Boomtown Puts Finishing Touches To Line Up

Boomtown 2018, Image: Charlie Raven

Boomtown Fair has announced the remaining 2 of 12 district releases for Boomtown Chapter 11, with Paradise Heights and Town Centre.

Taking place in Winchester, between 7th-11th August the five day, 66,000 capacity event celebrates a multitude of music genres and has headliners that includes the likes of Lauryn Hill, The Streets, Chronixx, UB40 ft Ali Campbell & Astro and Groove Armada on the bill.

Boomtown’s most immersive districts Paradise Heights, with a tagline “ A pressure free pleasure seeking Utopia” this luxury resort complex, fully interactive set is curated by The Dank Parish and is set to an extensive background of afrobeats, Ggom, funk, disco, soul and swing.

A jam packed headline bill from all corners of the world is set to get the party vibe going on main stage Paradise Ballroom and it features the likes of Stonebwoy (Ghana), Jus Now (Trinidad / UK), DJ Lag (South Africa), Daniel Haaksman (Germany), Nickodemus (USA), Muzi (South Africa), Beating Heart Presents SARONDE (UK), Emmanuel Jal & Nyaruach (South Sudan), Leo Justi (Heavy Baile) (Brazil) and the UK’s Emily Dust, to name but a few of the artists performing.

With an additional three venues in the district, the full line-up of global sounds for Paradise Ballroom and Hotel Paradiso, The Bandstand and Villa Avarice, plus ELECTRIKAL SOUND SYSTEM Full Sound System Takeover – Sunday Street Party, can be found below along with links to the Paradise Heights full line-up poster and the district and artist images.

TownCentre, which is one of the original main stages delivers sounds that span from rock to ska, punk to funk, reggae with blues, hip hop and jazz and folk and doesn’t disappoint. It features headliners that includes the likes of Prophets of Rage, Slaves, Gogol Bordello, Salt-N-Pepa, Atari Teenage Riot, Therapy?, Ozomatli ft Chali 2na, Bedouin Soundclash, Killing Joke, Asian Dub Foundation, Kosheen with Sian Evans and Goldie Lookin Chain, to name but just a few.

New for this year will be the Twisted Time Machine takeover of the historic Bad Apple Bar, alongside the multiple options of real ales and ciders will be the backdrop of  70s / 80s / 90s tunes all day and night each day of the festival… This new party central will be hosting non-stop bangers, making party dreams come true with 70s soul train, Jane Fonda style 80s aerobics dance-a-thons, key changes galore with 90s pop bands classics and the occasional rave like it was back in 1991… Watch out for some very special guests taking to the decks to guide everyone through the decades of dance.

“Chapter 10 saw the close of a ten year story and Chapter 11: A Radical City, is the start of a radical new world and it has given us the chance to totally mix things up! Over the last six weeks we’ve released a mammoth series of district line ups. They are unique in every way and are full of amazing acts from every scene imaginable and showcase over 500 artists from international stars to fresh grassroots talent. We are as immersive and creative as ever and this year the districts have provided us with an overarching, intricate and wider Boomtown stage that has given hundreds of actors and characters the perfect platform to launch our new storyline and bring it kicking and screaming to life!” Boomtown Organisers

Chapter 11
A Radical City
Festival Dates
7th - 11th August 2019
 Matterley Estate, Hampshire
Lauryn Hill, Prophets Of Rage, The Streets...
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Ticket Prices
£199 - £265
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Longstanding Boomtown institution, the Job Centre will again be opening its doors to proactive citizens with their notorious Office Christmas Party alongside Boomtown bassline spinning regulars including; Off Me Nut takeover and the ever skilled SHOSH from 24hr Garage Girls. The ministers of mischief, Boomtown Bobbies will be doing their best to keep people on the straight and narrow whilst delivering a line up that includes a secret headliner, explosive DJ Sterling Moss, Rukus, Born on Road Takeover, Seizmic Audio to Gypsy Disco.  

A limited number of Tier 4 standard tickets are still available, as well as Public Transport Saver Tickets. All ticket information can be found here.


