Boomtown Festival, a refreshing and diverse addition to the UK festival scene, is celebrating its 15th birthday with a bang. Held annually on the Matterley Estate in South Downs National Park, near Winchester, Hampshire, the festival draws an estimated 65,000 people each year for an event unlike any other.
From August 9th to 13th, the festival's Chapter 2 - The Twin Trail promises to be a sequel to last year's Chapter 1 - The Gathering.
This year, Boomtown coincides with the 50th anniversary of hip-hop, and its lineup reflects the milestone. The organizers have curated a star-studded hip-hop roster, featuring legendary names like Loyle Carner, The Prodigy, Cypress Hill, Nia Archives, and many more. With 13 stages offering diverse lineups, there's something for everyone at this year's Boomtown, making it an unmissable event.
Boomtown's reputation lies not only in its impressive music offerings but also in its emphasis on providing a unique festival experience. Alongside creative displays and art shows, the festival prioritizes sustainability. With a pledge to become a circular festival by 2026, Boomtown has introduced initiatives like the use of innovative plastic-free paint for set and scenery design.
James Cousins, Head of Music at Boomtown, expressed his pride in the carefully crafted lineup, promising a memorable experience for festival-goers. The festival will showcase artists representing Boomtown's unique personality, ranging from heavy-hitters to emerging underground talent, with them securing artists they've pursued for years, ensuring some special moments on the stages.
We can expect a fantastic weekend filled with performances by a diverse array of artists from various genres, including drum and bass, garage, and techno. With a lineup featuring Hedex, Serum, Sub Focus, Andy C, Interplanetary Criminal, Girls Don't Sync, Nia Archives, Sammy Virji, and more, the festival will undoubtedly deliver an electrifying experience.
As the countdown to Boomtown Festival's Twin Trail begins, excitement is building among the 65,000+ attendees expected to converge at the South Downs. With its unique experiences, sustainable initiatives, and an impressive hip-hop lineup, Boomtown Festival is set to be a memorable and unmissable gathering this year.