Boomtown Fair has revealed the details of the latest area Barrio Loco, home to hip hop, garage and grime. Boomtown is returning for its tenth-year celebrations over 9th – 12th August, at Matterley Estate, near Winchester, Hampshire.
It’s the heart of Boomtown’s community and to celebrate Chapter 10, Boomtown has got the best in up and coming talent from the UK scene including the likes of London rapper Ghetts, Lady Leshurr, Foreign Beggars and Nadia Rose. Described as the festivals most vibrant district, this year sees Barrio Loco’s main stage and area expanded for Chapter 10.
Greatly expanded for Chapter 10, this districts’ main stage Poco Loco champions the best in up and coming talent from the UK hip hop, garage and grime scenes. Multidimensional London rapper Ghetts brings his versatile rhymes to the stage, as does Brummie Queen of British rap Lady Leshurr and her melodic flow peppered with political witticisms. Foreign Beggars return with their pioneering sound taking live bass music to the masses. Nadia Rose packs a punch for female empowerment with high energy, playful lyrics and huge upriser Kojey Radical incorporates ‘storytelling and Afrocentric themes’ into spoken word backed with big beats. Not to be missed, Abstract Orchestra Plays Dilla brings live hip hop to new heights, arranging the legendary J Dilla into a 40 piece orchestral arrangement. Dynamic duo Children of Zeus will be bringing bass and soul, whilst carnival kings Jus Now keep the party going with a unique fusion of Trinidad/Bristol inspired production and 808ink duo’s ‘habit of producing house beats, skewed James Blake-like vocal chops’ has dubbed them one of the weirdest hip hop acts around, with a cult following to match.
Reprising their Clubhouse for Chapter 10, Desperados return with three massive takeovers courtesy of Swing Twings, with residency dons Samrai & Platt, Fox and Joey B, the fresh vocals of Alexx A-Game and the broken beat’s of Zed Bias. Oneman and Dj Zinc make Onedance with Jamz bringing to the forefront a whole host of DJ’s including Champion
Elijah & Skilliam and Madam X to name a few! After last year’s street block performance, 24 Hour Garage Girls are back with a filthy UK Garage Sunday session with the likes of Matt Jam Lamont, Mike Delinquent, DJ Cartier and leading lady Shosh. Kaotik Kartel’s mix of reggae and dancehall shows the roots of soundsystem culture that runs throughout the festival, whilst Samedia Shebeen’s tropical soundtrack brings Afrobeats and cutting edge basslines to the party.
Long term performance troupe, Bassline Circus will be returning with their relentless energy to delight passers by with an eclectic mix of circus performance. Raised eyes will find breathtaking parkour, streetdance and breakdancing showcasing the range of influences on offer throughout the district, running along walls and jumping over buildings. Barrio Loco remains a reflection of humanity’s triumphs in times of strife; where neighbours are family and friends are brethren, no-one is alone in this community of celebration.
Boomtown Fair line ups 2018 so far:
Boomtown has established itself as one of Europe’s most creative and inspiring events on the festival scene. With its diverse lineups, crazy story-lines and immersing festival-goers within the narrative. The festival becomes a temporary city for 4 days a year, complete with nine districts sprawling across four areas and festival-goers become citizens of this creative landscape that reflects the current global society.
Boomtown fair has an ever-evolving storyline that is sure to immerse you into the festival whether it be your first time or tenth! See what’s in store in the ever-unfolding and evolving storyline for Chapter 10 ‘The Machine Cannot Be Stopped’