Local Community

Local Community


As, hopefully, everyone is aware we have an allocation of 1,000 complimentary Sunday tickets for the local area as well as a smaller amount of full weekend tickets for those who live the very closest to the festival site. All of these tickets have been claimed for the 2019 event, which shows a wonderful level of interest in the event from those who live nearby which is great as we truly want to be an event that the local area is proud of.

In addition to the complimentary ticket allocation, we have held back 500 tickets from our main public allocation as half price tickets for those who live in and around the Winchester area.

We are offering these tickets from £125 for anyone who is curious about what goes on within the grounds of Matterley over the weekend of 7th -11th August. 

We are putting everything into this years show, on across every area, and would love to have you along so you can experience what one of our reviewing press from last year referred to as: “an indescribable event, an inexpressible place, and simply an unfathomable experience.” 

To put your name down for a discounted ticket, please simply fill out this form and we will 

send you a link to get the ticket(s) in the next couple of weeks.

Local discounted ticket request form

The Family Carnival Costume, Theatre, Dance and Music workshops return to Winchester

This summer we’ve another packed schedule of carnival arts workshops, dedicated to providing fun and creative discovery, plus, everyone who takes part are invited to come to the festival with a free Sunday ticket and participate in the Sunday Carnival Parade (11th August 2019).

Workshop details:

Winchester Discovery Centre: Saturday 27th July 

All Hampshire families are invited to come and create for one day of carnival dance, radio & film and banner making workshops. They can also take part in an exciting opportunity to learn a specific dance and movement routine, which they will then be able to perform in the carnival at Boomtown. For all information please download the full poster here, and you can find all the necessary ticket information here.

Winnall Primary School, Winchester: Thursday 13th June & Friday 14th June 

We’re once again inviting pupils from Winnall Primary School to join us in a series of Carnival Dance, Acrobatics, Music, Radio & Film workshops and take part in an amazing opportunity to learn a dance and movement routine and perform it to an audience of 30,000 on one of Boomtown’s biggest stages, The Lion’s Den, as part of the Opening Show on Friday 9th August.

Recapture the Outreach journey from 2018 here.


The next Local Community Meeting will take place at:

6pm to 7.30pm on Wednesday 25 September at Alresford Recreation Centre


Residents in the surrounding area are updated on locally relevant Boomtown Fair news through regular newsletters circulated throughout the year. The Boomtown June Newsletter 2019 can be found via this LINK.

Due to GDPR legislation our mailing lists have lost a few names from our mialing list. To resubscribe please head here.


The Public Information Document outlines key event information for local residents including the licenced hours for music, traffic management measures, dates and times as well as other details that may be of interest to those living closesd  to the event.

Please find the full document here


We have a dedicated member of the team based in Winchester who focuses on collaboration and communication with the local community. You can contact the Community Liaison Officer throughout the year via email at the following address: local_community@boomtownfair.co.uk.  Please let us know if you would like to be added to our local community mailing list to be the first to hear about local ticket offers, our local newsletters etc.