Taking a left field approach to festivals is something BoomTown has been doing successfully for six years now. However, this year BoomTown seems ready to top all previous years of obscurity, madness and creative genius. BoomTown is a pop up wonderland amidst the Matterly Estates’ bursting foliage. The festival itself is the perfect mix of the obscurity of Burning Man and the wonders and richness of experience that Glastonbury has to offer.
It seems that just when you thought BoomTown Fair couldn’t get any better it gets bigger, which can only mean good things for the independent festival. Following the unfortunate cancellation of Sunrise Celebration, BoomTown Fair have announced a partnership that will see a brand new meadow and woodland zone being especially created for their fallen independent comrade, another positive for a festival already boasting nine exclusive districts and over 500 international artists. It’s rare that you find a festival with as much multiplicity, as BoomTown has 10 completely individual districts that combine to make up a fantasyland that even the most stoic of humans can’t help but show happiness in. The festival (at the Matterly Estate nr. Winchester from August 13th– 16th) as always, gleams in the light of its diamond like line up. Stephen Marley, Gogol Bordello, Matisyahu, Barrington Levy, Horseman, Akala as well as a High Focus take over on the Pocco Loco stage- Are your mouths are watering yet?
With so many districts, streets, venues and sideshows BoomTown is certainly one of the most encompassing festivals around, not only having the ability to transform the festival environment but also a true homage to freedom and the festival spirit. If you haven’t got a ticket then make sure you get one quick as they are going fast. Look forward to seeing you at one of the best festivals of the summer. Keep an eye on the Wordplay website for regular updates and festival exclusives.
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Rudi Di Minto Wijs