Boardmasters 2021 festival lineup announced with Gorillaz and Jorja Smith headlining

Luke O'Reilly
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(Getty Images)

The lineup for the 2021 Boardmasters music festival has been announced with The Gorillaz, Jorja Smith and Foals set to headline.

The festival, which combines surfing and live music, returns to Newquay, Cornwall in August.

Sam Fender, Slowthai, Lianne La Havas, Mahalia and Loyle Carner will also perform at the festival.

Jamie XX, The Kooks, Becky Hill, Arlo Parks, and Blossoms will also feature.

The festival combines surfing and live musicGetty Images
The festival combines surfing and live musicGetty Images

Boardmasters festival organiser and co-founder Andrew Topham said: “We are delighted to be able to announce the first wave of artists for this year’s Boardmasters, including three world-class headliners, Foals, Gorillaz and Jorja Smith.

“On behalf of the entire Boardmasters team, we’d like to say a huge thank you to all our fans, artists, suppliers, the local community in Cornwall, and everyone who is involved in making this festival happen.

“Thank you for sticking with us over these past two years, your continued support has been truly overwhelming and quite simply, we couldn’t do it without you.

“Roll on August, we can’t wait to see you all this summer.”

Newquay is a popular surfing spotGetty Images
Newquay is a popular surfing spotGetty Images

Foals will headline the festival on Friday, while Gorillaz are the main act for Saturday and Smith tops the bill for Sunday.

The Government hopes to lift all remaining restrictions on social contact by June 21 at the earliest, which would mean larger events, including festivals, could go ahead.

However some festivals, including Glastonbury and Boomtown, have previously announced they will not take place in 2021.

Boardmasters takes place from August 11 to 15.

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