Lorde is set to headline Boardmasters 2023. The singer is the third headliner confirmed for the music and surf festival in Newquay, Cornwall, which returns to Watergate Bay and Fistral Beach from August 9 to 13.
Liam Gallagher and Florence + The Machine were previously confirmed to top the bill on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.
More than 100 more names have also been added to the stacked bill, including Ben Howard, Cypress Hill, RAYE, Dermot Kennedy, SG Lewis, Yard Act, Confidence Man, Everything Everything, Dylan, and Nova Twins.
Day tickets for Boardmasters 2023 go on sale at 10am GMT today (23.02.23). Head to the event’s official website for all remaining tickets and to see the full line-up.
The 26-year-old star’s addition to the festival’s bill comes after Lorde and Sting both called off shows in New Zealand following Cyclone Gabrielle.
The pair cancelled their respective concerts after the destruction caused by the Category 3 cyclone, which hit the northern region of the country’s North Island on February 12 and tracked down the east coast, with New Zealand declaring a state of emergency for only the third time in its history. So far, 11 people have been confirmed dead with thousands of people still uncontactable across the country.
Lorde was set to perform two back-to-back shows in Hawke’s Bay – the hardest-hit area – from March 1.
She said in a statement on her Instagram Story: “Over the past week, I’ve been following the ongoing devastation in Hawke’s Bay. In line with advice from the venue, the police, and our promoter, I think the right thing to do is to postpone our Hawke’s Bay shows.
“This is a postponement, not a cancellation at this stage – I’m working on something, and you’ll hear from me soon.”
She added: “I would love to be there with you right now, but I can also read the room, and taking precious resources away from those who need them right now is not it.”
Sting has been forced to cancel his upcoming show at The Mission Estate Winery, which is in Hawke Bay’s wine region.
In a statement from concerned organizers, it was revealed the decision was made out of “respect to those affected by the devastating impact of Cyclone Gabrielle.”
Meanwhile, New Zealand native Lorde will join artists including Marlon Williams, L.A.B. and Crowded House frontman Neil Finn at a special relief concert on Friday (24.02.23) at The Christchurch Town Hall. All proceeds from the ‘OTAUTAHI 4 AOTEAROA’ show will go to the Red Cross New Zealand Disaster Fund.