Unfortunately, we will no longer be holding Boomtown Chapter One: The Gathering this year and it will now take place from 10th - 14th August 2022.
Enter a world of creativity and freedom... Boomtown fuses boundary pushing theatre and arts with a global, genre spanning musical bill!
Step back in time for Copper County, our latest of 12 individual district releases and immerse yourself in one of the soundtracks to the city...
One of the 8 new main stages for 2019 sees the introduction of The Forge, an icon of the industrial revolution… or the birth of the curse… presenting a global fusion of folk and traditional music. Topping the bill is soulful multi instrumentalist Xavier Rudd from Australia, beautiful and contemporary folk from Winchester’s own This Is The Kit, blends of hip hop funk, reggae, jazz, folk from Michael Franti & Spearhead, politically charged acoustic roots from Malian virtuoso Bassekou Kouyate, serene folk rock from Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit as well as the broad ranging sounds of Dreadzone, Breabach, Seth Lakeman, BCUC, San Salvador, Elephant Sessions, Emmanuel Jal & Nyaruach, Skinny Lister, She Drew The Gun, Grace Petrie, Stella Donnelly, Showhawk Duo and Mik Artistik.
Elsewhere in the district is Foggers Mill the one stop shop for intimate, foot stomping sets of bluegrass, folk and Americana all day long. Featuring Neck, Graveyard Johnnys, Pronghorn, Funke & The Two Tone Baby and more. Flying Moustache is one of the festival’s most surprising and diverse
On a different tip is Boomtown favourite Wrong Side of the Tracks, bringing as always a huge line-up of drum and bass and electronic music, including special appearances from DJ Yoda as well as a breaks set from Eats Everything!
Celebrating the eclectic span of genres in the district we've got two different playlists for this one!