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Boomtown Fair 2013 Preview

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Sick Chirpse is once again heading to the craziest new UK festival Boomtown. Find out all about it here.

If you’ve been reading Sick Chirpse for a while then you’ll know that we’re big fans of Boomtown Fair, having covered it fairly extensively last year and sending Batman_LDN down to cover it for us.

☛ Check It Out: Batman_LDN Goes To Boomtown Fair

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We’re going to be heading down again this year to the festival – which takes place from the 8th -11th August at the Matterly Estate in Winchester – and interviewing a few of the bands and getting a general feel of the place for Sick Chirpse TV as well as partying our asses off duh. It would be good to know how many other chirpsers are going to be there, besides our friends in The Dance Off and El Mariachi Pinche Gringo of course, so we can link up and get baked and check out some of that dutty reggae together and all of the other crazy madness you can enjoy at a festival like Boomtown.

If you haven’t heard of Boomtown it’s the UK’s best new festival and a fully immersive experience. It’s basically set up as a really freaky/weird town with seven distinct districts that feature a bunch of winding streets and 30 different mini venues to explore, as well as the main stages where the bigger bands will play. The reason why it’s so good is because of the fact that it’s an actual ever expanding living and breathing city created by some of the most imaginative artists in the business and there’s pretty much no limit to what is going on there. It’s crazy. Check out some of the pictures in this article for an idea of what we’re talking about.

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Here’s a description of the seven districts that will make up Boomtown this year and some links to find out more information about them. It looks like it’s definitely going to be a good time.

Chinatown: Ska / Punk in the new far eastern district

May-fair Avenue: Swing city / vintage remix / seriously silly

Barrio Loco: Bassline / Hip to the Hop / Funk n Circus rave in

Oldtown:  Gypsy / Balkan / Carny / Pirate in the City’s original district

Hold it down town: Quiet…ish / tranquil / kidz zone / folk / poetry / healing in

Trenchtown: Ragga / Dancehall / Reggae / Jungle massive in

Downtown: Broken beats / fire / Hussling and gambling in the red light district ofBoomtown 1

Unfortunately Boomtown has already sold out of its ticket allocation of 28,000 (impressively up from just 1800 in its first year five years ago) BUT there is one last chance to buy tickets tomorrow night at 7pm. This is when unclaimed deposit tickets will be put back on sale to the general public. If you want to get one though you had better be quick – it’s expected that they’ll sell out in minutes as there aren’t that many of them and demand is expected to be huge. If you want to try and get one head on over to the Boomtown Fair site HERE.

If you’re still sitting on the fence about whether or not you want to be involved then check out the full festival lineup below. We’re particularly looking forward to the Mad Caddies being the old punx that we are here at Sick Chirpse, but I know that there’s pretty much something for everyone in the extensive and eclectic lineup, especially if you’re looking to party – which I’m sure you are.

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BOOM TOWN FULL FESTIVAL LINE UP:

SKA, SWING, FOLK AND PUNK STAGES:

Town Centre:                                                      

FRIDAY: Toots and the Maytals / Arrested Development / Ozomatli /The Neville Staple Band / Ska N Ska / RotFront / The Wurzels / Gentle Mystics

SATURDAY: Mad Caddies / The Skints / Les Hurlements D’ Leo / Babyhead / Slamboree / Ska Cubano / Orkestra Del Sol /The Magnus Puto Band

SUNDAY: The Parov Stelar Band / Bad Manners / Hoffmaestro / The Selecter /  Les Yeux d’la Tete / Orquestra Voadora / The Dualers / Skamanians

MayFair Avenue:

