BoomTown Fair's TrenchTown District, has announced it's line-up of reggae with Stephen Marley topping the bill of one of the most popular districts at the Fair; the bass rumbling, soul shaking sounds of roots, reggae, dub, dancehall and jungle on TrenchTown’s 40ft high Lion’s Den temple, Sound System culture of Tangled Roots woodland clearing and the beach party vibes of the Hidden Woods.
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 rest of the line-up features Soja, Matisyahu, Alborosie & Shengen Clan, Barrington Levy, Anthony B, Protoje & The Indiggnation, Black Uhuru, Cham feat. O, Cutty Ranks, Turbulence, Ward 21, Katchafire, David Rodigan, Shy FX & Stamina, Chopstick Dubplate presents Jah Mason & Demolition Man, Natty, Gentleman's Dub Club, Mungos Hi Fi feat YT & Charlie P, The Heatwave, Serial Killaz, General Levy, Aba Shanti Soundsystem, RSD featuring Joe Peng, Gorgon Sound, Benny Page, O.B.F & Shanti D, Potential Bad Boy feat Yush & Junior Dangerous, Robert Lee, Dubmatix, Mr Benn live show feat Blackout Ja & Eva Lazarus, Horseman and the Upper Cut Band, Jacky Murda, Earl Gateshead, Symbiz Sound, Orange Hill Productions feat Ras Kwame & Junior Tubby, Ras Demo, Steppa Style, Solo Banton, Necessary Mayhem showcase feat Curtis Lynch & Mr Williams, Dreadsquad, Riddim Tuffa, Wicked Squad, Aries, Jamie Bostron, MC Serocee, Run Tingz Cru, Laid Blak, The Friendly Fire Band, The Hempolics, Shepdog, Blend Mishkin, Fogata Sounds, Krak In Dub, Dub Smugglers, Danny T & Tradesman feat Parly B, Jaundis-I, Rhythmites, Toguna, The Majestic, Kibir La Amlak, Souldja, The Floating Bridges, Dub The Earth, Adam Prescott, Born on Road Showcase (feat MC Skibadee, Dirty Dike, Jam Baxter and Dabbla), G.O.L.D, King Yoof, Tuffist & J Man, Stivs, Lionpulse Sound, Unit 137, Shanty, Ghost Writerz, S.T.G, Digital Nayabinghi, Kelvin 373, Hylu, Jago, Ed West, Zico, Galak Spiritual, The Sea, DJ Snuff & Amy True, The Undercover Hippy, The Future Dub Project, Crises, Babilondon, Jam Jah & Lion Art, Jeramiah Ferrari, Strikez, Gardna, Disorda, Daddy Nature, DJ Feva, Papa B, The Sea, and Sasha Steppa.
"It blows our minds that we are able to bring this kind of reggae line-up to the UK and our BoomTown citizens! Starting out as a small ska and reggae festival we could never have dreamt that we’d be in a position to be able to have this kind of line-up, let alone representing just one of our eight areas!! We just can’t wait for the summer to come and welcome back all our citizens with some of the very best reggae acts in the world!" said Lak Mitchell – Co-Founder and Creative Director
They join Noisia, Flogging Molly, Gogol Bordello, Caravan Palace, Streetlight Manifesto, Fishbone, The Beat, 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, Beans on Toast, The Men They Couldn't Hang, Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars, Moulettes, Mad Dog Mcrea, Monster Ceilidh Band, RSVP, Cocos Lovers, HoneyFeet, 47soul, Symphonica feat Mr Switch, La Complet Mandique, The Firepit Collective, No Go Stop, 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,Gipsy-Ska Orkestra, Kate Tempest, Jungle Brothers, Goldie Lookin' Chain, High Focus Records Takeover, Mark EG, Chris Liberator, Punk Floyd, Audio Pancake, Dave The Drummer, Rowland The Bastard, DJ Yoda presents Breakfast of Champions, Akala, Mouse Outfit ft Sparkz, Dr Syntax & Pete Cannon, Cheeba, First Degree Burns, Tantz, Black Friday, Seas of Mirth, Johnny Kowalski & The Sexy Weirdos, 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.
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 almost the final district line up announcement for BoomTown, the final one is on 3rd March: when the ChinaTown (Ska, Ska Punk, Punk) line-up will be revealed.
eFestivals will be bringing it once it's been announced.
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