In a month of full steam ahead festival announcements, BoomTown is going that little bit further and are currently in the process of quick fire releases for their eight district line-ups every Tuesday and Friday until the 3rd March! With the first two districts already announced, DSTRKT 5 and MayFair Avenue, along with the first headliners released over the past few weeks, the ultimate fantasy festival has just released the pirate plundering district of OldTown’s full line-up. Hosting a 90ft Pirate Ship, The Jolly Dodger, as a main stage, OldTown houses the dark back streets and shady alleyways of BoomTown's ancient city port, that lures the unsuspecting traveller beyond the confines of the map and into another world of seductive sirens singing under street lights and pirate parties storming every tavern!!
With a line-up consisting of some of the best live acts in the world including already announced headliners of Gogol Bordello, Deluxe, Dubioza Kolektiv and ultimate jump –up bands like Le Pegatina, Kumpania Algazarra, Soviet Suprem and Antwerp Gipsy-Ska orchestra, BoomTown is once more solidifying its globetrotting reputation!
For a sample of the treasures to be found in OldTown, head on over to our soundcloud (https://soundcloud.com/radio-
“We feel totally and utterly honoured to be in a position to be able to have one of our eight district line-ups that is fully dedicated to Gypsy, Balkan beats and ultimate pirate goodness; some of the genres that we founded the festival on and that remain massively part of BoomTown’s core. To be able to reach a point where we have the very best artists of those genres all in one place is ridiculously exciting, and the fact that we all get to dress up as pirates and watch our favourite bands perform on a 90ft pirate ship just makes it even better!” Lak Mitchell – Creative Director and Co-Founder
BoomTown Fair takes place over 13th – 16th August in the Matterley Estate nr. Winchester. With eight individual and distinct districts to explore BoomTown Fair is a very different festival to the norm… Coming from the roots of British and European subculture since it has grown from 1,000 to 45,000 ‘citizens’ in just six years. This ever expanding community are treated to a completely other-worldly experience and are fully immersed in elaborate and carefully crafted ‘film’ sets, where each venue or stage has a position in the overarching storyline that continuously evolves within the world’s craziest city! Hosting a soundtrack from reggae to psytrance, dub to folk, gypsy and jungle there is something for everyone and all ages to discover in a completely new world!
More information on all City Districts are here: www.boomtownfair.co.uk/city-
Full OldTown Line-up
Invisible Circus Pirate Show / Gogol Bordello / Dubioza KoleKtiv / Amsterdam Klezmer Band / La Pegatina / Kumpania Algazarra / Soviet Suprem / Antwerp Gipsy-Ska Orkestra / Jabul Gorba / Sheelanagig / The Carny Villains / Gypsy Sound System Orkestra / Giufà / Glitzy Baghags / The Woohoo Revue / The Real Tuesday Weld / Full Attack Band / Balkan Hotsteppers / DJ Sacha Dieu / Gypsy Unit / My Bad Sister / Bare Knuckle Parade / Tantz / Black Friday / Seas Of Mirth / Johnny Kowalski + The Sexy Weirdos / Jackson Scott / Ushti Baba / The Recks / Holy Moly & The Crackers / The Rubber Duck Orchestra / AlbaRoma / Manushka / Town Of Cats / Shambolique / Fat Sandwich
Backyard Rhythm Orchestra / The Inexplicables