With exactly one month to go until BoomTown Fair returns, the festival has now sold out for the fifth year running and over 26,000 eagerly expectant residents are gearing up for four days of unadulterated escapism in the UKs maddest city! For those without tickets there is a last chance saloon to get involved when the unclaimed deposit tickets go on resale at 7pm this Friday, 12th July. After searching high and low, Julian Marley has been announced as a very fitting replacement for Toots and the Maytals, and two top notch reggae super stars are confirmed as secret headliners for the newly discovered Lion's Den temple! Other highlights to expect from BoomTown Fair include the full Arcadia Spectacular show, seven diverse districts to align with, more than 30 mini venues to be discovered and over 300 party-tastic musical acts on hand to provide the perfect soundtrack to a long weekend of fully immersive indulgence!
With tickets selling at a record speed for 2013, BoomTown Fair has now officially sold out. However, all is not lost for those who still wish to get their hands on one of the coveted resident passes to the 'UKs Maddest City', the unclaimed deposit tickets will go on re-sale this Friday (12th July) from 7pm via the BoomTown website, but be sure to get in there early as the amount is limited and expected to disappear at some pace!
In answer to Toots and the Maytals unexpectedly cancelling their European tour and no longer able to attend BoomTown, the town council have been beavering away to find a suitable replacement and are giddy with excitement to welcome Julian Marley to the Town Centre! Julian is the only son of Bob Marley to be born and raised in the UK and is a Grammy Award nominated, roots-reggae musician, singer-songwriter, producer and humanitarian in his own right. A selection of other acts to be joining Julian on the UK's only reggae and ska focussed main stage are; Parov Stelar Band, Mad Caddies, Ozomatli, Arrested Development and The Neville Staple Band. There are also two extra specialsecret headliners for the Lion's Den to be announced onsite who will be sharing the bill with already announced reggae legends; Gentlemen and the Revolution, Richie Spice, Lee Scratch Perry and Collie Buddz, plus many more!
Moving on from the mind-blowing line-up to the mind-blowing installations that BoomTown has to offer, fresh from the fields of Pilton is the mega beast of Arcadia, all set to fire up with the full Spectacular show (only seen at Glastonbury and BoomTown), which includes astounding aerial acrobatics, projection mapping, lasers and flame throwing pyrotechnical displays, dishing out a hefty dollop of shock and awe, it is the perfect opener for hours of uninterrupted high octane DJ sets from the likes of South Central, Calyx & Teebee, LTJ Buken, Slipmatt & Billy Daniel Bunter, DJ Zinc plus many more, including BoomTown's very own Mayor!
FULL FESTIVAL LINE UP:
SKA, SWING, FOLK AND PUNK STAGES:
FRIDAY: Toots and the Maytals / Arrested Development / Ozomatli /The Neville Staple Band / Ska N Ska / RotFront / The Wurzels / Gentle Mystics
SATURDAY: Mad Caddies / The Skints / Les Hurlements D' Leo / Babyhead / Slamboree / Ska Cubano / Orkestra Del Sol /The Magnus Puto Band
SUNDAY: The Parov Stelar Band / Bad Manners / Hoffmaestro / The Selecter / Les Yeux d'la Tete / Orquestra Voadora / The Dualers / Skamanians
Molotov Jukebox / Dutty Moonshine / Flap! / Electric Swing Circus / Swing Growers / Freakeasy! / The Top Shelf / Gypsy Hill / The Zen Hussies / Odjbox & Pierre / Kitten & the Hip / Max Pashm / DJ Wolfie Razzmatazz / Mac Abbe et le Zombi Orchestra / Ta Mere / Don Johnston & Leo Wood / DJ Jon Bongly / DJ Chris Tofu (Electro Swing Club / White Mink) / Circo Swing / DJ Dodgy-Style / 8 Foot Felix / Big Red Ass / The Original Rabbit Foot Spasm Band / World's Tallest DJ
The Rinky Dinks / Beans On Toast / The Skimmity Hitchers / Carpetface & Audible 1 / Johnny Cage & The Voodoo Groove / Heymoonshaker / CC Smugglers / Lunatrix / The Fresh Dixie Project / The Rubber Duck Orchestra / The Bleedin Noses
Big Swing Sound System / The Chicken Brothers / Yacht Club / Tim Fanucci / Grahamaphone / DJ Soso / Oisin / The Kreamy Kat / DJ Dan / Oisin / Papa Moomin
Smerin's Anti Social Club / Crash Nomada / The Magnus Puto / Bison / First Degree Burns / Guns Of Navarone / The JB Conspiracy / Counting Coins / Outl4w / Hallouminati / The Jargonauts / New Groove Formation / Tyrannosaurus Alan / The Tatsmiths / Oscillator / Melosa / Rasta 4 Eyes / Royal Gala Band / Upbeat Allstars / ChainSka Brassika / Popes Of Chillitown / Chewing On Tinfoil / The Rude Em Outs / Bad Transmission / Shoot The Moon
