What Boardmasters means for local economy and businesses

“It puts us on the map… to have a small town like Newquay to have a festival of that size, it’s of national importance.”
More than 50,000 people are expected to arrive in Cornwall this weekend for Boardmasters music and surfing festival.
Taking place in Newquay from August 9 to 13, this year’s headliners are Liam Gallagher, Florence + The Machine and Lorde.
Boardmasters takes place between two festival sites in and around Newquay – Watergate Bay and Fistral Beach. The festival was founded in 1981 as a surfing competition, and in 2005 it expanded to include music acts, taking place at Watergate Bay.
In 2018 research by the South West Research Company found that £45m of business revenue was generated in Cornwall by visitors attending Boardmasters; £22m of w …