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| On 25, Jul 2012






 Tier five weekend tickets – £124 + eco deposit (LIMITED)



Check out the epic 2012 video here –

BoomTown Mayor’s Mix:

With just under a month to go until the juggernaut of BoomTown Fair unleashes mayhem onto the Winchester countryside, the UKs maddest fair has now officially SOLD OUT for the fourth year in a row! For those who have not managed to get their hands on one the coveted passes for BoomTown Fair 2012, to catch the likes of Reel Big Fish, Caravan Palace, Alborosie, Beenie Man, Tanya Stephens and a very special secret Sunday Headliner – all is not lost! There will be a re-sale for any of the unclaimed tickets from the deposit scheme on Friday 20th July at 9am.


BoomTown Fair is a unique event on the festival calendar and does things a little differently from all the others… transporting the festival goer into a fully working town, complete with a Bank, Casino, Hotel, numerous Saloons, theatre, street parties and so much more that the imagination can conjure! This year has seen the festival significantly expand, with the crash landing of Glastonbury’s Arcadia Spectacular taking over a whole new part of the town, more space for campers and the extension into the nearby woodland for tree top walkways and more sun dappled chill out areas. Even with this growth the festival has managed to sell out for the fourth year running in its four-year history!


Even though the festival is officially sold out, any unclaimed tickets from the deposit scheme will be re-released at 9am on Friday 20th July (estimated at around 500 tickets). Potential attendees are urged to get in there quickly as the demand for tickets is expected to be very high!


Ever since Arcadia crash landed into BoomTown back in February, strange things have been happening in the sleepy hollow of this Hampshire town. Most recently there have been sightings of non-human life forms in and around the streets of BoomTown! This intergalactic super race does not appear to be hostile and communicate through a simple form of dance. BoomTown committee are urging all inhabitants and visitors to the city to watch the following newsflash and instructional video so that everyone can peacefully interact with the alien invasion to form what will be BoomTown’s biggest flash mob! It will be taking place at the Town centre stage at 5pm on Saturday.


Although there will be a limited amount of tickets released on the 10th July, if rolling your sleeves up and getting fully involved in a festival is more your style, then there are still some spots left with the Oxfam Stewarding team. Not only do you get entry to the festival covered but you also are part of a fantastic team raising money for one of the most important global charities. Talk about a win-win situation!





SKA, SWING, PUNK, ROCKABILY – explosion in the Town Centre and Devil Kicks dancehall stages:

Secret Sunday Headliner TBA / Reel Big Fish / Caravan Palace / The Skatalites / Balkan Beatbox / Asian Dub Foundation / The Beat / Dub Pistols / Capdown / The Slackers / Gadjo / Sick Note / Pronghorn / Sonic Boom 6 / Movits / Dunkelbunt / Babyhead / Urban Voodoo Machine / The Meteors / Batmobile / Mad Sin / Molotov Jukebox / The Filaments / Swing Zazou / Gypsy Hill


RAGGA, DUB, DANCEHALL – on the UK’s biggest reggae stage:

Alborosie / Beenie Man / Tanya Stephens / Natty / Gappy Ranks /Jah Shaka / David Rodigan / Zion Train / Makka B / Trojan Sound System / South Rakkas Crew / Blak Twang / Mungos Hifi / Bush Chemists / Serial Killaz / Laif Blak / Jaya The Cat / Channel One / The Heatwave / General Levy / Lady Chan / Soom T / Laid Blak / Jacky Murda / The Barley Mob / Demolition Man / Aries / Stylo G / Stush / Serocee / YT / Curtis Lynch (JR) feat Mr Williams / Krinjah / Solo Banton vs Deadly Hunta / David Boomah / MC Xander


SERIOUS RAVE AND BASS HEAVY MUSIC – Arcadia and Bassline Circus:

Dirtyphonics / Jack Beats / Kill the Noise / Luke Vibert / The Panacea / Caspa / Stanton Warriors / DJ Hype / Breakage / 16 Bit / Benny Page / Marcus Visionary / Roska / The Nextmen / Plump DJ’s / Krafty Kuts / Racknruin / Foamo / Far Too Loud / Engine Earz / Dub Phizix / Tomb Crew / Freestylers / Ratpack / SL2 / Slamboree / Chris Liberator B2B Dave the Drummer / Shy FX / JFB / SL2 (live) / Ed Solo / Deekline / Illbilly Hitec (love) / Parker / Kanji Kinetic / Woz / Coda (live) / Mr Benn / 2 Bit Thugs / Jinx in Dub / Audio / Drumcorps / Producer / Heist






Date:                                        9th – 11th August 2012

Location:                                   Matterly Estate, Winchester


Ticket Price:                            Tier 5 weekend ticket: £124 (+£5 eco deposit) – Limited

Tier 1 weekend ticket:    £85 (+£5 eco deposit) – SOLD OUT

Tier 2 weekend ticket:    £97 (+£5 eco deposit) – SOLD OUT

Tier 3 weekend ticket:    £109 (+£5 eco deposit) – SOLD OUT

Tier 4 weekend ticket:    £116 (+£5 eco deposit) – SOLD OUT



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Going in to its 4th year, BoomTown is unlike any other festival: the legend of BoomTown tells it was once a small but prosperous retreat now overhauled into a land of lawless rebels, with only the town official’s to uphold its former glory. The 2011 heavily themed event saw the festival sell out for a third time in its three year history with the festival goers brining as much of the entertainment to the show as the organisers.

With so much packed into the huge mock town, last year’s highlights included; high octane headline performance from Gogol Bordello, more reggae, dub and ska then you can shake a stick at, dance-offs, marriages and body crunching bass round the clock from Bassline Circus and The Lion’s Den as well as all the hidden gems scattered around the town in tiny nooks and crannies, eccentric side streets and secret alleyways!



Arcadia first came into existence in 2007, spawned from an ambitious group of craftsmen whose imaginations border on madness! Over the past five years it has evolved into a multifaceted entity drawing an ever growing number of eccentric brains, skills and visionaries into the mix. Already a mainstay fixture at some of the UK and Ireland’s leading festivals such as Glastonbury, Bestival and Electric Picnic; the Arcadia machine is galvanised by the audience’s reaction to this untamed beast that wreaks havoc where-ever it treads!

For the past three years at Glastonbury, Arcadia has been given free reign over their own field. Slotted in next to the likes of Shangri-La and Block 9, they have been given the space and opportunity to develop, attempt and achieve the unimaginable. This year at BoomTown, Arcadia will be taking over a whole zone of the town with Sci-Fi, flame throwing, smoke blasting, fully moving structures complete with exclusively designed sets and gravity defying aerial trapeze shows!





Punk, rock, burlesque, gypsy blues in an imaginary wild frontier townThe Daily Telegraph


This 10,000 capacity, escapist festival promises a site that resembles a fairy tale townThe Sunday Times


BoomTown truly is great if you love bass heavy music, with plenty to explore if you don’t. It’s getting better every yearThe Brighton Source


‘Best Value Festival’Skint Magazine


A diverse world party is the order of the day at BoomTown with its top class bill of ska, cabaret, folk, reggae, dub and rave – Toast Magazine