We’re making short documentary, which focuses on our journey over the last decade. It includes the inner workings of how the festival comes together, the communities that help create it and a glimpse into what the future holds… but where would this be without you?!
Enter a world of creativity and freedom… Boomtown fuses boundary pushing theatre and arts with a global, genre spanning musical bill!
The final of 12 individual district releases Town Centre - immerse yourself in one of the soundtracks to the city…
Saving the mighty Town Centre until last, where live music is front and centre in a genre defying bill that uniquely sees the likes of Salt-n-Pepa right next to Prophets of Rage and Atari Teenage Riot.
Performing on this central hub that represents our love of music from across spectrums, includes American rock-rap supergroup Prophets of Rage who combine members from Rage Against the Machine, Cypress Hill and Public Enemy, Salt-N-Pepa the barrier smashing all-female hip-hop and rap crew with their epic live show, unapologetic punk from Slaves and the very welcome return of the gypsy punk veterans the riotous Gogol Bordello for their third appearance at Boomtown. The enigmatic and high energy Ozomatli Ft. Chali 2na from Jurassic 5 will appear along with dub, dancehall and ragga of Asian Dub Foundation, Canadian reggae influenced Bedouin Soundclash, Northern Irish alt-rockers Therapy? and digital hardcore, anti-fascist punks Atari Teenage Riot and folk singer / songwriter Beans on Toast makes a welcome return to the fair.
New for this year will be the Twisted Time Machine takeover of the historic Bad Apple Bar, alongside the multiple options of real ales and ciders will be the backdrop of 70s / 80s / 90s tunes all day and night each day of the festival... This new party central will be hosting non-stop bangers, making party dreams come true with 70s soul train, Jane Fonda style 80s aerobics dance-a-thons, key changes galore with 90s pop bands classics and the occasional rave like it was back in 1991… Watch out for some very special guests taking to the decks to guide everyone through the decades of dance.
Longstanding Boomtown institution, the Job Centre will again be opening its doors to proactive citizens with their notorious Office Christmas Party alongside Boomtown bassline spinning regulars including; Off Me Nut takeover and the ever skilled SHOSH from 24hr Garage Girls. The ministers of mischief, Boomtown Bobbies will be doing their best to keep people on the straight and narrow whilst delivering a line up that includes a secret headliner, explosive DJ Sterling Moss, Rukus, Born on Road Takeover, Seizmic Audio to Gypsy Disco.