The second annual Ripcurl Boardmasters Unleashed Music Festival is almost upon us. With music from Feeder, Starsailor and Graham Coxon, among others, on 4-5 August to a backdrop of bikini babes and 6ft swells in Watergate Bay in Newquay, it's gonna be totally surf-tastic... dude.
The lineup so far includes such up-and-comers as Nerina Pallot and Jack Johnson's college buddies ALO, as well as a couple of local bands thrown into the mixer. Lovely stuff.
- Friday 4th August
Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly
My Elvis Blackout
Saturday 5th August
ALO (Animal Liberation Orchestra)
The Hitchcock Rules
Additionally, there will be live acts for the four nights from Monday 31st July to Thursday 3rd August in a new Beach Sessions feature. The festival is aiming for a more varied programme of live music and DJs this year to compliment the surfing, skating and BMX competitions that will take place over the week. Indeed, one young man is set to win the 5 Star Rip Curl Pro Men’s World Qualifying Series Event and get $100,000. I daresay it won't be me.
Tickets for the weekend are priced at £25 per night or £45 for the weekend. For more information on all the events visit the website www.RipCurlBoardmasters.com