Boomtown Fair Festival - Festivals in Europe 2019
Written by Meghan Signora
Turn the page and enter into the next chapter of Boomtown Fair, the largest independent festival in the
The United Kingdom. The annual 66,000 capacity music, arts, and theatrical festival returns to Matterley
Estate in South Down National Park to celebrate the diversity of underground and global music,
immersive art, theater and performance in a pop-up wonderland city.
The 'city' is composed of four areas – Downtown, Hilltop, Temple Valley, and Whistlers Green – each of
which contain unmistakable districts. These districts have a least one main stage, smaller street or
theatrical venues, and small to medium-sized music venues.
Not just a music festival, Boomtown's story evolves through a carefully curated layout and set design to
create a fictitious world within a world. Literally, there are an in-house theatrical team and production
crews that work tirelessly to curate a unique experience that uses actors to bring the city to life and
encourage every festival citizen to become a character within the Boomtown storyline.
The lineup is as diverse and imaginative as the city itself, with bands, DJ's, theater, and circus performers,
street theater, carnival performers, speakers, and poets. As far as music, expect sets from Aaron Liberator,
Amelie Lens, Bad Company UK, Ben UFO, Black Sun Empire, Boys Noize, Carl Cox, Che Lingo, Count
Bassy, Deadbeat UK, Dickster, Displace, Eats Everything, Fourth Order, Hedflux, Joy Orbison, Mella
Dee, Shy FX, Skream, Vibe Roulette, and Yo Speed.
The way to become a citizen (aka festival) of Boomtown, purchase one of three ticket types: Standard
Festival Entry, Public Transport Saver Festival Entry, or Boomtown Springs Ticket. All ticket types
include access to the standard campsite and all districts and entertainment within the festival. For details on
each ticket type, visit the official festival website.