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Kings of Leon coming to Cornwall this summer

Kings of Leon coming to Cornwall this summer

Published by Emma Carton at 7:53am 4th February 2020. (Updated at 7:59am 4th February 2020)

The first wave of acts have been announced for Cornwall's Boardmasters, including Kings of Leon!

The American rock band behind hits like 'Sex on Fire' will headline at Watergate Bay in 2020.

They will be joined by the likes of The 1975, Dizzee Rascal and The Kooks.

It comes as the famous cliff-top festival celebrates its 40th year!

Scroll down for the full list of artists being announced and check how to get your hands on tickets.

What do we know about this year's Boardmasters' artists?

Kings of Leon will be headlining Boardmasters Main Stage as the sun sets across Watergate Bay on Saturday 8th August. 

Their 7th album WALLS was their first to simultaneously debut at #1 in the UK and USA. 

It also continued a run of 5 consecutive albums to debut at #1 in the UK. 

The multi-Grammy and BRIT Award winning group will be performing songs from all seven of their albums.

Skepta will headline Boardmasters on Friday the 7th August, followed by The 1975 on Sunday the 9th August.
 
Festival-goers can also expect sets from British grime superstar Dizzee Rascal, BRITs 'New Artist' nominee Sam Fender and The Kooks.

What can we expect from Boardmasters 2020?

"Boardmasters will continue its tremendous work to keep the festival and the Cornish coastline cleaner than ever before. 

"There will be beach cleans in partnership with Surfers Against Sewage throughout the year as well as during the festival. 

"The successful re-useable cup scheme will continue, along with a litter bond on all camping tickets to incentivise campers to pick up their litter and recycle, and much more in place to make Boardmasters as clean, environmentally-friendly and enjoyable as possible. 

"This is all part of the mission to have eradicated all non-essential single use plastics from Boardmasters by next Summer's festival.

"Beyond the music, Boardmasters will return with its epic surf competition, part of the World Surf League Qualifying Series as the biggest names on the international surf scene battle it out on the waves at Fistral Beach".

Organisers added: "Inspired by the freedom, adventure and creativity of surfing and music, Boardmasters was born in 1981. 

"Expect parties that run late into the night and a beautiful beach to recuperate on during the day. 

"The five-day event is situated across two stunning locations in Cornwall - UK surfing mecca, Fistral Beach, where world class International Surf Competitions take place, and the most stunning location in the country to watch live music, Watergate Bay".

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You can read the full list of artists announced for 2020 and check how to get tickets here.

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