From August 13-16th 2015, Matterley Bowl in Winchester will play host to BoomTown Fair – a fictional pop-up city where post-apocalyptic Mad-Max meets Burning Man in an immersive playground of creativity, life imitating art, interactive sideshows and live theatre.
Since its inception in 2009, BoomTown Fair has become one of the top 10 largest festivals in the UK and is the only one with an ingeniously manufactured storyline containing it’s own mayoral elections, citizen passports and convoluted political history. It is this, the underpinning storyline that gives the festival the scope to mix cowboys with pirates, and aliens with Aztec temples, across their numerous themed main stages and the countless smaller shop fronts, hidden beaches and forest parties…
BoomTown’s sprawling metropolis provides a temporary haven of hidden surprises, pulsating music and immersive audio-visuals to allow each of its thousands of citizens to go on an ultimate voyage of discovery within the labyrinth-esque streets. With a soundtrack of ska, folk, gypsy, reggae, world, punk, pirate, disco, electro-swing, jazz, blue-grass, breaks, bass, jungle, techno and a whole lot more. Even if visitors to the Fair only came for the music, as is the calling card for most traditional music festivals, the sheer array of musical masters to uncover is huge!!
Chapter 7 will see BoomTown unveil their brand new visually spectacular new colossus of a centre-stage for DownTown; The Palace, which is set to be the UK’s largest immersive festival dance arena, bringing with it a powerhouse of a bass line up and some of the worlds biggest names in drum ‘n’ bass, jungle and garage. Highlights include Stephen ‘Ragga’ Marley, Soja, Kate Tempest, Norman Jay, David Rodigan, Mr Scruff, Gogol Bordello, Amadu and Mariam, Squarepusher and hundreds more across 23 stages.