Delve deep into the underworld for a journey through drum & bass, house, jungle and heavy bass in the abundance of mind-bending venues and shady sideshows as the DSTRKT 5 line up drops. Boomtown Fair is returning for its tenth-year celebrations over 9th – 12th August, at Matterley Estate, near Winchester, Hampshire.
Boomtown has established itself as one of Europe’s most creative and inspiring events on the festival scene. With its diverse lineups, crazy story-lines and immersing festival-goers within the narrative. The festival becomes a temporary city for 4 days a year, complete with nine districts sprawling across four areas and festival-goers become citizens of this creative landscape that reflects the current global society.
DSTRKT 5 features venues Robotika, Scrapyard, street venues and a full-on celebration of underground rave and sound system culture.
Taking over the formidable Robotika with their distinct footwork flavour, Teklife Showcase come all the way from Chicago with sets from; DJ Taye, trailblazer of the sound and DJ Rashad’s prodigy, multi-instrumentalist and long term member Taso and elusive jukebox producer DJ Paypal. A force to be reckoned with, fathers of all things jungle, the Jungle Warriors will be shredding up the stage with formidable sets from; Shy FX mentor Potential BadBoy, Kenny Ken – legend of warehouse parties and early leaders of Ragga music Remarc and The Ragga Twins. Hailing from Brooklyn, pioneering hardance DJ Lenny Dee leads the line up at the Scrapyard, playing a world exclusive set alongside techno wax innovator The DJ Producer. Combining European FreeTek with Bristol soundsystem culture, the fresh sounds of Vandal are matched only with good time heavy vibes from Billx. Dutch duo The Outside Agency supply cutting edge hardcore techno whilst soundscapes tie together Maztek’s neurofunk inspired drum & bass and the UK’s No.1 hardcore label Deathchant Records Showcase Ft. Axe Gabba Murda Mob presents devious turntable tricks from crafty combo Bryan Fury & FishHell.
Stories of legends are produced on the streets of DSTRKT 5 with each hidden venue providing visitors with the most unexpected of journeys. Eyes can’t be trusted down at the Red Rash Inn where gender norms are flipped on their heads and every self identifying specimen is welcomed into the open arms of the fine establishment after a series of tantalizing, thought provoking cabarets. Balancing precariously on the tightrope of outwardly outrageous, Happy Slap Boutique matches circus with pyro in a stage show to leave the audience bewildered and beguiled. Racy robots, oxygen masks, breakcore and bassline are just some of the excellent eccentricities that lie in the depths of Downtown – it has to be seen to be believed…
Boomtown Fair line ups 2018 so far:
Watch out for our interviews with a handful of the Boomtown team coming soon.
Boomtown fair has an ever-evolving storyline that is sure to immerse you into the festival whether it be your first time or tenth! See what’s in store in the ever-unfolding and evolving storyline for Chapter 10 ‘The Machine Cannot Be Stopped’