Relive Gorillaz on the mighty Lion's Den in the last installment of our Chapter 10 live video series. Joined by the legendary De La Soul for Feel Good Inc... xx
Relive Dubioza Kolectiv fully ruling the Town Centre in CH10!
Relive Dubioza Kolectiv fully ruling the Town Centre in CH10!
Throwback to the incredible fire shows in DSTRKT 5 this year... x
All tier 1 & 2 standard and public transport saver sold out!!
Tickets on sale now!
Tickets available 7pm.. and some Wednesday news!!
Our theatrical camping experience is back! Tickets, including instalment options and an optional accommodation, are available at ticket launch, 7pm on Thursday!
Everything you need to know...
The second instalment of our Backstage Mini-Tours takes us on a time travelling adventure to the streets of Copper County!!
After the sunny success of Chapter 10, we've partnered again with Red Fox Cycling to offer TWO over night cycle experiences from Bristol & London!
Chapter 11: A Radical City
From Kidztown to DSTRKT 5 and every district in between, our city welcomes a global community of all generations...
Citizens of Chapter 10, here's your chance to have your say!
It's the return of our mega survey with an opportunity to let us know your thoughts on what matters to you and to contribute to shaping the future of the city...
Introducing our brand new backstage at Boomtown series, giving all citizens exclusive access to the party purveyors and vibe providers of Chapter 10 of the festival and beyond...
1 MONTH TO GO UNTIL MAIN TICKET SALE!!
The countdown to Chapter 11 begins! Tickets released at 7pm on Thursday 1st November.
Be the first to know all the breaking Chapter 11 news - everything you need to know about tickets, headliners, new areas, etc... sign up here:
It was amazing to have the extraordinary Little Gay Brother at the festival this year, bringing the brand new Metropolis district to life, both as performers and hosts of their own inclusive venue...
This year we were lucky enough to have Fourth Order collaborate with us again to create another bespoke track to be the epic finale to our closing show!
Relive Boomtown's 10th Chapter celebrations as the Nickolas Boom saga comes to a climatic end...
It's coming.... x
Die Antwoord closing the huge Lion's Den arena on Sunday night was absolutely insane!!
Mixing up their totally unique styles and genre spanning influcences into a fast paced ride of musical mastery!
A beyond special ending to the festival brought to us all by this one-off collaboration!!
Be a part of the Chapter 11 community on our new event page, 7th-11th August 2019.
Hard hitting words and soul splitting intensity from the Sleaford Mods.
Deadline for Lost Property forms is Sunday 26th August.
Send us your feedback, every year we aim to make sure your time at the fair gets better and better, so please let us know how Chapter 10 was for you!
For anyone wanting to bring a little slice of Chapter 10 in to the real world...
Relive Dubioza Kolectiv taking ownership of the Town Centre in CH10...
What a Wednesday warm up! For everyone joining us today, all gates are now open, two hours ahead of schedule.
1 day to go until we open the gates for our first ever Wednesday warm up!
Whether you're arriving tomorrow or Thursday, be sure to follow our official twitter @boomtownfair for all the key traffic and entry updates, to help be super informed as you make your way back to the city! xx
You might have noticed on one of our recent posts that we have a new 10p cup deposit scheme in place this year!
Help us to keep the festival green! For chapter 10 we've put a huge focus into reducing our impact on the environment... and there are some things you can do to help us....
Every year we spend thousands cleaning scribbles off our beautiful sets, everyone would much prefer that this was spent elsewhere!
Our guide to everything you need to bring with you to the city!
Respect Yourself, Respect Each Other, Respect Your City...
We're not giving away too much...
Useful links and everything you need to know before the fair.
Are you joining us for our brand new Wednesday warm up party this year?? Don’t forget to book your add-on ticket!
Submit a profile now and ask your question to AMI... Bang Hai Industries biggest break through yet in Advanced Machine Intelligence.
Ahead of Chapter 10 meet some of the people building our magical city ! xx
This year's new designs are here to pre-order including this very special limited edition commemorative screen print!
All the new locations for gates, car parks, camping, districts and added extras to help you plan a smooth journey to the fair!
