Chemical Brothers to headline Boardmasters Festival 2018

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 28 November 2017
The Chemical Brothers

The Chemical Brothers

Boardmasters Festival 2018 will see electronic music pioneers The Chemical Brothers headline the main stage

The Chemical Brothers will headline Boardmasters Festival in 2018.

The 'Galvanize' hitmakers - electronic pioneers Ed Simons and Tom Rowlands - will perform on the main stage on Saturday August 11, at the music and surfing extravaganza held between August 8 and August 12, 2018 across Fistral Beach and Watergate Bay in Newquay in Cornwall, South West England.

Also on the bill are Craig David, Annie Mac, Fat Freddy's Drop, Declan McKenna, Tom Walker, Craig David, Sam Fender, The Horrors, The Amazons and Bicep

Andrew Topham, Boardmasters Festival Director, said: "We are delighted to announce The Chemical Brothers as our first headline act for Boardmasters 2018. Following another sell-out year which saw the biggest Boardmasters ever this summer, we are excited to bring more of the most exciting names in music to Cornwall next August. Boardmasters' unique fusion of the very best in international surfing and music helps to keep Cornwall firmly on the map as the festival sees unprecedented growth year on year. We can't wait to welcome our incredible community for another summer of thrilling surf and music action across two stunning sites - Fistral Beach and Watergate Bay."

'Heartline' singer Craig was due to perform at the festival in 2016, but was forced to cancel his appearance after getting stranded at Gatwick airport after his flight was cancelled.

The 36-year-old heartthrob took to his Instagram account to apologise to his fans, and said it was the first show in his 15-year career that he'd missed.

At the time, he wrote: "I'm so sorry guys. Completely gutted about this one. Was so excited to perform @boardmasters & tried everything to get there after the plane was cancelled.

"Unfortunately it ended up being something out of my control. The schedule wasn't tight and everything would have been fine with ample time to get to the festival with time to spare when I arrived.

"If we had known it was going to be cancelled when I arrived at the airport in London in the afternoon there may have been a chance of getting there by other means, but being told by the airline that everything is on time, then one hour later "everything is fine" after they announced the 1st delay and then one hour later it's cancelled completely messed that plan right up.

"So sorry guys. Hope you still enjoyed the festival & i get the chance to perform next year. (sic)"

However, Kano stepped in and took the headline spot on the Unleashed Stage.

This year, the event welcomed 50,000 festival-goers to enjoy world-class music from headliners Two Door Cinema Club, Jamiroquai and alt-J.

Tickets for 2018 are on sale now and more acts will be announced in due course.

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