Boomtown Fair 2017

When: 10-13 August 2017
Where: Matterley Estate, Winchester, Hampshire
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Boomtown reveals new stage: Bang Hai Towers

26/04/17 - Boomtown has announced a new stage, Bang Hai Towers, that will be the centrepiece for the Downtown area of the festival. Appearing on the new stage will be:

Black Sun Empire / Break / Butterz Takeover - Swindle, Elijah & Skilliam, Champion and MC Serious / DJ Cartier / Dj luck & Mc Neat / Exit Records presents...D-Bridge, Skeptical, Alix Perez, Fracture SP:MC / Heartless Crew / Holy Goof / My Nu Leng & Dread Mc B2B TQD / Redlight / Roska B2B Murder He Wrote / Rusko / Skepsis

The Boomtown Fair line-up so far also includes:

TRENCHTOWN:

Trenchtown, a celebration of Jamaican music and soundsystem culture, is at the heart of Boomtown, with its musical influence heard  across the entire festival. The Lion's Den stage stands 40ft tall; an 'ancient temple' adorned with cascading waterfalls and explosive pyrotechnics, providing a jaw dropping setting for global reggae legends and homegrown talents. Boomtown's additional reggae focussed stages include the long established Hidden Woods, which transports to a woodland reggae beach party, and Tangled Roots, programmed by London/Bristol collective Lion Unit.

Lion’s Den

Ziggy Marley / Toots & The Maytals / The Bonner Brothers (Chaka Demus & Pliers, Richie Spice, Spanner Banner, Snatcha Lion, Shepherd Bonner) / Mr Vegas / Protoje / Lutan Fyah / Big Youth + U-Roy / Raging Fyah / Agent Sasco & Dub Akom Band / Jah9 & The Dub Treatment / Earl Gateshead with Dawn Penn + Soom T / Gentleman’s Dub Club feat. Taiwan MC, Parly B & Eva Lazarus / Channel One / Jus Now / Iba Mahr & Harar Band / Stick Figure / Suns Of Dub / Solo Banton & Horseman with The Upper Cut Band / Ras Kwame / Chainska Brassika

Hidden Woods

Randy Valentine / Nattali Rize / Kingfisha / Runkus & the Old Skool Bond / Aries / Reggae Roast feat. Brother Culture / Chilean Reggae Ambassadors / Nice Up Takeover feat. Shepdog & Seani T, Mr Benn feat. Lorna King & Gardna, Ghost Writerz feat. Serocee & RTKAL, Blend Mishkin, Red Eye Hi-Fi feat. Fox & Kiva, Cut La Vis, AAA Badboy Vs Dub Boy (Soca Set), Riddim Punx, Origin One & Parly B, Jahkron / By The Rivers / Shanti Powa / Kioko / They Say Jump / Fleck + Selecta-JMan / Kelvin 373 / Kaotic Kartel / Prank Allstars / Urban Lions / Hotsteppas / Midnight Zu

Tangled Roots

Channel One / DJ Vadim / V.I.V.E.K. / Riddimwize - Rsd & Hippy Lee Feat. Joe Peng / Uncle Dugs / Skitz & Joe Burn Feat. Inja & Jman/Delhi Sultanate (bfr Sound System) / Gold Dubs / Lion Unit (lionpulse + Unit 137) / Danny T Feat / Tradesman & Parly B / Sinai Sound / Real Roots Feat. Ramon Judah / Elektrikal Sound / Jim Bitch / Disorda / Jam Jah Sound Feat. Lionart / Escape Roots / Leo Samson Feat. Shumba Youth / Sleepy Time Ghost & Friends / Hylu Feat. Zico, A.p Grimshaw & Kosher / Ed West / Jago / Galak Spiritual / Hempolics (dj Set) / Evermoor Sound / Sasha Steppa / Rubberdub Sound / Hold Tight Records / Showcase / Samedia Shebeen / Fat Stash / Dub Time


WHISTLERS GREEN:

