’t matter if you’re not much of a surfer dude or a beach bum, there’s something to get stuck into at Cornwall’s Boardmasters Festival. The Newquay festival is no doubt the South West’s finest musical extravaganza, with Years & Years, George Ezra and more all playing. It was a no brainer, then, to send Will Hardy along to catch the wave.


Boardmasters is one of the nation’s most picturesque festivals – backing onto the gorgeous scenery of Watergate Bay – so turn around, Will!

Lovely George

George Ezra’s ‘Shotgun’ has been hanging around at Number One for a little while now – so it’s no wonder the Boardmasters crowd lapped up every second of that song and others from his hit album ‘Staying At Tamara’s during his headline set

Hair we go!

A sea breeze will blow apart most of our barnets – but not Will’s. Here he is, whacking on some VO5 Texturising Gum to keep things all together


Air up there

Good idea, Will. Find the tallest person on the site and make sure you’re in-front of, not behind them.

Pub grub

A fan favourite this stage. The Keg & Pasty has become a hotbed for great new music, and most importantly, cracking Cornish Pasties and locally brewed pints.

The Wonder Years

Years & Years, meanwhile, brought a dazzling show with them – as Olly Alexander continues his pitch to be one of this decade’s most likeable and multi-talented pop stars.

Shape cutter

Here he is, rocking an oversized shirt while throwing some larger-than-life moves to another great act on Boardmaster’s exhilarating lineup.


The next generation

Brighton’s Yonaka are teasing an upcoming EP in their festival sets and their Boardmasters show have a good idea of what it’s all about: Titanic-sized rock anthems.

A little help from friends

Another one in the bag, now for a well-earned sit down.