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.
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.
We're so pleased to announce that we have received much-needed funding from the DCMS's Cultural Recovery Fund so that we can continue to be #HereForCulture.
Tune into the Radio Boomtown SWU.fm takeover to win 2x tickets all whilst raising money for CALM.
What you need to know if you are planning on coming to Boomtown in a private hire coach!
Ticket news, Chapter One update, COVID info and more...
Every year we have reports of fraudulent tickets being, and sadly this only increases when the event sells out early, find out how to purchase a ticket safely.
Chapter One: The Gathering is now Sold Out, sign up for ticket resales here.
The time has finally come!
The DCMS survey is your chance!
We have just submitted a brand new Planning Application to the South Downs National Park to help cement our future at Matterley Estate.
“Respect Yourself: In a world that can make us doubt our own worth, we want to provide a space for self-empowerment and freedom of expression.”
“Celebration: In a world that can so often feel overloaded with negativity, we want to celebrate the very best this beautiful planet and all humanity can achieve, in one almighty party where everyone’s welcome!”
If you’ve been thinking about nabbing a slice of Boomtown for your loved ones this Christmas then we’ve got a little festive surprise for you!
“Creativity: In a world where conformity is valued over creativity, we want to provide a platform that nurtures artistic freedom and pushes the boundaries of creative expression.”
Keeping us all connected through music, you can tune in LIVE to our brand new monthly show on SWU.FM.
“Connection: In a world where digital connection so often replaces physical connection, we cherish the depth of togetherness that comes from the gatherings of humans.”
Refunds, roll-overs, instalment payments and more.
8th October 2020
Limited remaining tickets for the 2021 festival are on sale now!
Welcome to a new era of Boomtown... Delve into the beginnings of the new story and glimpse into some of the magic we’ll be building…
Tickets land 7pm tonight!
We are reducing the ticket price for Boomtown 2021!
Find out all the important announcement timings and make sure you're on our mailing list to keep up with everything you need to know about Boomtown 2021: 11th-15th August!
Even though we weren’t physically together this year, you guys joined in with all the Live from your Living Room activities in your THOUSANDS!
To close The Lost Chapter and to wrap up an era, we've got a special one-off closing show video and mini-doc to take a deep dive into the storyline and what could have been had things been in any way 'normal' in 2020!
Join us on Woov for all your FREE 'Lost Chapter' live streams, community chats and lots more!
Welcome to Boomtown 2020: The Lost Chapter - we may be apart but our community will always grow stronger.
And the merch store re-opens now!
Who’s getting ready for their at home Boomtown celebrations next week!?
As promised we’ve got some competitions for those of you going the extra mile… There’s a pair of 2021tickets up for grabs in each of these categories!
You know we'd never let the weekend of the festival pass by without some form of fun, so a host of longstanding venues crews are providing the tunes, across all genres creating a platform to bring us all together; even if we’re still not able to meet up at our collective home physically
Trespassing the festival site could jeopardise our license and the future of the festival!
A new series... this time exploring Ska!
Today we're joining forces with artists, venues, festivals, other industry professionals and fans to call on the UK government to offer vital support to the live industry.
Now is the time to collaborate... our applications are open wider than ever before!
We believe Black Lives Matter is a movement, not a moment. That’s why we’re teaming up with Beyond The Hashtag to continue the fight for equal rights worldwide.
We may be distanced but we will use this time to grow stronger as a community...
Get relaxed with some special Boomtown colouring sheets...
We are deeply saddened to make the announcement that we are no longer proceeding with Boomtown 2020, and the next chapter will take place on 11-15th August 2021.
A pandemic playlist to soundtrack all of your social distancing activities!
We’ve pulled together 5 ideas for how you can help your community during these times, check out our latest blog post for all the info...
For everyone at home at the moment, our bookers have got you covered with some phenomenal playlists to let some steam off to...🎶
In light of everything that is going on around the world, we want to use this space to spread some much-needed positivity far and wide over the next couple of weeks!
Get stuck into dance!
