Boomtown is an English festival with an anarchic creative spirit and its own mythology surrounding each year’s edition. Conceptualised as a city with its own politics and cultural evolution, those attending the festival are residents of Boomtown and have a part to play in its unfolding narrative. A taste for ketamine among the citizens not being part of the official story.
The organisers say:
‘BoomTown rose up from the underground in 2009 to become one of the UK’s wildest and most inspiring independent festivals, from a humble village fair it is now a sprawling creative metropolis and home to every species of artistic miscreant! We invite thousands of citizens to embark on an immersive audio-visual joyride, dancing through the labyrinthine streets and plazas on a non-stop weekend journey of discovery!
‘Every kind of musical genre is celebrated at BoomTown, from ska, folk, gypsy, reggae, world, punk, pirate and disco to electro-swing, jazz, blue-grass, bass, jungle and techno, all enjoyed in a spirit of unity and freedom.
‘Our independence and diversity is a fundamental part of our identity, not simply promoting one style of music, art or performance but throwing open the gates to every kind of expression and celebration, something for everybody and the freedom to enjoy it as you want to! With a sense of unity, humanity and understanding between all people.’
Learn more about Boomtown Fair!