Our Opening Ceremony will be the first show to grace the stage of the mighty Lion’s Den Stage. Having undergone an unprecedented upgrade, this most majestic of temples will be brought to life with an almighty performance that celebrates carnival culture, creativity and community.
Our haven on the top of the hill, Whistlers Green, is not only home to a world class jazz, roots and soul line-up at the Windmill Stage, a space for new talent at the Floating Lotus, a thought provoking line-up of talks at Speakers Corner AND the best sunset spots in the city...
but also OVER 100 workshops and activities for all ages!
As we've previously warned, the deadline to purchase parking passes online has now passed. This in order for TheTicketSellers to be able to send them all out... But don't worry if you haven't already got yours, you will still be able to purchase a car pass on the gate...
The city gates open in 4 Weeks!!
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Come on a virtual tour with us as we walk you around the new city layout...
Step beyond the bright lights and the distracting adverts of the new Metropolis to discover the finest in house, disco and techno...
Introducing the 2018 Old Mines full playlist.
Volunteer spaces are filling up fast… If you want to come to meet new people, get a taste of working behind the scenes and save some money for the end of the summer - being a part of one of our volunteer teams is a fantastic way to get involved with Boomtown!
New names added to the bill include; Employed to Serve, Venom Prison, Jamie Lenman, Milk Teeth, Heavy Lungs and Pengshui
Boomtown aims to provide a space for freedom of expression, where everyone is valued for exactly who they are, or to encourage to let yourself be who you want to be! We aim to create an environment where judgement is left far, far, far behind, and the only rules that apply all come down to one simple word: Respect.
Bang Hai Technologies announce their greatest innovation yet! Here to change your world! Advanced Machine Intelligence, or as they like to call her A.M.I.
After many hours at the pattern cutting table, dreaming and designing... our official Boomtown costumiers are finally ready to open the doors of ‘The Costume Shop’ where every citizen's bespoke fancy dress dreams can come true...
Citizens, theres so many exciting new things to tell you about, don't miss out!!
Here is the full Chapter 10 artist line up across all major stages split up into live bands and DJs
Delve deep and explore new music from over 30 countries and spanning an unfathomable amount of musical genres…
Who's ready to go nuts in Diss-order Alley to metal, punk, hardcore, and ska punk...?
As many of our most dedicated citizens are aware, the diversity of music that the city hosts can be beyond mind boggling, even for the most intrepid music fan!
As the tale of Nickolas Boom comes to it's climactic finale, so a new era in our journey begins...
We've pulled together some of our all time favourite acts and sound systems to help everyone set up and settle in a day early, to properly make the very most of every second in the city!
Chapter 10 ticket emails are flying out as we speak & some of you will already have received yours! Due to the sheer amount of different tickets that will be making their way through the airwaves please allow 7 days before contacting the TheTicketSellers and make sure you've checked your junk folder!
Our world, our environment, our future: Boomtown's Sustainability Pledge.
Explore Boomtown by night!
Over 470 artists from over 24 countries make up the global celebration that is our Chapter 10 line-up...
After a bank holiday filled with fun and surrounded by excellent faces we thought we'd take a look back at all the happiness radiating from the most important inhabitants of the city, you!
Boomtown News - real news that you can trust... with your favourite presenter Ambrosia Firestorm!
If you didn't get your hands on a ticket the first time round, there's still another chance! Our official ticket resale will take place on 6th June at 7pm...
If you are super organised and have booked your own private coach or minibus for you and your mates to come to the festival you need to to book a space to be dropped off at our coach park...
Be a part of the story...
Every citizen is invited to join our cast of thousands of characters and play their own part in Chapter 10's unfolding narrative... Who will you become?
Flashing back on this Friday afternoon...
IT’S OFFICIAL!! …The fair is now open to explore a day earlier!
Flash back to our beautiful city bursting with sun, smiles and the best people imaginable xxx
Have you thought about how you're getting to the fair this year?
Our coaches travel right to the city gates from over 50 locations around the UK!
Sign up now to get all the latest Boomtown news straight to your inbox!
Including everything from ticket updates, the latest changes to the city, music announcements and much, much more... This is the mailing list you need to be on...
Our main music man Kaptin has curated this Chapter 10 playlist for Ineffable Music over in California featuring some of his current favourite tracks by artists across this year's line-up.
