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We are so excited to unveil Chapter 12: New Beginnings! Alongside announcing an incredible lineup of international superstars and underground legends, we have released the trailer for ‘State of Emergency’, our brand new multi-stage spectacular show that is set to unfold throughout the duration of the festival, in a full throttle, dazzling display of modern-day circus and mind-bending technologies!
Details on our multi-stage spectacular will be released closer to the festival, but here is a taster of what to expect:
“A high energy, theatrical spectacular of circus and performance, as well as boundary-pushing sound design, technology and special effects to create a 360 degree experience across multiple stages and areas. Curated by Boomtown production and theatrical teams, as well as circus troupes from across the world, the Boomtown story will unfold on an unrivalled scale throughout the 5-days…’
Aside from the in-depth storyline, incredible stage sets, and jaw dropping production, we’re also a music festival! Headliners appearing across the 27 iconic main stages include; one of the most revolutionary and influential hip hop collectives of all time Wu-Tang Clan, grime pioneer and impassioned voice of a generation Kano and Grammy-winning multi-instrumentalist and producer Mura Masa. The Libertines will be bringing their unwavering, unapologetic punk-influenced raw sounds to the Town Centre, making a much anticipated return to Boomtown is reggae legend Damian ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley, as well as a debut appearance from East Coast hip hop royalty De la Soul and funk-disco pioneers Kool & The Gang. Distinctive R&B powerhouse Kelis will take to the Lion's Den, and arguably one of the biggest names in DnB, Australian trio Pendulum Trinity sees the original founding members of Pendulum coming together to perform their brand new state of the art show on the RELIC.
The NUCLEUS stage will see three of techno and electronic music’s biggest names hosting live performances including from; the boundary smashing, ear bending, genre defying, composer and experimental fusion artist Squarepusher. Underworld take to the gargantuan monolithic stage structure to celebrate their 40th year in this spiritual home of underground sounds and Orbital’s live set will be sure to raise the bar to astronomical heights.
Back on the RELIC and accompanying Pendulum Trinity will be some of the biggest DJs and labels in the DnB scene including; the man who needs no introduction, Andy C, the last ever tour of Dutch trio Noisia and simply one of the hottest DnB acts right now Hybrid Minds, as well as the absolute guaranteed Boomtown crowd pleaser Shy FX, plus lots more…
Other highlights include; the powerful and playful Princess Nokia, living legend Candi Staton, Boomtown stalwarts The Selecter, the hauntingly beautiful R&B, hip-hop, folk, and electronic sounds of Sudan Archives, New Orleans soulful and funk-filled story tellers Tank and the Bangers, the politically acute messages of Akala, the gritty, hard-edged electro-techno of acclaimed Hamburg producer Helena Hauff , New York disco queen Evelyn ‘champagne’ King, the raucous London based Afro funk fusion collective Ibibio Sound Machine, plus rising stars neo-soul Biig Piig and Greentea Peng and absolute must see, Mongolian throat singing heavy metal act The Hu.
Another 160+ acts have also just been released delving further into 27 main stages throughout the 12 different districts that make up the cityscape of Boomtown’s multi-genre fiesta. These cover; folk, metal, world, roots, reggae, ska, neo soul, post punk, balkan, hip -hop, jazz, two-tone, Americana, soundsystem culture, techno and house, DnB, to name but a few!
You can explore the rest of the acts via our 2020 line-up page here!
Although in high demand, a limited amount of Tier 3 tickets are still available until reaching the final Tier 4 highest price tickets - a full breakdown on the options available can be found here. Find out more about Boomtown here, plus information on camping options on the festival’s sleeping pages with all additional accessibility information, including details on how to apply for Personal Assistant tickets here.