Boomtown CH11: ‘A Radical City’ - 7th-11th August 2019.
Confused about what you need to get into the festival this year and how the ticket types are broken down? Here’s your handy guide to becoming a citizen at Boomtown 2019…
FESTIVAL ENTRY TICKETS
Every citizen needs some form of ‘Festival Entry Ticket’ in order to enter the festival - you need to choose from one of the three options below. All prices on this page are not inclusive of booking fees.
All festival entry tickets include access to all standard campsites as well as all of the districts and entertainment on offer.
1 - STANDARD FESTIVAL ENTRY TICKETS
5-day (Wednesday Entry) Standard Adult (18+) Ticket:
Tier 4: from £264 (+ BF & Eco Bond)
Split payment option: from £85 (+ BF & Eco Bond) NB: balance of £180 must be paid off before 1st June 2019.
4-day (Thursday Entry) Standard Adult (18+) Ticket
Tier 4: From £244 (+ BF & Eco Bond)
Split payment option: from £80 (+ BF & Eco Bond) NB: balance of £165 must be paid off before 1st June 2019.
STANDARD WEDNESDAY ENTRY:
Wednesday entry is open for those travelling by car, but to help us cut down on our carbon emissions, traffic and impact on the local area, we ask that you have at least 3 people in your vehicle. Those travelling by car must have a 5-day entry ticket plus one Wednesday car parking pass per vehicle.
Wednesday entry can be added later as a “Wednesday Arrival Upgrade” for £20.
2 - PUBLIC TRANSPORT SAVER FESTIVAL ENTRY TICKETS
Public Transport Saver tickets are cheaper than ‘standard tickets’ and include the option to come on Wednesday for no extra cost! They can only be purchased with a coach ticket, shuttle bus (from Winchester train station) ticket or a cycle experience ticket.
✓ In order to be able to purchase a Public Transport Saver ticket, you must also add a coach ticket, shuttle ticket or cycle experience to your basket.
✓ You must arrive by your chosen mode of transport in order for your ticket to be validated when you get here.
✓ All Public Transport Saver tickets include free optional Wednesday entry. Your choice of Wednesday or Thursday onwards arrival depends on which day you book your transport for.
✓ If you don’t want to commit to a Public Transport Saver ticket now, you can add a coach, shuttle or bike ride to any ticket type at a later date (subject to availability).
PUBLIC TRANSPORT SAVER TICKETS:
5-day Public Transport Saver Standard Adult (18+) Ticket.
Tier from 3 £229*
Split Payment from £75.00 (+ BF & Eco Bond) NB: balance of £155 must be paid off before 1st June 2019.
*Coach, shuttle bus or 2-day cycle experience ticket must be added to complete ticket purchase and for valid entry.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT OPTIONS
- National Express coaches are available from the following locations:
Bath Spa, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bradford, Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Canterbury, Cardiff, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Cheltenham, Chester, Chesterfield, Chichester, Cirencester, Colchester, Coventry, Darlington, Dartford, Derby, Durham, Edinburgh, Exeter, Gillingham, Glasgow, Gloucester, Hartlepool, Heathrow Airport, Ipswich, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, London, Maidstone,Manchester, Middlesbrough, Milton Keynes, Newcastle, Newport, Northampton, Norwich, Nottingham, Oxford, Peterborough, Plymouth, Poole, Portsmouth, Preston, Ringwood, Sheffield, Southampton, Stockton, Stoke-on-Trent, Sunderland, Swansea, Swindon, Taunton, Thetford, Truro, Wolverhampton, Worthing
- The shuttle, for those travelling by train: runs frequently from Winchester Train Station directly to the festival. The full timetable will be released in July.
- The Big Boomtown Bike Ride is a two day guided cycle experience from either Bristol or London, find out more details here.
3 - BOOMTOWN SPRINGS TICKETS
Become a resident of our unique theatrical camping experience…
Tickets include Festival Entry from Wednesday (5-day ticket) onwards, as well as access to the Boomtown Springs campsite, facilities and extra perks! A range of different accommodation options are available to add on as well, should you wish!
Springs Adult (18+) Festival Entry Ticket and immersive camping experience: Tier 3 from £395
Split Payment option from £130 (+ BF & Eco Bond) NB: balance of £265 must be paid off before 1st June 2019.
Boomtown Springs Upgrade £195
If you have a standard or public transport saver entry ticket and would like to upgrade to Springs, login to the account your original ticket was purchased using and add Springs Adult Upgrade ticket to your basket.
4 - ACCESSIBLE ENTRY OPTIONS
For more information about our accessible camping and other facilities, please visit the Accessibility page.
MORE TICKET INFO!
NAMES ON TICKETS
The name on your ticket must match the name on your I.D or you will be refused entry at the gate.
