Capleton exclusive for Boomtown Fair

plus Gentleman's Dub Club, Foreign Beggars, Black Sun Empire, + Spor

published: Thu 17th Mar 2011

Gentlemans Dub Club

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 have bagged an exclusive UK festival first and confirmed the ruling voice of dancehall Capleton will headline the Reggae Stage (Lions Den) on Sunday night.

Gentlemans Dub Club

As dancehall’s original Prophet, Capleton is a reggae legend with a career spanning over 2 decades. In this UK festival first and summer exclusive Boomtown Fair have one almighty show closer for their reggae stage on the Sunday evening. Over the years Capleton has worked with industry greats, signed to Def Jam records Capleton has collaborated with some of the biggest acts around including Method Man and Q-Tip.

Also added to the Lion’s Den is roots-reggae outfit Gentleman's Dub Club supporting Barrington Levy on Saturday night. In addition the Bassline Circus dance tent have added rap, grime and dubstep act Foreign Beggars, along with the dark and techy drum and bass of Holland’'s Black Sun Empire and the latest reincarnation of DnB’s producer Spor as Feed Me to showcase his electrohouse and dubstep mixes.

Boomtown have also confirmed a new area May-fair Avenue to provide an opulent neighbourhood next to Downtown Boomtown. May-fair Avenue will be an altogether far more elegant part of town. Along its length will run deluxe casinos, sumptuous restaurants, suave gentlemen's clubs which turn a little raucous as the night stretches on and luxury shopping outlets. Venues include decadent Gentleman’s Club –run by Bearded Kitten, the pamper paradise of the Park Hotel and Funkington Manor.

Boomtown Fair takes place at a secret location, less than 1 hour from London over the weekend of Thursday 11th until Sunday 14th August 2011.

Now in its fifth year the festival will offer an array of music, theatre, comedy and art. Last year's event sold out, and acts already confirmed include Gogol Bordello.The Selector, The Toasters, Goldie Lookin Chain, Tippa Irie, DJ Zinc, Redlight & MC Dread, The Apples,The King Blues, Babyhead, 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, 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.

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.

A weekend ticket is priced at £93 for four days with camping. An adult full price deposit ticket is priced at £47 - the balance must be paid in full before 31st July. A teen 4 day weekend ticket (ages 13 - 17 inc) is priced at £50. To buy tickets, click here.

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.

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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