Boomtown Fair have paused their regular announcements of district line-ups amid the coronavirus outbreak. They were previously being revealed at 1pm every Tuesday and Friday, most recently with the Metropolis line-up last week.
Organisers said:”In light of everything that is going on around the world it doesn’t feel appropriate to keep ploughing on with the twice every weekly district line-up releases.” – and told fans they’re still planning to hold the festival this August.
On Friday, Boomtown released a statement on coronavirus, saying they: “feel it’s very likely we will still be in a position to deliver a show of spectacular offering in August.”
The update posted today reads: “In light of everything that is going on around the world it doesn’t feel appropriate to keep ploughing on with the twice every weekly district line-up releases. So, instead, we’ll be steeping back from the big announcements for a while and using this space to spread some much needed positivity far and wide over the next couple of weeks!
“Don’t fear though, as we’re all still working incredibly hard behind the scenes (from home now, not HQ!) to bring you the most incredible show for Chapter 12. But for those of you self-isolating, working from home, and everyone still heading out to work who need a distracting, relaxing end to a hard day out in the world, we’ll be sharing tips for stress relief, advice for making a difference in your local communities, throwback mixes & sets, and loads more…
“But this isn’t just about what we want to see, we’d love to hear from you, our amazing community on what you’d like to explore together how we can help each other through these difficult times before we all come together again for one almighty celebration in August.
“Physical distancing, not social distancing ❤”
Boomtown Fair Chapter 12: New Beginnings will take place from Wednesday 12th to Sunday 16th August 2020 at the Matterley Estate near Winchester. Wu-Tang Clan, Underworld, Kano and Damian Marley all feature on this year’s line-up. Boomtown are also aiming to plant one million trees this year and have already raised over £20,000 on a crowdfunder set up to do this.