Now in its 7th year BoomTown Fair is a music, arts and family festival that takes place at Matterley Estate, nr. Winchester, Hampshire, and will run from Thursday 13th until Sunday 16th August 2015.
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!
Noisia, Flogging Molly, Gogol Bordello, Stephen Marley, Soja, Matisyahu, Alborosie & Shengen Clan, Barrington Levy, Anthony B, Protoje & The Indiggnation, Black Uhuru, Cham feat. O, Cutty Ranks, Turbulence, Ward 21, Katchafire, David Rodigan, Shy FX & Stamina, Chopstick Dubplate presents Jah Mason & Demolition Man, Natty, Gentleman's Dub Club, Mungos Hi Fi, Caravan Palace, Streetlight Manifesto, Fishbone, The Beat, Dub Pistols, Slamboree, Less Than Jake, Streetlight Manifesto, The Beat, Dub Pistols, King Prawn, Snuff, The Interrupters, Ruts DC, Capdown, The Rumjacks, Subhumans, MDC, Inner Terrestrials, The Dualers, Babyhead, The Creepshow, The Mahones, Demented Scumcats, Random Hand, The Restarts, 7 Seconds of Love, Los Albertos, New Town Kings, Maroon Town, Radical Dance Faction (RDF), The Simmertones, P.A.I.N, King Porter Stomp, 1Eye, The Talks, The Jellycats, Big Red Ass, China Shop Bull, Beat The Red Light, Graveyard Johnnys, The Roughneck Riot, AOS3, Dubioza Kolektiv, Matisyahu, Alborosie, Cham feat. O, Turbulence, Cutty Ranks, Ward 21, Katchafire, David Rodigan, Natty, Gentleman's Dub Club, Chopstick Dubplate presents Jah Mason & Demolition Man, Mungos Hi Fi, The John Butler Trio, Amadou & Mariam, Dreadzone, Transglobal Underground, Peatbog Faeries, Edward II, Songhoy Blues, Ibibio Sound Machine, Infected Mushroom, Ace Ventura, Perfect Stranger, Juno Reactor, Beans on Toast, The Men They Couldn't Hang, Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars, Moulettes, Mad Dog Mcrea, Monster Ceilidh Band, RSVP, Cocos Lovers, HoneyFeet, 47soul, Symphonica feat Mr Switch, La Complet Mandique, The Firepit Collective, No Go Stop, John Fairhurst, Kim Churchill, Curtis Eller's American Circus, Pronghorn, The Boot Hill All Stars, Cody Jasper, The Skimmity Hitchers, Leonard & Bubba's Delicious Goo Goo Cluster, Louis Barabbas & The Bedlam Six, Goat Roper Rodeo Band, Hightown Crows, Gentlemen Of Few, Dead Plants, Cash Converted, Railroad Bill, Crazy Arm, Poor Old Dogs, Black Hearted Riders, Screamin' Miss Jackson & The Slap Ya' Mama Big Band, Funke and the Two Tone Baby, Capdown, King Prawn, The Mahones, The Rumjacks, The Interrupters, Toddla T & MC DRS, The Bug & Flow Dan, DJ Ez, Jungle Brothers, Caravan Palace, Deluxe, Scarecrow, crazy Berlin cats Dirty Honkers, Bart and Baker, Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer, Swingrowers, The Gaslight Troubadours featuring Professor Elemental, Odjbox, Brass Band Remix: Dutty Moonshine Brass Band, The Fontanas, DJ Tofu Vs Brass Funkeys, Trans-Siberian March Band, Grant Lazlo, Smerins Anti-Social Club, Too Many T's,Gipsy-Ska Orkestra, Kate Tempest, Jungle Brothers, Goldie Lookin' Chain, High Focus Records Takeover, Mark EG, Chris Liberator, Punk Floyd, Audio Pancake, Dave The Drummer, Rowland The Bastard, DJ Yoda presents Breakfast of Champions, Akala, Mouse Outfit ft Sparkz, Dr Syntax & Pete Cannon, Cheeba, First Degree Burns, Tantz, Black Friday, Seas of Mirth, Johnny Kowalski & The Sexy Weirdos, Woohoo Revue, Formidable Vegetable Soundsystem, and more.
For the line-up details as available see the BoomTown Fair line-up page.
Tier 1 - Adult Residency Pass (18+) - £120 + bf + eco bond - SOLD OUT
Tier 2 - Adult Residency Pass (18+) - £135 + bf + eco bond - SOLD OUT
Tier 3 - Adult Residency Pass (18+) - £155 + bf + eco bond
Teen residency pass (age 13-17) £120 + bf + EcoBond. (Max of 2 purchased per adult over 21)
Childs residency pass (age 6-12) £20 + bf. (Max of 3 purchased per adult over 21)
Childs residency pass (age 0-5) £0 (Although ticket is free it still must be ordered)
Campervan pass: £50
Caravan / Trailer tent pass: £60
Family car, campervan or caravan parking passes are also available.
Work at BoomTown
BoomTown are usually looking for for Bar Staff, Litter Pickers and Oxfam Stewards, see the website for application details.
A dedicated mini-festival within a festival, KidzTown, which is specifically for the little boomers, it offers a secure environment that can be enjoyed by the whole family, but foremost it is a place where children and their fun come first!
To keep the site free from litter, Boomtown offer festivalgoers an eco bond initiative to help keep the streets of BoomTown tidy. Ticket purchasers will be asked to pay an additional £10 eco bond deposit. On arrival at the festival attendees will be given a 'boomtown eco bag'. Organisers ask everyone to fill this bag with all their rubbish and hand it back into one of the drop off points for recycling, and have their £10 deposit returned.
Boomtique Village provides accommodation including bell tents, tipid, yurts and new for this year BuKuu Teardrop Pods and Kushti Cabins. Boomtique wristband upgrades provide access the Boomtique Village with compost loos, hot showers, a beauty tent with straighteners and hair dryers, hot tubs, sauna, chill out tent with phone charging points and more to help you forget you're actually at a festival, you paid good money for. Alternatively there's the Boomtique Deluxe wristband which give access to most of the Boom Deluxe Rooms fancy amenities across site.
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