Boomtown Fair festival sells out in record time

Boomtown festival sells out in record time

It’s long been urban75’s favourite festival of the year, and we’re not surprised to see that all  60,000 tickets have sold out this year in record time.

BoomTown Fair 2016 tickets are on sale now!

Mixing and mashing immersive theatre with performance, music and all sorts of crazy happenings, this year’s festival features headline shows from The Specials, Cypress Hill, MIA, Ziggy Marley and Toots & The Maytals.

One of the best things about Boomtown are the zoned townscapes that are created in the uptown and downtown areas, making it much more than a ‘sit down and watch the bands’ kind of festival – this festival is all about getting involved!

Faces in the crowd: scenes from Boomtown's Town Centre, Boomtown Fair Festival 2015, Winchester, England, UK, August 2015

For anyone still looking for a ticket, there are still a small amount of Coach Traveller packages available through Big Green Coaches, from 55 different locations across the UK.
Coach Traveller – £170 Buy here
Shuttle Traveller – £215 Buy here
Teen Tickets – £155.00 Buy here
As ever, look out for dodgy ticket sellers – Boomtown have put a warning out on their website.

To get a flavour of what’s in store, check our photo archive with thousands of pictures from the last six years of Boomtown and join in with the festival chat. .

What’s on in 2017

Check out what’s happening in the various zones:Chinatown, Wild West, Trenchtown, Whistlers Green, Kidztown, Sector 6  Oldtown, DSTRKT 5, Mayfair, Barrio Loco and Bang Hai Towers.

Here’s the full line up:

The majesty of the Lion's Den reggae stage at Boomtown Fair, Winchester, England, August 2015

TRENCHTOWN
Lion’s Den
Ziggy Marley / Toots & The Maytals / The Bonner Brothers (Chaka Demus & Pliers, Richie Spice, Spanner Banner, Snatcha Lion, Shepherd Bonner) / Mr Vegas / Protoje / Lutan Fyah / Big Youth + U-Roy  / Raging Fyah / Agent Sasco & Dub Akom Band / Jah9 & The Dub Treatment / Earl Gateshead with Dawn Penn + Soom T / Gentleman’s Dub Club feat. Taiwan MC, Parly B & Eva Lazarus / Channel One / Jus Now / Iba Mahr & Harar Band / Stick Figure / Suns Of Dub / Solo Banton & Horseman with The Upper Cut Band / Ras Kwame / Chainska Brassika

In the woods: scenes from Boomtown Festival, August 2016

Hidden Woods
Randy Valentine / Nattali Rize / Kingfisha / Runkus & the Old Skool Bond / Aries / Reggae Roast feat. Brother Culture / Chilean Reggae Ambassadors / Nice Up Takeover feat. Shepdog & Seani T, Mr Benn feat. Lorna King & Gardna, Ghost Writerz feat. Serocee & RTKAL, Blend Mishkin, Red Eye Hi-Fi feat. Fox & Kiva, Cut La Vis, AAA Badboy Vs Dub Boy (Soca Set), Riddim Punx, Origin One & Parly B, Jahkron / By The Rivers / Shanti Powa / Kioko / They Say Jump / Fleck + Selecta-JMan / Kelvin 373 / Kaotic Kartel / Prank Allstars / Urban Lions / Hotsteppas / Midnight Zu
Tangled Roots
Channel One / DJ Vadim / V.I.V.E.K. / Riddimwize – Rsd & Hippy Lee Feat. Joe Peng / Uncle Dugs / Skitz & Joe Burn Feat. Inja & Jman/Delhi Sultanate (bfr Sound System) / Gold Dubs / Lion Unit (lionpulse + Unit 137) / Danny T Feat / Tradesman & Parly B / Sinai Sound / Real Roots Feat. Ramon Judah / Elektrikal Sound / Jim Bitch / Disorda / Jam Jah Sound Feat. Lionart / Escape Roots / Leo Samson Feat. Shumba Youth / Sleepy Time Ghost & Friends / Hylu Feat. Zico, A.p Grimshaw & Kosher / Ed West / Jago / Galak Spiritual / Hempolics (dj Set) / Evermoor Sound / Sasha Steppa / Rubberdub Sound / Hold Tight Records / Showcase / Samedia Shebeen / Fat Stash / Dub Time
WHISTLERS GREEN