Introducing Zenith! Our brand new stage for Metropolis
Respect, Inclusivity, and Accessibility is at the forefront of what we set out to achieve. We truly want Boomtown to be a place that everyone feels welcome, and will continue to strive to remove barriers for inclusion.
This lovely mini doc speaks to some of our Deaf and disabled citizens, artists and crews who help make it all possible.
Escape! 404 - an immersive club night experience in Bristol. Be a part of our world on Saturday 2nd & Thursday 7th May (bank holiday!)...
In the depths of the forest lie Boomtown’s renowned Forest Parties.
If you go down to the woods today...
Forgotten Valley is a brand new area that brings together ancient spiritual ways mixed in with modern day aspirations.
Introducing a newly evolved district for a brand new decade of change... Welcoming 'Forgotten Valley’🍃
Your next payment is tomorrow - you'll need the correct funds in your account tonight (2nd March).
Standard tickets WILL go up to Tier 4 this weekend…
Announcing the first in our series of district lineup releases, we’ve unleashed the biggest of techno and house districts AREA 404; a district where you can immerse yourself in the unlikely epicentre of the city's digital matrix set against the backdrop of some of electronic music’s most influential figures.
Get ready for full techno immersion on the monolithic Nucleus, a bass lovers heaven at The Grid, ravers paradise in Acid Leak and the return of Fallout Disco. Our first of 15 district announcements to come! 👊
Last year was a big year for our Green Mission and we wanted to take the chance to thank all of YOU as well as our crew and artists who came together to make some really big changes...
Check out our playlist featuring the latest tracks from a selection of our headliners 🎶
A proper throwback Thursday to Collie Buddz tearing up the old Lion's Den back in 2013 with 'Blind to You' 🙌
Well, wow... We're truly feeling the love after you shared your stories for our Valentine's Day competition! Here are the winners and a round-up of some more of our favourite testimonials... dare you to not get a bit teary!
Love is in the air & we want to hear your stories...
This year we’re aiming high and we’re hoping to plant 1 MILLION trees.
We are so excited to unveil Chapter 12: New Beginnings!
Make sure you're tuned in on Facebook before 1pm on Thursday...
From theatrical walkabout performers to interactive room installations, this is your opportunity to share your ideas and become a part of Chapter 12
Be Ready For 6th February
We've just sweetened the deal with brand new perks for our Chapter 12 Boomtown Bike Riders
Did you know you balanced thousands of miles worth CO2 last year?!
IT'S HERE! Step back into the winding streets of the city... 🕺
Wishing you all the absolute best going into a new decade!! BT HQ x
Lose yourself in the EPIC closing show on the Nucleus from CH11...
Join us and be part of the team who bring the city to life...
Something HUGE is coming 06/02/2020 ...
Are your ready for KANO to take on Lion's Den?....
We're so proud to announce we've got the legend, Candi Staton ❤️
It's time to get involved in the UK's biggest Psy parties...
Hitting The Forge in 2020 it's... Tank and the Bangas! ✨
Noisia return for their final run of shows in a 20 year history… Bring on CH12.
Prepare for flat out, knees in the air shenanigans at the Town Centre this August with the incredible Flogging Molly.
We couldn’t think of a more suited act to drop first than our amazing friends, ladies and gentleman it's Caravan Palace.
Get yourself in the festive spirit with the help of Kaptin at Boomtown HQ 🎶
Take it back to mind-blowing times with Carl Cox...
Introducing Camp Orchid, our brand new ‘Bring Your Own Tent’, pre-bookable campsite for Chapter 12...
Are you joining us for Chapter 12 yet?
You might have seen in our newsletter yesterday that we're busy planning an exciting week of early artist announcements....!
Take it back to those high energy feels!
Take a trip back to Chronixx at CH11...
As if having a voice in your future wasn’t enough we're also offering the chance to win FREE ticket to Boomtown Chapter 12 & AREA 404 NYE & NYD in the process!
Step into the dystopian dreamscape of AREA 404 for two spectacularly unique Boomtown New Year’s gatherings like no other...
Thank you... together with TreeSister we have planted 71,725 across the planet - contributing to one of the most powerful solutions for climate change!
"It takes the people to get together to change sh** ..."
