The line-up has been revealed for probably the most impressive festival main stage of all, the Lion's Den stage at Boomtown Fair 2018 Chapter 10 which takes place at Matterley Estate, nr. Winchester, in Hampshire from Thursday 9th until Sunday 12th August 2018. This temple of bass has cascading waterfalls, and showcases the best in Jamaican and soundsystem culture, with reggae, dub, ska, and more.
There's of course Gorillaz with their only UK festival show this year, there's the return of Jimmy Cliff, three-time Grammy winner Ben Harper and The Innocent Criminals with a blend of reggae blues & folk, female empowered bashment music from Spice, Goldie and the Heritage Ensemble showcasing some of the most impressive up and comers in drum & bass music, lovers rock legend Susan Cadogan, more female reggae from Hollie Cook, and the right-on Macka B, plus takeovers from Jungle Cakes, and Chopstick Dubplate, and a Spragga Benz showcase. And if that's not enough, there's two further stages.
Lion's Den: Gorillaz (live), Die Antwoord, Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals, Jimmy Cliff, Goldie & The Heritage Ensemble, Morcheeba, Spice, Shy Fx Presents: Cult.ure, Groundation, Johnny Osbourne, Cutty Ranks, Spragga Benz & Friends Ft. Killa P, Rodney P, Illaman, Hype & Fever & Rebel Aca, Jungle Cakes Takeover: Ed Solo B2b Deekline B2b Serial Killaz B2b Benny Page, Chopstick Dubplate (Jacky Murda, Aries, King Yoof, Tuffist) ft Demolition Man, Ragga Twins & Horseman, The Skints, Susan Cadogan & Mighty Leap, Skarra Mucci, Macka B & the Roots Ragga Band, Hollie Cook.
Hidden Woods: New Kingston, Earthkry, Samory I, Garnet Silk Jr & The Upper Cut Band, onlyjoe, Robbo Ranx, Seani B, Spikey Tee, Marla Brown, Friendly Fire w/ Claire Angel & Myki Tuff, Alica Harley, Poi (Persons Of Interest), The Drop, General Roots, Digital Foundation Ft Parly B, Run Tingz Cru Ft Trafic And Ydott, They Say Jump, Royal Sounds, Aleighcia Scott, The Future Dub Project, Dubheart, Yin Yang Magic Gang, Shumba Youth & The Fiyah Power, Mattycore & Ribbz, Concrete Jungyals Presents: Jazzy Lioness B2b Frenetic, P.R.A.N.K Dancehall, Liam Monaghan (Reggae, Roots & Bass), Dubmarta, Timbali, F Block, DJ Feline, Uprooted.
Tangled Roots: Lionpulse Soundsystem & Unit 137 Soundsystem & Qualitex Aka Lion Unit, O.B.F & Charlie P, Dubkasm, Egoless, Horseman, YT Skitz & Joe Burn, Benny Page (Soundsystem Set), Danny T, Uncle Dugs, Aries, Kelvin 373, Gardna, Jam Jah Ft Lion Art & Myki Tuff, Young Lion, Lionpulse Sound, Unit 137 - Hylu, Jago, Sleepy Time Ghost, Ed West, Galak Spiritual, Kosher, A.P Grimshaw, Gold Dubs, Raggamuffin, Sinai Sound, Sasha Steppa Disorda, Origin One, Selecta J-Man, Kreed, Asbo Disco, Leo Samson & Clifford Jr Ft Shumba Youth And Natty Campbell, Kaotik Kartel, Fat Stash, Rukus, Wicked And Bonny Ft Berise (Shanti Powah), Hold Tight Records Showcase, Samedia Shebeen, Nem, Soca Jungle Sound Clash, Wonka.
This is just one district line up of 14 unique area line-ups, along with two mega stage line-ups still to be released. Checkout the full Boomtown line-up, which includes Gorillaz, Ben Harper and The Innocent Criminals, Billy Bragg, Amadou & Mariam, Dubioza Kolektiv, Molotov Jukebox, and hundreds more.
Boomtown Fair Chapter 10 is sold out. There will be a limited resale in June, for which you can register here.
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