Boomtown announce their Chapter 9 lineup
Boomtown have just announced their first wave of acts for Chapter 9, which takes place at the Matterley Estate, Winchester over 10th-13th August.
As with previous years the festival showcases a mix of expansive genres, with unique acts spearheading a vast roster of talent. The 60,000 capacity Hampshire festival have announced over 160 artists spanning a huge variety of genres, including reggae, folk, jazz, world, dub, dancehall, ska, house, techno, garage and a whole lot more…
The world’s biggest reggae stage, the Lion’s Den will again host some of the largest names in reggae, dancehall and hip hop featuring ska legends The Specials, Cypress Hill, M.I.A. and a debut appearance by Ziggy Marley.
One of the festival’s most visually stunning immersive street sets, The Wild West transports attendees back into a Western filled with saloons and cowboys, hosting some of the most internationally renowned folk and world at The Old Minesstage. Alabama 3 fuse country with house and spoken word, while Newton Faulkner’s percussive songwriting takes folk rock to a different level.
The vibrant carnival district of Barrio Loco invites attendees to lose their inhibitions in a playground of festivity. Scene shapers Ben UFO & Mr Scruff & Joy Orbison will be playing an epic five and half hour collaborative set, in a one-off outing exclusive to Boomtown’s flagship house and techno venue Vamos. Also Detroit techno legend Carl Craig, Dave Clarke, German duo Booka Shade performing live, Boys Noize, Dusky, Monki, Solardo and many more.
The awe inspiring Sector 6 stage welcomes a soundtrack including; Shy FX, Radio 1 resident Toddla T and Shogun Audio will be bringing the underground sounds of Bristol bass scene for a four hour takeover.
Newly upgraded multimedia hub of Bang Hai Tower has dubstep originator, Rusko, self-formed and unequivocally adept garage supergroup TQD (Royal T, DJ Q & Flava D) going B2B with the formidable Bristolians My Nu Leng and Exit Records will be hosting featuring D-Bridge, Skeptical, Alix Perez, Fracture and SP:MC.
Tickets are on sale now from Boomtownfair.co.uk
LINE UP SO FAR: (More to be released…)
Agent Sasco & Dub Akom Band / Big Youth & U-Roy / The Bonner Brothers (Richie Spice, Spanner Banner, Snatcha Lion, Sheperd Bonner feat. Chaka Demus + Pliers) / Cypress Hill / Earl Gateshead with Dawn Penn & Soom T /Gentleman’s Dub Club feat. Taiwan MC, Parly B & Eva Lazarus / Iba Mahr & Harar Band / Jah9 / Lutan Fyah / M.I.A. /Mr Vegas / Protoje / Raging Fyah / Runkus & The Old Skool Bond / Solo Banton & Horseman with The Upper Cut Band / The Specials / Stand High Patrol & Pupajim / Suns Of Dub feat. Randy Valentine / Stick Figure / Toots & The Maytals / Ziggy Marley
Arrested Development / Eskorzo / Frank Turner / Hepcat / Hoffmaestro / The Original Blues Brothers Band / Reel Big Fish / Sam & The Womp / The Showhawk Duo / Ska’N’Ska / Skindred / Slightly Stoopid / Smokey Joe & The Kid feat. Mystro / Sublime With Rome / Sugarhill Gang with Grandmaster Melle Mel & Scorpio’s Furious 5 / Wax Tailor / The Wurzels
Alabama 3 / Beans On Toast / The Breath / Bukahara / Chris Wood / Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band / The Furrow Collective / Heymoonshaker / Kumbia Queers / Lakuta / Mad Dog Mcrea / Mbongwana Star / Newton Faulkner / Kila / Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band / The Showhawk Duo / 47 Soul
Benjamin Zephaniah & the Revolutionary Minds / Brinsley (Aswad) Forde MBE / The Comet Is Coming / Dub FX / GoGo Penguin / Jesse Royal / Nerija / Nomade Orquestra / Portico Quartet / Mike Love / SK Shlomo / Sons Of Kemet / Soweto Kinch / United Vibrations / Wrongtom meets The Ragga Twins
Crash Nomada / Los Colorados / UFOSlavians
Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind
Nattali Rize / Nice Up! Takeover / Reggae Roast ft Brother Culture / Randy Valentine
Astrix / Ace Ventura / Berg / GAUDI / Juno Reactor / Ott & The All-Seeing I
Devil Kicks Dancehall
The Dreadnoughts / King Prawn / Legendary Shack Shakers / Planet Smashers
AJ Tracey / Chali 2na & Krafty Kuts / Dea Players Vs Problem Child / Donae’O / Elf Kid / Loyle Carner / MC Taiwan / Ocean Wisdom / The Four Owls
Ben UFO & Mr Scruff & Joy Orbison / Boddika / Booka Shade / Boys Noize / Carl Craig / Dave Clarke / Dusky / House Gospel Choir / Monki / Solardo
Bang Hai Tower
Black Sun Empire / Break / Exit Records Takeover / Kill Box / My Nu Leng B2B TQD / Optiv & BTK / Phace / Redlight / Rusko / S.P.Y / The Prototypes
Butterz takeover (Elijah & Skilliam, Swindle & DJ Champion & MC Serious) / DJ Luck & MC Neat / Heartless Crew / Holy Goof / Mefjus B2B Emperor / Shogun Audio Takeover / Shy FX / The Heatwave / Toddla T
Aphrodite / Caspa / Deekline B2B Ed Solo / Dub Phizix & Strategy / Freestylers / Gutterfunk Takeover (Dj Die, Addison Groove, Dismantle), Loefah / Mampi Swift / Randall / Ray Keith / Schlachthofbronx / Star.One / Storm / Utah Saints