Why are festivals so expensive? Or are they?
Need a bit of inspiration?...
The door is now open to bag yourself a spot at Boomtown 2020!! We're on the lookout to uncover brand new talent and showcase as many of our super skilled citizens as we possibly can, so get your applications in ASAP...
They're coming! ⚡️
Ooh baby baby, ooh baby baby... 🔥
From folk to funk, heavy metal to hip-hop, dub to disco, trance to techno, ska to soca the list of genres we represent at the festival goes on and on...and on! 🎶
Relive the breathtaking experience of Boomtown's Chapter 11 - 'A Radical City'
Relive more incredible moments from around the city last month... ✨
Let us know about your time at Chapter 11 and be in with a chance of winning 2x Boomtown Springs Tickets to Chapter 12!!
The Streets perform their classic, Fit But You Know It, at Lions Den CH11 2019 🦁
Wow, all four nights across two weekends have sold out! If you didn't manage to get a ticket or if you'd like to sell yours then read on to find out what to do...
Due to unbelievably unprecedented interest we've added a new night! Boomtown Halloween (1st & 2nd Nov) tickets go on sale 7PM TONIGHT - Thursday 29th August! Find all FAQ's here...
UB40 feat Ali Campbell & Astro - 'Red Red Wine'
LIVE at The Lion's Den Boomtown 2019 ✨
✨Massive news!!! 4 years in planning and we’re really happy to announce the grand opening of our creative events venue in Bristol UK... ✨
Our city is a playground for all generations....! 🤸
Taking on the industry-wide issue of campsite waste was without a doubt our biggest mission of the year...
✨Relive the incredible experience of Boomtown fair 2019 - A Radical City ✨
Photos by: One Eye In
LOST AN ITEM?
We want to reunite you with your lost belongings and here's how...
With high winds forecast and some of our fellow festivals forced to cancel across the country, we’re understandably getting a lot of questions about what we’re doing to prepare for the predicted severe weather.
We can't wait to finally welcome you all back into the city for Chapter 11! The city gates will open today at 2pm for the Wednesday set up day...
One last bonus line-up for you all... the thought-provoking, discussion inspiring Speakers Corner!
As many are aware for the past 2 years we have been working alongside The Loop to provide front of house drugs safety service, we are deeply saddened to announce that they are no longer able to provide the drugs safety testing service at the festival this year.
In the soundtrack to our lives, there are few who have played such a huge part. A tribute for the opening show of Nucleus.
GOT A QUESTION?! ✨
Before you embark on the adventure to come next week, make sure you've immersed yourself in Chapter 11's Essential Guide... 📖
The theatrical app is finally here...
The people have spoken, and we have listened...
Introducing... THE CH11 BOOMTOWN APP!
And leave no trace in our city to significantly reduce our impact...
14 days and counting until we open the gates to our city...
5 easy steps to reduce your environmental impact and become a RADICAL CITIZEN!
Our World, Our Environment, Our Future
A true legend in her own right
All your questions about car passes explained!
Our street venue line-ups for Chapter 11 are here...!
First look map for 2019 that includes stages, gates, campsites & added extras...
A culture is being re-born!
Join us on a journey through rave and experience the story of techno, taking you back to where it all started and leading us into the present day...xx
There’s still a chance to get involved at Chapter 11 and be a vital part of what makes the festival happen… 🙌
50 days until we open the city gates... 🗝️✨
Toot toot! If you're planning on driving to the festival the deadline to buy your car pass is this Friday so that we have time to send them out in July... If you miss it then don't worry, you'll still be able to buy one on the gate!
Where's My Tent? has dug deep with our Director of Theatre, Martin and asked everything you would want to know about our world within a world...
Want to be a vital part of what makes Boomtown happen!!? 🤘✌️💥
Explore some of the new stages and get ready to write a whole new story!!!
The Chapter 11 story is live on the website now... 📚
A look at Boomtown behind the scenes...
Our community is amazing!!! ❤️ 🌎
Never, in our wildest dreams did we imagine members of Rage Against The Machine, Public Enemy & Cypress Hill together at Boomtown!!!
