Boardmasters 2013 is the ultimate summer festival situated in the stunning Cornwall itself. Most of us are suffering horribly from the current economic state of the UK and quite frankly it isn’t fixing itself anytime soon. Thanks to this little dilemma I can’t get away on holiday this year as every penny has to be spent wisely and then I came across this fantastic festival in Cornwall. In the grand scale of things, as festivals go, this one is a lot cheaper, and in my personal opinion, has much more to offer.
Music festivals are brilliant for a smelly weekend, bad camping and one big booze up, but sometimes it would be nice to attend a festival that is much more chilled out, AND you won’t need to shower five times on your return home. You get a taste of the culture that Cornwall is so full off and you get the live music scene as well headlining this year some outstanding acts such as Ben Howard, The Vaccines and Basement Jaxx, few amongst many. The tickets range from £99 to £129 which is nothing in comparison to most festivals.
But why is it so good? Well there are different events throughout the day such as surfing and BMX and skateboarding events. There is literally something for everyone to be interested in and that is what a festival, in my eyes, should deliver. There is nothing worse than going to a festival that in the end has absolutely nothing good about. Boardmasters has some pretty outstanding reviews on Bring The Noise, a popular site that reviews many different festivals, so if you are unsure check it out and it will certainly make your mind up!
Cornwall is full of culture, history and brilliant things to do, so it is an opportunity to make a brilliant holiday out of the festival. If camping isn’t your style then get a few friends together and rent yourself a cottage or apartment. They’re self-catered which gives you the freedom of what you get to eat and bring with you. Check out Duchy Holidays who have a range of cottages and apartments available in the Cornwall area. You can choose your accommodation to suit you, so it can be as close or as far away from the festival itself, just in case you wish to remove yourself from all the madness.
While you’re there you may as well stay an extra day and taste some of the fantastic local sourced food available and chill out on the beautiful beaches. There is a stack to do in Cornwall and there is a tonne of information available on Visit Cornwall to get your brain thinking on different kinds of things to do. But honestly, the list is endless! Just remember, you don’t need to be jetting off half way round the world for some decent weather and beaches, you will be surprised how much the good old UK has to offer once you look into it!