Arcadia announced for BoomTown Fair

plus The Beat, and Macka B join Toots and the Maytals, and many more

published: Thu 8th Jul 2010

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Friday 13th to Sunday 15th August 2010
Stowe Landscape Gardens, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, England MAP
adult weekend £74, child 13-15 £33, under 13 free - SOLD OUT
last updated: Fri 13th Aug 2010

A selection of the Arcadia site structures have been announced for BoomTown Fair the music, arts and family festival that takes place at secret location in the grounds of an estate in Buckinghamshire from Friday 13th until Sunday 15th August 2010.

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Arcadia will be covering BoomTown with pyrotechnic installations and fire breathing sculptures. Fresh from taking Worthy Farm by storm with their much-documented field - Arcadia are a unique collective talented beyond measure at creating post apocalyptic spaces filled with out-of-this world activities.

Also announced as Main Stage Sunday headliner The Beat, Also added to the bill is reggae legend Macka B & the Roots Ragga Band and North American raga and jungle DJ supremo RCola set to embrace the Lion's Den reggae stage on the Saturday night.

They join a line-up that includes Toots and the Maytals, Ska'n'Ska, Neville Staple, The Wurzels, Dub Pistols, Pronghorn, Pama International, Demented Are Go, Subhumans, The Caravans, The Long Tall Texans, Slim Slip & the Sliders, Tragic Roundabout, The Don Bradmans, Rudi La Crioux & the All Stars, The Zen Hussies and more. For the line-up details as available please click here.

Now in its fourth year the festival will offer an array of music, theatre, comedy and art. This year BoomTown Fair are concentrating much more on areas such as kids, family camping, circus performance and general site art and now with a massive emphasis on eco-friendly initiatives.

Boomtown Fair 2010 also sees the introduction the 'Hold It Down' field featuring a huge selection of creative workshops, healing areas, chill out zones and wholesome food outlets; a haven away from the main festival to chill out, learn new skills and rest weary dancing feet!

An adult weekend ticket is priced at £68. All children aged 12 & under can attend for free. A weekend tickets for children aged 13 to 15, is priced at £30, a disabled ticket (2 tickets for price of 1) is priced at £58, and a campervan ticket is priced at £30. All children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a Ticket holding parent or guardian over the age of 21.

To buy tickets, click here.

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 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.

New for 2010 is Downtown a new area branch off which will incorporate all things bizarre ya average town can offer. With 6 new mini venues expect, rundown pubs, rotten restaurants, the Devil Kick's Dancehall, corrupt casinos and backstreet zombie balls.

If you fancy arriving to the festival in style and making a few new friends along the way then Boomtown once again has the answer, they will be running the Boom Buses from Bristol and Brighton to take festival folk directly to the secret site. Two Boom buses are scheduled to run from Bristol at 10am & 6pm and one from Brighton at 10am on Friday 13th August; you will then be transported straight back from the festival at 11am on Monday morning. For the price of £20, see the festival's website for details.

Friday 13th to Sunday 15th August 2010
Stowe Landscape Gardens, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, England MAP
adult weekend £74, child 13-15 £33, under 13 free - SOLD OUT
last updated: Fri 13th Aug 2010


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