The Manor

Molotov Jukebox / Dutty Moonshine / Flap! / Electric Swing Circus / Swing Growers / Freakeasy! / The Top Shelf / Gypsy Hill / The Zen Hussies / Odjbox & Pierre / Kitten & the Hip / Max Pashm / DJ Wolfie Razzmatazz / Mac Abbe et le Zombi Orchestra / Ta Mere / Don Johnston & Leo Wood / DJ Jon Bongly / DJ Chris Tofu (Electro Swing Club / White Mink) / Circo Swing / DJ Dodgy-Style / 8 Foot Felix / Big Red Ass / The Original Rabbit Foot Spasm Band / World’s Tallest DJ

The Bandstand

The Rinky Dinks / Beans On Toast / The Skimmity Hitchers / Carpetface & Audible 1 / Johnny Cage & The Voodoo Groove / Heymoonshaker / CC Smugglers / Lunatrix / The Fresh Dixie Project / The Rubber Duck Orchestra / The Bleedin Noses

The Bank

Big Swing Sound System / The Chicken Brothers / Yacht Club / Tim Fanucci / Grahamaphone / DJ Soso / Oisin / The Kreamy Kat / DJ Dan / Oisin / Papa Moomin

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ChinaTown

ChinaTown Theatre:

Smerin’s Anti Social Club / Crash Nomada / The Magnus Puto / Bison / First Degree Burns / Guns Of Navarone / The JB Conspiracy / Counting Coins / Outl4w / Hallouminati / The Jargonauts / New Groove Formation / Tyrannosaurus Alan / The Tatsmiths / Oscillator / Melosa / Rasta 4 Eyes / Royal Gala Band / Upbeat Allstars / ChainSka Brassika / Popes Of Chillitown / Chewing On Tinfoil / The Rude Em Outs / Bad Transmission / Shoot The Moon

Devils Kicks Dancehall:

King Prawn / L.O.C  / Demented Are Go / Street Dogs / The Creepshow / RotFront / Suicide Bid /  Inner Terrestrials / The Casualties / Sicknote / Random Hand / Citizen Fish / Worldly Savages / The Brains / New Town Kings / The Peacocks / The Mahones / The Restarts / Graveyard Johnnys / Neck  / Roughneck Riot / Dirty Revolution / Will Tun and the Wasters /  The Junk / Beat the Redlight / Faintest Idea

Oldtown

Oldtown Theatre

Räfven / The Fat B*stard Gang Band / Gadjo / Flap! / Tragic Roundabout / Carny Villains / The Zen Hussies / Gypsy Hill / Mad Dog Mcrea / Pás de Problème / Gypsy Fever / Pronghorn / Bootscrapers / Worldly Savages / The Emergency Band / Dexter Dexterous / The Great Malarkey / Johnny Kowalski + The Sexy Wierdos / Boot Hill Allstars / Seas Of Mirth Pirate Band / Drunken Balordi / Calico Jack / The Binewski Murder / Buffo’s Wake / Biere De Luxe / Invisible Circus Show / Emily Dust

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REGGAE/ DUB AND JUNGLE STAGES:

The Lion’s Den (Trenchtown):

Secret Headliner / Gentleman and the Evolution / Richie Spice / Collie Buddz & New Kingston / Dub Inc

Lee Scratch Perry / Million Stylez / Gentleman’s Dub Club / Prince Fatty and Horseman / I-Fire / Iration Steppas meets Channel One in a Dubwise Fashion / Mungo’s Hi Fi feat. YT + Mr / Williamz / Robbo Ranx / Dreadsquad ft Dr Ring Ding + Kasia Malenda + El Fata / Necessary Mayhem ft Tippa Irie + Mr Williamz / David Boomah / Buggsy + Live Band / Chopstick Dubplate Showcase feat. Demolition Man / Marcus Visionary / Serial Killaz / Psychofreud + Navigator / Nanci & Pheobe + DJ Wulu / Adam Prescott feat Parly B / Jah Mirikle / Dope Ammo / / Kelvin 373 / Eva Lazarus

Hidden Woods:

