BoomTown Fair’s new healing, sustainability and family area announced

Whistlers Green Area has been completely remodelled and relaunched under the umbrella of renewable energy and sustainability with a whole host of new relaxing spaces, political talks, yoga, meditation, education and three new stages.

Whistlers Green, has united with KidzTown and expanded into greener pastures. Featuring a whole host of new stages, cafes, chill-out areas, activities, workshops and education spaces, the area offers a family-friendly haven to soak up sounds, enjoy some rest and relaxation, pass on skills and learn all kinds of new ones!

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. Boomtown Fair has innovative city-like layout with each “district” having a unique feel, atmosphere and image, that is also reflected on the acts that play the district. 

Heading back to the Matterley Estate, Nr. Winchester between 11 – 14 August.

Tickets: Tier Three – £170 (plus Booking Fee & Eco Bond)

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Among the area’s latest additions is the Windmill Stage, where funk, soul, reggae and folk music are the order of the day, featuring the likes of Craig Charles, Banco De Gaia, Prince Fatty feat. Horseman, Will Varley and Smoove & Turrell.  For laid back, acoustic roots vibes, the always-popular Floating Lotus stage will host acts including Stick In The Wheel, The Rubber Wellies and Sound of the Sirens, plus a late night chill-out café.

The Floating Lotus stage will also see the fantastic Circe’s Diner joining the line up, we recently cover them in an Exposure feature: Introducing Circe’s Diner

The latest additions join Madness, Damian Marley, Leftfield, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Parov Stelar, Bad Manners, Fun Lovin’ Criminals, The Neville Staple Band, Imelda May, Levellers, Pharoahe Monch and more. FULL LINE UP BELOW. Find a round-down of the line up and festival here: BoomTown 2016

Building on Whistlers Green’s commitment to all things eco-friendly and sustainable, the green innovations and campaigns area has introduced the new Speakers’ Corner. A platform for engaging, entertaining and welcoming talks, comedy and debate, its aim is to educate, inform and raise awareness of important social, political and environmental issues.8Daisy_Brasington_Kidstown_SUN-24

KidzTown offers the festival’s younger Citizens a massive array of fun-filled, experiential and educational activities to get stuck into. From learning woodland skills in the brand new Forest School to participating in the incredible BoomTown Carnival, and playing in among the newly built streets and houses of KidzTown, children can take ownership of their neighbourhood and have their voices heard, making a positive contribution to the wider community.

At the heart of KidzTown is the Sandcastle Stage, where an eclectic line-up of music, dance and comedy will keep the whole family entertained. Artists this year include Joe Driscoll, Laid Blak and Professor Elemental, plus theatre and workshops from Dreams & Whispers, Panic Circus, Tumble Tots and many more.



Town Centre

Asian Dub Foundation / Babylon Circus / Bad Manners / Beardyman/ Fun Lovin’ Criminals/ Leftfield/ Levellers/ Mad Caddies/ Melbourne Ska Orchestra/ Molotov Jukebox/ Parov Stelar/ The Correspondents (Live Band)/ The Selecter/ The Slackers/ Dutty Moonshine Big Band/ Neville Staple Band/ Chainska Brassika



The Jolly Dodger

Babylon Circus/ Los de Abajo/ Bohemian Betyars/ Les Yeux d’la Tête/ Fat Bastard Gang Band/ N.O.H.A/ Projekt Rakija/ The Destroyers/ Days N Daze/ Mischief Brew/ The Turbans/ The Baghdaddies/ Veeblefetzer/ Balkan Hotsteppers/ Mondo Cane/ The Zen Hussies/ Zorita/ Transylvania/ Gypsy Unit/ Ushti Baba/ Tantz/ The Great Malarkey/ Wombo Orchestra/ Gypsies Of Bohemia/ Hallouminati/ Barbarella’s Bang Bang/ Poor Old Dogs/ Mr Tea & The Minions/ Gadje Scum/ Manushka/ Biere de Luxe/ Klonk



The Ballroom

Smokey Joe & The Kid feat. Mystro/ Electric Swing Circus/ The Carny Villains/ The Sweet Life Society/ Big Swing Sound feat. Hypeman Sage/ Eugene The Cat/ Sound Nomaden/ Swingbot/ Savages y Suefo/ Pep’s Show Boys & Sebastian Röser ft. Rosantique/ DJ Chris Tofu/ The Zen Hussies/ Unexpected Guests feat. Professor Elemental/ Jenova Collective/ DJ Louie Prima/ Chicken Brothers/ Madame Electrifie/ CatJam/ The Church/ Daytoner/ Little Violet/ Louis Barabbas & The Bedlam 6/ Wombo Orchestra/ Mr Tea & The Minions/ Swingers/ World’s Tallest DJ/ The Rumpsteppers/ BMVT/ Madame Barducci and The Goudzy Guitar/ The Imperial Works/ Antelope/ Chameleon Mime/ DJ Eliazar/ Swing Dance Classes


