With Glastonbury on its sabbatical and V Festival axed and rebranded, there was a unmissable hole in the normally jam packed summer calendar.
Step forward Boardmasters.
Despite the music and surfing festival originating in 1981, it’s largely flown under the radar until the past couple of years.
Set on the Cornish coast near Newquay, the five day festival prides itself on being more than a place for boozed up teens.
With stunning sea views and Instagram worthy sunsets, the festival also boasts a jam-packed schedule of sporting spectacle and family entertainment.
World Surf League (WSL) qualifying series contests and held off the sandy beaches as well as BMX and skating completions being held on neighbouring Fistral Beach.
This year Boardmasters proved they are easily able to compete with the big boys by lining up a host of chart-topping artists to play across the weekend.
James Bond in waiting Idris Elba kicked things off in style with a stellar DJ set on Friday night while controversial comeback kid Lily Allen preformed to a jam-packed tent on Saturday night – even deciding to debut new track Party Line alongside some of her biggest hits.
“It is always an amazing crowd here… I love Cornwall and I love the Cornish”
Meanwhile, chart-topping British singer/ songwriter George Ezra closed the main-stage on Sunday after BRIT Award winner Rag ‘N’ Bone man warmed up the rain soaked crowd.
Despite the rain it was hard to find a miserable face dragging themselves through the mud to catch a set or heading to the bar.
Chatting to Daily Star Online backstage after her set, The Voice star and UK number one artist Becky Hill said: “I’ve been to Boardmasters three times in a row now.
“The first two were stunning weather wise but this time I was expecting a wash out but it was actually my biggest crowd yet.
“I was fully expecting no one to be there as I thought they would have run off to a tent to keep dry but no it was amazing… everyone seemed happy.
“To be fair it is always an amazing crowd here… I love Cornwall and I love the Cornish so it’s always a pleasure to play here.”