Wu-Tang Clan announced as headliners for Cornwall’s Boardmasters festival

Their headline slot comes as their debut album release celebrates its 25th anniversary

Wu-Tang Clan will headline Cornish music festival Boardmasters this August, taking the Friday headline slot.

They will appear on the Watergate Bay’s Main Stage alongside Florence + The Machine who will headline on Saturday and Foals, who will take the top spot on Sunday.

The Wombats were also announced today as a Land of Saints stage headliner for the festival which takes place on August 7-11 across two sites, Fistral Beach and Watergate Bay.

Wu-Tang Clan

Wu-Tang Clan

Back in January, it was announced that Wu-Tang Clan are to embark on a tour with Public Enemy and De La Soul to mark the respective anniversaries of their landmark hip-hop albums.

The groups will play three UK arena shows together at The SSE Arena Wembley on May 10, Manchester Arena on May 11, and Glasgow The SSE Hydro on May 12.

The mammoth ‘God Of Rap’ tour celebrates the groups’ iconic rap records: Wu-Tang Clan’s ‘Enter The Wu-Tang 36 Chambers’ (1993), Public Enemy’s ‘It Takes a Nation of Millions To Hold Us Back’ (1988), and De La Soul’s ‘3 Feet High And Rising’ (1989).

Wu-Tang Clan are celebrating the 25th anniversary of their debut album this year

This year sees Wu-Tang Clan celebrate 25 years since the release of their groundbreaking debut album, ‘Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)’.

A new documentary-series about the band is also premiering in the US this spring to coincide with the anniversary. Directed by Sacha Jenkins, Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men has been acquired by US television network Showtime with the first two episodes premiering at the Sundance Festival in January.

The four-part series will explore the rise of the ground-breaking rap group and will feature interviews with each of its nine surviving members.

Tickets for Boardmasters festival are on sale now and can be purchased here.