The Windmill

Gilles Peterson (DJ Set) + Earl Zinger / Dub FX / Benjamin Zephaniah & The Revolutionary Minds / Portico Quartet / GoGo Penguin / Soweto Kinch / Sons Of Kemet / The Comet Is Coming / Jesse Royal / Liam Bailey / Mike Love / Brinsley Forde, Founder Of Aswad / Liam Bailey / DJ Format / Nomade Orquestra / Ariwo / Beating Heart /  SK Shlomo / United Vibrations / Stagga & Magugu / Laid Blak / Nérija / Afro Cluster / Reggaerobics

Floating Lotus

Baby Queens / Elder Island / Anjelo Disons / Holly Holden y Su Banda / Kit Hawes and Aaron / Catlow / New Daze / Steamchicken / Stillhouse / The Inexplicables / Kenta Hayashi / Cave Mouth / Dojo / Yusufla / Cara Means Friend / Subgiant / Color Colectif / Tashkezar / First World Pros / The Barefoot Bandit / Animanz / Almatic / Phosphenes / Kid Kosmic / Hoopy Frood / Toddler / Jausme / Just Flynn

Sandcastle Stage

Sam & The Womp / Kid Carpet / Beans On Toast / Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer / Zappatron presents the Lo-Fi Funky Space Quest / Junior Jungle / Mighty John Street Ska Orchestra / The Inexplicables / The Tribe / The Brooklyn Healer / Gorilla Breakdance / Ras Bobo


WILD WEST:

The Wild West, home of folk, world and Americana, will feature over 80 acts across four knee slapping main stages and street venues:

Old Mines

Frank Turner / Alabama 3 / Newton Faulkner / Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band / Kíla / Mbongwana Star / The Wurzels / Rev Peyton's Big Damn Band / Kumbia Queers / Heymoonshaker / Chris Wood / The Furrow Collective / Beans On Toast / Mad Dog McRea / The Breath / La Inedita / 47Soul / Lakuta / Sheelanagig / Showhawk Duo / Noble Jacks / Holy Moly & The Crackers

Rusty Spurs

Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind / Ferocious Dog / Rusty Shackle / The Eskies / Moonshine Wagon / Dana Immanuel & The Stolen Band / The Boot Hill All Stars / The Black Hearted Riders / Mick O'Toole / Imprints / Surfin’ Birds / True Strays / John D Revelator / Dirty Diesel Outlaw Orchestra / Inbredz / Hightown Crows / Black Water County / Dry White Bones / The Back Wood Redeemers / Hodmadoddery / Captain Cactus & The Screaming Harlots / Shootin the Crow / Grandpa Joe and the Chicken Livers / Andrews & Hammond / Devils Damn String Band / The Dooks / Sam Raine

Crazy Calamities

Afro Cluster / Sounds Of Harlowe / Captain Accident / Junior Bill / King Punch / The Tribe / Krupa / Primo Nelson / The Iguanas / Agbeko / Basement 83 / Solomento / The Special Brew / 6foot7 / Mighty John Street Ska Orchestra / King Sub / The Sneak Eazies / Matt Montez Duo / The Whiskey Rebellion / Pareidolia / The Hat Club / Solomento / Slim Pickings Band / The King Solomon Band / C**ty Bumpkins / Solid Gone / Kid Kosmic / The Bare Souls / The Wooden Men / Lead Shot Hazard / Bluetown Rumble / Easy Stride Band / Eat The Evidence / The Railway Sleepers

Wrong Side of the Tracks

Dr Meaker (Dj Set) / Phibes Mandidextrous / Selector Spinach / Titan sound Shosh (24 hour Garage Girls) / Dapper Dan / Sinai soundsystem takeover / Pull up collective b2b Monroller / Gorilla Tactics Takeover / Underkind ft. Norfolk MC / Jah Prang b2b Scratch Bandikoot / Tommy D b2b Binksy Super Sunday Funday with Uncle Dugs, Billy 'Daniel' Bunter & Friends / Hot Cakes VS Tumble Audio Showcase - Cut and Run / DevelopMENT, Fish, Hybrid Theory (Hotcakes) - Lucent b2b Deadbeat UK b2b Hadean b2b Hank Limit feat MC Forca (Tumble)


