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Boardmasters Festival gets underway today

Boardmasters Festival gets underway today. Credit: ITV News

Newquay will be pulling in a crowd over the next few days as Boardmasters Festival gets underway.

The Cornish surfing and music festival starts today and finishes on Sunday.

Since 1981 it's been the biggest international professional surf contest in the UK.

The event also attracts big names in music like Alt J, Two Door Cinema Club and Jamiroquai.

This year, A-List Celebrity Idris Elba will be DJ'ing at one of the music stages on Sunday.

Idris Elba to play at Boardmasters festival

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Award-winning actor Idris Elba will be coming to Cornwall this summer.

The Luther and Jungle Book star will be taking his musical talents to the surf and music festival, Boardmasters, in August.

Although he may be better known for his on-screen roles, Elba is also a musician, who has previously performed at Glastonbury.

He will appear alongside MC Wretch-32, DJ Shadow and up-and-coming star, Raye.

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Craig David says sorry for missing Boardmasters set

Craig David has apologised to his fans for missing his slot at Newquay's Boardmasters, after his flight to Cornwall was cancelled.

The popstar, who was due to perform at the festival on Saturday night, said he was 'gutted' to miss it, adding that it was the first gig he had missed in 15 years.

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