Bang Hai Towers are back this summer for Boomtown’s tenth chapter, held over the 9-12th August at Matterley Estate nr Winchester. The 60,000 capacity festival sold out in record time this year and it’s no surprise why with megastages such as this celebrating the best in underground music.
Bang Hai Towers is the Boomtown Fair’s communications hub and the headquarters of corporate sponsors Bang Hai Industries. A state of the art-multi channelled broadcasting facility that prides itself in bringing Boomtown into the digital era.
It’s also a massive, towering inferno of all things bass!
Night Bass will be waking up this towering inferno on Friday night, with bass heavy sets from; AC Slater swapping LA for Hampshire after spearheading UK underground music across the US, house injected with bass from Brummie duo Cause & Affect, wobbly basslines and ethereal vocals from Jack Beats, heavyweight sounds by sledgehammer soundsmith’ Taiki Nulight and grime infused bass in large supply from Riddim Commission. Saturday sees a double whammy in takeovers; Saucy Records have big bass boy Barely Royal on offer as well as dubstep inspired bassline producer Pelikann – expect to hear some surprises from this huge label who have been releasing some of the best in underground bass music over the last year. Crucast Showcase bring bassline to Hampshire with genre fusion from dark jungle to funky bassline by Skepsis, jump up duty from Nottingham boy Darkzy and rising Bristol bassmith Notion to name a few. Sunday sees a massive set from Wookie B2B Matt Jam Lamont ft MC Vapour taking it back to the old school with their History of Garage. A rare back to back comes courtesy of underground pioneer DJ Zinc, techno-house head Eats Everything and a rare appearance from dance music underlord Special Request, ft Sgt Pokes and MC GQ.
Boomtown Fair line ups 2018 so far:
This structural beast littered with television screens act as the city’s media house feeding into the festivals ongoing storyline as the main communication hub for the big bosses of Bang Hai Industries. A beacon to all who look down the festival’s hill, these towering laserbeams of bass dominate the Downtown skyline, pulling wanderers in with an astronomical amount of cutting edge bass music – expect high energy and big vibes.
DJ Zinc B2B Eats Everything B2B Special Request ft Sgt Pokes & GQ / Crucast: Skepsis, Darkzy, Notion, Mr. Virgo, Bru-C & Lazcru / Redlight / Night Bass : Chris Lorenzo, AC Slater, Cause & Affect, Jack Beats, Taiki Nulight, Riddim Commission / DJ Q, Gotsome, Jamie Duggan, Distinkt
Wookie B2B Matt Jam Lamont & Mc Vapour – History of Garage / Saucy Records: Barely Royal, Pelikann, Affiliate, Licked & Blak Puddin / Shosh & MC Kie / Asbo Disco
FULL HEADLINERS LINE-UP:
Gorillaz / Die Antwoord / Limp Bizkit / Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals / Jimmy Cliff / Amadou & Mariam / Sleaford Mods / Enter Shikari / The Skatalites / Morcheeba / Goldie & The Heritage Ensemble / Soul II Soul / Spice / Shy Fx Presents: Cult.ure / Groundation / Billy Bragg / Maribou State / Omar Souleyman / Dubioza Kolektiv / Fishbone / Nadine Shah / The Selecter / Bilal / Jah Wobble & The Invaders Of The Heart / Fantastic Negrito / The Herbaliser / Stereo MC’s / Too Many Zooz / Romare (full Live Band) / Zara McFarlane / Sampa The Great / Daara J Family / Kitty, Daisy & Lewis / Deluxe / L’Entourloop Ft Troy Berkley & N’Zeng / My Baby / Rising Appalachia / Lankum / Mammal Hands / Molotov Jukebox / Dub Pistols / Dutty Moonshine Big Band / Alsarah & The Nubatones / Meute / Baba Zula / Slamboree / Gordie Mackeeman & His Rhythm Boys / Captain Ska / Nubiyan Twist / Alfa Mist / Blue Lab Beats / Elvana / Mathias Duplessy & The Violins Of The World / Johnny Osbourne | Lt. Stitchie, Papa Levi & Ras Demo / Spragga Benz & Friends / Havana Meets Kingston / Jungle Warriors Aka Kenny Ken B2b Potential Badboy B2b Remarc & Ragga Twins / Skarra Mucci / Etana / Jungle Cakes Takeover: Ed Solo B2b Deekline B2b Serial Killaz B2b Benny Page / The Skints / Macka.B / Chopstick Dubplate Feat. Demolition Man & Horseman / The Nextmen Vs GDC / New Kingston / Earthkry / Samory I / Napalm Death | Soulfly / Capdown / Idles / Ho99o9 / Earth Crisis / Voodoo Glow Skulls / Random Hand / Adolescents / Jaya The Cat / The Rumjacks / Inner Terrestrials / Hacktivist / Turbowolf / Moscow Death Brigade / Samsara Blues Experiment / Haggard Cat / [spunge] / Shpongle ( Simon Posford, Raja Ram, Michele Adamson) Live / Bliss / Freedom Fighters / Avalon / Skazi / Phaxe / GMS / Chrome Angels / Dino Psaras / Hypnocoustics / Earthling / Sinerider / Bugged Out (,, Purple Disco Machine,, Idris Elba, B.Traits, Lemmy Ashton) / Edible (Eats Everything, Paul Woolford, Jesse Perez, Lord Leopard, Cousn) / Sulta Selects / Charlotte De Witte / Enrico Sangiuliano / Extrawelt / Redlight | / Crucast Takeover / Chris Lorenzo/ Night Bass Showcase | Dj Zinc B2b Special Request | Plastician | Clap! Clap! / Ghetts | Nadia Rose | Lady Leshurr | Teklife Showcase | Foreign Beggars / Kojey Radical / Lowkey, Chali 2na & Krafty Kuts / Levelz | Children Of Zeus | Rocks Foe / Big Zuu / 808ink / Hospitality / Clipz / Critical Sound / 20 Yrs Of Virus Records (Ed Rush & Optical) / Eatbrain / 25 Yrs Of V Recordings / Dj Marky / LTJ Bukem / Dimension / Breakage / Dillinja / Maztek / Lenny Dee Vs The Dj Producer / Deathchant Records Showcase / The Outside Agency / Vandal Vs Billx / Stay Up Forever Takeover / Le Bask / Radium