Today is #WorldBeeDay 🐝🦋
Get a flavour of the new Pirate Studios venue in Barrio Loco & have the chance to win one of 3 pairs of tickets!!
Not an experienced camper?? Our new partnership with campsite waste charity Comp-a-tent makes it super easy for you to pick up a great quality tent on site.
A brand new space in Whistlers Green...
Wow, what a week! Over past few days we've released an overview of our environmental commitments for this year in our Green Mission Week, and we have been so unbelievably blown away by the massively positive responses that have been flooding in from our entire Boomtown community!
We are planning to plant one tree for every person who has bought a ticket to the festival...!
We've teamed up with AIF to debunk tent myths and make it easier for everyone to #TakeYourTentHome!
We’re banning single-use plastic and closing the loop on disposable packaging!
Explore the biggest line up in Boomtown history, in full...!
Over 1000 artists across 38 stages at this year's fair...
Pirate Studios are running a competition to play a set at their new venue in Barrio Loco...
100 days to go...
Are you ready?!
For those looking for some serious luxury, the curious world of Boomtown Springs awaits with its own brand of top-notch splendour!
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?!
Did you know?
If you're a Deaf or disabled citizen we've got heaps of facilities to help you make the most of your Boomtown experience... from a dedicated accessibility campsite to free PA tickets, viewing platforms and BSL interpreters.
The new sound setups for the two biggest dance arenas will completely blow you away!!! So much excitement in HQ today xx
One final, bonus line-up poster - where the adventure begins!
Discover the magic of Kidztown... with a smorgasbord of activities, theatre, workshops, music, dance, exploration and escapades for all generations! xx
The final of 12 district announcements - The Town Centre!!
From the global sounds of Paradise Ballroom to street parties in the sunshine, welcome to the sparkling resort of Paradise Heights....
A new story, a new world ... be ready to experience RELIC.
Emily's back with our monthly Green Mission update - this time, from the Green Events & Innovations conference.
This Friday afternoon we've got a very exciting live stream from Dense & Pika at Mixmag's The Lab LDN ahead of Drumcode's takeover of our all new stage AREA 404...
Step into the past of Boomtown in Copper County!
A place where the human spirit shines through to celebrate the roots of traditional music, folk and global fusion with the backdrop of the industrial revolution... but nothing is quite as it seems and if you wander across the tracks there's a whole other world to discover...
Jump into the full line-up for Barrio Loco! Here are artists across four days for our home of hip hop, grime, and garage, Poco Loco, the mighty 24hr Garage Girls, Kaotic Kartel and the all new Pirate Studios presents... x
Unleashing the full DSTRKT 5 line up with the massively upgraded Scrapyard and Broken Core stages as well as brand new Sub Lab, CyberDrone and Dystopia street venues…
Prepare to completely lose yourself in the chaos of Boomtown's dystopian future.
We’ve been getting a few messages recently from concerned folk around stages and venues being replaced, it's a concern we hear every year and we thought we should clear a few things up with a short message on this one...
From riggers to dancers, designers to programmers, finance to operations, musicians to actors, we just wanted to give a massive shout out to all the incredible females who create our world.
Let the curious characters of our oldest district guide you on a journey through balkan roots, folk punk and street circus...
Welcome to Oldtown!
Explore the full line-ups for all four brand new stages within AREA 404!
Free your mind of inhibitions at Metropolis. Party without prejudice under the blinding lights of this high-tech, high-energy, house music colossus!
We welcome previously unannounced headliner Little Dragon and many more from across the globe to Whistlers Green's incredible new centre stage; Lighthouse.
Dive into the full Diss-Order Alley line-up as well as the heavier highlights from the rest of the city. Soak yourself in all the ska, punk, grindcore and metal imaginable!!
Our psychedelic trance community is forever growing! These global artists will be coming together to represent the eclectic and inclusive values of our three dedicated psychedelic areas of the city...
The sun is out, the vibes are massive and this is the full line-up for the Lion's Den in Temple Valley, the magical Hidden Woods and the mighty Tangled Roots bass stage...