The Bandstand
Renegade Brass Band/ Brass Funkeys/ Temple Funk Collective/ Llareggub Brass Band/ Gypsies Of Bohemia/ Barbarella’s Bang Bang/ Manieres des Bohemiens/ Immigrant Swing/ Rum Buffalo/ Jass B’Stards



Old Mines

Imelda May / Afro Celt Sound System/ Ojos de Brujo/ Nahko & Medicine For The People/ Seth Lakeman/ Lau/ Joe Driscoll & Sekou Kouyate/ Steve N Seagulls/ Larry & His Flask/ Shooglenifty/ Raghu Dixit/ Dhol Foundation/ Beans On Toast/ Mokoomba/ The Brother Moves On/ Afriquoi/ Ferocious Dog/ Skinny Lister/ The Turbans/ 3 Daft Monkeys/ Fitty Gomash/ Pronghorn


Rusty Spurs

The Boot Hill All Stars/ Johnny Cage & Voodoo Groove/ Skimmity Hitchers/ Gaz Brookfield & Ben Wain/ Sam Green and The Midnight Heist/ The Hot Sprockets/ Louis Barabbas & The Bedlam 6/ Seven Little Sisters/ The White City Shakers/ Severed Limb/ Screamin Miss Jackson & The Slap ya Mamma Big Band/ Funke & The Two Tone Baby/ Showhawk Duo/ Cat Ratchers/ Dead Plants/ JC’s Hopeless Sinners/ Trailer Trash Orchestra/ The Back Wood Redeemers/ Wessex Pistols/ Buffalo Skinners/ Captain Cactus & The Screaming Harlots/ Gin Bowlers/ Dana Immanuel & The Stolen Band/ Curst Sons/ Dusk at Dawns/ Dead Plants/ The Inbredz


Crazy Calamities

The Scribes / Afro Cluster/ Junior Bill & The Scallies/ The Future Dub Project/ Crinkle Cuts/ Euphony/ The Piratones/ Pachango/ Iguanas/ Key Lime Pi/ Josephine & The Artizans/ Eat The Evidence/ Vegetable Collective/ Feel Good Culture/ Easy Stride Band/ MoCara/ The Barefoot Bandit/ Zegema Beach/ King Solomon Band/ Lily Mi/ Sam Evans Band/ Henge/ The Maitree Express/ Feelgood Experiment/ Selby And The Dharma Blitz/ Fast Decline/ Echo Town/ Primo Nelson



Poco Loco

Dead Players / Devvo/ DJ Craze/ DJ Format & Abdominal/ Dr Syntax & Pete Cannon/ DRS (Live)/ Foreign Beggars/ Gardna/ Jenna & the G’s/ JFB/ Jman/ Jus Now/ Levelz/ Mouse Outfit/ Mr Woodnote & Lil Rhys/ Pharaohe Monch – Live band/ Red Eye HiFi with Kathika/ Fox/ Sparkz & Kiva/ Reeps One – Live AV Show/ Submotion Orchestra/ Swindle (Live)/ White Bully (Live)



Alfresco Disco/ Billy Kenny/ B.Traits/ Derrick Carter/ Derrick May/ Flux DJs/ Friend Within/ Jackmaster/ Nightmares On Wax/ Octave One (Live)/ Shadow Child/ Shapes DJs/ Skream/ Will Clarke



Psychedelic Forest

Hallucinogen / Hilight Tribe/ Neelix/ Shpongle – DJ set by Simon Posford/ GMS/ Skazi/ 1200 Micrograms/ Orb Soundsystem/ Ozric Tentacles/ JOOF/ Alok/ Gaudi/ Dino Psaras/ Tsuyoshi Suzuki/ Hypnocoustics/ Parasense/ Hedflux/ Monk3ylogic/ Dirty Saffi/ Nick Sentience/ Liquid Ross/ Driss/ Nigel Shiva Valley/ Tortured Brain/ Logica/ DJ Moon/ Mack/ Nikki S/ Shakti/ ThallOm/ Lemon Tree


