Boardmasters has announced its dates for next year's event.

The annual surf and music festival held in Newquay and Watergate Bay will be back for its 40th year, having started in 1981.

It will be held from August 5-9 and all 2019 ticket bookers will have exclusive access to an early bird ticket pre-sale from 8am on Thursday.

Remaining early bird tickets will be released on from 8am on Thursday, October 24.

This year's music festival was cancelled at the eleventh hour due to adverse weather conditions.

The three-day event, which was due to take place from August 8-12, was set to be headlined by the Wu-Tang Clan, Florence + the Machine, and Foals, but a yellow weather warning for wind, rain and thunderstorms put paid to it.