Devils Kicks Dancehall:
King Prawn / L.O.C / Demented Are Go / Street Dogs / The Creepshow / RotFront / Suicide Bid / Inner Terrestrials / The Casualties / Sicknote / Random Hand / Citizen Fish / Worldly Savages / The Brains / New Town Kings / The Peacocks / The Mahones / The Restarts / Graveyard Johnnys / Neck / Roughneck Riot / Dirty Revolution / Will Tun and the Wasters / The Junk / Beat the Redlight / Faintest Idea
R"fven / The Fat B*stard Gang Band / Gadjo / Flap! / Tragic Roundabout / Carny Villains / The Zen Hussies / Gypsy Hill / Mad Dog Mcrea / P s de ProblSme / Gypsy Fever / Pronghorn / Bootscrapers / Worldly Savages / The Emergency Band / Dexter Dexterous / The Great Malarkey / Johnny Kowalski + The Sexy Wierdos / Boot Hill Allstars / Seas Of Mirth Pirate Band / Drunken Balordi / Calico Jack / The Binewski Murder / Buffo's Wake / Biere De Luxe / Invisible Circus Show / Emily Dust
REGGAE/ DUB AND JUNGLE STAGES:
The Lion's Den (Trenchtown):
Secret Headliner / Gentleman and the Evolution / Richie Spice / Collie Buddz & New Kingston / Dub Inc
Lee Scratch Perry / Million Stylez / Gentleman's Dub Club / Prince Fatty and Horseman / I-Fire / Iration Steppas meets Channel One in a Dubwise Fashion / Mungo's Hi Fi feat. YT + Mr / Williamz / Robbo Ranx / Dreadsquad ft Dr Ring Ding + Kasia Malenda + El Fata / Necessary Mayhem ft Tippa Irie + Mr Williamz / David Boomah / Buggsy + Live Band / Chopstick Dubplate Showcase feat. Demolition Man / Marcus Visionary / Serial Killaz / Psychofreud + Navigator / Nanci & Pheobe + DJ Wulu / Adam Prescott feat Parly B / Jah Mirikle / Dope Ammo / / Kelvin 373 / Eva Lazarus
Solo Banton & The Upper Cut Band / Radikal Guru / Chris Murray / Reggae Roast / Laid Blak / Musical Youth / The Resonators / OnlyJoe / Friendly Fire Band / Babydub / Nucleus Roots / The Drop / Backbeat Soundsystem / Afriquoi / Dub Boy feat Tenja / Rebel Control / Dub Heart / The Majestic / General Roots / Balkan Hi-fi / Dubkasm / By The Rivers / Captain Accident / One Roots
Plus: Jah Shaka Street Party (Full Soundsystem)
BREAK AND BASS STAGES:
Friction / Calyx & Teebee / LTJ Bukem / Hot Cakes Live (Deekline - Ed Solo - MC Rubi Dan) / Zinc / South Central Live / Lady Waks & MC Chickaboo / DJ Die & INJA / Freq Nasty / Culprate FEAT. Maksim / Featurecast / Micky Finn / Slipmatt & Billy Bunter * / Monkey3logic / The Outide Agency / Stay Up / Orever Takeover / Slamboree Soundsystem / Dub Boy & Tenja / Remarc / Current Value / Loftgroover / The Sect / MC Ribbz / Jacky Murda / Lionfire (Aries & Gold) / Blackout JA / Mach One / Itchy & Skratchy / Run Tingz Cru FT Redskin / The Allergies / Hong Kong Ping Pong / Major Triadz / Jayglo / MR 50 / Dephicit / Hidden Riddim / Cut La Vis / Dropsteady Freddy / DJ Roast Beatz / Sarantis + MC Dialect / Deville + Parly B / Fly Walker / Vandal / Weasel Buster / Parasite / Junglefever / Mark EG / FFF / Broken Note / Audio Spaien / Wonka-Vision / Spongebob -Phatoworld / Satta Sounds / JMan / Scamp / Skalliwaggles /The Mayor of BoomTown
BARRIO LOCO DISTRICT:
Secret Special Guest / Foreign Beggars / Redlight & Mc Dread / Digital Mystikz / Koan Sound / Chinese Man Live / Opiuo / B.Traits / Woz B2b Rack N Ruin / Mak & Pasteman / Sticky / Reso / Randomer / Jinx In Dub Live / Jus Now / Snareophobe Feat Eva Lazarus / Lenkemz / La La & The Boo Ya / Bassline Circus Takeover
High Focus Records Showcase (Fliptrix, Verb T, Leaf Dog, BVA, Jam Baxter, Dirty Dike, Edward Scissortongue, DJ Sammy B-Side, DJ Madnice) / DJ Vadim / DJ Format / Skitz & Deadly Hunta / LDZ (London Zoo) / Problem Child / Freefall Collective / Step 13 / Elro / Mouse Outfit ft. Dr Syntax + Sparkz / Dirty Dubsters / Central Spillz / Jman & DJ Fingerfood ft. Res & Gravity / Split Prophets / Astroid Boys / Born in a Barn / Gypsy Unit / Gardna / Afro Cluster / Bahia / Deadsilence Syndicate / Disco Panther / China Shop Bull
More Like Trees / Dizraeli + Downlow / Ducie / Samsara / Debian Blak / Chrome Kids Present: SnowSkull, Blured, Falcon Lake + Jauge / Mr Cat & The Jackal / Toyface / Mark O'Reilly / Tree House Fire / Firepit Collective / Bigtopp / The Age Of Glass / Black Star Dub Collective / Regime / Suzy Condrad / Cable Street Collective / Cut Capers / Mike Dennis / Baby Queens / Hardcor Beatbox Choir / Ruby Samba / Tiger Blue / Antelope / Cazal / The Infinite Collective / Sykes / Bahia / Kimberley Newell
TRIBE OF FROG
Eat Static / Neuroplasm / Mechanimal / OOOD / Tongue & Groove / Re:creation / Occular / Voice of Cod + Special Guests / Tribe Of Frog Residents.