 Solo Banton & The Upper Cut Band / Radikal Guru /  Chris Murray / Reggae Roast / Laid Blak / Musical Youth / The Resonators / OnlyJoe / Friendly Fire Band / Babydub / Nucleus Roots / The Drop / Backbeat Soundsystem / Afriquoi / Dub Boy feat Tenja / Rebel Control / Dub Heart / The Majestic / General Roots / Balkan Hi-fi / Dubkasm / By The Rivers / Captain Accident / One Roots

Plus: Jah Shaka Street Party (Full Soundsystem)

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BREAK AND BASS STAGES: 

DOWNTOWN:

Friction / Calyx & Teebee  / LTJ Bukem /  Hot Cakes Live (Deekline – Ed Solo – MC Rubi Dan) / Zinc / South Central Live / Lady Waks & MC Chickaboo / DJ Die & INJA / Freq Nasty / Culprate FEAT. Maksim / Featurecast  / Micky Finn / Slipmatt & Billy Bunter * / Monkey3logic / The Outide Agency / Stay Up / Orever Takeover / Slamboree Soundsystem / Dub Boy & Tenja / Remarc / Current Value / Loftgroover / The Sect / MC Ribbz / Jacky Murda / Lionfire (Aries & Gold) / Blackout JA / Mach One / Itchy & Skratchy / Run Tingz Cru FT Redskin / The Allergies / Hong Kong Ping Pong / Major Triadz  / Jayglo / MR 50 / Dephicit / Hidden Riddim / Cut La Vis / Dropsteady Freddy / DJ Roast Beatz / Sarantis + MC Dialect / Deville + Parly B / Fly Walker / Vandal / Weasel Buster / Parasite / Junglefever / Mark EG / FFF / Broken Note / Audio Spaien / Wonka-Vision / Spongebob -Phatoworld / Satta Sounds / JMan / Scamp / Skalliwaggles /The Mayor of BoomTown

BARRIO LOCO DISTRICT:

CIRCO BAILE

Secret Special Guest / Foreign Beggars / Redlight & Mc Dread / Digital Mystikz / Koan Sound / Chinese Man Live / Opiuo  / B.Traits  / Woz B2b Rack N Ruin / Mak & Pasteman / Sticky / Reso / Randomer / Jinx In Dub Live / Jus Now / Snareophobe Feat Eva Lazarus / Lenkemz  / La La & The Boo Ya / Bassline Circus Takeover

POCO LOCO

High Focus Records Showcase (Fliptrix, Verb T, Leaf Dog, BVA, Jam Baxter, Dirty Dike, Edward Scissortongue, DJ Sammy B-Side, DJ Madnice) / DJ Vadim / DJ Format  / Skitz & Deadly Hunta  / LDZ (London Zoo) / Problem Child  / Freefall Collective / Step 13 / Elro / Mouse Outfit ft. Dr Syntax + Sparkz / Dirty Dubsters / Central Spillz / Jman & DJ Fingerfood ft. Res & Gravity  / Split Prophets / Astroid Boys / Born in a Barn  / Gypsy Unit / Gardna / Afro Cluster / Bahia / Deadsilence Syndicate / Disco Panther / China Shop Bull

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OTHER STAGES:

FLOATING LOTUS

 More Like Trees / Dizraeli + Downlow / Ducie / Samsara / Debian Blak / Chrome Kids Present: SnowSkull, Blured, Falcon Lake + Jauge / Mr Cat & The Jackal / Toyface / Mark O’Reilly / Tree House Fire / Firepit Collective /  Bigtopp / The Age Of Glass / Black Star Dub Collective / Regime / Suzy Condrad / Cable Street Collective / Cut Capers / Mike Dennis / Baby Queens / Hardcor Beatbox Choir / Ruby Samba / Tiger Blue / Antelope / Cazal / The Infinite Collective / Sykes / Bahia / Kimberley Newell

TRIBE OF FROG

Eat Static / Neuroplasm / Mechanimal / OOOD / Tongue & Groove / Re:creation / Occular / Voice of Cod + Special Guests / Tribe Of Frog Residents.

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