punk, metal and ska for Boomtown 2018

By Neil Greenway | Published: Fri 23rd Feb 2018

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Thursday 9th to Sunday 12th August 2018
Matterley Estate, near Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 1HW, England MAP
£246 including eco-bond
Daily capacity: 65,000
Last updated: Thu 9th Aug 2018

Boomtown Fair 2018 - Chapter 10 - at Matterley Estate, nr. Winchester, in Hampshire from Thursday 9th until Sunday 12th August 2018, has revealed its new area Diss-order Alley, with the stage line-ups of punk, metal and ska.

The new district will see three new live venues, plus the upgraded and expanded Freak Boutique Punk bar. The Last Gang in Town presents Hangar 161 (ska, punk) with acts including Californians Voodoo Glow Skulls, political hardcore from Capdown, and punk-reggae from Boston originators Jaya the CatThe Earache Factory (punk, grindcore, stoner and psyche) presents Brazilian tribal Metal band Soulfly, grindcore pioneers Napalm Death and New Jersey experimental band Ho99o9 , also Earth Crisis, Liverpudlian doom metal band CONAN, and more.  In The Skankin' you'll find straight up ska; it wouldn't be Boomtown without it.

Boomtown Fair is one of the most unique and thriving festivals in the UK and it’s a privilege to be a part of it for Chapter 10. We are on a mission to bring heavy music to the masses and big credit goes to everyone at Boomtown for welcoming us with open arms… We have a varied line up that should go down a storm but we have tried to book bands with a purpose, bands that mean something and are fighting for positive change in this world. Bring your earplugs.” Tom Hadfield, Head of Live Music - Earache

We're seriously excited about expanding on the heavy live music side of the festival ... The first event I ever put on was a heavy metal gig when I was 16 and have been in various thrash / punk / metal bands ever since, so to represent such an amazing musical culture within the context of Boomtown is insanely exciting and I can’t wait to see where this takes us.” Lak Mitchell, Boomtown Co-founder

For the full stage details see down the page, or checkout the Boomtown line-up so far.

Tickets for 2018 are on sale, priced as below. Get 'em quick!

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£216 a ticket + £7.50 Booking Fee + £10 EcoBond = £233.50.
A number of coach travel plus entrance ticket packages will be available, from a big number of locations around the country.
Car Parking: £26
Campervans: £100


Lining-up on the Earache Factory will be Soulfly, Napalm Death, IDLES, Ho99o9, Earth Crisis, Conan, Hacktivist, Turbowolf, Samsara Blues Experiment, Eskimo Callboy, Feed The Rhino, Massive Wagons, Haggard Cat, Church of The Cosmic Skull, and Vodun.

Last Gang in Town: Voodoo Glow Skulls, Capdown, Jaya the Cat, Ho99o9, The Rumjacks, Inner Terrestrials, Sonic Boom Six, Random Hand, Citizen Fish, The Adolescents, Moscow Death Brigade, The Filaments, Oi Polloi, Los Fastidios, Rats In The Wall, Clowns, Steve Ignorant's Slice of Life, Wonk Unit, New Town Kings, Beat The Red Light, The Bar Stool Preachers, Crazy Arm, Roughneck Riot, Grand Collapse, The Firepit Collective, Dream Nails, Revenge of the Psychotronic Man, Ghouls, Pizzatramp, Spanner, Nosebleed, 24 Robbers, 24 Hour Punks, and Mick O'Toole.

The Skankin': Lightyear, Spunge, Phoenix City All-stars, Buster Shuffle, Dinamo, The Undercover Hippy, Regime, Spred The Dub, Drop Legs, First Degree Burns, Faintest Idea, Popes of Chillitown, Trench City, Counting Coins, Millie Manders, Skaciety, The Stiff Joints, Smiley And The Underclass, The Defekters, Count Skylarkin', Shoot The Moon, The Kubricks, The Inexplicables, Cartoon Violence, Rags Rudi, The Social Ignition, King Tuts Revenge, The Mighty Vipers, The Piratones, and SN Dubstation

Freak Boutique Punk Bar: Brassick, The Dancing Morons, Killdren, The Sporadics, Deadwood, Bad Fractals, Dead Happy, Dissident Noize Factory, Xray Spexercise, 51st State, The Zipheads, Dog Hand String Band, The Barracks, Millie Manders, Xray Cat Trio, Snakerattlers, Efa Supertramp, Spanner, Cara Means Friend, Matty G & lil Winter, The Cheap Dates, Casey Tufnel, and Bridget Hart.

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