Old Town's pirate village line-up revealed for BoomTown Fair

Babylon Circus, Los De Abajo, Bohemian Betyars, Invisible Circus & more

published: Tue 9th Feb 2016

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Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th August 2016
Matterley Estate, near Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 1HW, England MAP
from £170 for the weekend
daily capacity: 60000
last updated: Fri 22nd Jul 2016

Having already released a mammoth first wave of acts for this summer's Boomtown Fair, the festival with an on going narrative for around 45,000 festivalgoers - Chapter 8: 'The Revolution Starts Now' has announced the first district line-up for OldTown home to all things Balkan, Gypsy, Gypsy Punk & Pirate.

‘The dark back streets and shady alleyways of BoomTown's ancient city port lure the unsuspecting traveller beyond the confines of the map and into another world of seductive sirens singing under street lights and pirate parties storming every tavern...’ Which basically means festival goers at Matterley Estate, nr. Winchester, in Hampshire over the long weekend of Thursday 11th until Sunday 14th August 2016 get to roam free among a fully interactive pirate village with The Jolly Dodger, a 90ft long Pirate Ship at it's centre.

OldTown is the city's longest standing district filled with eccentric characters, more fully immersive venues than any other district and will be home to Invisible Circus with the Battle Of Boomtown Show, Babylon Circus, Los De Abajo, Bohemian Betyars, Les Yeux D'La Tete, The Fat Bastard Gang, N.O.H.A., Projekt Rakija, The Destroyers, The Turbans, Mischief Brew, Days n Daze, The Baghdaddies, Veeblefetzer & the Manigolds, Balkan Hotsteppas, Mondo Cane, The Zen Hussies, Zorita, Transylvania, Ushti Baba, Tantz, The Great Malarkey, Wombo Orchestra, Gypsies of Bohemia, Hallouminati, Poor Old Dogs, Gypsy Unit, Mr Tea and the Minions, Gadje Scum, Manushka, Klonk!, and Biere De Luxe.

They join Madness, Damian Marley, Leftfield, Fat Freddy's Drop, Parov Stelar, Levellers, Afro Celt Sound System, Asian Dub Foundation, Babylon Circus, Bad Manners, Beans on Toast, Beardyman, Big D and the Kids Table, Dhol Foundation, Fun Lovin' Criminals, Imelda May, Joe Driscoll & Seckou Kouyate, Lau, Leftover Crack, Los De Abajo, Mad Caddies, The Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Mokoomba, Molotov Jukebox, Nahko and Medicine for the People, The Neville Staple Band, Ojos De Brujo, Seth Lakeman, Shooglenifty, Skinny Lister, Sonic Boom Six, Steve'n'Seagulls, Talco, The Correspondents, The Dickies, The Selecter, The Slackers, Benny Page vs Ed Solo, Channel One meets Mad Professor, Congo Natty & Tenor Fly, The Heatwave presents Showtime (feat Big Narstie, Tippa Iris, General Levy, Flowoan, Nadia Rose, Serocee, Demolition Man, Skibadee, Eva Laurus, Rodney P, Solo Banton), Inner Circle, Junior Kelly, Kabaka Pyramid & The Bebble Rockers, Kiko Bun, Little Roy, Manudigital, Morgan Heritage, Mungo's Hi Fi Sound System, Prince Fatty ft. Horseman, MC Soom T, Tanya Stephens, Tarrus Riley, The Skints, Wrongtom meets Ragga Twins, Zion Train, Audio, Calibre, Calyx & Teebee, Cause4Concern, Critical Sound (feat. Mefjus, Kasha, Emperor, Foreign Concept, Ivy Lab, Enei, Sam Binga) , Billain, Deep Medi Takeover, Diemantle Aka Die & Dismantle, DJ Craze, Zinc, Dub Phizix & Strategy, Dynamite MC, Foreign Beggars, Hype, Hazard, Jus Now, Koan Sound, Levelz, Mele, MJ Cole, My Nu Leng & Dread MC, Newham Generals, Om Unit, Pharoahe Monch, Roni Size & DJ Krust, So Solid Crew, Special Request, Swindle, Submotion Orchestra, Teddy Killerz, The Upbeats, TQD (Royal T, DJ Q, Flava D) , Zed Bias & Mc Trigga, B.Traits, Chris Lorenzo, Craig Charles, Derrick Carter, Derrick May, Friend Within, Jackmaster, Nightmares on Wax, Octave One, Shades Of Rhythm, ShadowChild, Skream, Gaudi, EMS, Hallucinogen, Hilight Tribe, Neelix, Ozric Tentacles, Skazi, Shpongle (DJ Set) , Angerfist, Bong-Ra, Chris Liberator b2b Dave The Drummer , Dr Peacock, Guigoo, Igorrr (DJ Set), Radium, The Outside Agency, The Speed Freak, and Vandal. This summer also sees the rise of a new area Sector 6, and in total there will be over 100 stages, across 9 districts.

Festival goers can expect four new stages in 2016. In total there will be over 100 stages, across 9 districts. The full district lineups will be announced at 1pm on Tuesdays and Fridays from 9th February.

For the line-up details, and stage splits as available see the BoomTown Fair line-up page.

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Tier 3 city residency passes are priced at £170 & ecobond deposit. A limited number of teen (ages 13 - 17 years)  tickets priced at £135 will also be available, but these can only be purchased in conjunction with an adult ticket by someone 25 or over (maximum of 2 tickets) who will be accompanying all under 18 teen ticket holders throughout the duration of the festival.

Child tickets (aged 12 years and under) are free and can be ordered by anyone 25 or over.

Family car (£15), campervan (£60) or caravan parking (£65) passes are also available.

The festival also offers a split-payment scheme where separate payments in manageable chunks can be used to buy a ticket over a few months.

Option A: Two Instalments: Total ticket price (£170.00 + £6.95 booking fee + £10.00 EcoBond).  Payment schedule: Initial down payment is £85.00 + £16.95 due today. Final payment is £85.00 due 3rd June 2016.  All ticket prices listed here include the Ticket, Booking Fees and EcoBond.

Option B: Four Instalments: Total ticket price (£170.00 + £6.95 booking fee + £10.00 EcoBond).  Payment schedule: Initial down payment is £42.50 + £16.95 due today. Second Instalment is £42.50 due 3rd April 2016.  Third Instalment is £42.50 due 3rd May 2016.  Final payment is £42.50 due 3rd June 2016.  All ticket prices listed here include the Ticket, Booking Fees and EcoBond



Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th August 2016
Matterley Estate, near Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 1HW, England MAP
from £170 for the weekend
daily capacity: 60000
last updated: Fri 22nd Jul 2016


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