Respect yourself, respect each other, respect your city!

As we approach our closing chapter of the Nickolas Boom Chronicles we are reaching the climatic ending of a decade of trials, tribulations, twists, turns and triumphs, both within the plot driven storyline and in the greater Boomtown story… one of the main things we’ve learnt along the way is just how far consideration and respect for one and other can go.

The journey over the past 10 years has been exciting; scary; challenging; we have explored our boundaries and helped our community to explore theirs, and in this, our tenth year, we want to pull it all back together, and bring our attention back to the things that matter to us most: who we are, what we believe and how we want our world to be. When we remove some of the structures and limitations of the daily grind, we want people to remember to be the best that they can be, and we feel this can be encompassed through Respect.

We have already announced that this year we are planting the seeds for a huge focus on sustainability with Boomtown investing more in pioneering products, schemes and facilities to help all our citizens look after this incredible area of the world we inhabit for future generations. On top of this we will also be turning our attentions to social awareness and harm reduction, in all senses, under our relaunched ‘Respect Campaign’.

What is the Respect Campaign all about?

We know our community is one of the most vibrant and caring in the festival world, but we want to do even more to help everyone not only have the most incredible experience at the festival, but look out for yourselves, your fellow citizens and the city as a whole, to generally accomplish what doesn’t usually occur in everyday happy, carefree people smiling, helping and caring every corner you turn!

Every street, venue, stage and area of Boomtown aims to be a space for freedom of expression, where everyone is valued for exactly who they are, or helped to be exactly who they 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.