BoomTown is just a few days away and we cannot wait to enter this award winning festival
New stage announcement – The Speakers Corner
Standard tickets sold out – Coach & Festival tickets still available here
Matterley Estate – Winchester
11th – 14th August 2016
The festival, which received a licence to up the capacity to 60,000 in June, is gearing up for the eighth instalment of the high octane, fully immersive, story lead spectacular.
In true BoomTown style, announcements are still being made about yet another new stage! The Speakers Corner, with talks across a vast range of topics and guest speakers including Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams, Tourette’s Hero Jess Thom and Queen of Bristol bass Eva Lazarus. Conversations will be highlighting everyday issues around race, sexuality, gender and diversity, alongside worldwide politics, such as the refugee crisis, personal awareness and education.
Continuing the awareness raising through education and action, BoomTown have also partnered with the White Ribbon Campaign to support their Safe Music guide. The guide aims to raise awareness among promoters, venue managers and festival organisers of gender-based violence and harassment at music events and to highlight that it is everybody’s issue by encouraging both men and women to step up when needed.
“We are really excited that BoomTown is one of the first festivals to invite us to run an awareness raising event for their festival-goers. Festivals who work with the White Ribbon Campaign are sending a clear message that they take women’s safety seriously and would never keep silent or shy away from tackling it. We hope other festivals will follow BoomTown’s lead.”
Dave Boardman, author of the White Ribbon Campaign’s Safe Music guide
The Campaign will be holding a launch event at the festival and will offer advice and support to festival attendees.
With only a few days to go, excitement is building in the city of Boom… The all new Sector 6 stage is swiftly heading towards completion and has already surpassed expectations, reaching higher than the imagination had fathomed! The Lion’s Den, the biggest reggae stage in the UK, is being built in Trenchtown, ready for reggae legends Damian ‘JR Gong’ Marley, Madness and Fat Freddy’s Drop. Over to Hilltop Parov Stelar, Leftfield, Asian Dub Foundation and Fun Lovin Criminals will be dazzling on The Town Centre. Electric Swing Circus, The Carny Villians and The Big Swing Sound bring magnificence to Mayfair while The Invisible Circus and Bohemian Betyars ride The Jolly Dodger Pirate Ship…
Descending into night, Bang Hai Palace is all set to breath bass over DSTRKT 5 as Stanton Warriors, Zed Bias and Critical Sounds scorch the skyline. Submotion Orchestra, Swindle and Foreign Beggars bring the party to life at Poco Loco while house and techno technicians Derrick May, Simian Mobile Disco and MJ Cole flood the streets of Barrio Loco. Just outside, the plot thickens at The Bassline Plaza where a new character is introduced in Barrio Loco’s immersive storyline.
Hundreds of actors are ready to bring the city’s incredible backdrop to life, details that elevate each district and make the theatrics that await around every corner, even more real; where anyone and everyone’s inner character can come to life.
If you are lucky enough to be exploring BoomTown this weekend, as we are please find below the map to help you not get lost……. or maybe you want to.