What is Boomtown?!

A living theatre that ignites imagination and inspires the emergence of a better world through respect, connection, creativity and celebration. 

Enter the Boomtown world and experience five days and nights of art, a huge breadth of incredible music, groundbreaking living theatre and performance, and spectacular sights. Set in a magical, fictitious city within the Matterley Estate on the edge of the beautiful South Downs National Park, Boomtown is an experiential festival like no other

With a city layout made up of unique immersive districts and film-like set design that evolves each year as well as hundreds of actors and performers bringing the many winding streets to life, Boomtown festival is the ultimate place to lose - and find - your real self. Become a citizen of our city and discover your part to play in the ever-evolving story…

The depths of our story are as yet unknown this year, but we will be building our version of a post-pandemic world and exploring what that can mean for our collective ‘new normal’.

Boomtown 2022. Chapter One: The Gathering

We’re ripping up our own rulebook and re-imagining the vision of what a festival can be.

Watch the video below for a glimpse into what awaits you at Chapter One: The Gathering...