The full Reggae, Roots and Sound Systems line ups will drop on Friday 15th Feb at 1pm featuring Lion's Den, Hidden Woods and Tanged Roots.
Listen to the soundtrack of Boomtown 2019... x
The world is waking... A new story is unfolding...
These incredible artists will be playing across all major stages for Chapter 11...xx
Our Environmental mission really is our biggest commitment for this year. If you missed the little video we intercepted the lineup announcement with then you can watch it (without the 10 minute countdown) here...
Did you know? Each reusable RAW Bottle sold typically helps to prevent approximately 167 single-use bottles from going to landfill per year!
BREAKING! BOOMTOWN NEWS IS BACK WITH A BRAND NEW FRESH LOOK!!
Sound has always been central to our Boomtown journey … the team’s passion for insane bass levels is very real but with over 100 stages running till 4 am we have to pioneer new ways to keep sound from escaping the festival site and up until now we have never quite got it right, especially when quick wind changes occur, but, we ARE going to crack it for Chapter 11 and here's how…
First act leaked for Diss-Order Alley...
A new monthly blog from our sustainability co-ordinator Emily to catch you up on where we're at with our environmental plans for Chapter 11!
Our environmental mission for 2019 and how you can help to make a difference.
With almost all of our citizens staying within the festival for the duration of the festival, we’ve LOADS of options that hopefully provide the exact right sleeping experience for everyone and anyone... we've made a handy comparison chart so you can figure out what is the best for you.
But before we launch our sustainability mission for Chapter 11 on Thursday, we’re celebrating some of the successes we collectively achieved last year…
Are you up for being part of the largest theatrically immersive show in the world??
Come and explore our world for all generations, where the young and even younger at heart meander through the Kidztown streets, embark on treetop explorations and discover the wonders of woodlands … Join the adventure!
The Nash family came along to Chapter 11 and told us about their experience over the weekend from Kidztown and beyond! These reviews are from Tracey & Adam (35 & 38) and Lyla (9)!
As part of our ongoing mission to bring the arts and music to access to all... our Kidztown outreach projects took us to Bristol, Winchester and Boomtown last year, in partnership with Bassline Circus with funding from Bristol City Council we created one of the most epic opening shows ever!
In the next of our backstage tours we welcome the youngest selector in Boomtown history...
Calling all food makers, drink servers, fashionistas, crafters, camping kit providers, festival make-up artists and everything in between!
Scavengers of the new world roam the rubble of a fallen empire and locate a mysterious energy source rising from the debris…
If you're thinking of getting something from our shop this festive season, just a heads up that the cut off order date for UK delivery before Christmas is this Friday 14th December! xx
A HUGE new area revealed on Friday.... xx
For the next mini-tour we focus on Kidztowns own Radio Station!
Some of the team behind Boomtown talk about why we book who we book ...
As yesterday was the International Day of People with Disability we wanted to continue the mission of "empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality."
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!
Reggae has been added to the UN's list of international cultural treasures!!
The next in our series of behind the scenes insights takes us to meet our long standing collaborators and innovators, The Invisible Circus, the creative force behind this years spectacular Paradise Heights show who brought you everything you've never wanted..... and just a little bit more!
Stewarding applications are open now, complete 3 x 8 hour shifts shifts over the festival and take advantage of a heap of perks available only to the volunteer family...
It’s a real privilege to raise both funds and awareness for charity. Thanks to you, we were able to raise an amazing £152,624.67 for charity, with over £31,751 going to projects in the local area. That’s a record breaking amount and we really, really can’t thank you enough for your support.
Come and meet the incredible minds behind one of our most talked about nighttime hot spots! xxx
Been trying since August to find out who that amazing ska band you stumbled upon in Hangar 161 were? Curious as to what the peculiar street venue you wandered into in Metropolis one night was?
Search no further, the Chapter 10 programme is here for your perusing pleasure!
Our theatrical camping experience is back! Tickets, including instalment options and an optional accommodation, are available at ticket launch, 7pm on Thursday!
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...
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's coming.... x
Boomtown News - real news that you can trust... with your favourite presenter Ambrosia Firestorm!