Boardmasters has been granted permission to increase the capacity at its festival this year.

The Council’s licensing committee met yesterday (Feb 14) and approved plans to raise the capacity at this year’s festival from 53,000 to 58,000.

Boardmasters CEO and festival organiser, Andre Topham, said: “We’re delighted that Cornwall Council has granted us permission to expand Boardmasters to a new total capacity of 58,000 from this summer.

“Thank you to Cornwall Council, the residents who took time to provide their valuable feedback and to all of the relevant parties who have supported us on this journey. We have an incredible show lined up this year, with headliners Stormzy, Chase & Status and Sam Fender, and a wealth of music and surf talent.

“As always, we will continue our hard work to produce a world-class festival in Cornwall.”