The Windmill
Gilles Peterson (DJ Set) + Earl Zinger / Dub FX / Benjamin Zephaniah & The Revolutionary Minds / Portico Quartet / GoGo Penguin / Soweto Kinch / Sons Of Kemet / The Comet Is Coming / Jesse Royal / Liam Bailey / Mike Love / Brinsley Forde, Founder Of Aswad / Liam Bailey / DJ Format / Nomade Orquestra / Ariwo / Beating Heart /  SK Shlomo / United Vibrations / Stagga & Magugu / Laid Blak / Nérija / Afro Cluster / Reggaerobics
Floating Lotus
Baby Queens / Elder Island / Anjelo Disons / Holly Holden y Su Banda / Kit Hawes and Aaron / Catlow / New Daze / Steamchicken / Stillhouse / The Inexplicables / Kenta Hayashi / Cave Mouth / Dojo / Yusufla / Cara Means Friend / Subgiant / Color Colectif / Tashkezar / First World Pros / The Barefoot Bandit / Animanz / Almatic / Phosphenes / Kid Kosmic / Hoopy Frood / Toddler / Jausme / Just Flynn
Sandcastle Stage Sam & The Womp / Kid Carpet / Beans On Toast / Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer / Zappatron presents the Lo-Fi Funky Space Quest / Junior Jungle / Mighty John Street Ska Orchestra / The Inexplicables / The Tribe / The Brooklyn Healer / Gorilla Breakdance / Ras Bobo

The Wild West at Boomtown: courtroom scenes, gunslingers and hoedowns, August 2016

 

WILD WEST

Old Mines
Frank Turner / Alabama 3 / Newton Faulkner / Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band / Kíla / Mbongwana Star / The Wurzels / Rev Peyton’s Big Damn Band / Kumbia Queers / Heymoonshaker / Chris Wood / The Furrow Collective / Beans On Toast / Mad Dog McRea / The Breath / La Inedita / 47Soul / Lakuta / Sheelanagig / Showhawk Duo / Noble Jacks / Holy Moly & The Crackers
Rusty Spurs
Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind / Ferocious Dog / Rusty Shackle / The Eskies / Moonshine Wagon / Dana Immanuel & The Stolen Band / The Boot Hill All Stars / The Black Hearted Riders / Mick O’Toole / Imprints / Surfin’ Birds / True Strays / John D Revelator / Dirty Diesel Outlaw Orchestra / Inbredz / Hightown Crows / Black Water County / Dry White Bones / The Back Wood Redeemers / Hodmadoddery / Captain Cactus & The Screaming Harlots / Shootin the Crow / Grandpa Joe and the Chicken Livers / Andrews & Hammond / Devils Damn String Band / The Dooks / Sam Raine
Crazy Calamities
Afro Cluster / Sounds Of Harlowe / Captain Accident / Junior Bill / King Punch / The Tribe / Krupa / Primo Nelson / The Iguanas / Agbeko / Basement 83 / Solomento / The Special Brew / 6foot7 / Mighty John Street Ska Orchestra / King Sub / The Sneak Eazies / Matt Montez Duo / The Whiskey Rebellion / Pareidolia / The Hat Club / Solomento / Slim Pickings Band / The King Solomon Band / C**ty Bumpkins / Solid Gone / Kid Kosmic / The Bare Souls / The Wooden Men / Lead Shot Hazard / Bluetown Rumble / Easy Stride Band / Eat The Evidence / The Railway Sleepers
Wrong Side of the Tracks
Dr Meaker (Dj Set) / Phibes Mandidextrous / Selector Spinach / Titan sound Shosh (24 hour Garage Girls) / Dapper Dan / Sinai soundsystem takeover / Pull up collective b2b Monroller / Gorilla Tactics Takeover / Underkind ft. Norfolk MC / Jah Prang b2b Scratch Bandikoot / Tommy D b2b Binksy Super Sunday Funday with Uncle Dugs, Billy ‘Daniel’ Bunter & Friends / Hot Cakes VS Tumble Audio Showcase – Cut and Run / DevelopMENT, Fish, Hybrid Theory (Hotcakes) – Lucent b2b Deadbeat UK b2b Hadean b2b Hank Limit feat MC Forca (Tumble)

