George Ezra and Catfish & The Bottlemen lead Boardmasters 2018 line up

Surf's up...

Boardmasters have revealed the latest wave of acts for its 2018 festival – with headline slots from the likes of George Ezra and Catfish And The Bottlemen.

The surf and music festival returns to Cornwall’s Watergate Bay from 8-12 August, with previously announced electro pioneers The Chemical Brothers taking top billing on the Friday night of the event before Welsh rockers Catfish headline on Saturday. You can buy tickets here, ranging between £159-£169 for the weekend.

It’s then up to Ezra to bring his unique blend of chilled folk to a headline slot on 12 August, although there’s an impressive array of talent further down the bill too.


Along with performances from Rag’n’Bone Man and Kano, festivalgoers can also expect a typically lively set from Friendly Fires – who are returning to the festival circuit for their first shows since 2012.

Check out the list of acts who have been confirmed for Boardmasters so far below.

  • Catfish and the Bottlemen 
  • The Chemical Brothers
  • George Ezra
  • Kano
  • Rag ‘N’ Bone Man
  • Years & Years
  • MK
  • Annie Mac
  • Craig David Presents TS5
  • Everything Everything 
  • Friendly Fires
  • RAYE
  • Wildwood Kin
  • Fat Freddy’s Drop
  • The Horrors
  • Declan Mckenna
  • The Amazons 
  • Shy FX Soundsystem 
  • Claptone 
  • Steve Lawler 
  • Bicep DJ Set 
  • Skream
  • Danny Howard
  • Denis Sult
  • Rae Morris 
  • Fred V & Grafix Live 
  • Tom Walker 
  • Audio Bullys
  • Hak Baker
  • Sam Fender
  • Riton w Kah-Lo
  • Wille & The Bandits 
  • Holy Goof
  • Or:La 
  • Kideko
  • Kelli-Leigh 
  • HAAI 
  • Hockey Dad 
  • Bobii Lewis and Cakeboy

More acts for 2018 will be announced in the coming weeks and months.

Last year’s festival was headlined by Two Door Cinema Club, Jamiroquai and Alt-J.