CHINATOWN:

The line-up for the rambunctious punk and ska haven Chinatown features:

Devil Kicks Dancehall

Legendary Shack Shakers / King Prawn / Planet Smashers / The Dreadnoughts / The Resignators / Los Fastidios / The Creepshow / Subhumans / Inner Terrestrials / The Filaments / The Generators / Reno Divorce / Blaggers ITA / New Town Kings / JB Conspiracy / Bar stool preachers / Faintest Idea / Petrol Girls / P.A.I.N / Pronghorn / Captain Hotknives / Counting Coins / Wonk Unit / Back to the Planet / China Shop Bull / Matilda's Scoundrels / Firepit Collective / Pizzatramp / Casual Nausea / Rat Bag / Atterkop / Maid of Ace / Last Gang in Town DJs

Chinatown Courtyard

The Dualers / Astroid Boys / Maroon Town / Top Cats / Spin Te Ku / Trashtucada / Empatee du Weiss / Cut Capers / Los Albertos / Mad Apple Circus / The Downsetters / Goldmaster Allstars / Nanofish Dippers / Los Dueños / Jeramiah Ferrari / The Turner Brothers / The Stiff Joints / The Meow Meows / Solko / Count Skylarkin / Skata Tones / Town Of Cats / Dub The Earth / Upbeat Sneakers / Big Red Ass / Sea Bass Kid / Unknown Era / Tree House Fire / Cartoon Violence / Millie Manders / Last Edition / The Activators / Just Say Nay

The Last Stand

The Hydropaths / The Brewer’s Daughter / Mercurius Rising / Efa Supertramp / FFTP / Joe Yorke / Fabian Maddison / Will Wood / Tim Loud / Jake and the Jellyfish / John Fairhurst / Perkie / Jake Martin / Nosebleed / Joe Tilston / Adam Kahn

Freak Boutique

Autonomads / One Eyed God / Rev Schnider and His Band of Angels / Petrol Bastard


PSYCHEDELIC FOREST:

Psy Forest

Astrix / Ace Ventura / Alpha Portal / Juno Reactor / Eat Static / Gaudi / Ott & The All-seeing I / Youth / Berg / Koxbox / Hujaboy / Space Tribe / Man With No Name / Fungus Funk / Vibe Tribe / Sonic Species / Nonoplex / Stryker / DaVinci Code / Hypnocoustics / Fagin's reject / Beardy / Justin Chaos / Liquid Ross / Regan / Nikki S / Jay Om / Hamish

Tribe of Frog

Lucas / Earthling / Future Frequency / Plasmotek / Brainiac / Materia / Filterheads / K.i.M / Braincell / Arcon / E.V.P / Beardy Weardy / Mindfold / 000D / Aardvarkk / Journey / Magik / Eeon / Reality Grid / Ukauka / Occular / Sonic Wave Control / Escape / Spiritual Mode / Pro-Gram / Neutron / Sutekh / Steve 000D / Pieman / Psychosonic / Geo Natzan / Dr G

Lost Tribes

Ozrics (Live PA) / OTT / Eat Static / Pitch Black / Dubtrees (DJ set) / Slackbaba / Silas Neptune / Quanta / Wolf Tech / Eurythmy / Akasha Experience / Mantismash / Mouldy Soul /
Nimbus / Zen Dub / Lemon Tree / Rama / Spindrift / Mara LeFay / Nimi / Wicki / DJ Pod

Hitechnicians

Gotalien / Loose Connection / Apollyon / Pastor John / Phsiris / Satchel / Final Form / Allycat / Psycode / Krosis / Lah Narrad / Modular / Cybernetic Ghost / F'da F'da / Forward Momentum / Necessary Noise / Stalic Overdose


OLDTOWN:

