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Promoter Vision Nine has successfully had its application to Cornwall Council to increase the capacity of surf and music festival Boardmasters to 58,000 approved.

Vision Nine has previously outlined its ambition to expand the festival from its current 53,000 capacity to 65,000 by 2025.

Following the decision made at a licensing committee hearing in Cornwall, the Superstruct-owned festival’s capacity will be expanded to 58,000 for the 7-11 August edition of the event that will feature acts such as Sam Fender, Chase & Status and Stormzy.

Vision Nine CEO Andrew Topham said, “We’re delighted that Cornwall Council has granted us permission to expand Boardmasters to a new total capacity of 58,000 from this summer. Thank you to Cornwall Council, the residents who took time to provide their valuable feedback and to all of the relevant parties who have supported us on this journey. As always, we will continue our hard work to produce a world-class festival in Cornwall.”

Redwood Event Solutions, the health and safety consultants for Boardmasters, has worked closely with the Vision 9 team on the licence application.

Redwood MD Jim Davey said, “Being part of the Boardmasters team for the last three years, we have ensured our H&S plans flex and adapt with the evolving festival, and this is a key milestone in that progress. Ongoing positive feedback and support from local emergency services and authorities is testament to the festival’s focus on delivering a safe and enjoyable event, we look forward to delivering another successful edition this summer.”