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Boardmasters 2013 headliners revealed - best line-up yet?

By LeeTrewhela  |  Posted: February 01, 2013

  • The Vaccines

  • Basement Jaxx

  • Ben Howard

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Boardmasters Festival returns to Cornwall from August 7 to 11 with arguably its best line-up yet.

The first wave of acts to be announced includes headliners Ben Howard, Basement Jaxx and The Vaccines.

Not much need be said about Boardmasters favourite Ben Howard. The Boardmasters veteran is a Mercury nominee and firm favourite to walk away with two Brits at next month's awards.

The surfing, singer-songwriter, who studied and lived in Falmouth, has been a part of the Boardmasters family for years. Basement Jaxx have headlined every major festival in the World including an unforgettable Glastonbury performance and now they headline Boardmasters.

Their live show is a must-see, banging out some of the biggest tracks in dance history.

Where's Your Head At, Good Luck and Rendez-Vu are classics that only scratch the surface.

The Vaccines Come Of Age is the name of The Vaccines' second album and is a good description of the band today. They most certainly have come of age since their inception in 2010 and Boardmasters can't wait to welcome them back to Cornwall.

It's been a meteoric rise for the 4 piece since posting their track If You Wanna on YouTube in 2010. The new sound of British indie guitar glory. Elsewhere on the bill are two exciting Manchester bands, Everything Everything and Delphic.

Both are new to the event and both critically acclaimed having been nominated as BBC's Sounds of the Year. Next up is a bona fide legend who was the first hip hop act to be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame. Grandmaster Flash will perform in what is probably his first trip to Cornwall.

Other acts across the festival include The Other Tribe, Little Comets, Clean Bandit and Cosmo Jarvis.

For all the dance heads acts include Dusky, T Williams, Bondax, Gorgon City, Monki, Maribou City, Panda and Eton Messy.

What's On editor Lee Trewhela said: "This is undoubtedly looking like the best line-up in Boardmasters' history. Three great and very different headliners, one of the most exciting new British bands in recent years, Everything Everything, and an absolute legend in Grandmaster Flash - and there are still more names to be announced."

Boardmasters surf, skate and music festival attracts over 90,000 unique fans to celebrate the UK's longest running surf event at Fistral Beach and the music festival at Watergate Bay. In recent years the Boardmasters has truly become 'Cornwall's Festival'. Tickets are now on sale at www.boardmasters.co.uk

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  • jimjams2011  |  February 01 2013, 5:06PM

    Im sure Lee Trewhela used to have hair.

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