BoomTown Fair 2011

Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th August 2011
The Bowl, Matterley Estate, nr. Winchester, Hampshire, England MAP
adult weekend £93, teen ticket (13 - 17):£50 - SOLD OUT
daily capacity: 5000
last updated: Thu 11th Aug 2011

BoomTown Fair is a music, arts and family festival that takes place at Matterley Bowl, nr. Winchester, Hampshire, from Thursday 11th until Sunday 14th August 2011. Now in its fifth year the festival will offer an array of music, theatre, comedy and art.

The main stage line-up will consist of ska and party bands from around the world, with the other live music stages offering cabaret, gypsy, folk, reggae, dub and country and western. Plus loads of cabaret, comedy, spoken word, a range of stages, an anarchist theatre, lots of site art and many areas to explore with plenty of catering options, all the normal facilities you'd expect at a festival and a massive emphasis on eco-friendly initiatives. All attendees are encouraged to dress up in fancy dress, the fancier the better!


The line-up includes headliners Bad Manners, Gogol Bordello, and Caravan Palace, plus Capleton, The Selector, The Toasters, Goldie Lookin Chain, and Tippa Irie, DJ Zinc, Redlight & MC Dread, Ms Dynamite, Toddla T & MC Serocee, The Bug & Flow Dan, High Rankin, JFB b2b Ed Solo, 3 Daft Monkeys, The Baghdaddies, The Mandibles, Drunken Balordi, Demented Are Go, Random Hand, Citizen Fish, The Caravans, The Long Tall Texans, Barrington Levy, Dunkel Bunt, Cutty Ranks, and more with many more still to be confirmed. For the line-up details as available please click here.


Early bird ticket offers have ended and tickets have now SOLD OUT. A weekend ticket was priced at £93 for four days with camping. An adult full price deposit ticket was priced at £47 - the balance must have been paid in full before 31st July. A teen 4 day weekend ticket (ages 13 - 17 inc) was priced at £50.

Family area

BoomTown will has a specially designated family campsite with showers, toilets, etc. There will also be a kiddies area with its own area and reception for babies, toddlers and children up to 12. The area is programmed with creative workshops, and has a chill out space for parents, and games.

The story so far...

Boomtown Fair has an ongoing theme running through the event each year. The legend of Boomtown tells it was once a small but prosperous retreat now changed into a land of lawless rebels, with only the town official's to uphold its former glory.

New for 2011

2011 sees the Boomtown story expand with new areas including include May-fair Avenue, Old Town and Bassline Circus, plus bigger buildings, bigger bands and an even louder sound.

May-fair Avenue will be a more elegant part of town, along its winding streets run deluxe casinos, an eclectic array of luxurious restaurants offering diverse cuisine, suave gentlemen's clubs which turn a little debauched as the nights stretch on and bespoke shopping for the slightly heavier of wallet.

Old Town has never before been opened to the public as the buildings are ancient and decaying... In the more habitable buildings, the town officials have set up old school bars and disco's playing music from the 1950's onwards with, traditional themed cafés and bingo venues.

This year the festival also welcomes Bassline Circus, bringing heavy electro, bassline grime and dubstep integrated with death defying circus performances.

Early entry Thursday

This year also sees Boomtown open for the first time opening its gates on a Thursday for festival goers to get their Boomtown bearings whilst enjoying a light sprinkling of musical entertainment in a selection of the smaller venues on the outskirts of the town.

Returning in 2011

Confirmed as returning to Boomtown is the Invisible Circus, the circus troupe will be taking to the streets of Old Town with street performances, new sideshows and death defying acrobatics. Also on board for 2011 are the Mutiod Waste Company who will be covering the site with their warped vehicles and scrap metal sculptures.


The main arena layout has been re-designed in conjunction with Audio Funktions perfected 6 stack surround sound system (as used in the Arcadia field at Glastonbury Festival) this creates perfect controlled sound at any point within the arena, allowing it to have increased volume inside and reducing it outside.

More information will be here when available.

Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th August 2011
The Bowl, Matterley Estate, nr. Winchester, Hampshire, England MAP
adult weekend £93, teen ticket (13 - 17):£50 - SOLD OUT
daily capacity: 5000
last updated: Thu 11th Aug 2011

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