Only 100 days until Chapter 10 commences and we dance together under Bang Hai Towers again! xx
Come behind the scenes for a sneak preview of the all new huge Lion's Den Temple as it comes to life in our workshop... xxx
Festival season is finally on the horizon and we're working with CitizenCard again this year to bring you an all singing and dancing Boomtown proof of age ID card that makes getting into the festival and proving that you are 18 or older pretty simple!
There have been a few comments coming in from people who are a bit confused over the ‘Boomtown Springs’ area we’ve launched this year....
We're proud to be joining more than 60 independent festivals this Earth Day in an industry wide campaign to eliminate single use plastics.
Unfortunately Napalm Death are no longer able to join us this year due to rescheduled USA tour commitments.. However, the Earache Records team have pulled out all the stops to find a the most fitting of replacements... and the mighty Dead Kennedys will be on fine form with us Chapter 10!
A space of colour, creativity and an exploration into how to make the world a better place... xx
Transport yourself 4 months forwards to the Town Centre where Soul II Soul will be treating us all to their legendary back catalogue for one almighty Saturday night celebration!
A vision, years in the making... tickets for our first ever fully theatrical camping experience are now officially on sale!
Welcome to the streets of Kidztown, Boomtown Fair where our youngest citizens rule the city!
Redefining family festival fun in a melting pot of mischievous mayhem for all ages; rave to Junior Jungle, FUN DMC and Big Fish Little Fish, get creative in one of the many workshops or escape to the Wild Woods for Forest School foraging...
From breakdancing gorillas to karaoke singing grans the wonders are endless in this haven for all generations ;) xx
All final payments for split payment tickets must be received by 4th June!
The full Chapter 10 playlist is up now...!
Showcasing the best in Jamaican and soundsystem culture, this is our musical backbone with roots running throughout the city.
The most eclectic of line ups...
Taking citizens on a journey through an international underworld, our most immersive and challenging of districts has been revealed - DSTRKT 5
Welcome to utopia in surburbia...
Representing music genres across a fusion of cultures, Barrio Loco is the beating heart of community. Hope rises in this concrete playground and raw energy is of the highest value within this cosmopolitan borough overflowing with creativity and nurturing the homegrown talents...
Bang Hai Towers are back - celebrating the best in underground music.
We are always looking for fresh creativity to bring our ever evolving, immersive city streets to life! If you have ideas for sideshows, walkabout performances, micro venues or window installations for Chapter 10 or are inspired after the festival to get involved for next year, then we would love to hear from you!
One of its oldest and most theatrical of districts of Boomtown history, Oldtown is packed full of artists, street circus performers, painters and poets all of whom have the spirit of Bohemia in their hearts...
Where the Chinatown skyline once dominated, we can now unveil the fourth new district for Chapter 10- Metropolis.
Goodbye Mayfair, Hello Paradise Heights - our all new ‘redeveloped’ district...
Unfortunately, every year we have increasing amounts of reports of fraudulent tickets being sold on.
We can’t ensure that tickets purchased from any third party sources are genuine and are we’re afraid that any invalid or duplicate barcodes WILL NOT be allowed entry into the festival site.
Find out how you can still get a ticket...
Our tenth chapter has been the fastest selling fair in Boomtown history, and with just under six months to go we are completely sold out!
Copper County, formerly known as Wild West, is set to make its debut this summer...
The build up to Chapter 10 is continuing to exceed all our expectations and is now officially our fastest selling year ever! All non-Travel Package adult tickets are due to sell out very shortly so here's everything you need to know about Boomtown Festival Traveller Package tickets...
It’s time for the first (of many) brand new districts celebrations, in the form of our dedicated punk, metal and ska district; Diss-order Alley!
Explore a universe unlike any other in the distinctive woodlands on the outskirts of our city and come together for one of the largest celebrations of psy culture in the UK this summer...
After the mammoth response to our initial ‘headliners’ release last week; we now get to announce our first district, where jazz, folk, funk and soul are offered up at our festival-within-a-festival: Whistlers Green.
A Wednesday opening is still a part of an ongoing process, nothing is yet confirmed - here's everything you need to know.
If you’re joining us this summer, for the first time or the tenth, we welcome you with open arms and respect to be reciprocated towards each other, the city and yourselves. Open minds feed open hearts.
