Boardmasters has revealed its initial 2023 billing, with headliners Liam Gallagher and Florence + The Machine joined by Little Simz, Dylan, Jockstrap & more.
The first line-up announcement was made via social media on November 27th, with 15 acts and 13 DJs confirmed for the Cornwall celebration. The festival will be held from August 9th-13th at Watergate Bay.
Oasis frontman turned solo performer Liam Gallagher will bring an iconic backlog to the Southern shores, as well as a growing solo discography that already features three chart-topping LPs. No stranger to headline festival slots – as he proved with his Reading 2021 set, plus a more recent return to the fields of Knebworth – you can expect shredded vocals chords, screaming crowds, and pints in the air.
Florence + The Machine will draw the Sunday evening to a close with a performance full of powerhouse vocals and irresistible songwriting, including tracks from their recent fifth album, ‘Dance Fever’. Dork’s 4-star review described the ambitious project as, “an album straining at its leash, dreaming of the freedom of the dancefloor”. With singer Florence Welch having recently withdrawn from her UK tour dates after breaking her foot on stage, this Boardmasters appearance will be a highly-anticipated return to glory.
Mercury-prize-winning rapper Little Simz will close the Sunday evening off with her boundary-pushing lyricism and creativity. She’s already proved her worth at Latitude and Reading festivals this year, and Boardmasters will add another notch to her already impressive belt.
London-based duo Georgia Ellery and Taylor Skye are better known as the experimental electro-pop outfit Jockstrap, and also feature on the bill for 2023. Their debut LP, ‘I Love You Jennifer B’, has already catapulted them into the spotlight, with Dork’s 4-star review describing the record as, “one step ahead of their peers, and, quite possibly, technology as we know it”.
The pop star that just wants to rock, Dylan will also feature on the impressive bill, having recently released her debut mixtape, ‘The Greatest Thing I’ll Never Learn’, to great appraisal – Dork’s own 4-star review lauded the project as, “self-aware, satirical and snappy”. Also leading the Dork Hype List 2023, it is clear that this Sussex-born artist is one to watch closely over the next 12 months, and a seaside expedition is as good a place as any to do so.
Punk duo Bob Vylan, Watford singer Connie Constance, indie rager Wunderhorse, and many more will also appear at the Cornwall festival next summer.
You can view the first wave of acts for Boardmasters 2023 in full below:
Tickets will be available through pre-sale from 10am on November 24th, with general sale opening 24 hours later.