Disclaimer. Acts of all genres, popularity, and fame have been considered. These are my top picks and mine only. I have also ignored the headliners as everyone knows Two Door, Alt-J, Jamiroquai, slaves, Jake Bugg and the like will have had insane sets.
5. Will Joseph Cook
Will Joseph Cook played the main stage at 14:15 on the Friday and for me was one of the first acts I saw on the weekend. His energy, vibrant music and charisma on stage made him one of my favorite acts of the weekend. If you’ve been living under a rock and haven’t yet heard of Will Joseph Cook. be sure to check him out on youtube and Spotify.
4. Loyle Carner
If you’ve been anywhere near the rap/ indie scene this year you’ve certainly heard this name before. This contemporary hip-hop artist from south London tackles difficult subjects with his smooth rhymes. The beats combined with his voice are bound to get you dancing. If you have any appreciation of rap then this artist is for you.
3. Winstons Awake
That’s right, time for a small act. This Truro based duo blow me away with their live energy and attitude towards the music they were making. Their passion reflected in their music. With band members Robbin Owen (vocals/guitar) and Malcolm Shead (drums). This rocking duo is bringing old-fashioned grunge into the modern era and throwing around a bit of indie and folk while they’re at it. be sure to check them out on youtube along with Robbin’s solo ep as well. you might just find something you like.
2. Tom Grennan / The Amazons
These two acts were both incredible and impossible to split up since they performed one after the other at the festival.
A man with a band backing him and his powerful vocals all the way and stopping at nothing to throw out tune after tune. This man will be staying on the festival circuit for a long time and I have no doubt in a few years we could see him headlining.
I’m sure everyone heard the fuss when this band released their debut album just a few months ago. There was a lot of hype around it, and rightfully so. Their amazing album has just released the floodgates on this bands potential to perform live as well.
1. Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls
If you’ve been to a festival in the last 8 years you’ve probably heard of Frank Turner and with good reason. With such incredible songs as “Get Better”, “I Still Believe” and “recovery” (shown in the video). His Punk attitude combined with a rock/Indie folk sound makes him very distinctive. With having seen nearly 500 different musicians live I know a good show when I see one, and I have got to say few come close to the dedicated, energetic crowd he seems to draw in. I don’t think it was possible to not to dance. Frank Turner has played over 2000 shows and his positivity, energy, and love for his music combined with having fun on stage was enough to make him my number one (nonheadliner) for Boardmasters 2017
This has been my BM 2017 countdown. I hope this opened your eyes to new music.
If you have any questions my social media links will be below.
youtube: Sundani Karma
Basically sundani karma everywhere. on youtube, I will be updating and adding videos from the festival and any gigs I go to in the future so keep an eye out.