The madness of Boomtown Fair 2013 – full photo report online

Night photos from Boomtown Fair festival 2013 at The Bowl, Matterley Estate, nr. Winchester, Hampshire with music, theatre, comedy and art, Thursday 8th -Sunday 11th August 2013

Once again, Boomtown proved to be my favourite festival of the year, serving up a wonderfully chaotic mix of music, performance art and Gawdknowswhatelse.

Unlike many festivals, Boomtown isn’t centred around big bands and superstars, but about little happenings around the site, which had been magically transformed into a large town with rows of façades lining the streets.

By hook or by crook I’m going to endeavour to put on a stage there next year!

Here’s a selection of some photos from the main Boomtown 2013 feature on urban75.

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

Butchers of Boom.

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

Boombox arena.

Night photos from Boomtown Fair festival 2013 at The Bowl, Matterley Estate, nr. Winchester, Hampshire with music, theatre, comedy and art, Thursday 8th -Sunday 11th August 2013

The incredible Arcadia fire breathing machine.

Photos of Boomtown Fair festival 2013 at The Bowl, Matterley Estate, nr. Winchester, Hampshire with music, theatre, comedy and art, Thursday 8th -Sunday 11th August 2013

In the woods.

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

Night photos from Boomtown Fair festival 2013 at The Bowl, Matterley Estate, nr. Winchester, Hampshire with music, theatre, comedy and art, Thursday 8th -Sunday 11th August 2013

Junior hula hoop champ!

Lion's Den stage at Boomtown Fair festival 2013 at The Bowl, Matterley Estate, nr. Winchester, Hampshire with music, theatre, comedy and art, Thursday 8th until Sunday 11th August 2013

The Lion’s Den stage was nothing short of awesome.

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

Heading downtown.

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

Around the town.

People photos from Boomtown Fair festival 2013 at The Bowl, Matterley Estate, nr. Winchester, Hampshire with music, theatre, comedy and art, Thursday 8th -Sunday 11th August 2013

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

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

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

People photos from Boomtown Fair festival 2013 at The Bowl, Matterley Estate, nr. Winchester, Hampshire with music, theatre, comedy and art, Thursday 8th -Sunday 11th August 2013

Boomtown people
Snaps of Boomtown partygoers

Uptown and Downtown
Scenes from around the bustling Boomtown

Lions Den
The stunning Aztec temple stage

Night photos
Boomtown at night when things get a little crazy

Photos from the festival
Random shots taken around the site

Prawnucopia
Even madder than it sounds

The Magic Carpet
Admire the festival travelator

Boomtown festival chat
Tell us about your Boomtown on this busy thread (over 830 replies!)

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