Upon purchase you can input the name and email of each ticket holder (if you are purchasing multiple tickets!) but don’t worry if you don’t have these to hand. You will have one chance to change it to the correct name within your account on the ticket sellers later on.
Wednesday opening is back, giving a limited number of citizens the opportunity to set up a day earlier and to ease into the Boomtown experience.
- It’s FREE for anyone with a Public Transport Saver ticket - in order to claim you must just book a Wednesday arrival transport option (coach, shuttle, cycle experience).
- It’s FREE if you’re a Boomtown Springs resident.
- If you are arriving by car, everyone in the car will need to have a 5-day Wednesday entry ticket to access (you can upgrade for £20 here). To cut down on carbon emissions and local traffic all cars must have 3+ passengers for Wednesday arrival.
- If you have a Wednesday campervan pass all Wednesday arrivals must have Wednesday entry tickets but you don’t need to arrive with 3+ people.
- If you’re not in a campervan but believe you should be exempt from the car share rule, email us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll look into it for you.
Please note: Campervan East will not be open from Thursday onwards.
This year we are introducing brand new instalment tickets which are available for all festival entry tickets!
Instalments tickets are paid in 3 instalments. The first is an initial deposit, which is followed by a second payment on 1st of the next month, and the third on the 1st of the next month.
Instalment tickets are available for:
- Standard Festival Entry Ticket £245
- Public Transport Saver Ticket £230
- Boomtown Springs Festival Entry Ticket £395
FAMILIES & KIDS
As always kids 12 and under can come completely for free! Just add a free child ticket on to any adult ticket.
Teen (13-17) festival entry tickets start from £199 and, need to be booked in conjunction with an adult who is aged 30 or over. They can be added to already purchased adult tickets by calling TheTicketSellers on 0121 472 6688.
This year the family campsite is also open on Wednesday! This is a set up day where you can get comfy in family camping before the main fun begins on Thursday. If you’d like to extend your stay and upgrade to 5-day Wednesday entry, you can do so here.
Children and teens don’t need Wednesday tickets.
If you’re coming with your family you can make use of these facilities:
- A free wristband for family camping
- Free shuttle buses (both on-site and from the public transport gate)
- A dedicated family car park pass - make sure you select this option when purchasing your ticket.
- Access to hundreds of free activities in Kidztown (link)
You need one pass vehicle (car or live-in vehicle)
This year we are offering TWO campervan locations! Campervan passes are £100 as last year. Please note that the East Campervan area will only be open from Thursday onwards.
South, Family and Meadow campervans will be open from Wednesday.
Car passes are £26 and must be purchased by 12 noon on 21st June. They will be posted out by a ‘signed for’ delivery method around 2 weeks before Boomtown. Make sure you include your preferred delivery address when you make your booking. If you want to swap your car parking pass type, please contact TheTicketSellers by 20th June and they will be able to change them for you.
Wednesday Arrival (3+ Car Share) Parking Pass
If you’d like to come on Wednesday by car you need one of these and you must be car sharing with 3+ people. Each person in the vehicle needs to have purchased a £20 Wednesday entry ticket.
Standard Car Parking Pass:
- Valid from Thursday until Monday
All below car passes are valid from Wednesday onwards:
- Family Camping Parking Pass - only for families camping in the family campsite.
- The Meadow Parking Pass - for people accessibility needs camping in The Meadow
- Boomtown Springs Parking Pass - for Boomtown Springs residents
You can get get in touch with the TheTicketSellers via email at email@example.com or call 0121 472 6688.
This year we are introducing brand new instalment tickets which are available for all festival entry tickets! A deposit is required up front and the remaining balance is split between 3 payments that are automatically taken on 1st Feb, 1st March and the 1st April.
Please visit the Ticket Terms & Conditions Page for more information.
The only difference between the tiers is the price. All Adult Festival Entry Tickets on all tiers allow the same access to all general public spaces and campsites throughout the site.
A festival entry ticket allows you access to all the districts and public campsites - Boomtown is not an arena festival so none of these areas are segregated!
You can only access Boomtown Springs, Camp Skylark and reserved camping if you have purchased the relevant add ons.
Booking fees pay for the administration, customer and IT support that goes into processing ticket orders and they also pay for the huge amount of infrastructure that is required to set up and operate the wristband exchange and gates on site.
Sorry, we don't sell day tickets. We think Boomtown is best when you immerse yourself in it for a full weekend! You can of course arrive and leave on whichever day you choose.
All booking confirmations are sent to the ticket buyer's email address. If you are the ticket buyer and haven't received your booking confirmation, the most common reason is that you typed in your email address incorrectly on your order.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 0121 472 6688 and they will assist you in finding your booking.
