Boardmasters 2018

Updated: Sep 24, 2019


In the words of Travis: "why does it always raaaaaaain on me?!"

Boardmasters 2018 may have been a total washout, but hey - a few wheel spins later and I'm here to tell the tale.

I mean c'mon, it's not a proper festival until you get your poncho out!

Nothing will ever compare to the chaos I faced at last years Little Orchard Festival, so on reflection, Boardmasters was a walk in the park!

Headlining this years main stage was Mr Budapest himself - GEORGE EZRA! I'm a big fan of his new album and I've wanted to see the Ezra perform live for years. Honestly, it was epic!

His vocals were insane and he seemed like a really genuine, down to earth guy. He also gave a little backstory on his inspirations for each song, which I found really interesting.

Other artists we saw perform that day included Becky Hill, Tom Walker and Rag'n'Bone Man.

During Becky Hill's set, I finally understood why security checked our bags for weapons, because MY GOD SHE IS ANNOYING! I'm not doubting the fact she has a great voice and some banging tunes, but hell, I've never met someone so unlikeable in my life.

On a lighter note (LOL) Rag'n'Bone Man was great, but it was Tom Walker who stole the show for me. His acoustic style of music is by far my favourite, and I would not hesitate to see him perform live again.

Putting my "disabled blogger" hat on for a second - the access at Boardmasters was good but not great. Despite staff being very friendly, the wheelchair viewing platform was much smaller than previous years I've been.

Parking was also an absolute NIGHTMARE. I paid for disabled parking on site, which was fine on entry, however trying to leave the venue was a different story. We didn't move for 2 whole hours!!

There was 1 marshall trying to merge 5 lanes of traffic into a single exit - it was ridiculous! We didn't get home until 2am and I was absolutely shattered by this point. It's such a shame this happened, as it was a real sour end to a good day.

In comparison to other festivals I've been to recently, I wouldn't say Boardmasters was my favourite. However I'm a sucker for live music, so no doubt I'll be back again next year!

It wasn't all doom and gloom, I would have liked to have explored the grounds a little more, however it wasn't meant to be this time.

It's a shame the weather wasn't on our side, but we still made the best out of a bad situation. Most importantly, memories were made and that's all that really matters to me.