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mr flow

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  1. I think it's a combination of the fact that when some of them were there as prophets of rage they loved the festival, the fact they are a dream booking for Boomtown and a lot of wishful thinking that was fueling this rumour. I don't think it's ever really been a starter.
  2. People like to get outraged by things that haven't been properly announced yet. There will be areas focused on children, and there has always been a 7pm curfew for children in the bowl.
  3. Lak has just said in a social media post that the capacity is just under 50k next year
  4. I dont think the plan is to have the Lions Den next year. That might have changed, but they are still downscaling the event from what I understand. I'll see if I can find out anymore info.
  5. I don’t think Lizzo will happen now. Nearly happened in 2019, but she’s got a lot bigger now, and she now costs a lot more money, so doubt it will happen. Rage I don’t think will happen. As mentioned above, they have super deals with Festival republic, and they’d only play if Tom really wanted it to happen. Name to throw into the mix would be Anderson .Paak. I’m not saying it’s going to happen, but I know he’s high up on the “realistic want list”. Manu Chau is someone they try and book every year, but has never come off, and not sure it ever will unfortunately. Will let you know if I hear any other snippets
  6. You'll get snippets of info regarding the line up prior to the festival, but they want to try and take the focus away from the endless moaning about who is or isn't playing.
  7. It's not. They'll have at least 9000 including crew.
  8. I believe there will also be a stage at the bottom of the hippy highway hill, as they want to trial that area, as that is where they have earmarked one of the main stages being placed when the full festival returns.
  9. I'll be going. Looking forward to it. From what i understand, it will all be held where uptown was previously and going down the hippy highway and incorporating all of the forest party areas. I'll see if I can find out anymore snippets of info.
  10. It's actually going to be bigger than i expected by the sounds of it, and also isn't going to be in the bowl. Can't really say more than that, other than the vast majority of acts will be UK based, and I doubt it'll be anyone huge playing, more friends of the festival and regulars of the festival scene.
  11. Tickets for Boom Village are on sale to general public on Monday. In terms of how family friendly it's going to be, well to put it bluntly, none of the Boomtown crew and organisers have had a party for 18 months, so i'll leave it up to your imagination 🤪
  12. Boom Village Info | Boomtown 'The Gathering' - 11th-15th August 2020 | Independent UK Festival (boomtownfair.co.uk) I think it's 8000 capacity including crew, acts and guests etc.
  13. I don't really have any info on tickets being available to wider public, but they are seeing it very much as a sort of "friends and family" sort of event.
  14. It's only going to be for crew and local residents primarily. I think it's more of a way of keeping people active than putting on a full scale event. If they did a mass event, people would just moan it's not like a normal Boomtown.
  15. Boomtown Lite is looking like it will go ahead as long as government restrictions don't prevent it from happening. 8k people and only in the bowl from what I understand.
  16. This. With each day that passes, I'm less and less confident Boomtown will go ahead.
  17. I think she got confused as they will have 48K people on site. You forget how large the crew is for an event like Boomtown with all of the interactive elements and actors. They usually have 15K crew, artists and performers on site, so this isn't unusual or will make it any noticeably busier.
  18. Firstly it isn't 48K punters. Yes, Anna mentioned that on the radio interview, but it's around 30K tickets being sold. The only areas of the site that aren't going to be used are Temple Valley and the Lions Den, so you still have a very big area to use. The fat that all camping is outside of the bowl will make a lot more space, and based on @Sku's map, there is potential for a large stage at the bottom of the hippy highway, and that is a huge space to use, which hasn't previously been used before. Boomtown are only too well aware of the fact this festival needs to be nailed. They are pulling out all of the stops to ensure that is achieved, and in the process they will be ensuring the Boomtown ethos returns. In my opinion, the last 2-3 festivals had started to go away from what once made Boomtown special. It had gotten too big too quickly, and this is a chance to get back that Boomtown magic again.
  19. I'd be surprised if 2011 was only 5K and 2012 was 13k. Seemed way more than that.
  20. They still haven't had the capacity increase to 76,999 confirmed. They have a planning application in with the South Downs National Park which will be heard imminently. Until that has been agreed, they can't increase capacity.
  21. I think the first licence they had approved for the Matterley estate was for a daily capacity of 30,000, and has been increased over the years to the 65,000 they currently have. I'm not 100% sure of that though, so don't take that for gospel.
  22. Few snippets i've seen this morning indicate that there won't be a direct replacement area for Whistlers Green, although each of the campsite villages will be heavily involved by the people that ran Whistlers Green, so you should see similar things within each of the villages (i think @Sku also commented about something similar recently).
  23. I think Anna has got this wrong. As Sku has mentioned, it was 48K public tickets previously, so they are going to have the same amount of people, but half the size in terms of space. Purely a guess, but i would think it's 48K tickets including crew etc.
  24. I think you'll still have some elements that you can get away from everything. Tribe of frog is still going to be in the same place, so you'll be able to go "uptown".
  25. The atmosphere was much better when it used to be just in the bowl, in my opinion. The smaller crowd numbers will also mean it's more of a "hardcore" Boomtown attendee, who enjoys Boomtown for what it is, rather than someone who is just there for the line up.
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