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Basement Jaxx, The Vaccines, Ben Howard to headline Relentless Boardmasters music festival 2013 (news)

Basement Jaxx, The Vaccines, Ben Howard to headline Relentless Boardmasters music festival 2013

Basement Jaxx, The Vaccines and Ben Howard are set to headline the Relentless Boardmasters festival at Watergate Bay in Newquay this summer.

Basement Jaxx make their Boardmasters debut this year. They have headlined every major festival in the world including their unforgettable Glastonbury performance in 2005 when they stepped in for, and paid tribute to, Kylie Minogue.

Their live show is a must see – banging out some of the biggest tracks in dance history. Where’s Your Head At, Good Luck, and Rendez-Vu are classics but only scratch the surface.

Basement Jaxx, The Vaccines, Ben Howard to headline Relentless Boardmasters music festival 2013

It’s been a meteoric rise for The Vaccines since posting their track If You Wanna on YouTube in 2010.

Their first album went to number four while their sophomore effort, The Vaccines Come Of Age, went straight to number one.

Basement Jaxx, The Vaccines, Ben Howard to headline Relentless Boardmasters music festival 2013

Not much need be said about Boardmasters favourite Ben Howard, a veteran of the festival. 2012 was the year he became an international name, making his return this year that much sweeter.

Elsewhere in the ever expanding Boardmasters lineup are two Manchester bands Everything Everything and Delphic.

Both are new to the event and are critically acclaimed having been nominated as BBC’s Sounds of the Year.

Next up is a bona fide legend who was the first hip-hop act to be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame. Grandmaster Flash will perform in what is probably his first trip to Cornwall.

Other acts across the festival include The Other Tribe, Little Comets, Clean Bandit and Cosmo Jarvis while, for all the dance heads, acts include Dusky, T Williams, Bodax, Gorgon City, Monki, Maribou City, Panda and Eton Messy.

Known as Europe’s premier surf, skate and music event, Relentless Boardmasters has cemented its reputation as ‘The Cornish Festival’.

Watergate Bay will host nine live music stages while Fistral Beach will host world-class surfing, skateboarding and BMXing.

Relentless Boardmasters takes place across two sites in Newquay from August 7 to 11, 2013. Find out more on the Relentless Boardmasters website.

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