TROPICAL TEA PARTY:Stonebwoy (Ghana) / Jus Now (Trinidad / UK) / DJ Lag (South Africa) / Daniel Haaksman (Germany) / Nickodemus (USA) / Muzi (South Africa) / Beating Heart Presents SARONDE (UK)Emmanuel Jal & Nyaruach (South Sudan)/ Leo Justi (Heavy Baile) (Brazil) / Bosq (Columbia) / Faith Mussa (Malawi) / SILVASTONE (UK) / Emily Dust / Hippo Sound System /

AAA Badboy B2B Count Bassy / Gundhi Brothers / Mango Factory / Hiphoppapotamus / Waggles / Samedia Shebeen / Ru Robinson / Strawberry Jam Sound System

SWING & TINGZ VS SWING & BASS: Rumba De Bodas / Professor Elemental + DJ Nick Maxwell / Colonel Mustard & The Dijon 5 / The Gaslight Troubadours / Mr Tea And The Minions / Duke Skellington / C@ In The H@ / Mortisville & Friends / Chris Tofu / Mista Trick / Jitterbug feat. The Anomalies / Emma Clair feat. Alanna Lyes / Fizzy Gillespie B2B Dan de’Lion / The Bomo Swing

Jurassic 5’s Soup Presents: The Fullee Love Collective / The Allergies / Flevans / London Remixed UKG Orchestra ft. Blue Lion Band, MC Kie & Enamie / Afro Cluster / Heavy Beat Brass Band / Tom McGuire & The Brassholes / MonkeyLove Stunt Team

THE BANDSTAND: The Age Of L.U.N.A. / Don Johnston Live / Pineapple / The Hawkmen / CW Jones / Josephine And The Artizans / Mother Ukers / Darren Eedens & the Slim Pickin’s / New Daze / Razzomo / The Railway Sleepers / Mariachi El Pinche Grin Go / Alresford Ukulele Jam

ELECTRIKAL SOUND SYSTEM Trouble In Paradise. Full Sound System Takeover Sunday Street Party

Hotel Paradiso Big Bad Soca Takeover / Dub Boy / Atki2 / AAA Badboy / Rukus / Serocee / Jonesy Wales / Laid Blak / Mr Benn / Tun Up! Stage show / Ngaio / Vibe Roulette / Mad Apple Circus

Villa Avarice: Dr Meaker (DJ Set) / Imperial Leisure (DJ Set) / Captain Flatcap (DJ Set) / Gorilla Tactics / Toby Spin / Kelvin 373 / Bustawidemove B2B Lazlo Legezer / Bish B2B Crom / Nick the Hedge / DJ Lusinda / Twerkout DJs

Town Centre Full Line Up

Town Centre

Prophets Of Rage / Slaves / Gogol Bordello / Salt-N-Pepa / Atari Teenage Riot / Therapy? / Ozomatli Ft Chali 2Na / Bedouin Soundclash / Killing Joke / Asian Dub Foundation / Kosheen With Sian Evans / Goldie Lookin Chain / The Neville Staple Band / Brass Against / Submotion Orchestra / Beans On Toast / Tankus The Henge / Dizraeli (New Live Band) / King Kong Company / Renegade Brass Band / Cut Capers

Job Centre

Off Me Nut Takeover: Phatworld B2B Thorpey B2B Venz B2B K-Orse / Sammy Virji / Zero / Freddie Martin / Foor / Deadbeat Uk & Forca / King Hydra / Fish & Sherry S / El Clarto / Spacegat / 24Hr Garage Girls: Shosh / Mikey B / Dr Cryptic B2B Dr Oscillator / Hadean B2B / Vellum / Tropical Selecta / Mutant Bass Takeover: Kanji Kinetic, Rrritalin, Samplejunkie, Audio Gutter

Boomtown Bobbies

Secret Headline / Sterling Moss / Rukus / Born On Road Takeover / Seizmic Audio / Rumble In The Jungle Ft Dj Hybrid, Kamoh B2B Noisy Antics / Gypsy Disco / 6 Sunsets / Tiddles / Scramble / Ravenous / Dub Drenched Soundsystem / Checkmate

Twisted Time Machine Takeover Of The Historic Bad Apple Bar

The Wedding Disco / Lycra 80S Party Interactive Aerobics Show / Asbo Disco Presents The Box / Mad Donna / Disco Disco Disco Ft. Buttoned Down Disco With Soul Train Dance Party / Trashstreet’S Back / Mr. Ben & Shepdog (Disco Set) / Mikey Snooze / Strictly Whitney / Boomtown All Stars & Special Guests