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Catch up with the Boomtown Story

Every city has a story, but Boomtown isn’t every city. Its history is as complex as the labyrinth of streets and corridors it contains. From the mysterious disappearance of the town’s forefather amidst rumours of alien technology and mind control to the serious political wrangling of high ranking officials and the gluttony of corrupt bankers: immerse yourself in a new world, become your inner character, be part of the story…

Boomtown 2016

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Explore the City

Welcome to Boomtown, a city of wonderment, theatre, escapism and community with breathtaking and intricate stages and streets just waiting to be discovered. Below you’ll find an introduction to each of the city’s eleven districts sprawling across four areas: Hilltop, Downtown, Temple Valley and Whistlers Green. Each district is filled with fully immersive venues and beatnik characters. As you explore all the city has to offer, remember to think about where you will make your home.

Legends - Party Bands - International Heroes

The pulsing heart of the city, the Town Centre hosts a melting pot of live bands from around the globe: an audio tour of musical legends, full throttle party bands and folk, ska, punk, balkan, hip-hop and 2-tone. No-one can help but be immersed in the Town Centre’s sizzling atmosphere, to dance the day and night away.

Reggae - Dancehall - Jungle

Towering above TrenchTown, the gigantic temple of reggae they call the The Lion’s Den is a sensory feast with cascading waterfalls, flaming towers and a ground shaking sound system. Experience the absolute best in reggae, dancehall, ska, dub and roots in a spectacular natural amphitheatre.

Gypsy Fusion - Balkan Beats - Pirate Music

Taverns, shops, rum houses and port buildings populate this district's gnarly streets, where many a malevolent pirate roams - beware!. A stream of swashbuckling gypsy music from across the seven seas awaits any salty sea-dog willing to dance a jig in front of the Jolly Dodger or risk a wager in a dingy ale house.

Folk - World – Americana

Step inside the ultimate interactive Western and discover the very best in new folk, blue grass and hillbilly acts to be found in the many venues, saloons and doorways. Internationally renowned folk and world acts are hosted in pride of place on the Old Mines, but beware, these streets are ruled by the corrupt sheriff and his cronies who love a spontaneous shootout showdown or hoedown to keep everyone on their toes!

Vintage Remix - Swing - Soul

Decadence, diamantes and Dom Perignon, the 1%-ers of Mayfair have it all dhaaarlings. Saunter up to The Ballroom to find your own prince charming or sequin clad princess, with its eclectic soundtrack of vintage remix and lavish swing. Transcend the dizzying heights of The Sky Bar to mingle with sordid bankers and reap the benefits of knowing the right people in the right places.

Folk - Funk & Soul - Reggae

The mind, soul and conscience of the festival, Whistlers Green provides a huge variety for everyone, of any age and party persuasion with workshops, activities, saunas, hot tubs, holistic healing fields, mindful spaces and a music line-up filled with world class funk, soul, folk and reggae on the Windmill Stage, hidden gems in Floating Lotus and Lizard Lounge, as well as thought provoking talks and discussions in the Speakers’ Corner. Overlooking the whole of DownTown with a sunset opportunity that is up there as one of the best in the world, a visit to Whistlers Green is an absolute must for everyone at the fair.

Ska - Funk & Soul - Reggae

HQ for all mini-boomers where it’s all about some serious playtime action and Kidztown has it all! From treetop adventures in the Forest School to interactive play and face painting in the shops and venues of the fully interactive street. Kidztown takes all the family friendly elements of the rest of the festival and bundles it up into a bite-size portion with a serene and soulful soundtrack provided by their very own Sandcastle Stage, hosting family friendly shows as well as artists big and small from main acts to bands specifically for the littler ears. See here for full line up!

Psy-Trance - Acid Techno - Roots Reggae

Scattered throughout the city in the many wooded hideaways are seven totally unique forest parties. From psy-trance gatherings deep in the forest to the beachy vibes of the Hidden Woods; there’s an amazing amount of woodland to explore in this incredible Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty we are loaned to make our city. Make sure to pay homage to nature and celebrate in one of many sun-dappled hideaways.

Bass Music - Garage - Drum & Bass

Awesome in the truest sense of the word, the ‘Nuclear Facility’ that became the mind bendingly adventurous Sector 6 left jaws on the ground and disbelief thoroughly suspended by its debut outing as the Revolutionaries HQ in Chapter 8. Be prepared for even more to come for this district in Chapter 9.

Drum & Bass - Hardcore - Bass Music

Welcome to the steamy underworld of DSTRKT 5, a no-go zone for authorities, ruled with a cyborg fist by the half human-half alien Mob Boss Muuti. Delve deep into this underworld for a journey through drum & bass, house, jungle and heavy bass in the abundance of mind-bending venues and shady sideshows.

House - Techno - Hip-hop

The city’s most vibrant and festive community plays host to a veritable smorgasbord of random street parties, aerial circus and bass booming dance venues with a diverse mash up of grime, house, hip-hop, bashment and much, much more! It’s a place to cast off your inhibitions and dance like everyone’s watching but you just don’t care!

Ska - Ska Punk - Punk

Glowing adverts and billboards battle for attention in the saturated, technicolour streets of ChinaTown. In its hidden depths, where a million dreams and illusions are waiting, is an unexplored digital wonderland with an apocalyptic soundtrack of pumping ska punk.