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Boomtown 2018

Chapter 10 After-Film

Explore the City

Welcome to Boomtown, a city of music, theatre, escapism, community and creativity! Come and explore the mind blowing stages, the intricate winding streets and the intimate immersive venues… Across the four areas; Hilltop, Downtown, Temple Valley and Whistlers Green are 11 individual districts, each with their own identity, characters and stories to discover… the main question is, which one will you call home?


A city in transition, an empire in ruins… In a deserted industrial quadrant, scavengers pick through the remains of the fallen Bang Hai Technologies infrastructure. Drones buzz in the sky and through the haze of the dust clouds a colossal, unidentified structure begins to ascend, emitting a strange and eerie light across the broken landscape … something new is happening in AREA 404.

Lion's Den 2018 District

Reggae - Dancehall - Jungle

Our beloved Temple dominates the skyline with an inferno of flames, lasers and cascading waterfalls set against the ultimate soundtrack of reggae, dancehall, dub and roots.

Whether relaxing in the sun soaked amphitheatre, absorbing the soulful soundtrack of reggae and jumping around to the hand picked super stars that take to the stage at all times of day the Lion's Den should be at the very top of all citizens must see things at Boomtown! 

Town Centre 2018 District

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. Representing many of the best live acts from across the districts, no-one can help but be immersed in the Town Centre’s sizzling atmosphere, to dance the day and night away.

Paradise Heights 2018 District

Soca - Vintage Remix - Funk & Soul

Discover a whole new world of materialistic luxuries with Vintage Remix, Funk & Soul, Soca, Carnival vibes.

The jewel in the crown of Bang Hai Industries’ redevelopment programme, the former district of Mayfair Avenue was the first to see the corporate money roll in. Hotels, casinos, restaurants and shopping outlets have sprung up, almost overnight, making this district the ultimate playground for the rich and famous.

If your names not on the list…

Oldtown 2018 District

Balkan Roots - Folk Punk - Street Circus

A maze of meandering streets harbouring a myriad of mysteries...Envelope yourself in a global knees up of folk punk and Balkan roots, street theatre, circus and a whole new dimension of immersive experiences from the Invisible Circus!

Copper County 2018 District

Folk - World – Americana

Step back in time to discover Boomtown's past... The Wild West has moved with the times and is now flourishing in the beginnings of the Industrial Revolution, welcome to the birth of Copper County!

Soot has replaced the sawdust; smokey alleyways, music halls and bars occupy where once the saloons entertained the masses of wandering ranchers…

Sounds of banjos and basslines continue to resonate throughout, bringing with them an eclectic mix of people from all corners of the city, ready to soak up the sounds and the sights that make up the rich history of this city.

Whistlers Green 2018 District

Jazz - Funk & Soul - Reggae

Discover the Windmill stage and all the incredible jazz, reggae roots and world fusion musicians on offer, as well as the intimate sessions in the Floating Lotus and thought provoking talks and discussion at the Speakers' Corner.

The mind, soul and conscience of the festival, Whistlers Green provides a huge variety for everyone. Home to the city's most sought after living quarters, it's spacious camping meadows allow residents to roll out of their tent and wake up to morning reggae aerobics and stunning views over Downtown.

With something for every age and party persuasion, Whistlers Green is fully stocked with; workshops, activities, saunas, hot tubs, holistic healing fields, mindful spaces and infinite hidden gems. Overlooking the festival sunset opportunities are some of the best in the world and a visit here is an absolute must for all.

Kidztown 2018 District

Ska - Funk & Soul - Reggae

Boomtown is one huge playground for all generations, with Kidztown as the HQ for all mini-boomers. From creative treetop adventures in the Wild Wood Forest School to the creative workshops, music, theatre, circus in the district’s open and green space, to entertainment and interactive play found in the interactive shops and venues of the Kidztown street, there really is something for everyone.

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 Stage, which hosts family friendly shows as well as artists big and small, from main acts to bands, specifically catering for the little ears.

Sector 6 2018 District

Bass Music - Garage - Drum & Bass

The awe inspiring Sector 6 stage will again be captivating the crowds with its stunning architecture and pyrotechnic displays alongside a fresh new soundtrack of drum & bass, jungle, grime and bass, served from the city’s monstrous 'abandoned' power station...

Forest Parties 2018 District

Psy-Trance - Acid Techno - Roots Reggae

Scattered throughout the city in the many wooded hideaways are the completely 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.

Metropolis 2018 District

House - Disco - Techno

Glowing adverts and billboards line the technicolour streets of the newly established Metropolis...

Showcasing some of Bang Hai Industries technological innovations and advancements, as well as preserving some of the nostalgic foundations of this upgraded area.

Diss-order Alley 2018 District

Ska - Punk - Metal

Foot stomping ska, punk and metal - live music to make your spine shake and your ears ache ;)  

It is two years on since the fall of Comrade Jose and her oppressive regime. Her once proud military base now abandoned and reclaimed by nature has been occupied by a clan of proactive punks. A self sufficient autonomous community is forming with a clear declaration of resistance to the development of Bang Hai Industries.

DSTRKT 5 2018 District

Drum & Bass - Hardcore - Bass Music

Delve deep into the underworld for a journey through drum & bass, house, jungle and heavy bass in the abundance of mind-bending venues and shady sideshows.

Barrio Loco 2018 District

Live Bass - Hip-hop - Party

A feast for the senses, Barrio Loco explodes into a vibrating hive of creativity and skills with a whole spectrum of sounds thriving throughout the city’s most festive community. Playing host to a veritable smorgasbord of random street parties, aerial circus and bass booming dance venues, a diverse mash up of grime, house, hip-hop, bashment and more!

Here is the place to cast off inhibitions and dance like everyone’s watching, but just don't give a damn... ;) 

Bang Hai Towers 2018 District

Bassline - Garage - Drum & Bass

Bang Hai Towers is the city's communications hub and the headquarters of corporate sponsors Bang Hai Industries. A state of the art-multi channelled broadcasting facility that prides itself in bringing Boomtown into the digital era. 

It's also a massive, towering inferno of all things bass!