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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.