THE Chemical Brothers have been announced as one of the main headliners at next year's Boardmaster festival.

Cornwall’s surf and music festival will play host to legendary dance music duo alongside Craig David, Annie Mac, The Horrors and The Amazons.

Andrew Topham, Boardmasters festival director, said: “We are delighted to announce The Chemical Brothers as our first headline act for Boardmasters 2018.

"Following another sell-out year which saw the biggest Boardmasters ever this summer, we are excited to bring more of the most exciting names in music to Cornwall next August. Boardmasters’ unique fusion of the very best in international surfing and music helps to keep Cornwall firmly on the map as the festival sees unprecedented growth year on year.

"We can’t wait to welcome our incredible community for another summer of thrilling surf and music action across two stunning sites – Fistral Beach and Watergate Bay.”

After 2017’s bigger-than-ever, sell-out, Boardmasters returns to the Cornish coastline from Wednesday August 8 to Sunday August 12, 2018 across Fistral Beach and Watergate Bay, tickets are on sale now via the website.

With no less than six UK number 1 albums to their name, electronic pioneers Ed Simons and Tom Rowlands have been thrilling crowds for over two decades. Known for their electrifying sets and hits such as ‘Hey Boy Hey Girl’, ‘Galvanize’ and ‘Go’, The pair will headline the main stage on Saturday, August 11.

Taking to the Unleashed stage for two huge headline sets are comeback king Craig David, who will present TS5, his unique hybrid set which sees him DJ, MC, and sing accompanied by a live band, as well as BBC Radio 1 taste maker DJ Annie Mac.

Also announced is prolific Brit band The Horrors riding the wave of their latest chart success, Top 10 album ‘V’. Crowds can also expect sets from critically acclaimed rock quartet The Amazons, New Zealand’s premier fusion band Fat Freddy’s Drop, hotly-tipped Declan McKenna, vocal powerhouse Tom Walker, and indie rock star Sam Fender, who will be returning to the stage after two dazzling Boardmasters sets in 2017.

Festivalgoers can also expect world class DJ sets from Phonox’s resident DJ HAAi, and electronic duo Bicep, who will join The Chemical Brothers for a weekend of unforgettable life-affirming performances from the biggest names in music, in the most stunning festival setting the UK has to offer.

In addition to the incredible musical offerings, punters will also be able to enjoy classic pub banter during The Keg & Pasty stand-up comedy hour, and, for those looking to fully immerse themselves in Cornish life, language workshops will be returning, teaching local dialect to inquisitive minds.

Born in 1981, the five-day event is situated across Fistral Beach, where world class international surf competitions take place and Watergate Bay.

Last year the grassroots surf and music festival welcomed over 150,000 festival goers to Cornwall.