BoomTown Fair announces it's OldTown District line-up

of Gypsy, Balkan, Gypsy Punk, & general pirateness

By Scott Williams | Published: Fri 13th Feb 2015

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Thursday 13th to Sunday 16th August 2015
Matterley Estate, near Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 1HW, England MAP
tier 3 - £155 for the weekend
Daily capacity: 45,000
Last updated: Tue 14th Jul 2015

OldTown, one of the eight districts ar BoomTown Fair, has announced it's line-up of for the old port area replete with Pirate Ship full of Gypsy, Balkan, Gypsy Punk, & general pirateness.

Chapter Seven of the immersive, theatrical and artistic festival with an on going narrative for around 45,000 festivalgoers takes place at Matterley Estate, nr. Winchester, in Hampshire and will run from Thursday 13th until Sunday 16th August 2015.

The line-up of OldTown's scoundrels and crusty seadogs is led by Invisible Circus Pirate Show, and features another appearance by Gogol Bordello, plus Dubioza Kolektiv, Amsterdam Klezmer Band, La Pegatina, Kumpania Algazarra, Soviet Suprem, Antwerp Gipsy-Ska Orkestra, Jabul Gorba, Sheelanagig, The Carny Villains, Gypsy Sound System Orkestra, Giufa, Glitzy Baghags, Balkan Hotsteppas, Sacha Dieu, Gypsy Unit, My Bad Sister, Woohoo Revue, The Real Tuesday Weld, Full Attack Band, Bare Knuckle Parade, Tantz, Black Friday, Seas of Mirth, Johnny Kowalski & The Sexy Weirdos, Jackson Scott, Ushti Baba, The Recks, Holy Moly & the Crackers, The Rubber Duck Orchestra, Albaroma, Manushka, Town Of Cats, Shambolique, Fat Sandwich, Backyard Rhythm Orchestra, and The Inexplicables.

We feel totally and utterly honoured to be in a position to be able to have one of our eight district line-ups that is fully dedicated to Gypsy, Balkan beats and ultimate pirate goodness; some of the genres that we founded the festival on and that remain massively part of BoomTown’s core. To be able to reach a point where we have the very best artists of those genres all in one place is ridiculously exciting, and the fact that we all get to dress up as pirates and watch our favourite bands perform on a 90ft pirate ship just makes it even better!” said Lak Mitchell, Creative Director and Co-Founder

They join Noisia, Flogging Molly, Gogol Bordello, Caravan Palace, Streetlight Manifesto, Fishbone, The Beat, Goldie Lookin' Chain, Dub Pistols, Slamboree, Dubioza Kolektiv, Matisyahu, Alborosie, Cham feat. O, Turbulence, Cutty Ranks, Ward 21, Katchafire, David Rodigan, Natty, Gentleman's Dub Club, Chopstick Dubplate presents Jah Mason & Demolition Man, Mungos Hi Fi, The John Butler Trio, Amadou & Mariam, Dreadzone, Transglobal Underground, Peatbog Faeries, Edward II, Songhoy Blues, Ibibio Sound Machine, Infected Mushroom, Ace Ventura, Perfect Stranger, Juno Reactor, Capdown, King Prawn, The Mahones, The Rumjacks, The Interrupters, Toddla T & MC DRS, The Bug & Flow Dan, DJ Ez, Jungle Brothers, Caravan Palace, Deluxe, Scarecrow, crazy Berlin cats Dirty Honkers, Bart and Baker, Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer, Swingrowers, The Gaslight Troubadours featuring Professor Elemental, Odjbox, Brass Band Remix: Dutty Moonshine Brass Band, The Fontanas, DJ Tofu Vs Brass Funkeys, Trans-Siberian March Band, Grant Lazlo, Smerins Anti-Social Club, Too Many T's, Phil Mac, Cat In The Hat, Elle & The Pocket Belles, James Copeland, Don Mescall, Don Johnston, Big Swing Sound System featuring HypeMan Sage, DJ Pony, Kiwistar, The After Hours Quintet, The Underscore Orkestra, Woohoo Revue, Formidable Vegetable Soundsystem, and more.

The festival is made up of eight very different districts and 22 stages, which celebrate a variety of individual music genres and cultures from Ska to Jungle, Reggae to Folk and a whole load more in between and beyond, the line ups are released district by district.

For the line-up details as available see the BoomTown Fair, line-up page.

Tier Three tickets are still available starting at £155 (+BF & EcoBond)  plus there is the split payment option starting from £40, where you can pay off as little or as much as you like in instalments until 1st July 2015.

Teen residency pass (aged 13 - 17 years): £120 & ecobond deposit
Child (aged 6 - 12 years): £20
Infant (aged under 6 years): free

Campervan pass: £50
Caravan / Trailer tent pass: £60
Family car, campervan or caravan parking passes are also available.

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There is an option to donate £2, £5 or £10 to the event's charity partners for 2015, all donations are matched by BoomTown.

This is just the first district line up announcement for BoomTown, next up on 3rd Feb will be the full headliners announcement and then after that from 10th Feb, will be the start of all the remaining district line ups:

17th Feb: Barrio Loco (Hip hop, House, Bass, UK Garage)
20th Feb: Whistlers Green World, Folk, Folk Punk, Comedy)
24th Feb: Wild West (Bluegrass, Hillbilly, Yeehaw)
27th Feb: TrenchTown (Reggae, Dub, Dancehall)
3rd March: ChinaTown (Ska, Ska Punk, Punk)
eFestivals will be bringing you all these as they are announced.

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