Boomtown Fair celebrates folk, acoustic and global fusion as they release line-up for Copper County including Xavier Rudd, This Is The Kit, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit and Bassekou Kouyate.
Step back in time to Copper County! As part of the festival’s immersive overarching storyline, Copper County is set in the year 1905 where a new age of industry brings with it soot and grime but also skyscrapers and finery. The home for folk, acoustic and world music, where sounds of banjos and basslines continue to resonate throughout.
One of the 8 new main stages for 2019 sees the introduction of The Forge, an icon of the industrial revolution… or the birth of the curse… presenting a global fusion of folk and traditional music. Topping the bill is soulful multi instrumentalistXavier Rudd from Australia, beautiful and contemporary folk from Winchester’s own This Is The Kit, blends of hip hop funk, reggae, jazz, folk from Michael Franti & Spearhead, politically charged acoustic roots from Malian virtuoso Bassekou Kouyate, serene folk rock from Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit as well as the broad ranging sounds of Dreadzone, Breabach, Seth Lakeman, BCUC, San Salvador, Elephant Sessions, Emmanuel Jal & Nyaruach, Skinny Lister, She Drew The Gun, Grace Petrie, Stella Donnelly, Showhawk Duo and Mik Artistik.
Just one of Boomtown’s 12 themed districts, the festival’s varied headline bill that 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
Elsewhere in the district is Foggers Mill the one stop shop for intimate, foot stomping sets of bluegrass, folk and Americana all day long. Featuring Neck, Graveyard Johnnys, Pronghorn, Funke & The Two Tone Baby and more. Flying Moustache is one of the festival’s most surprising and diverse
On a different tip is Boomtown favourite Wrong Side of the Tracks, bringing as always a huge line-up of drum and bass and electronic music, including special appearances from DJ Yoda as well as a breaks set from Eats Everything!
The Forge: Xavier Rudd / This Is The Kit / Michael Franti & Spearhead / Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit / Bassekou Kouyate /Dreadzone / Breabach / Seth Lakeman / Bcuc / San Salvador / Elephant Sessions / Emmanuel Jal & Nyaruach / Skinny Lister / She Drew The Gun / Grace Petrie / Stella Donnelly / Showhawk Duo / Mik Artistik’S Ego Trip
Foggers Mill: Neck / Graveyard Johnnys / Pronghorn / Funke & The Two Tone Baby / The Boot Hill All Stars / The Zipheads / Pussycat And The Dirty Johnsons / Imprints / Doc & The / Headshrinkers / Bare Hunter / The Newcranes / Dana Immanuel And The Stolen Band / Jc’S / Hopeless Sinners / Soeur / Nick Parker And Ben Wain / Goldwater / The Back Wood Redeemers / Stoat / Some Dogs / Dry White Bones / Gimme Gimme Gimmes / Muddy / Summers And The Dirty Field Whores / Catballou / Monkey Bizzle / Greenman Rising / Sixteen String Jack / Circe’S Diner
Wrong Side Of The Tracks – Hosted By Gorilla Tactics: Dj Yoda / Unglued B2B Whiney Ft. Degs / Limited B2B Saxxon B2B T>I Ft. Inja / Daniel Pearce (Eats Everything Breaks Set) / Billy ‘Daniel’ Bunter / Uncle Dugs (Garage Set) / Phibes / Gardna Pa / Born On Road Ft. Ac13 B2B Ben Snow, Gella, Euphonique B2B Kelvin 373 / Off Me Nut Ft. Ben Suff Donk & Phatworld / Dope Ammo B2B Dj Hybrid Ft. Trafic And Sye Mc / Alexis / Third Nipple Ft. Selector Spinach B2B Mooreman B2B Wamjam / Paulie Walnuts / Tropigwana / Bish / Binksy / Scratch Bandikoot /Big Mon / Denzle / Rumble In The Jungle Ft. Monroller B2B Pull Up Collective / Dubson Ft. Lady V Dubs B2B Macpherson Mc Enamie & Y-Zer Mc / Displace / Tbm B2B Dc / Mazar / Animus (Lifestyle Music) / Mc Snyda
Flying Moustache: Para Fiction / Imperial Leisure / Terra Viva / The Rev Schnider And The Band Of Angels / Moth / Skamma + Joe Blow & Bason / Fernquest / Traxx / Local / Slowie / The Scribes / Nonamedisciple / The High Breed / Firefarm / Tree House Fire / Rebel Control / Tootin Ska Moon / Dirty Alex / Brudez / Kray-Z Legz / The Cabarats / Town Of Cats / Key Lime Pi / The Roustabouts Collective / The Datura Roots Collective / The Balkaneers / The Sweetchunks Band / Horses On The Beach / The Bare Souls / Madi / Hornman / Rogue Siesta / Bainbridge & Co / Mairaj & The Family / Sir Curse / Year Of The Dog