For one week every year a whole city pops up in the middle of the UK with music everywhere you look. A playground of 14 districts each with their own unique life and story. Every visitor becomes a character in the wild, musical, theatrical, experience that is Boomtown.
Boomtown is back for it’s 11th year, bringing magic and life to the Winchester countryside this August. The festival has become notorious throughout the country for the atmosphere it creates by bringing together so many different people and genres in a pop-up city where anything can happen.
The festival has grown in 11 years from a capacity of 1,000 to 66,000. Every year they expand getting bigger whilst maintaining the culture/community vibe that made it special. The festival is defined by it’s districts, each one of which Boomtown describe as their own “mini festival” with a main stage, smaller venues and interactive experiences that culminate to create what makes Boomtown such a unique festival.
Headliners this year include the legendary Ms. Lauryn Hill of Fugees fame, the supergroup Prophets of Rage, Mike Skinner’s iconic UK hip-hop entity The Streets. There are electronic music masters from all sides of the spectrum, from house veterans Groove Armada to drum and bass legends Chase and Status.
There are many more massive acts coming to Boomtown this year and each district will be filled with smaller acts playing in the plethora of individual and distinctive smaller venues in each of it’s independent district.
Regarding 2019, Boomtown have said: “It’s by far the most eclectic and diverse lineup we’ve ever had and we’re insanely excited about having so many completely different artists, who are at the top of the genre they represent, all together on the same bill. It feels like a true privilege to be able to introduce everyone to a huge amount of totally different music from all over the world and the entire spectrum of musical tastes.“
The festival organisers are also taking it upon themselves to prioritise the environmental impact of the festival. They are optimising their fuel consumption for powering the festival, boosting their public travel schemes, eradicating single use plastics and more. Find out more about there Environmental Mission.
You need to see Boomtown with your own eyes to understand how incredible the the scope and experience is. Find out more about the acts and the festival itself here: www.boomtownfair.co.uk/#explore