More than 200 acts announced for Boomtown 2018 including all their headliners for the 10th Chapter celebrations, Those joining Gorillaz include South African trio Die Antwoord, ‘Rollin’ rap-rockers Limp Bizkit, three time Grammy winner Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, returning Godfather of reggae Jimmy Cliff, soulful vocals and African polyrhythms from Amadou & Mariam, downtempo trip hop from Morcheeba, and anti-austerity punk music from Sleaford Mods.
BoomTown Fair takes place from Thursday 9th - Sunday12th August at the Matterley Estate, Hampshire. Many festivals strive to be unique, but BoomTown is one of the few that mange to achieve it. On top of the eclectic music line up, Boomtown puts equal importance on stage design and theatrical storylines, with the ‘city’ split into nine unique districts. The experience within these different zones take ‘citizens’ on a journey into the future, back to the past and across a spectrum of alternative realities through film set-esque environments including; the dystopian nuclear power station of Sector 6, the bohemian circus of Oldtown and technological advancements of the Metropolis quarter. The myriad of potential adventures are never ending within this surreal, escapist fantasy land for all ages.
“Those in attendance can expect to be taken on a journey of live and electronic music around the UK underground, via global stars and grassroots talent from over 50 countries across the world. Those of any age, young and a little less young, first timers or Boomtown stalwarts, there is something for everyone.’
Starting on the 13th February we will update you twice weekly on the nine unique district line-ups, along with four mega stage line-ups.
Tickets on sale now from the BoomTown website.
BoomTown 2018 Line up so far
Gorillaz, Die Antwoord, Limp Bizkit, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Jimmy Cliff, Amadou & Mariam, Sleaford Mods, Enter Shikari, The Skatalites, Morcheeba, Goldie & The Heritage Ensemble, Soul II Soul, Spice, Shy Fx Presents: Cult.ure, Groundation, Billy Bragg, Maribou State, Omar Souleyman, Dubioza Kolektiv, Fishbone, Nadine Shah, The Selecter, Bilal, Jah Wobble & The Invaders Of The Heart, Fantastic Negrito, The Herbaliser, Stereo MC’s, Too Many Zooz, Romare (full Live Band), Zara McFarlane, Sampa The Great, Daara J Family, Kitty, Daisy & Lewis, Deluxe, L’Entourloop Ft Troy Berkley & N’Zeng, My Baby, Rising Appalachia, Lankum, Mammal Hands, Molotov Jukebox, Dub Pistols, Dutty Moonshine Big Band, Alsarah & The Nubatones, Meute, Baba Zula, Slamboree, Gordie Mackeeman & His Rhythm Boys, Captain Ska, Nubiyan Twist, Alfa Mist, Blue Lab Beats, Elvana, Mathias Duplessy & The Violins Of The World, Johnny Osbourne | Lt. Stitchie, Papa Levi & Ras Demo, Spragga Benz & Friends, Havana Meets Kingston, Jungle Warriors Aka Kenny Ken B2b Potential Badboy B2b Remarc & Ragga Twins, Skarra Mucci, Etana, Jungle Cakes Takeover: Ed Solo B2b Deekline B2b Serial Killaz B2b Benny Page, The Skints, Macka.B, Chopstick Dubplate Feat. Demolition Man & Horseman, The Nextmen Vs GDC, New Kingston, Earthkry, Samory I, Napalm Death | Soulfly, Capdown, Idles, Ho99o9, Earth Crisis, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Random Hand, Adolescents, Jaya The Cat, The Rumjacks, Inner Terrestrials, Hacktivist, Turbowolf, Moscow Death Brigade, Samsara Blues Experiment, Haggard Cat, [spunge], Shpongle ( Simon Posford, Raja Ram, Michele Adamson) Live, Bliss, Freedom Fighters, Avalon, Skazi, Phaxe, GMS, Chrome Angels, Dino Psaras, Hypnocoustics, Earthling, Sinerider, Bugged Out (,, Purple Disco Machine,, Idris Elba, B.Traits, Lemmy Ashton), Edible (Eats Everything, Paul Woolford, Jesse Perez, Lord Leopard, Cousn), Sulta Selects, Charlotte De Witte, Enrico Sangiuliano, Extrawelt, Redlight |, Crucast Takeover, Chris Lorenzo/ Night Bass Showcase | Dj Zinc B2b Special Request | Plastician | Clap! Clap!, Ghetts | Nadia Rose | Lady Leshurr | Teklife Showcase | Foreign Beggars, Kojey Radical, Lowkey, Chali 2na & Krafty Kuts, Levelz | Children Of Zeus | Rocks Foe, Big Zuu, 808ink, Hospitality, Clipz, Critical Sound, 20 Yrs Of Virus Records (Ed Rush & Optical), Eatbrain, 25 Yrs Of V Recordings, Dj Marky, LTJ Bukem, Dimension, Breakage, Dillinja, Maztek, Lenny Dee Vs The Dj Producer, Deathchant Records Showcase, The Outside Agency, Vandal Vs Billx, Stay Up Forever Takeover, Le Bask, and Radium