The Boomtown revolution gathers pace with the recent announcement of a new stage which turns the old derelict train station in the Wild West, into a new party zone full of illicit beats sand booty breaks. The Wrongside Express will feature Boomtown’s favourite Barry Ashworth from the Dub Pistols; the conscious lyrics and big bass lines of Professa Fresh and Fly T as Capitol 1212; Brighton based Cut La Vis with his reggae infused bangers; DJ Maars brings his fusion of reggae, dancehall, breaks, funk and classic hip hop as well as the roots reggae dub vibes of FLeCK. Nice Up Records! are taking over with DJ Shepdog and Mr Benn as they journey through the rich history of sound system culture before spitting it back out for modern dance floors, plus loads more…
With just under a month to go, we also looked at 2 of the 9 Districts Boomtown Fair had to offer covering a varied selection of different Bass and Rave genres. The recent announcement of the full Forest Party line ups looks tantalising, mainly because they are scattered throughout the city, in the many wooded hideaways…with 7 totally unique forest parties in all. The Rave Yard will play host to Hardcore legends like, 2 Bad Mice, Nicky Blackmarket and Shut Up And dance and the Tangled Roots stage will host some heavy hitters from our beloved UK HipHop and Roots scene including Daddy Skitz, Disorda, Ras Kwame with Mungo’s Hi Fi bringing those sub lows to rattle your roots good and proper! Full Forest Party line ups here.
Another District which is set to expand in production and theatrics will be the Main Inner City Dance Stages. They benefit from the continued growth of Sector 6 which packs in a Ram Records takeover, Roni Size and DJ Kust with Full Cycle showcase, Newham Generals, My Nu Leng, Calibre, The full - So Solid Crew, Ms Dynamite and Chimpo to name but a few. This is bound to be one hell of a party stage for all those that dare to pass through.
The all immersive Bang Hai Palace incldues the Stanton Warriors, Zed Bias and Trigga, Krafty Juts on their bass filled line up, with the legendary MC GQ on hosting duties. The very best of Drum & Bass and Electronic music from across the globe will be showcased on this nine story beacon of power. Full Inner City dance line ups can be found here.
If you've never been to Boomtown Fair before your seriously missing out on some authentic unadulterated festival madness. With 24 Main Stages hosting a huge array of genres including Ska, Reggae, Folk, World, Hip-Hop, Drum n Bass, Jungle, Garage, all of the line-ups announced have pretty much have all music tastes covered. Explore all your ticket packages here to join the revolution on the 11th to the 14th of August.
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