Oldtown Port

Los Colorados / Sonido Vegetal / Worldly Savages / This Way To The Egress / UFOslavians / Crash Nomada / Gypsy Ska Orquesta / Los Kamer / Batov Records Takeover: Kaligola Disco Bazar, Gypsy Hill, Chavo, Kool Tur, The Discount Orchestra, The Din, Cherry Bandora, DJ Kobayashi / Duncan Disorderly & The Scallywags / Seas Of Mirth / Buffo's / Wake / Ushti Baba / Solana / Balkan Hotsteppers / El Gadze / Poor Old Dogs / Aelfen / Forest Of Fools / The Balkanoes / Infinite Collective / The Dead Maggies / Balkan / Wanderers / The Folkestra / Hedge Gods

Buskers Wharf

The Syndicate Sideshow / My Bad Sister / Pyratrix Circus / Ramshackliscious / Daniella D'Ville and Big Grey / Francesca Mari / Street Milk / Chasing Whiskey / Sarah Slater / Stickleback Plasticus / Molly Orange / Charlie Bicknell / The Crew / Georgie Price / Antonia Gonzalez / The Brothers Swag / Backyard Rhythm Orchestra / Gynormous Rawkus / Rasking Bobo / Jeremy Tuplin / MaxFire / Matt Valentine / Lou Dacques / Anthony Jaquin / Marcus Lewis / Head hackers / Allan huge shame / Jay Smift / Ulysses / MissRadida / Misstress vex / Sister Strange / Kristina Carpe Diem / Postal Posse / Pridy Rose Tattoo / Jack the Clipper / People’s Front Room / Twisted Fairground / Gypsy Disco / Grandma’s Living Room / Rimski’s Scrapyard / Thomas Crook /The inconvenience superstore (BANG HAI PLC) / Shamrock / Smugglers Den / Da Graaff's Reformatory / The Library/ Doris Doos Olbitchuary Office / Lucky Cat Musement / Zodiac Disco Klub / Boomtown Bobbies / Behind Bars / The Job Centre


MAYFAIR:

With a backdrop of vintage remix, funk & soul and electro swing, this highly theatrical district aims to bring characters, costumes and fun to the forefront; whilst at the same time putting consumerism and capitalism under the microscope through interactive street venues, walkabout characters and immersive theatre. The Mayfair line-up features:

The Ballroom

Alice Francis / LMZG (Lamuzgueule) / GinkGoa / Smoove & Turrell / Kansas Smitty's House Band / Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer / The Ska Vengers / Honeyfeet / The Allergies / DJ Chris Tofu / Brass Off: Dat Brass Vs Bring Your Own Brass / Mr Tea & The Minions / Phil Mac Orchestra / Miss Kiddy / Swingers / Mista Trick (Live) / 12 Stone Toddler / DJ Hiphoppapotamus / Indian Man / Steamchicken / Crinkle Cuts / Mama Jerk & The Ladyfingers / Smith & The Honey Badgers / World's Tallest DJ / Fandjango / Swing Patrol - Swing Dance Class

Mayfair Street Party with Electrikal Sound System

Dutty Moonshine / Big Swing Sound ft Hypeman Sage / Jamie Berry / C@ In The H@ / Danny Wav / Cat Jam

The Bandstand

Hallouminati / Gypsy Unit / Imperial Leisure / Colonel Mustard & The Dijon 5 / Phat Bollard / Mango Rescue Team / BYOB / Dat Brass / Faith I Branko / Op Sa! / Hardcore Hornography / Jaye and Foe Band / Binbag Wisdom

The Park Hotel

The Massive Soca Takeover feat Jus Now, Dub Boy & Atik2 + AAA Badboy / Laid Blak / Eva Lazarus & The Afronaughts / Chris Munky & Inja / DJ Cheeba / Vibe Roulette / The 45's / Big In Lights / Bring Your Own Brass / DJ Boundary - Swing City / Lounge Cat Ideals / Richard Cordle - Black Pimps On Acid / Rum Buffalo


ELSEWHERE AT BOOMTOWN FAIR:

