Local Community

Local Community


The UK’s largest, and Hampshire’s own, truly independent music and theatrical festival has raised a record breaking £152,625 for charity this year with £31,751 going directly to projects in the local area including local charity partner Winnall Rock School. 

Hot on the heels of the success of this year’s tenth anniversary, the appetite for the coveted tickets for the 66,000 capacity, 5-day immersive event taking place in Winchester has reached another level.  

Over 20,000 tickets were sold in under 2 hours for Boomtown 2019.  The record breaking results are testimony to the festival’s reputation for its unparalleled and extensive headline bill, that this year saw the likes of international superstars Gorillaz, Die Antwoord and Limp Bizkit perform, as well as its extraordinary production levels that are reflected across all its 27 main stages and 14 uniquely themed districts. 

Hampshire residents made up approximately 12 per cent of attendees this year and we were delighted so many of you joined us to experience the music, the theatre, and the spectacle of Chapter 10. 


The deadline for applications has now passed and we are at full capacity.  In previous years we have re-opened applications in the Spring for tickets unclaimed by previous applicants.  If we do so again this will be via our mailing list and details of how to sign up to this are included below.  We will also post updates here.

If you sign up to our mailing list HERE we will keep you informed of our recent news and developments and you will be among the first to hear when applications for tickets open each year.  We’ll look after your data, won’t forward it to any 3rd parties and you can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link that can be found on all of our emails. Check out our privacy policy if you want to find out more. 


For the third year running the guest-list donations collected at the entrance gates were supplemented by Boomtown to raise £10,000 for the five parishes that border the festival site. The parish councils will be inviting parishioners to suggest where the money would be best spent to benefit their wider community. 

Local projects that benefitted from the 2017 Community Support Fund included among many, the provision of community defibrillators at the Itchen Abbas and Avington and Easton Village Halls, secure storage for the Martyr Worthy & Easton Cricket Club and King George V Trust, three sleeper benches for the Watercress Way and the creation of a wildflower site. Plus there was also funding toward a children’s play area for the children of Tichborne and Cheriton and the upkeep of St Andrews’s Church in Chilcomb.


Join us at one of our 2019 local community consultations taking place at:

6pm to 7.30pm on Tuesday 26 March at Cheriton Village Hall

6pm to 7.30pm on Tuesday 11th June at Itchen Abbas & Avington Village Hall

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 Autumn/Winter Newsletter 2018 can be found via this LINK.


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.