A walk around Chintaown, Boomtown Fair Festival 2015, Winchester, England, UK, August 2015
CHINATOWN

Devil Kicks DancehallL
Legendary Shack Shakers / King Prawn / Planet Smashers / The Dreadnoughts / The Resignators / Los Fastidios / The Creepshow / Subhumans / Inner Terrestrials / The Filaments / The Generators / Reno Divorce / Blaggers ITA / New Town Kings / JB Conspiracy / Bar stool preachers / Faintest Idea / Petrol Girls / P.A.I.N / Pronghorn / Captain Hotknives / Counting Coins / Wonk Unit / Back to the Planet / China Shop Bull / Matilda’s Scoundrels / Firepit Collective / Pizzatramp / Casual Nausea / Rat Bag / Atterkop / Maid of Ace / Last Gang in Town DJs
Chinatown Courtyard
The Dualers  / Astroid Boys  / Maroon Town / Top Cats / Spin Te Ku / Trashtucada / Empatee du Weiss / Cut Capers / Los Albertos / Mad Apple Circus / The Downsetters / Goldmaster Allstars / Nanofish Dippers / Los Dueños / Jeramiah Ferrari / The Turner Brothers / The Stiff Joints  / The Meow Meows / Solko / Count Skylarkin / Skata Tones / Town Of Cats / Dub The Earth / Upbeat Sneakers / Big Red Ass / Sea Bass Kid / Unknown Era / Tree House Fire / Cartoon Violence / Millie Manders / Last Edition / The Activators  / Just Say Nay
The Last Stand
The Hydropaths / The Brewer’s Daughter / Mercurius Rising / Efa Supertramp / FFTP / Joe Yorke / Fabian Maddison / Will Wood / Tim Loud / Jake and the Jellyfish / John Fairhurst / Perkie / Jake Martin / Nosebleed / Joe Tilston / Adam Kahn
Freak Boutique
Autonomads / One Eyed God / Rev Schnider and His Band of Angels  / Petrol Bastard

Uptown and Downtown at Boomtown Fair festival 2013 at The Bowl, Matterley Estate, nr. Winchester, Hampshire with music, theatre, comedy and art, Thursday 8th -Sunday 11th August 2013
OLDTOWN
Oldtown Port
Los Colorados / Sonido Vegetal / Worldly Savages / This Way To The Egress / UFOslavians / Crash Nomada / Gypsy Ska Orquesta / Los Kamer / Batov Records Takeover: Kaligola Disco Bazar, Gypsy Hill, Chavo, Kool Tur, The Discount Orcestra, The Din, Cherry Bandora, DJ Kobayashi / Duncan Disorderly & The Scallywags / Seas Of Mirth / Buffo’s / Wake / Ushti Baba / Solana / Balkan Hotsteppers / El Gadze / Poor Old Dogs / Aelfen / Forest Of Fools / The Balkanoes / Infinite Collective / The Dead Maggies / Balkan / Wanderers / The Folkestra / Hedge Gods
Buskers Wharf
The Syndicate Sideshow / My Bad Sister / Pyratrix Circus / Ramshackliscious / Daniella D’Ville and Big Grey / Francesca Mari / Street Milk / Chasing Whiskey / Sarah Slater / Stickleback Plasticus / Molly Orange / Charlie Bicknell / The Crew / Georgie Price / Antonia Gonzalez / The Brothers Swag / Backyard Rhythm Orchestra / Gynormous Rawkus / Rasking Bobo / Jeremy Tuplin / MaxFire / Matt Valentine / Lou Dacques / Anthony Jaquin / Marcus Lewis / Head hackers / Allan huge shame / Jay Smift / Ulysses / MissRadida / Misstress vex / Sister Strange / Kristina Carpe Diem / Postal Posse  / Pridy Rose Tattoo / Jack the Clipper  / People’s Front Room / Twisted Fairground / Gypsy Disco / Grandma’s Living Room / Rimski’s Scrapyard / Thomas Crook / The Inconvenience Superstore (BANG HAI PLC)  / Shamrock / Smugglers Den / Da Graaff’s Reformatory / The Library/ Doris Doos Olbitchuary Office / Lucky Cat Musement /  Zodiac Disco Klub / Boomtown Bobbies / Behind Bars / The Job Centre