Town Centre

Arrested Development / Eskorzo / Hepcat / Hoffmaestro / The Original Blues Brothers Band / Reel Big Fish / Sam & The Womp / The Showhawk Duo / Ska’N’Ska / Skindred / Slightly Stoopid / Smokey Joe & The Kid feat. Mystro / Sublime With Rome / Sugarhill Gang with Grandmaster Melle Mel & Scorpio’s Furious 5 / Wax Tailor / The Wurzels

Poco Loco

AJ Tracey / Chali 2na & Krafty Kuts / Dea Players Vs Problem Child / Donae'O / Elf Kid / Loyle Carner / MC Taiwan / Ocean Wisdom / The Four Owls

Vamos

Ben UFO & Mr Scruff & Joy Orbison / Boddika / Booka Shade / Boys Noize / Carl Craig / Dave Clarke / Dusky / House Gospel Choir / Monki / Solardo

Bang Hai Towers

Black Sun Empire / Break / Butterz Takeover - Swindle, Elijah & Skilliam, Champion and MC Serious / DJ Cartier / Dj luck & Mc Neat / Exit Records presents...D-Bridge, Skeptical, Alix Perez, Fracture SP:MC / Heartless Crew / Holy Goof / My Nu Leng & Dread Mc B2B TQD / Redlight / Roska B2B Murder He Wrote / Rusko / Skepsis

Sector 6

Butterz takeover (Elijah & Skilliam, Swindle & DJ Champion & MC Serious) / DJ Luck & MC Neat / Heartless Crew / Holy Goof / Mefjus B2B Emperor / Shogun Audio Takeover / Shy FX / The Heatwave / Toddla T

Robotika

Aphrodite / Caspa / Deekline B2B Ed Solo / Dub Phizix & Strategy / Freestylers / Gutterfunk Takeover (Dj Die, Addison Groove, Dismantle), Loefah / Mampi Swift / Randall / Ray Keith / Schlachthofbronx / Star.One / Storm / Utah Saints


Over 160 acts announced for Boomtown Fair 2017

08/02/17 - Boomtown has announced more than 160 acts for Chapter 9, including M.I.A., Cypress Hill, Arrested Development, Toots and the Maytals, Frank Turner and Ziggy Marley.

This first line-up announcement covers just a few of the acts that can be found on eight of Boomtown’s 25 main stages. Full district announcements are still to come and will be released throughout February and March.


Boomtown launches Chapter 9: 'Behind the Mask’ trailer

02/02/17: Over the years, Boomtown Fair's story has covered corrupt elections, alien technology, time travel, Western style showdowns and most recently, the 2016 revolution which spread across the entire event.

A new mini film for this year's festival recaps the successes of the 'revolution' and fills in the gaps of what has happened within the walls of Boomtown since Chapter 8 came to its conclusion. Last year saw circus 'battles' in Barrio Loco, a pirate showdown in Oldtown and revolutionary takeovers at main stages; The Town Centre, Sector 6 and Bang Hai Palace throughout the four day festival.

Giving a glimpse into what's in store this year, the video introduces new characters and re-visits old faces to set up the theatrical direction for Chapter 9.

Boomtown's Organisers said: "The aim of the storyline is to hold a mirror up to a world that should be questioned, where every individual has the power to make a change and their voices heard. Using theatre, storytelling and set design to encourage exploration of ideas, we want to create a caring community where everyone can leave their worries at the city gates and enter a world of acceptance and diversity.


Boomtown Fair announces first act for 2017

23/01/17 - Boomtown Fair has revealed that The Specials will play the Lion's Den reggae and ska stage at this year's festival.

Appearing for the first ever time at Boomtown, The Specials will take festival-goers through their many hits that have soundtracked over four decades including; Ghost Town, Message to you Rudy, Too Much Too Young and many more.

Chapter 9, 'Behind the Mask', will pick up where Chapter 8 left off, in the aftermath of the revolution with many of the key buildings (stages) in ruins or reclaimed by the Revolutionaries. The story overview for 2017 will be released on Wednesday 1st February.


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