Boomtown has revealed the line up for the 11th instalment of the UK music festival taking place over 7th – 11th August at the Matterley Estate nr. Winchester.
Headliners include; Ms. Lauryn Hill, Prophets of Rage who combine members from Rage Against the Machine, Cypress Hill and Public Enemy, The Streets, leading reggae revivalist Chronixx, drum and bass royalty Chase and Status with their RTRN II JUNGLE takeover, and British electronica duo Groove Armada.
Boomtown’s uniqueness comes from the different ‘districts’ that make up the ever evolving ‘city’. Each district is a mini festival in its own right, with a main stage, smaller venues and an interactive theatrical experience as part of the overarching festival storyline and its own unique mix of genres represented.
On the main live stages in the ‘Town Centre’, ‘Whistlers Green’ and ‘Copper County’ districts, artists include; Swedish electronic quartet Little Dragon, multi instrumentalist Xavier Rudd; poet, rapper, playwright and novelist Kate Tempest; and more.
Also performing throughout the 5 days on the folk, world, jazz, and ska live stages will be Nostalgia 77, Nubya Garcia, Hak Baker, Mumu Fresh, Seth Lakeman, Beans On Toast, Breabach, Submotion Orchestra, Brass Against, BCUC, Joe Armon-Jones, Skinny Lister, Ashley Henry, Yazmin Lacey, Elephant Sessions, She Drew The Gun, San Salvador, Goldie Lookin Chain, Stella Donnelly, Talisk, Dizraeli (new live band), The Breath.
The brand new techno focussed district, ‘AREA 404’, will be hosting some of the genres most influential figures Carl Cox, Four Tet, Mall Grab, Ben UFO b2b Joy Orbison, Erol Alkan b2b Boyz Noize, Eats Everything, Claude Vonstroke, Skream, Dense & Pika, Enrico Sangiuliano and a special b2b session from La Fleur and B.Traits.
Queen of UK hip hop Little Simz makes a return to the festival after her electrifying guest appearance on the ‘Lion’s Den’ with Gorillaz last year. Self-styled ‘Brexit Bandit’ and proclaimed rising star slowthai makes an exciting appearance with his unique, experimental grime / punk stylings.