 

A night at the Park Hotel in Boomtown Fair, Winchester, England, August 2014
MAYFAIR
The Ballroom
Alice Francis / LMZG (Lamuzgueule) / GinkGoa / Smoove & Turrell / Kansas Smitty’s House Band / Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer / The Ska Vengers / Honeyfeet / The Allergies  / DJ Chris Tofu / Brass Off: Dat Brass Vs Bring Your Own Brass / Mr Tea & The Minions / Phil Mac Orchestra / Miss Kiddy / Swingers / Mista Trick (Live) / 12 Stone Toddler / DJ Hiphoppapotamus / Indian Man / Steamchicken / Crinkle Cuts / Mama Jerk & The Ladyfingers / Smith & The Honey Badgers / World’s Tallest DJ / Fandjango
Swing Patrol – Swing Dance Class
Mayfair Street Partywith Electrikal Sound System
Dutty Moonshine / Big Swing Sound ft Hypeman Sage / Jamie Berry / C@ In The H@  / Danny Wav / Cat Jam
The Bandstand
Hallouminati / Gypsy Unit / Imperial Leisure / Colonel Mustard & The Dijon 5 / Phat Bollard  / Mango Rescue Team / BYOB / Dat Brass / Faith I Branko / Op Sa! / Hardcore Hornography / Jaye and Foe Band / Binbag Wisdom
The Park Hotel
The Massive Soca Takeover feat Jus Now, Dub Boy & Atik2 + AAA Badboy  / Laid Blak / Eva Lazarus & The Afronaughts / Chris Munky & Inja / DJ Cheeba / Vibe Roulette / The 45’s / Big In Lights / Bring Your Own Brass / DJ Boundary – Swing City / Lounge Cat Ideals / Richard Cordle – Black Pimps On Acid / Rum Buffalo
BARRIO LOCO
Vamos
Alfresco Disco / Ben Ufo & Mr Scruff & Joy Orbison / Boddika / Bodhi / Booka Shade – Live / Boys Noize / Carl Craig / Dave Clarke / dusky / House Gospel Choir / Monki / Shapes / Solorado
Poco Loco
Aj Tracey / Amy Becker / Asian Hawk / Bobbie Johnson / Chali2na & Krafty Kuts / CW Jones / Deadplayers Vs Problem Child / Donae’o / Dr Syntax & Pete Cannon / Elf Kid / Ellis Meade / Eva Lazarus / Gardna showcase Parly B, Inja, J-man / IAMDDB / Inja / Jungle Brown / LayFullStop / Loyle Carner / Taiwan MC / Mr Thing / My Bad Sister / Ocean Wisdom / The Four Owls
24 Hour Garage Girls
A-Bee / Audio Gutter / Cellardore / Deadbeat ft. Forca / Dr Cryptic / Gash b2b Hadean / Gorilla Tactics Takeover / In:flux Audio Takeover / Inflatable Fuhrer / Leisure Centre Takeover / MC KIE PRESENTS: Legends of the Old Skool LIVE PA ft. Sweet Female Attitude, MC Kie, Dennis G & MC Vapour / Mikey B / Off Me Nut Takeover / Rutherford ft. Mark Kidd / Shosh / Stavros MC & Dert Bagginz / Vital Techniques ft. MC Pean / WamJam / WittyBoy
Sector 6 Ed Rush & Audio presents Killbox / Ed Solo b2b Deekline / Kelvin 373 / King of the Rollers – Serum, Bladerunner, Voltage, Carasel / Lowqui / Mefjus B2B Emperor / Optiv & BTK / Phace  / S.P.Y / Shogun Audio Takeover (Friction, Icicle live, Spectrasoul, Rockwell, Technimatic, Joe Ford, Fourward) / Shy FX & Stamina MC / The Prototypes / Toddla T & DRS / Wonka & Syn / Xtrah

