Boardmasters has set out its growth plans following the submission of a new licensing application to Cornwall Council.
If granted, the new licence will allow the festival to increase capacity from next summer, which, says organisers, will boost the economic impact for Cornwall.
Boardmasters saw sell-out success in 2023 with greater demand than ever before. Headliners Lorde, Liam Gallagher and Florence + The Machine were amongst the hundreds of artists who took to the stage with 2024’s line-up to be announced soon.
Under the new application, Boardmasters’ capacity will increase from 53,000 to 58,000 next year and up to 65,000 in 2025. At Fistral Beach, where the Boardmasters surf competition takes place, capacity will remain at 22,000.
Boardmasters founder, Andrew Topham, said: “We have exciting and ambitious plans for Boardmasters and under the proposal, we would be able to take the festival to the next level.
“That means even bigger artists from all over the world, even more content for our attendees to enjoy, greater economic impact locally, more jobs as we increase staffing numbers and much more.
“Operationally, it would allow us to further elevate festival facilities, create more space, and enable us to continue to invest in our industry leading safeguarding work. Boardmasters is proud to be a part of Cornwall, generating millions each year for the County, as well as fundraising efforts through the Boardmasters Foundation which contributes to local charities and organisations. We look forward to the consideration of all of the relevant parties and thank residents whose feedback we value greatly. As always, we will continue our work to produce a world-class festival in Cornwall.”
Boardmasters 2024 will take place from August 7-11.