There’s (a really quite valid) argument that, with sponsorship from Vans and Relentless and a capacity of 14,500, Boardmasters is not a boutique festival at all. We’ve included it here because it offers big festival names in a top location for under £90 and its popularity with extreme sports types gives it a flavour of its own. A definite alternative.
Headliners: Basement Jaxx, The Vaccines, Ben Howard
Dates: 7 - 11 August
Location: Watergate Bay, Newquay, Cornwall
Tickets: Weekend tickets from £105, day tickets from £43
Other line-up highlights:
Everything Everything, Miles Kane, Frightened Rabbit, The Joy Formidable, Grand Master Flash, Tom Odell, MJ Cole, Delphic (full line-up)