Boomtown 2017: a wander around the chilled out Whistlers Green on the top of the hill

Boomtown 2017: a wander around the chilled out Whistlers Green, August 2017

Almost hidden in the woods at the top of the hill, the Whistlers Green area provided a relaxing alternative to the madness below, offering live music, food stalls and over 100 different workshops, skills and crafts.

Boomtown 2017: a wander around the chilled out Whistlers Green, August 2017

Walking through the woods to the Green. Here’s some photos we took around the site:

Boomtown 2017: a wander around the chilled out Whistlers Green, August 2017

Boomtown 2017: a wander around the chilled out Whistlers Green, August 2017

Boomtown 2017: a wander around the chilled out Whistlers Green, August 2017

Boomtown 2017: a wander around the chilled out Whistlers Green, August 2017

Boomtown 2017: a wander around the chilled out Whistlers Green, August 2017

Boomtown 2017: a wander around the chilled out Whistlers Green, August 2017

Boomtown 2017: a wander around the chilled out Whistlers Green, August 2017

Boomtown 2017: a wander around the chilled out Whistlers Green, August 2017

Boomtown 2017: a wander around the chilled out Whistlers Green, August 2017

Political and campaigning talks were held in several tents.

Boomtown 2017: a wander around the chilled out Whistlers Green, August 2017

Boomtown 2017: a wander around the chilled out Whistlers Green, August 2017

Boomtown 2017: a wander around the chilled out Whistlers Green, August 2017

The Whistlers Green’s main stage, The Windmill, featured four Mercury Prize nominees, as well as jazz, world fusion and roots reggae acts

Boomtown 2017: a wander around the chilled out Whistlers Green, August 2017

Boomtown 2017: a wander around the chilled out Whistlers Green, August 2017

Drum workshop.

Boomtown 2017: a wander around the chilled out Whistlers Green, August 2017

Boomtown 2017: a wander around the chilled out Whistlers Green, August 2017

Boomtown 2017: a wander around the chilled out Whistlers Green, August 2017

Boomtown 2017: a wander around the chilled out Whistlers Green, August 2017

Boomtown 2017: a wander around the chilled out Whistlers Green, August 2017

Wicker chess board.

Boomtown 2017: a wander around the chilled out Whistlers Green, August 2017

Young musicians join a jam session.

Boomtown 2017: a wander around the chilled out Whistlers Green, August 2017

Boomtown 2017: a wander around the chilled out Whistlers Green, August 2017

Boomtown 2017: a wander around the chilled out Whistlers Green, August 2017

Chilling out.

Boomtown 2017: a wander around the chilled out Whistlers Green, August 2017

Stick twirling.

Boomtown 2017: a wander around the chilled out Whistlers Green, August 2017

Forest table tennis.

Boomtown 2017: a wander around the chilled out Whistlers Green, August 2017

Several tents offered live music.

Boomtown 2017: a wander around the chilled out Whistlers Green, August 2017

Boomtown 2017: a wander around the chilled out Whistlers Green, August 2017

Boomtown 2017: a wander around the chilled out Whistlers Green, August 2017

Boomtown 2017: a wander around the chilled out Whistlers Green, August 2017

Boomtown 2017: a wander around the chilled out Whistlers Green, August 2017

Boomtown 2017: a wander around the chilled out Whistlers Green, August 2017

Hula-hoopin’.

Boomtown 2017: a wander around the chilled out Whistlers Green, August 2017

Taking the long stairs back to the downtown area.

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[Additional photos: V Spanu]