DSTRKT 5 Bang Hai Black Sun Empire / Break / Butterz Takeover – Swindle, Elijah & Skilliam, Champion and MC Serious / DJ Cartier / Dj luck & Mc Neat / Exit Records presents…D-Bridge, Skeptical, Alix Perez, Fracture SP:MC / Heartless Crew / Holy Goof / My Nu Leng & Dread Mc B2B TQD / Redlight / Roska B2B Murder He Wrote / Rusko / Skepsis

Robotika
Aphrodite / Asbo Disco / Caspa / Dazee / D-Dots / Emily Dust / GutterFunk Presents: DJ Die x Dismantle x Inja X special guest / Drumsound & Bassline Smith + Mc Youngman / Dub Phizix & Strategy / Fabio & Grooverider / Freestylers / GQ / Jamie Rodigan / Leisure centre takeover / Loefah / Mistress Mo / Navigator / Randall / Ray Keith / schlachthofbronx / Star.One / Storm / Swing Ting label showcase ft:Brackles, Famous Eno, Fox, Platt, Joey B & Samrai / Utah Saints

Scrapyard Amen4Tekno Raggatek Shutdown: Mandidextrous, Matt:Scratch, T-Menace / Billain vs Broken Note / Block Dodger vs Volatile Cycle vs Barbarix / Chris Liberator & Sterling Moss LIVE / Deathmachine vs Dolphin / Destructive Tendencies / E- Coli / Eatbrain League X Jade b2b L33 b2b Agressor Bunx feat. Coppa / Ed Cox / Forbidden Society / Freddy Frogz / Hellfish vs The Speed Freak / Jubwise / Limewax VS Thrasher / Mark EG / Matt Acidic / Mattykore / Nicky Blackmarket / Panacea VS Gancher and ruin / R – Zac (Crystal Distortion & 69db) / Ronin / SP23 Takeover / Stivs / The DJ Producer – LIVE / The Sickest Squad / Vandal VS Floxytek

Sewage Workz

Andy Skopes / Bailey / B-Key / Breakforce One / dgoHn / DJ Future / F000l / Green Bay Wax Takeover: Kid Lib, Dwarde, Percussive P, Bazia / Jungle Syndicate and Amen-tal Takeover: Raggamuffin, Dr..um, Doomham, Wombcorps, Bluntly Speakin, Tiny Taste, Beyz, Cervical Snare, Pixl / Mozyk Takeover: Brokoli, Marcanta, Ghost / NoizyAzFuck / Optimystic / Paradox
Phuture-T / Ricky Force / Scrase / Shitwife / Skitzaphonic / Smyla / Spinscott / Supa Ape / Tech Itch / Threshold b2b Theory / Triple Sickz

Spaceport
Amy Becker presents Acrylic  / Boston / F-Block / Ghetto Funk Takeover: Chicken Brothers, Dancefloor outlaws, DJ Leroy & Cozzie Watt, Howla, Joss Jinx (Disco Funk Set), Spinforth Hosted by Profit & Natty Speaks / Itchy & Skratchy Dj’s / Kasparov / Rutherford / Saucy Records – Barely Royal & bunny, Inkline,Tru Fonix,Underground Traffic,Licked! / SWU FM Takeover / The Sultan