Now in its 8th year BoomTown Fair is a music, arts and family festival that takes place at Matterley Estate, nr. Winchester, Hampshire, and will run from Thursday 11th until Sunday 14th August 2016.
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!
Latest additions Simian Mobile Disco, and Alan Fitzpatrick.
Joining the previously announced Senser, Street Dogs, Jaya the Cat, Inner Terrestrials, Culture Shock, The King Blues, Mischief Brew, Banane Metalik, The Peacocks, The Brains, The Filaments, New Town Kings, Chewing on Tinfoil, Wonk Unit, The Bar Stool Preachers, Vanilla Pod, Faintest Idea, The Firepit Collective, Smokey Bastard, The Ska Vengers, Will And The People, The Riffs, Spred The Dubs, By The Rivers, Buster Shuffle, Caravana Sun, Goldmaster Allstars, The JB Conspiracy, Land of the Giants, Bombskare, Magnus Major, China Shop Bull, Wombo Orchestra, Cut Capers, Mad Apple Circus, The Meow Meows, Counting Coins, Smiley & The Underclass, The Majestic, Count Skylarkin, Karl Phillips and the NGF Rejects, The Stiff Joints, The Activators, Cartoon Violence, Millie Manders, The Tips, Dizney Rascal, Days n Daze, The Lagan, RatBag, Lenny Lashley's Gang of One, The Roughneck Riot, Matildas Scoundrels, Cistem Failure, 2 Peas in a Pod, Hello Mabel, Ed Ache, Joe Yorke, Mercurius Rising, Efa Supertramp, and more.
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, Afro Celt Sound System, Larry and His Flask, Raghu Dixit, The Brother Moves On, Afriquoi, Ferocious Dog, The Turbans, 3 Daft Monkeys, The Correspondents, Smokey Joe and The Kid, Electric Swing Circus, Dutty Moonshine Big Band, The Carny Villains, The Sweet Life Society, Big Swing Sound featuring Hypeman Sage, Eugene The Cat , Sound Nomaden, Swingbot, Savages y Suefo, Pep’s Show Boys & Sebastian Röser ft. Rosantique, DJ Chris Tofu, Renegade Brass Band, The Brass Funkeys, Temple Funk Collective, Llareggub Brass Band, The Zen Hussies, Gypsies of Bohemia, Unexpected Guests feat. Professor Elemental, Jenova Collective, 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, 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.
For the line-up details, stage and district splits, as available, see the BoomTown Fair line-up page.
Ticket prices are as follows:
Tier 1 city residency passes: £135 & ecobond deposit - sold out
Tier 2 city residency passes: £150 & ecobond deposit
Tier 3 city residency passes: £170 & ecobond deposit
There is no difference other than the price between different ticket tiers.
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
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.
More information will be here when available
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