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BOOMTOWN 2012 - ARCADIA CRASH LANDS!

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Town Mayor    4

Official Arcadia landing 2012 video link -

Strange scenes have been unfolding during this sleepy winter in BoomTown. A monstrous mechanical beast known as Arcadia Spectacular has crash-landed and seized a whole area of downtown BoomTown! With Glastonbury festival taking a year off this is an exclusive one off festival show this summer; BoomTown will feature the one and only incredible new Arcadia Spectacular; a fusion of post apocalyptic huge moving sculptures, pyrotechnics, light and laser extravaganzas, aerial trapeze shows and a gargantuan Soundsystem. The Arcadia Spectacular is an epic, mind bending, assault on the senses that must be approached with caution, the fainthearted have been warned!

9th - 12th August

Matterly Estate - Winchester - UK

Line-up coming 7th Feb

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si_t    13

yeah... this does look good - I've gotta say.

Very interested to hear the lineup announcements next week.....

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gormless69    0

Definately thinking of visiting Boomtown this year. I would like to clarify what the policy is regarding spirits. I have heard they are not allowed to be brought on site and are not sold on site. Is this true? also is there an arena or is it open plan?

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si_t    13

the arena is open plan - no border control between camping and the "town".

The spirits / alcohol situation is hard to define - there are rules on the website - maximum alcohol allowances etc (god knows why - apart from pushing the punters towards their bars) - which are enforced at random in my experience.

dunno if the bars sold spirits.

Like everything at boomtown, the price of beer has increased significantly over last couple of years.

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tev    0

Anyone got thoughts on where the "secret location" might be? If they've got the Arcadia spider, maybe they're actually doing it on part of the Glastonbury site?

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si_t    13

I would have thought it probably would be yeah.... not really sure who else they would be making all the fuss about... to headline the town centre it's gotta be Ska really, so what could the alternatives be when they've already had all of the bigguns I can think of.

I've got all my fingers crossed for Manu Chao.... but cant see it happening.

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random_man    30

I've been thinking its the Specials too - and that was exactly why I thought it could be them!

only others I can think of are Jimmy Cliff or Madness - Manu Chao would be fantastic!

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si_t    13

the boomtown website says the secret headline acts are booked in the sunday.... If you're right about Specials playing Sunday at hyde park, does that rule them out.... They can't do two gigs in one day can they?

If so, I think Random_man has to be on the right track.....

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eFestivals    6

I've been thinking its the Specials too - and that was exactly why I thought it could be them!

only others I can think of are Jimmy Cliff or Madness - Manu Chao would be fantastic!

I'd say all of those are likely to be out of Boomtown's price range, but it depends exactly how they've worked their line-up across the board.

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Town Mayor    4

Latest Update from the Town Mayor!!

- Soooo over 70% of tickets sold by April 1st - that is up 3 times on last year and is clear that everyone has invited all of their lovely friends to join in the fun this year.

- Loads more mutated vehicles currently being built in the boomtown warehouse, moving churches, jail houses the lot !!

- Outer space had been announced for the 2012 fancy dress theme - more here http://www.boomtownfair.co.uk/page/boom ... s-carnival

- 15 more crazy venues confirmed in various streets around town - hunt deep into the depths of Oldtown, May-fair Avenue and Downtown and discover a whole array of new secret shenanigans.

- Arcadia are flat out devising their biggest show to date to include huge mushroom bombs, whirlwind fire shows and suspended artists

- Awesome new reggae stage in the woods - line up announced - http://www.boomtownfair.co.uk/page/the-hidden-woods

- The town committee have been given the go ahead to expand the city into a huge lush new area which will be used for more camping, access to the town will be a very short walk along a beautiful wooded walkway

- The ever growing craft and healing field has expanded massively again this year with applications now closed, new additions including saunas, hot tubs, psy trance and chill out areas

- New street parties - the mammoth task of building these huge street sets has commenced, our set build team are hard at work in the boomtown warehouse developing and reconstructing downtown as we speak to include a whole area this year! more info coming soon

- The ultimate secret headline act is locked in for Sunday night - all to be revealed in July

Ladies and Gents, Boom Town is rapidly turning into Boom City and our 2012 fair is set to be on a whole new level of Madness!!! feel free to hit me up with any questions

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random_man    30

Am I looking into things too much or is there a reason Madness has a capital M on the last line of the Mayors statement?

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si_t    13

It's not like there are incorrect capitals all over the place, is it?

would make more sense than Specials playing twice in one day.....

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5co77ie    677

Madness?

I see The Meteors are headlining the Dancehall on Friday - I may just have to go! Time to dust off the Dan Dare costume

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bennyboi    136

I can't wait for this just booked my ticket, heard really good things about Boomtown. It's my Pilton replacement.

How late does the music run?

Edit- just found out its 4am

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olholbz    0

Bought my boomtown ticket recently and will only turn 18 a few weeks before the festival what are security checks like on entering the festival? should I bring id?

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mr flow    103

According to one of the promoters Boomtown is going to be sold out within the next 3 weeks! If you want a ticket i'd get one and fast or you'll miss out!

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adders28    0

they still have tickets today and its 7th july , campervan passes are sold out as have cheap tickets. The website still allows you to buy 10 tickets so not sold out yet, which is lucky as we not got our tickets yet

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random_man    30

Sooooo... That missing headliner! Just noticed that Rancid has a boomtown sized gap in there schedule! Im going for them or my original thought, Madness!

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eFestivals    6

if you're off to Boomtown this weekend, I suggest you check out the Wandering Word Stage on the Saturday.

If your timing is right, you might see someone mildly famous for doing something else playing in a particular band. :)

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