The Wombats | Boardmasters 2022 adds The Wombats, Mimi Webb and more

The Wombats, Mimi Webb and Bombay Bicycle lead the new additions to Boardmasters 2022.

The annual surf and music show in the picturesque Cornish seaside resort of Newquay will return from August 10-14.

Kings Of Leon, George Ezra and Disclosure will join headliners from ‘Let’s Dance to Joy Division’, the ‘Dumb Love’ star and indie rock band.

Plus, the likes of Self Esteem, The Lathums, JC Stewart, Jax Jones, Mall Grab and Kurupt FM.

American rockers Kings of Leon, ‘Shotgun’ hitmaker George and electronic music duo Disclosure – made up of brothers Howard and Guy Lawrence – will close the main stage on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

Bastille, IDLES, Declan McKenna and Tom Grennan have also been confirmed to play the Watergate Bay festival.

The coastal event was scheduled to be presented by Florence + the Machine, Foals and Wu-Tang Clan in 2019, but was canceled due to poor weather conditions expected to hit Cornwall this weekend.

The 2020 edition was also canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, it made a triumphant return last summer, with Foals, Gorillaz and Jorja Smith topping the sold-out festival.

Kings of Leon returned in March with their long-awaited eighth studio album, “When You See Yourself,” and festival-goers can expect a career-spanning set.

Meanwhile, frontman Caleb Followill recently admitted he was “bitter” that the band didn’t get more kudos before releasing their 2008 hit single, ‘Sex on Fire’.

He said: “There comes a time when you can either be proud of what you have achieved or you can always sit back and be soured about it. My sour side was never because of the music itself, it’s because I thought we should have gotten that kind of recognition earlier in our careers.

The musician also admitted that Kings of Leon might not yet exist without ‘Only By The Night’, the acclaimed LP containing the hit.

He added, “When the lighting hits, it hits. There’s no way to recreate it or bottle it. Without this album, who knows if we’d still be making records today.”

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