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BoomTown Fair is one of the UK’s largest independent music festivals, a five-day interactive experience like no other, combining live art and immersive theatre with a diverse lineup of international superstars, spanning a multitude of genres. In 2023 Chapter Two: The Twin Trail will take place in August.

Along with the main live music stages and smaller street venues, there’s a huge line-up of electronic acts on late-running stages, from world music, folk, reggae and hip-hop, to punk rock and heavy metal, to techno, jungle, drum and bass and house. Plus cabaret, comedy, spoken word, impressive site constructions. All attendees are encouraged to dress up in fancy dress, the fancier the better!

The festival follows a storyline that evolves each year and is played out across all areas of the sprawling city, that is made up of 12 uniquely themed districts. It’s theatrically-led and hundreds of actors bring the film-like street sets to life and alongside enjoying the musical programme they encourage the public to explore all the city has to offer, to become their inner character and be a part of the story themselves.

Boomtown Fair has over 100 activities and workshops, from crafts and skills such as blacksmithing, copper beating & chainsaw carving, circus skills workshops and play, to the mind & soul improving, to dance and yoga. There’s also a full programme for kids, with circus skills, workshops and crafts, science and learning and play and face painting, and much more, plus a dedicated family camping area.

Boomtown Fair CH1 The Gathering Official Festival After Film (2022)

BoomTown Fair 2022 Lineup

Lineup to be announced soon:

Kool & The Gang / Noisia / Arrested Development / Y&T / De La Soul / Four Tet / Nova Twins / David Rodigan / JoJo / Pete & Bas / Gentleman’s Dub Club / Shy FX / Kae Tempest / Collie Buddz / Cam Cole / Hollie Cook / Kojey Radical / Dub FX / General Levy / Ewan McVicar / Dawn Penn / Mad Professor / Dub Pistols / Mungo’s Hi Fi / Beats Antique / Stanton Warriors / Elephant Sessions / House Gospel Choir / Sherelle / Donae’o / Nicky Blackmarket / Mr.B The Gentleman Rhymer / Mike Pelanconi / Dirty Dike / Krafty Kuts / Aba Shanti-I / Wideboys / My Nu Leng / Zion Train / Deekline / Sonic Boom Six / The Undercover Hippy / The DJ Producer / Marina P / Black Josh / All Day Breakfast Cafe / Addison Groove / Halogenix / Solo Banton / Radikal Guru / Mr Tea and the Minions / Mina & Bryte / DJ Emz / Haus of Dons / Mad Dog Collective / Lycra 80s Party / AAA Badboy / Sara Lugo & Supa Mana / House of Dinosaur / Electric Custard / Raze Sound System / Hyperpup / Marcus Gad & Tribe / DJ Work Experience / Karyo Band / Joli Blon Cajun Band / Lady Shaka / Vibe Roulette / Dry White Bones / Gnawa Blues All Stars / Crack Street Boys / Mollie Rush / Jah Jah Binks / Particle (UK) / Jimmy Libby / Run Come Down / Timbadd / Alexisitry / Daddy Skitz / Wilson Sound / Devolicious / DJ SHNOO / Clackman Duke / Jungletek Mafia / Klumzykhemist / Uprooted Soundsystem / Tilwah / Willy Donka / Band Pres Llareggub / Bainbridge & Co / Tall Scholes / Jeremy Sylvester / Break / Ali Monsta / Deeizm / Supplya / Yuga / Dirty Harry / Rez / CHAR / Gypsy Unit / Gash / Michele Adamson / Imaginarium / Origin One / The Menstrual Cramps / Checkmate / Sepia / Squarepusher / Mad Caddies / Ibibio Sound Machine / Beans On Toast / The Skints / Daniel Avery / DJ Tennis / Ludo / Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness / Snapped Ankles / Alix Perez / HENGE / Aphrodite / Liam Bailey / Ed Rush / Jelani Blackman / Mollie Collins / Hacktivist / Eat Static / Eva Lazarus / Delilah Bon / Pet Duo / Ed Solo / The Electric Swing Circus / Brainiac / Benny Page / The Nextmen / Jam Baxter / GMS / Inner Terrestrials / The Embassy / Imperial Leisure / DJ Lord Of The Rings / THE JIVES / Kitty Liv / Earthling / Twisted Time Machine / Julian Marley & The Uprising / Alborosie & Shengen Clan / Hannza / Mikey Snooze / The Midnight Zu / Kimbr / Beast Jane / DJ Raggamuffin / My Mate Kate / Sagwah / Seshire Cat / Keshenanigans / Jam Salad / Mr Jukes & Barney Artist / Shitlip / Milly on Air / Jah Tubbys World System / Ila Brugal / Two Man Travelling Medicine Show / The Wipeouts / Jim Jones All Stars / Nat Oaks / The Vegetable Collective / Gabby Gunn / Baile LDN / Oh My Rosh / Soundaholix / K.O.G Soundsystem / Charlie Patridge / DLR / DJ Nose It / Mateyboy / Stu Barr / Shneice / Queer House Party / Benji 303 / Being One / Goldenaxe / Chilli’s Dub / Abraham LinkedIn / Whiney / Ushti Baba / Zoro / Rum Buffalo / Side Chain Rob / Apollyon / Gyrofield / Nuff Pedals / Tiggs Da Author / Yoofee / Kelvin 373 / Freshta / Nia Archives / DJ D-Lo / Sicaria Sound

BoomTown Fair 2023 Tickets

Phase 3 Tickets from £270.00 (€308.81) are on sale:

Accommodation

Standard camping is included in the ticket price. All you need is basic camping gear, like a tent, a camping pad and a head torch (so useful in the night). If you don’t want to bring your own tent, the festival offers a variety of pre-bookable campsites across various locations purchased here

Alternatively, you can book nearby hotels and homes using the map below or visit or visit booking.com

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Travel Info

BY CAR

All cars wishing to park at the festival require a car parking pass to be announced soon:

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BY COACH

The Festival offers National Express coaches from over 50 locations around the UK to be announced soon:

BY TRAIN

Winchester is well connected by rail in the UK. From the Winchester train station take the festival’s shuttle bus to Boomtown. Buses will be running every day throughout the duration of the festival.

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