exclusive: Babylon Circus for Boomtown Fair

plus Arcadia, Mutoid Waste, Overkill Crew, Bong-Ra, Hostage, & more

published: Thu 14th Apr 2011

Babylon Circus

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

eFestivals can exclusively reveal that Babylon Circus will return Boomtown Fair to close the proceedings as headliners on the Main Stage on Sunday night.

Babylon Circus
Babylon Circus are a supersonic combination of ska, French cabaret, jazz, swing and gypsy music, who fuse their French and English high octane lyrics to incite a whirlpool of skanking, stomping and strutting!

Also back by popular demand are Boomtown regulars Arcadia with their fire breathing, post apocalyptic sculptures. The Overkill Crew their first ever appearance at the festival with the Body Upgrade Clinic. Spawned from the fields of Glade Festival, Overkill like to play at the very edge of electronic creativity, they will find themselves perfectly at home in the clinic on Saturday performing their world-renowned cranial rewiring experiments on all of Boomtown’s valued patients!

Headlining the Bodyshop will be Bong-Ra joined by fellow brain masher Hostage plus many more TBA. The line up for the Bodyshop over the rest of the festival includes Statix, Dub Mafia, Dead Silence Syndicate, Step 13, Chris Liberator, London Zoo, The Squire Of Gothos, Stivs b2b Ed Cox, and many more.

In addition to the Arcadia site art work there will be Mutoid Waste'’s wandering robotics including the nightly visit from the menacing mechanical horse.

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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