In addition to these sterling acts for the Reggae stage, the Bassline Circus dance tent have snapped up critically acclaimed rap, grime and dubstep act Foreign Beggars, along with the dark and techy drum and bass of Holland’s Black Sun Empire and the latest reincarnation of DnB’s legendary producer Spor as Feed Me to showcase his epic electrohouse and dubstep mixes.
With the music line up blazing, Boomtown have been plotting with their festival friends and are pleased to announce that some of the circuits most inventive and creative crews will be taking over the streets of the brand spanking new area May-fair Avenue to provide an opulent neighbourhood next to Downtown Boomtown!
May-fair Avenue is an altogether far more elegant part of town. Along its length run deluxe casino’s where dreams can come true, sumptuous restaurants, suave gentlemen’s clubs which turn a little raucous as the night stretches on and luxury shopping outlets
As dancehall’s original Prophet, Capleton is a reggae legend with a career spanning over 2 decades. In this UK festival first and summer exclusive Boomtown Fair have one almighty show closer for their reggae stage on the Sunday evening. Over the years Capleton has worked with industry greats: Once signed to the mighty Def Jam records Capleton has collaborated with some of the biggest acts around including Method Man and Q-Tip. One thing is for sure; the Lion’s Den will be roaring!
Supporting Barrington Levy on the Lion’s Den Saturday evening slot is Leeds nine-piece ensemble Gentleman’s Dub Club. With a style based in dub, ska and roots reggae, GDC have burst onto the UK circuit, rocking gigs and festivals up and down the country with their turbo charged high-energy show. Combining tight grooves and a heavyweight sound, Gentleman’s Dub Club gigs often end in a frenzied mosh pit reminiscent of a mid 80’s ska night. Live effects and mixing make for a crystal clear sound, and the band’s larger than life stage presence makes for a mesmerising experience that are guaranteed to whip up the Boomtown massive in to a frenzy for the final nights celebrations…
Along with these epic Reggae stage announcements, Boomtown have been beavering away on the Bassline Circus bill and have clinched some more awesome artists for the already ambitious dance stage line up. Just confirmed are one of the most prolific and versatile outfits to emerge from the UK in recent years Foreign Beggars,
the fresh and progressive sound of Dutch trio Black Sun Empire with their pioneering techstep, drum and bass sound, along with leading producer and DJ, Spor. He’ll be appearing as his electrohouse and dubstep alias Feed Me showcasing bass heavy and high octane electro energy.
On top of the biggest and best reggae line up at any UK festival this year, Boomtown Fair are all about the community atmosphere. Known for its sprawling streets and winding avenues Boomtown Fair truly is the most escapist festival around, this year they are taking it to a whole new level and introducing many new areas, one of these is the grand May-Fair Avenue. May-fair Avenue is an altogether far more elegant part of town and for the first time ever is opening its doors to the Fair. With venues such as decadent Gentleman’s Club – run by festival favourites - Bearded Kitten, the pamper paradise of the Park Hotel and Funkington Manor – while the parents are away, the kids will play! An almighty house party the neighbours won’t be able to forget…
With Super Early Bird and Early Bird tickets selling out in record time the full weekend camping ticket is still only £93 and includes; 4 days and nights of unadulterated fun spread out over 22 inventive stages and areas in a perfect setting! Bring on the Bass…
MAIN STAGE LINE UP SO FAR:
GOGOL BORDELLO / CARAVAN PALACE / THE SELECTER WITH PAULINE BLACK / [DUNKELBUNT] / THE TOASTERS / GOLDIE LOOKIN CHAIN / THE APPLES / THE KING BLUES / BABYHEAD / SMERINS ANTI SOCIAL CLUB
DANCE STAGE LINE UP SO FAR:
DJ ZINC / BLACK SUN EMPIRE / FOREIGN BEGGARS / TODDLA T & SEROCEE / MS DYNAMITE / THE BUG & FLOWDAN / REDLIGHT & MC DREAD / EMALKAY / RATPACK / ED SOLO b2b JFB / HIGH RANKIN / FEED ME / PYRAMID / WARRIOR ONE / RACK N RUIN / TAYO / SQUIRE OF GOTHOS / KOAN SOUND / THE MCMASH CLAN
LIONS DEN (REGGAE STAGE) LINE UP SO FAR:
CAPLETON / BARRINGTON LEVY / CUTTY RANKS / TIPPA IRIE AND FAR EAST BAND / GENTLEMANS DUB CLUB / SOOM T AND JAHTARI / CONGO NATTY / TOPCAT / ABA SHANTI / IRATION STEPPAS / BONGO CHILLI / SOLO BANTON / BENNY PAGE / JINX IN DUB / DADDY FREDDY / FRIENDLY FIRE BAND / JACKY MURDA / KENNY KEN / LION DUB AND DAVID BOOMAH / PRINCE FATTY / THE RAGGA TWINS / THE HEATWAVE / YT / LAID BLAK / MILLION DAN / MR BENN / DUBKASM / ONLY JOE / CAPLETON / THE DROP / SERIAL KILLAZ
Date: Thursday11th – Sunday 14th August 2011
Location: Secret location TBA, less than 1hr from London
Ticket Price: Full Weekend: £93
Adult Full Price Deposit: £47
Deposits are NON-REFUNDABLE. The balance to be paid in full by 31st July
Teen ticket (ages 13 – 17 inc): £50.00
Must show ID at the gate.
Tickets Available at http://www.boomtownfair.co.uk/