Boomtown Fair Announce First Acts & New Area For 2019

Boomtown: Chapter 10 - The Machine Cannont be Stopped, UK 2018. Image: Charlie Raven

Boomtown Fair, a truly independent music and theatrical festival, will return to the Matterley Estate over 7th – 11th August 2019.

Following a hugely successful 2018 edition, one of the most adventurous, colourful and immersive festivals Boomtown Fair has announced the exciting introduction of AREA 404; an impressive techno haven featuring some of electronic music’s most influential figures.

Chapter 11
A Radical City
Festival Dates
7th - 11th August 2019
Location
 Matterley Estate, Hampshire
Artists
Lauryn Hill, Prophets Of Rage, The Streets...
VIP/Glamping
Options Available
Capacity
66,000
Ticket Prices
£199 - £265
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The five-day 66,000 capacity festival set in the Matterley bowl in Hampshire on the second weekend of August, will construct a groundbreaking and theatrical led new stage area; the distinctively Industrial, post-apocalyptic and expansive AREA 404 will be dedicated to the raw sounds within the electronic music spectrum.

Drawing deep inspiration from Boomtown’s innovative delivery and creative commitment, the proudly independent festival now in its 11th year, will also invite Drumcode and Bugged Out to host the stage for Friday and Sunday, respectively, with confirmed headliners across the Friday, Saturday and Sunday including Carl Cox, Four Tet and Amelie Lens.

Celebrating 25 years of Bugged Out, Australian Lo-Fi House luminary Mall Grab will join esteemed selectors Ben UFO, Joy Orbison, Phantasy Boss Erol Alkan and Boyz Noize as they also welcome Four Tet’s electronic illumination of sound to AREA 404’s intense landscape.

Saturday’s headliner is none-other than the ultimate Techno legend and one of the founding fathers of the Techno-House genre; Carl Cox.  

The renowned DJ and figurehead makes his sensational Boomtown debut with Eats Everything, Dirtybird leader Claude Vonstroke while the pioneering Skream is set to share the booth with fast rising and inspiring SAMA’.

Swedish techno platform Drumcode, will bring its uncompromising sound to Sunday with sets from Dense & Pika, Enrico Sangiuliano and a special b2b session from La Fleur and B.Traits before one of biggest names in Techno headlines proceedings. The unstoppable, Antwerp-born Amelie Lens’ ascension to festival main stages worldwide has been meteoric and cements AREA 404’s residence amongst the Techno elite.

AREA 404 is the latest progressive to arise from the deeply original and idiosyncratic vision of Boomtown’s creators, and added to 14 distinctly themed areas, hosting 27 main stages and 80 smaller street venues. The latest edition to the Fair is poised to instil excitement and eagerness within the electronic music community.

Tickets for next years event are on sale now and priced depending on your package

  • Thursday entry: from £199 to £244
  • Wednesday entry: from £219 to £264
  • Installment plan – Adult Festival Entry £245
    Pay £50 deposit now, followed by 3 automatic payments of £65 on 1st Feb, 1st Mar and 1st Apr.
  • Installment plan Adult Festival Entry Ticket includes Wednesday £265.10
    Pay £50 deposit now, followed by 3 automatic payments of £71.70 on 1st Feb, 1st Mar and 1st Apr.
  • Boomtown Springs including upgrades: £410.00

Gig Addict Speaks To Boomtown Fair Organisers

Atmosphere9.5
Line Up7.2
Food and Drink9
Organisation9.2
Entertainment Away From Music9.6
Positives
Stage Design
Visual Delight
Food Options
Use of wooded areas
Drawbacks
Music and acts can come across as repetitive
Some stages are too quiet
8.9
Fields Ahead
CONCLUSION
Boomtown Fair manages to re-capture the spirit of festivals. The attention to detail is second to none.
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