UK Festival Guide 2017

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Boomtown Fair credit: Matt Day

Boomtown Fair Chapter 9, 10-13 August, Winchester, Hampshire

Throw all your expectations of what constitutes a music festival out of the window. This is not another Glastonbury clone, this is something very different indeed. Boomtown Fair has been growing steadily for the last 8 years, having started its life as a humble village fair. It now hosts 30+ stages hosting an array musical genres from folk, punk rock, reggae all the way through to banging techno and everything else in between! There are literally hundreds of artists and DJs across the 4-day event performing in intimate venues or on one of the many huge main stage sets. This really is something quite unlike anything I’ve ever experienced before and I’ve done my fair share of festivals and partying. It’s a totally bonkers pop-up city masquerading as a music festival with a population of around 60,000 equally bonkers inhabitants bringing the whole place to life in a truly delightful way.

The Specials, M.I.A., Cyprus Hill, The Original Blues Brothers Band, Ziggy Marley, Toots and the Maytals are already signed up check out the link below for the full line-up.

Read our full review of Boomtown 2016