BoomTown Fair Chapter 8: Revolution Starts NowBy Boomtown Fair
- Banner by Jody Hartley
BoomTown Chapter 8
August 11-14th 2016
Matterley Estate, nr. Winchester, Hampshire
Headliners include: Madness / Damian ‘Jr Gong’ Marley / Fat Freddy’s Drop / Leftfield / Parov Stelar / Fun Lovin’ Criminals / Morgan Heritage / Imelda May / Beardyman/ Tanya Stephens/ Mad Caddies / Levellers / Inner Circle / Pharaoh Monche
Entering its eighth year, BoomTown has evolved from a humble village fair into a vast pop-up metropolis celebrating a dizzying kaleidoscope of musical and artistic endeavour. Rising from the Hampshire countryside for four days each August, it has become one of the UK's most innovative independent festivals, offering its 50,000+ citizens a fully immersive, theatrically-led experience like no other, with hundreds of actors bringing the film-like street sets to life.
- Jody Hartley
From mind-blowing main stages to enchanting backstreet street-venues, BoomTown's nine fully themed districts vibrate night and day to a soundtrack exploring everything from ska, folk, gypsy, reggae, world, punk, pirate and disco, via electro-swing, jazz, bluegrass, bass, jungle and techno. It's a city where imagination truly is the only boundary.
- by Tom Martin
The headliners for 2016 include three acts that represent the musical foundations of the trailblazing independent festival: UK ska powerhouse MADNESS, reggae royalty DAMIAN ‘JR GONG’ MARLEY and New Zealand 7-piece dub specialists FAT FREDDY’S DROP.