Boomtown cannot stop booming! With an already stacked line up and close to selling out the festival has announced an increase in capacity and new street venues. The festival has secured a licence for an increased capacity of 60,000 and more than 80 Street Venues have been added.

BoomTown Fair is heading back to the Matterley Estate, Near Winchester between 11 – 14 August. It is the year of the Revolution, a chapter in the ongoing fully immersive storyline that plays out throughout the festival.

Gracing the streets will be some spanking new treats, The Sky Bar, Behind Bars and Patisserie Calorie, as well as staple favourites; the Job Centre, Postal Posse, The Bank, ASBO Disco. Each one of the 80+ venues will be hosting their own weekend long party, guaranteed to lure even the most seasoned citizen into an adventure of unadulterated excitement and intrigue!

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Even with the increase, tickets have been flying out and are now running very low.

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. 

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

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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

Discover some new music at Boomtown Fair 2016 – check out our chat with BoomTown’s music programmer and discover some great up and coming acts here

In anticipation of more people on the ground, sustainability steps are being taken to minimise the festival’s impact on the surrounding environment. With audience travel making up around 70% of a festival’s carbon footprint, BoomTown are encouraging sustainable, green travel and reducing congestion via a number of public transport methods including; Coach & Festival Ticket packages; Shuttle Buses from the train station and Car Share schemes. To help those who plan to attend via public transport, the event organisers are offering a couple of  pre-pitched tent hire options to help minimise the load and encourage attendees to only bring what they need and intend to take home.

Sticking to the promotion of environmental awareness and sustainability, Boomtown’s main charity partner for 2016 is Energy Revolution. Every penny donated is directly invested into clean, green energy projects to helping balance travel emissions and create a sustainable future for everyone. Longtime pioneers of the EcoBond project, Boomtown encourage all attendees to bag up their waste and hand it back in to us, dramatically reducing the impact the fair has on the estate. A tidy BoomTown is a happy BoomTown!



Ac Slater B2B Taiki Nulight / A Skillz / Chris Lorenzo / Critical Sound: Mefjus, Ivy Lab, Kasra, Emperor, Enei, / Sam Binga, Foreign Concept, Klax, Hyroglifics / Diemantle / HybRid Theory / Krafty Kuts / Plump DjS / Stanton Warriors / The Heatwave / The Nextmen / The Upbeats / Zed Bias & Trigga

Mc’s: GQ, Jakes, Maksim, Redders, Trigga


Alfresco Disco / Billy Kenny & Will Clarke / B.Traits / Derrick Carter / Derrick May / Dj Deeon / Flux Djs / Friend Within / Jackmaster / Kry Wolf / Melé / Mj Cole / Nightmares On Wax DJ Set / Octave One – Live / Shadow Child / Shapes DJs / Skream


Altern 8 / Boom Sound Takeover / Chimpo / Deep Medi Takeover: Mala, Truth, Gorgon Sound, Commodo, Gantz, Kaiju, Rider Shafique / DJ Zinc / Gakstreet Boyz vs Ma$$ive $xX / Iglooghost / Inspected Records Takeover: Billian, Culprate, Monuman, Sorrow, Inspector Dubplate / Itchy & Skratchy djs / Kafkr / Koan Sound / Mella DeE / Om Unit / Papa B & BBL / Shades of Rhythm / Slipmatt / Special Request / Squire of Gothos


Al Twisted / Angerfist / Block Dodger / Cause4Concern / COOH / Counterstrike / Crystal Distortion / Dataklysm / DJIPE / DJ Michael Barrymore / DNA Sounds Dolphin / Dr Peacock / Fortitude / Fragz / Guigoo Hallucinator / Irritant Sounds / Lucy Furr / Machine Code  Mandidextrous / Pattern J / PRSPCT Takeover / Psiko Radium / Requiem Sounds / Robyn Chaos / Sinister Souls / Subliminal Audio / The Outside Agency / The Speedfreak / Therapy Sessions / Vandal


Dead Players / Devvo / DJ Craze / DJ Format & Abdominal / DRS – Live / Dr Syntax & Pete Cannon / Foreign Beggars Gardna / Jenna & the G’s / JFB / Jman / Johnny Dub / Jus Now / Levelz / Pharoahe Monch / Red Eye HiFi FT Kathika, Fox, Sparkz & Kiva / Reeps One – Live Av Show / Rich Reason / Swindle – LIve / Submotion Orchestra / The Mouse Outfit ft Dr Syntax, Sparkz, Truthos Mufasa / Fox & Black Josh / White Bully / Mr Woodnote & Lil Rhys


Action Sloth / Barry Ashworth (Dub Pistols) / Billy Bunter / Binksy / Bluntskull / Capitol 1212 / Cut La Vis / Dephicit & Summer Bright / Devvo / DJ Maars / Electrikal Sound (DJ Set) / FLeCK / Frandanski b2b Rob (Smokescreen) / Hydroponik Takeover / InsideInfo (Viper Recordings) / Jah Prang / Jungle Jewce King Long Ting / Kinky Movement (Replay) / Law As F**k! / Mr Benn b2b Shepdog (Nice Up!) / Phatworld b2b Thorpy (Off Me Nut) / Remarc / Rico Tubbs / Split Prophets / Subliminal Bassline Takeover / Tumble Audio Takeover / The Littlemen (Smokescreen) / Thesis Underkind / Volatile Cycle / Waggles b2b Hiphoppapotamus


0=0 / Amen-tal / Bkey / Bong Ra / Dave Skywalker / Dr Bastardo / Ghost / Igorrr / Jungle Syndicate / Pants and Socks / Ruby My Dear / Smyla





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


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



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 


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



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


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


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



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


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


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



Barely Legal / Born On Road Takeover / Calibre / Chimpo / Daddy Skitz & Friends / Deadbeat UK / Dj Hype B2B Hazard / Dub Phizix / Foundation (Sticky B2B Scott Garcia & Lady Chann) / GotSome / J-man & FLeCK / Madam X / Ms Dynamite / My Nu Leng / Newham Generals / Ram Records Takeover: Audio, Calyx & Teebee, Teddy Killerz / Roni Size & Krust Present Full Cycle / Serum & Bladerunner / So Solid Crew: Lisa Maffia, Romeo, Harvey, Mega, Asher D / T.Q.D. (Royal T, DJ Q, Flava D)

Mc’s: Carasel, Drs, Dread Mc, DyNAmite Mc, Lx One, Skibadee, Strategy, 2Shy




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


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



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



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


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


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 ft Horseman / 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 / Plus Mr Motivator Morning Workout


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 and 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


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


Rawlings: Ras King BoBo / Barnaby / Fitness Focus / Dreams and Whispers / Compost Mentis Whalley Range AllStars / Ape Projects Environmental Workshops / Panic Circus / Family Yoga / Tumble Tots

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