Hot off the heels of the official Chapter 10 trailer, our full headliners line up for Chapter 10 has been announced, perfectly summing up the evolution of our multifaceted event over the past decade.
As we teeter on the edge of venturing deep into Chapter 10 line up announcements from tomorrow, we've been reflecting the last decade and looking forward to what the future holds...
As we approach Chapter 10 we're looking back at where we started at Chapter 1 with immersive theatre from the Invisible Circus two live music stages - Town Centre and Lion's Den - it is truly humbling.
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Relive some of the best artists from CH9 with our first ever Boomtown USB...
There are so many ways to bring your creativity to the city streets...
Here's to another year of creative madness, fierce independence and new family xx
Christmas, done. NYE, imminent.
Thank you to everyone who balanced their festival journey in 2017!
Welcome DISORDER ALLEY!
As we enter the festive party season, it is even more important to be fully aware of the risks associated with what you're putting into your body. Please give yourself 15 minutes to watch this; education and awareness can be a lifesaver.
Keep Bristol Warm #KBW are tackling homelessness in Bristol.
Here's a tiny peek behind the scenes at the annual crew party from last weekend...
Q: Is Boomtown family friendly?!
Relive some of the tunes from Chapter 9 with our Annual Christmas Charity compilation!
Fresh from completing a hugely successful world tour for their recent album Humanz, the Gorillaz are joining us with their superior musicianship and visual mastery...
First headliner announcement coming tomorrow at 1pm. Be ready.
Pinch, punch...! To count down the December days this year, here's an alternative advent calendar courtesy of Action for Happiness to spread the festive joy <3
It's been a dream of ours for years to pull some of the finest Hampshire produce together to create our very own Farmer's Market - and this year it all came into fruition!
Introducing the brand new and exclusive Boomtown USB: Now, That’s What We Call Boomtown!
CH9’s Charity Compilation has had a serious upgrade - packed full of delights from district trakcs to CH9 live videos and couple of extra surprises!
A feast for all the senses, big things are afoot for the Lion's Den!
Apparently it's Black Friday.
For anyone looking to spend money on something today, here's a few suggestions from us...
Beyond the realm of every day, lies our world within a world. Hundreds of actors and creative spirits guide you beneath the surface, to discover secrets and stories beyond your most adventurous dreams...
Big love to all our Australian friends for bringing some good news to a world that really needs it right now by voting to legalize same sex marriage.
The whole office team are back in and head first into planning Chapter 10.
There are so many exciting new developments in every possible direction, announcements coming very soon...
What was once known as Boomtique is now Camp Skylark! It's time to go back to basics and celebrate our connection to the great outdoors and make the most of the outstanding beauty that South Downs National Park offers.
Tickets on sale NOW!
Raising the bar even higher than previous years, we're looking to put on a show even more mind blowing than usual this summer for Chapter 10: The Machine Cannot Be Stopped: 9 - 12th August.
For anyone wondering about the ticket prices for this year we just thought we’d explain some of the reasons behind this. As a fully independent festival our financial options are very limited, but it means our creative vision is never compromised!
It’s only ONE WEEK to go until tickets go on sale! Check out Chapter 10’s first BTN for all you need to know...
Soar through street venues, jump over skylines, discover the hidden gems through the mind bending view of hyperlapse.
It is our absolute dream for everyone to be treated equally when inside our city gates and in the everyday world, to be accepted for who they are and with the ultimate mutual respect that each person deserves.
Bridging the old with the new, the sanctuary of Whistlers Green overlooking Downtown, had global music choices at The Windmill, thought provoking talks at Speakers Corner and mini Boomers running the streets of Kidztown...
From Chapter 9, Toots & The Maytals perform 54-46, opening the Lion's Den on Friday afternoon.
DO NOT BUY TICKETS FROM PEOPLE YOU DO NOT KNOW
Family ticket giveaway with Kidztown Design Compeittion
Hot off the heels of the full musical line up for Whistlers Green we have just released over 100 different workshops, skills and crafts that will be available completely for free up in the Whistlers Green and Kidztown areas.
Boomtown tier 1 and 2 tickets all sold out and over 10,000 tickets snapped up in under 2 hours.