Tribe of Frog

Brainiac/ K.i.M/ Sinerider/ M-Theory/ Illegal Machines/ llegal Sensations/ Filterheads/ Neuroplasm/ Big Scary Monsters/ Ben Coda/ Continem/ CIMI/ Divination/ Occular/ AudioFire/ James West/ Aardvark/ Subliminal System/ Spinney Lainey/ Svess/ Xymox/ Pieman/ Geo/ Psychosonic/ Dr G


So Bang Psy

Loose Connection/ Apollyon/ Skyhighatrist/ Act One/ Refried Dreams/ Cheryl Catawumpas/ Krosis/ Final Form/ N.Vader/ Life Path 9/ Allycat/ Cybernetic Ghost/ Stalic Overdose/ F’da F’da



AC Slater/ Barely Legal/ Boom Sound Takeover: Big.Bad.Soundsystem, Fleck, Gardna, Jinx in Dub, Kreed, Parly B/ Chris Lorenzo/ Deadbeat UK/ Deep Medi Takeover: Mala, Gorgon Sound, Commodo, Gantz , Rider Shafique, Sun of Selah/ Diemantle/ DJ Die/ DJ Zinc/ Foundation: Sticky b2b Scott Garcia & Lady Chann/ GotSome/ Hybrid Theory/ Juma MC/ Kry Wolf/ Madam X/ Melé/ MJ Cole/ Ms. Dynamite/ Newham Generals/ Om Unit/ So Solid Crew: Lisa Maffia, Romeo, Mega, Asher D/ Special Request (XL Recordings)/ Truth/ Wonka-Vision/ Zed Bias Soundsystem & MC Trigga



Devil Kicks Dancehall

Leftover Crack/ Senser/ Street Dogs/ Big D and the Kids Table/ Jaya The Cat/ Talco/ Inner Terrestrials/ Culture Shock/ Sonic Boom Six/ The King Blues/ Mischief Brew/ Banane Metalik/ The Peacocks/ The Brains/ The Filaments/ New Town Kings/ Chewing On Tinfoil/ Wonk Unit/ The Bar Stool Preachers/ Vanilla Pod/ Faintest Idea/ Firepit Collective/ Smokey Bastard/ Ruby Throat/ Dogshite/ In Evil Hour/ Casual Nausea/ Rags Rudi/ Intercity Crazy Train/ Skaciety/ Last Gang In Town Soundsystem


ChinaTown Courtyard

Ska Vengers/ Will & The People/ The Riffs/ Spred The Dubs/ By The Rivers/ Buster Shuffle/ Caravãna Sun/ Goldmaster Allstars/ The JB Conspiracy/ Land Of The Giants/ Bombskare/ Magnus Major/ China Shop Bull/ Wombo Orchestra/ Cut Capers/ Mad Apple Circus/ The Meow Meows/ Counting Coins/ Smiley & The Underclass/ The Majestic (Ska Set)/ Count Skylarkin’/ Karl Phillips and the NGF Rejects/ The Stiff Joints/ The Activators/ Cartoon Violence/ Millie Manders/ THE TiPS/ Disney Rascal/ Last Edition


The Last Stand

Days N Daze/ The Lagan/ Ratbag/ Lenny Lashley’s Gang of One/ The Roughneck Riot/ Matilda’s Scoundrels/ Cistem Failure/ 2 Peas in a Pod/ Hello Mabel/ Ed Ache/ Joe Yorke/ Mercurius Rising/ EFA Supertramp



Lion’s Den

Damian ‘Jr Gong’ Marley/ Fat Freddy’s Drop/ Morgan Heritage/ Inner Circle/ Tarrus Riley/ Junior Kelly/ Tanya Stephens/ Kabaka Pyramid & The Bebble Rockers/ The Heatwave presents Showtime feat. Big Narstie, Tippa Irie, General Levy, Flowdan, Rodney P, Demolition Man, Skibadee, Solo Banton, Serocee, Stush, Nadia Rose/ Congo Natty feat Congo Dubz, Tenor Fly & Iron Dread/ Little Roy (Battle For Seattle)/ The Skints/ Mungo’s Hi-Fi Live Band feat. YT, Charlie P, Eva Lazarus + more/ Channel One Meets Mad Professor/ Benny Page Vs Ed Solo/ Zion Train/ Soom T/ Kiko Bun/ Hollie Cook/ Laid Blak


Hidden Woods

ManuDigital/ Dreadsquad & Blackout JA/ Pama International/ Alaine and Dean Fraser with Blak Soil Band/ Aries/ IQulah Rastafari/ Part2Style/ Uncle Dugs ‘Jungle Renaissance Rinse FM set’/ 6Blocc/ Jinx in Dub/ Stagga & Ras Robbie/ Babydub/ The Resonators/ Eva Lazarus/ Backbeat Soundsystem/ Illbilly Hitec ft. Longfingah/ Born On Road/ Kelvin 373/ Dope Ammo/ Amabadama/ Donette Forte & Urban Lions/ General Roots/ General Skank/ Samsara/ Dubheart/ Prank Dancehall/ Shanti Squire & MC Little Tree


