Local Community 2020

Local Community 2020


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 2020 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 issued 500 tickets from our main public allocation at a discounted rate for those who live in and around the Winchester area.

We are offering these tickets from £199 for anyone who is curious about what goes on within the grounds of Matterley over the weekend of 12th -16th August 2020. There is currently a waiting list for these tickets but please complete the form below and if eligible you will be added to the list.

We are putting everything into this year’s 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 apply 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 (16th August 2020).

Workshop details:

Winchester Discovery Centre: To Be confirmed 

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:

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 14th August.

Recapture the Outreach journey from 2018 here.


The next Local Community Meeting will take place at;

The Swan Hotel, 11 West Street, Alresford, SO24 9AD Tuesday 24th March 2020 18.30-20.00

Christy Hall, The Green, Old Alresford, S024 9DH Tuesday 9th June 2020 18.30-20.00.


Residents in the surrounding area are updated on locally relevant Boomtown Fair news through regular newsletters circulated throughout the year.

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


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