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Boardmasters: Bastille and Chase & Status headline

By G_Bartlett  |  Posted: February 07, 2014

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BASTILLE and Chase & Status have been confirmed to headline Boardmasters 2014.

The UK's biggest surf and music festival will take place at Watergate Bay from Wednesday, August 6 to Sunday, August 10.

Dan Croll, Palma Violets, Bipolar Sunshine, George Ezra and many more have also been confirmed to play across the weekend, with a whole host of acts still to be announced - including the third headliner.

Andrew Topham, festival director, said: "We are delighted to announce these first acts, making it Boardmasters biggest music line up to date and still more to come."

This year's 4-time BRIT Award nominated band Bastille quickly become one of the biggest bands in the UK since they broke onto the music scene last year with their debut album Bad Blood.

To date the album has clocked up over a quarter of a million sales in the UK alone, becoming the biggest selling debut album of the year so far and still remains in the UK top 10. The band’s single Pompeii has become one of the stand out tracks of the year with over half a million sales to date.

Electro duo Chase & Status released their Gold selling debut album More Than A Lot in 2008. Since then they have gone on to collaborate with the likes of Tinie Tempah, Dizzee Rascal, White Lies, Cee-Lo Green and Plan B. Their most recent album Brand New Machine stormed the UK charts reaching the number two spot in October. Renowned for their electrifying live shows the Drum & Bass maestros are sure to give an explosive performance.

Also confirmed to play across the weekend at Watergate Bay are Dan Croll, Palma Violets, Bipolar Sunshine, George Ezra, Big Deal, Raleigh Ritchie, Coves, The Cuban Brothers, Reel Big Fish, Lyger, Emily & The Woods, Ben Pearce, Kidnap Kid, My Neu Leng, TCTS, Billion, DJ EZ, Roska, Toyboy & Robin, Monki, Emily & The Woods, The Golden Boy and Eton Messy Presents: Friend Within, Isaac Tichauer and the Eton Messy DJ set.

Established in 1981, Boardmasters is a 5-day event situated in two legendary locations in Cornwall. Boardmasters opens on August 6 at Fistral Beach, the UK's surfing mecca and will host the festival's surf, BMX and skate competitions in addition to the Beach Sessions; gigs. The festival continues down at Watergate Bay, arguably the most picturesque festival site in the UK with beautiful, uninterrupted views of the ocean for a weekend of explosive live music. The festival has grown year on year with 2013 seeing over 150,000 visitors.

For 2014, Boardmasters continues its residence at renowned surf hot spot, Fistral Beach, hosting five-days of thrilling surfing. Surf categories will include Men's Open, Women's Open, Men's Longboard, Pro Junior, Under 16's and the Air Show. The festival is embracing even more home grown talent than ever before. 2014 is already looking likely to be a record year.

Tickets for Boardmasters 2014 are available now at www.boardmasters.co.uk

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