Tangled Roots

Earl Gateshead/ Sticky Joe & Cheshire Cat/ Skitz & Joe Burn/ Delhi Sultanate & Begum X/ Unit 137 Sound System + Lionpulse Sound System AKA Lion Unit/ Trinity Music London/ INI/ Sharp And Ready/ Hylu/ Serocee/ Crises/ Disorda/ Sasha Steppa/ Joe Ariwa/ Lionbeat/ Fleck/ AAA Badboy/ Disorda/ Danny T & Tradesman/ Jam Jah feat. Lion Art/ Leo Samson/ J-Man Selecta/ Chief Rockas / Escape Roots feat. Tom Spirals/ Fat Stash/ Rubberdub Soundsystem/ Countryman Soundsystem/ Titan Sound/ Kaotik Kartel




Craig Charles / Banco De Gaia / Prince Fatty & Horseman/ Wrongtom & Ragga Twins/ onlyjoe / Oka / Will Varley / Smoove & Turrell / Ephemerals / Harleighblu / The Gene Dudley Group / The Allergies / Rrradio Gee / 3 Daft Monkeys / Pronghorn / Tankus The Henge / Fitty Gomash Ceilidh / First Degree Burns / Ben Russell & The Charmers / Crinkle Cuts / Mr Motivator


Floating Lotus

Stick In The Wheel / The Rubber Wellies / Sound of the Sirens / Rhain / Cate Ferris / Dilla V & The Oddbeats / The Inexplicables / Forest of Fools / Tamu Massif / Tensheds / Patch & The Giant / The Messengers of God / The Woodland Creatures / Kuki & The Bard / Circe’s Diner / Sam Evans & Andy Slade / Thickets / Mount Nakara / Snufkin / Craig Sutton: The Flamenco Thief / Dextor Selboy & The Shonky Trio / Jess McAllister / Arcadian Collective


Sandcastle Stage

Laid Blak / Joe Driscoll / Glitzy Baghags / Professor Elemental / Brass Funkeys / OK2 / Junior Jungle / Batala Portsmouth / Easy Stride Band / Craig Sutton: The Flamenco Thief


Bang Hai Palace

RAM Records Showcase: Calyx & Teebee, Audio, Teddy Killerz/ Roni Size & Krust present Full Cycle/ Dub Phizix/ Calibre/ Critical Sound: Mefjus, Ivy Lab, Kasra, Emperor, Enei, Sam Binga, Foreign Concept/ My Nu Leng/ TQD (Royal T/ DJ Q/ Flava D)/ DJ Hype & Hazard present 20 Years of Playaz/ Born On Road (Aries, Kelvin 373, Stivs, Gold Dubs)/ Taiki Nulight

MCs: DRS/ Dynamite MC/ Strategy/ 2Shy/ Skibadee/ LX One/ Carasel/ Dread MC



The Upbeats/ Koan Sound/ Stanton Warriors/ Krafty Kuts/ Altern8/ Plump DJs/ A.Skillz/ The Heatwave/ The Nextmen/ Chimpo/ Mella Dee/ Slipmatt/ Inspected Records: Billain, Culprate, Monuman (Emperor), Sorrow, Inspector Dubplate/ Shades of Rhythm/ Daddy Skitz & Friends/ The Squire of Gothos/ Itchy & Skratchy DJs



Angerfist/ Dr Peacock/ Guigoo/ Radium/ Vandal/ Counterstrike/ Cause4Concern/ Cooh/ Machine Code/ The Outside Agency/ Pattern J/ The Speed Freak/ Psiko/ Djipe/ PRSPCT Takeover: Fragz , Dolphin, Sinister Souls/ Therapy Sessions Takeover: Hallucinator, Fortitude, Robyn Chaos/ Block Dodger/ Al Twisted/ Mandidextrous/ Dataklysm/ DJ Michael Barrymore/ Irritant Sounds/ Subliminal Audio/ DNA/ Requiem Soundsystem


Sewage Works

IGORRR (Solo set)/ Bong-Ra/ Ruby My Dear/ 0=0/ B Key/ Smyla/ Ghost/ Dr. Bastardo/ Pants and Socks/ Dave Skywalker/ Jungle Syndicate/ Amen-Tal