Surely one of the most unique festivals on the calendar is Boomtown, a town that literally pops up once a year and provides a spectacle that so many people are talking about.
Boomtown takes place in a specially constructed town near Winchester, spanning across eight separate and expansive ‘Districts’. It is a festival that concentrates its efforts in arts, crafts, and all things creative. Music championed by the festival features a variety of genres including dub, roots, jungle, punk, bass music, ska, techno and reggae; with the likes of Jimmy Cliff, Ratpack, Shy FX, Capdown, Stanton Warriors, and Plump DJs all being involved in the past.
It's the eclectic mixture of music, along with the creative, and at times bonkers surroundings of the festival that keep people coming back for more every year.
Positive feelings abound at the festival. With the venue looking and feeling like a mini town, and with unearthed gems hidden in the many nooks and crannies around the winding streets, there is much for you to discover at Boomtown, and so much to occupy yourself with.
With a wide range of mini clubs dotted around the venue providing a welcome relief from the hubbub in the main arenas, playing all sorts of music from dubstep to punk and beyond. On the outskirts of Boomtown lies a beach, as well as a Hidden Wood area for those that enjoy a bit of escapism in the middle of their festivals.
Widely regarded as one of the most out there, explosive and downright trippy events on the calendar, Boomtown is a festival especially for those that love to be mesmerized, dazzled, and baffled. Expect to witness something you’ve never experienced before.
Disabled Access Information
The Meadow is the accessible camping area of the festival and is run by the fantastic GAMA Access Areas CIC team.
We strive to reduce the hassle for all our citizens and each year The Meadow is growing in size to meet the demands of our audience. The GAMA team are involved in the site wide development of accessible facilities, as well as looking after of The Meadow camping area.
If you are planning on camping in The Meadow, please contact us via email to let us know: firstname.lastname@example.org - Don't forget to mention if you have stayed at The Meadow before as this will speed up the process considerably.
To see this year's full lineup, please use the link below