Yes, you can change the name on Festival Entry Tickets once. Please log into your account on TheTicketSellers.co.uk where you can update names. Note, the name on the ticket must match your ID.
If you wish to change the name on your Coach Travel Ticket, you will need to contact National Express please contact National Express direct on 03 8181 (charged at local rate) or email email@example.com. There is an admin fee for making this chang
E-tickets are emailed to the Ticket Buyer's email address in June.
No. Tickets are non-refundable. Sometimes, if all the tickets sell out then we will offer the opportunity to buy a ticket securely in the resale. We will let you know if this is the case as soon as possible via our social channels and newsletter.
No! We cannot guarantee entry for any tickets bought from third party services. We’re not affiliated with any of these platforms and you run the risk that ticket owners will change the names again, rendering your ticket useless. Please only purchase tickets from TheTicketSellers.
Please note that if you get to site and you have purchased a fake ticket, OR your ticket does not match your ID, you will not be allowed entry into Boomtown.
Yes, you can change the name on Festival Entry Tickets but you can only do this once. All you need to do is log into your account on TheTicketSellers.co.uk where you can update names. Don’t forget that the name on the ticket must match your ID.
The name on your ticket must match your ID. Acceptable ID can be an in date Passport, Driving Licence or ID card bearing the PASS hologram. Photocopies will not be accepted.
You can get a Boomtown branded CitizenCard PASS card by visiting their website here. Use the code BOOMTOWN at the checkout to get a £5 discount.
If you are very clearly over 25 and don’t have an acceptable ID, a bank card or other official I.D with your name on will be accepted at the gate for ticket name matching purposes only. This would not apply at the bars.
Yes, if you live locally and are interested in coming to Boomtown please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be able to help you. More Local Community info can be found here.
Yes we do! If you feel that you need a PA to help you get the best out of your time at Boomtown and you have a current middle or higher rate DLA or you receive a PIP then you are eligible for a free PA ticket. Other applications will also be taken on a discretionary case by case basis.
For more information on the facilities we provide and information on how to apply for your free ticket please visit our accessibility page here.
You can enter any day you wish! As long as it's within gate opening times.
Public Transport Saver Tickets
Public Transport Saver Tickets are combined Festival Entry Ticket AND Return Coach, Shuttle or CycleTickets. Festival Tickets are offered at a reduced price to reward public transport travellers, but you must also buy a coach, shuttle or ‘Cycle to Boomtown’ ticket and travel to Boomtown by that transport in order to be validated to receive your wristband on arrival at the festival.
To take advantage of the reduced price festival ticket, simply add a Coach Ticket, Shuttle Ticket or Cycle to Boomtown Package to your basket along with the Public Transport Saver Ticket.
Yep! You can still add on coaches to standard festival entry tickets, find them on the ticket page.
Anyone can buy a shuttle bus ticket on the day for £10 return from Winchester Train station.
No, you must travel on the coach or shuttle in order to be validated to receive your Festival Entry Ticket. You will not be permitted entry to the festival if you have booked a Public Transport Saver ticket and do not travel on the coach or shuttle.
We offer discounted Public Transport Saver Tickets to coach travellers to encourage public transport. We calculate the size of our car parks based on coach package customers coming by coach. If all of these people were to drive, we would run out of space and the traffic would be horrendous. Please don't do this.
All coaches arrive at Boomtown on Wednesday 7th & 8th August and depart on Monday 12th August.
Specific arrival and departure times will be confirmed on your Travel Ticket which you will receive from National Express within 6 weeks of booking. If you are not happy with the time allocated to you, you will be able to contact National Express on 03 8181 (charged at local rate) or email email@example.com and request an alternative.
Confirmation of booking will be emailed to the Ticket Buyer immediately after completing the booking. This is not your Travel Ticket, but confirmation of your booking. Your Public Transport Saver Ticket will be emailed to the Ticket Buyer from our coach operator, National Express, within 6 weeks of purchase.
If you have not received your Travel Ticket and 6 weeks have passed since purchase, please contact TheTicketSellers on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0121 472 6688 so they can locate your booking and ensure the correct information has been passed to National Express.
The above information applies whether you have booked a Coach Only ticket or a Public Transport Saver Ticket via the Boomtown/Ticket Sellers website (Festival Ticket + Coach Travel).
If you have booked a shuttle ticket you receive an e-ticket which is exchanged when you get on the Shuttle Bus at Winchester Station. This will be emailed to you with your entry tickets in June.
You can get in touch with National Express via a number of different ways.
- Telephone: 03717 81 81 81
- Live Chat and E-Mail: http://www.nationalexpress.com/help-and-advice/contact-us.aspx
- Twitter: @NXCare
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NationalExpress/