Boomtown Fair Announces Massive Line Up

Boomtown 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 its headliners and a bulk of the line up for 2019.

The line up includes Lauryn Hill, Prophets Of Rage, The Streets, Chronixx, Chase & Status Presents Rtrn II Jungle, Groove Armada, Slaves, UB40 aka Ali Campbell and Astro, Salt-n-Pepa, Gogol Bordello and many more.

Chapter 11
A Radical City
Festival Dates
7th - 11th August 2019
 Matterley Estate, Hampshire
Lauryn Hill, Prophets Of Rage, The Streets...
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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.

As always that is by no means it. There are hundreds more acts from over 80 genres performing in each of the districts, the details of which will be released district by district every Friday and Tuesday from 15th February onwards.

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

‘This is by far the most eclectic and diverse lineup we’ve ever had, it’s even more ‘Boomtown’ than ever before. There is something really special about completely different artists, who are at the top of the genre they represent all together together on the same bill. It feels like a true privilege to be able to introduce thousands of people to a huge amount of totally different music from all over the world and the entire spectrum of musical tastes.’Boomtown Organisers

Matterley Estate near Winchester has been Boomtown’s home since 2011. As the festival has grown in capacity to 66,000, the importance of protecting the environment and reducing Boomtown’s carbon footprint and impact on Winchester and the surrounding area has become as major priority for the festival.

We did a Q&A with Boomtown’s Sustainability Co-ordinator – Emily Ford:

Pre-pitch tents seem to be an increasing trend and demand for festivals, could you see camping events going mostly/all pre-pitched in the future? Potentially yes, anything is possible. Why buy a tent that won’t last past one use from a big supermarket when you can hire one for the same price at the festival – and have it put up for you! Camplight is one of our which is a pre-pitched providers and all their tents have been salvaged from other festivals, it’s 100% sustainable camping!

Lak (festival co-founder) opened up an interesting debate about the event possibly pushing forward with all/mostly vegan food vendors. Is that a realistic option or scenario for the future of the festival? There are many different conversations about what Boomtown is doing to protect our planet, and these include some radical ideas for Chapter 11 and going meat free is indeed one of them! …

Found out the answer to the rest of this question and more here – Environmental Mission Q&A

Boomtown Fair Review 2018
Boomtown Fair manages to re-capture the spirit of festivals. The attention to detail is second to none.
Line Up
Food and Drink
Entertainment Away From Music
Stage Design
Visual Delight
Food Options
Use of wooded areas
Music and acts can come across as repetitive
Some stages are too quiet
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