Madness, Leftfield, Damian ‘Jr Gong’ Marley, and Fat Freddy’s Drop lead the acts announced for BoomTown Fair: Chapter 8 – ‘The Revolution Starts Now’
A fictional pop-up city where post-apocalyptic Mad-Max meets Burning Man in an immersive playground of creativity, life imitating art, interactive sideshows and live theatre. This fictional city has been built for it’s citizens over the past 7 years.
The 2016 festival will return to the Matterley Estate, Nr Winchester between 11th – 14th August, bringing with it BoomTown’s totally unique mix of underground music genres, film like set designs and streets populated with live action characters
Also on the line up are Levellers, Fun Lovin’ Criminals, The Selector, Bad Manners, Imelda May and many many more
Every kind of musical genre is celebrated at BoomTown, from ska, folk, gypsy, reggae, world, punk, pirate and disco to electro-swing, jazz, blue-grass, bass, jungle and techno, all enjoyed in a spirit of unity and freedom. A huge amount of great music over 23 stages.
This year sees the introduction of “Sector 6”, a new area for the festival
Asian Dub Foundation, Babylon Circus, Bad Manners, Beardyman, Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Leftfield, Levellers, Mad Caddies, Madness, Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Molotov Jukebox, Parov Stelar, The Correspondents (Live Band), The Selecter, The Slackers
Benny Page vs Ed Solo feat. Darrison, Channel One meets Mad Professor, Congo Natty feat. Congo Dubz, Tenor Fly and Iron Dread, Damian ‘Jr Gong’ Marley, Fat Freddy’s Drop, The Heatwave presents Showtime, Inner Circle, Junior Kelly, Kabaka Pyramid & The Bebble Rockers, Little Roy, Morgan Heritage, Mungo’s Hi-Fi (Live), Solo Banton, Soom T, Tanya Stephens, Tarrus Riley, The Skints, Zion Train
Beans On Toast, Dhol Foundation, Imelda May, Joe Driscoll & Sekou Kouyate, Lau, Los De Abajo, Mokoomba, Nahko & Medicine For The People, Ojos De Brujo, Seth Lakeman, Shooglenifty, Skinny Lister, Steve ‘N’ Seagulls