Boomtown Fair Announces Psychedelic Gatherings District Line-Up

Credit - Scott Salt For Boomtown

Boomtown Fair is returning for its tenth-year celebrations over 9th – 12th August, at Matterley Estate, near Winchester, Hampshire.

After announcing Gorillaz as their first headliner for 2018 as a UK exclusive, the festival released their diverse line up with the likes of Die Antwoord, Limp Bizkit, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Jimmy Cliff, Amadou & Mariam, The Selecter, Sleaford Mods, Enter Shikari, Billy Bragg, Skatalites, Maribou State, Omar Souleyman and more set to make an appearance.

The latest announcement, Psychedelic Gatherings, brings Trance, Techno, Hi-Tech and Psycore communities together across three psychedelic venues; all hidden amongst the wooded wonderland.

In its own tranquil world on the outskirts of the festival city, The Psychedelic Forest is a place for blissing out to ever-evolving arpeggios while soothing your feet in the cool sand. Sequenced square-waves mutate through the atmosphere providing a supportive backdrop for both serious stomping and existential inquiry.

Curated by the UK’s Psy promoters, IllumiNaughty, Tribe of Frog and Hitechnicians, the sandy dancefloors of Boomtown’s own surreal slice of Goa combine a range of Psy from huge international artists, to grassroots underground, representing the very best in the Psychedelic universe from PsyDub to Psytrance to PsyCore.

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’

Ticket prices are £243.50. On sale now

Full Psychedelic Line-Up:

Psy Forest:

Shpongle / Bliss / GMS / Freedom Fighters / Phaxe / Skazi / Hypnocoustics / Avalon / Deedrah /  Krome Angels  / Dino Psaras / Liquid Ross / Jay Om vs Journey / Tune Raider / Ekanta / Hamish and Bedders / Lemon Tree Live Band / Shanti / Neil Moore / The Goblin / Bahar Canca / Thallom vs CK /

Pantheon Techno Takeover Sunday:

Charlotte de Witte / Enrico Sangiuliano / Extrawelt / Nanoplex / Fabio Ferro / Mara LeFay / Aliji

Tribe of Frog:

Alta / Audiofire / Banyan / Ben Coda / Brainiac / Cathar / Chameleon / Chris Rich / Cimi / Contineum / Dirty Saffi / Divination / Dr.G / Dynamic Range / Earthling / Geo / Headworks / Hemp / Illegal Machines / Jägerhertz / James West / Lorraine / M-theory / Natzan / Neo / Neuroplasm / Neutron / Nuky / Pieman / Psibindi / Psychosonic / Psydigital / Psymmetrix / Sinerider / Sonic Wave Control / Steve Oood / Suddha / Tortured Brain


Act One / Apollyon / Astral Labyrinth / Cheryl Catawampus / F’da F’da / Final Form / Forward Momentum / Fractal Spin / K-freq / Krosis / N Vader / Pastor John / Psionic Entity / Psyc0de / Refried Dreams / Skyhighatrist / Speed Alliance / Ugly Ducky