Boomtown Fair have revealed the line-up for the city’s dystopian future dubbed DSTRKT 5. The district features cybernetic factory Robotika alongside the iconic Scrapyard. The DSTRKT 5 line-up is also said to feature countless micro-venues, some of which will likely be hidden from plain sight, and is labelled a full-on celebration of underground rave and sound system culture.
Boomtown Fair Chapter 10: DSTRKT 5 Line-up Poster
Boomtown sold out in record time
This summers Boomtown Fair sold out in record time, just a couple of weeks after confirming Limp Bizkit would headline the event alongside a UK exclusive festival performance from Gorillaz. The festival organisers had applied for an increase in capacity to 80,000 in December 2017, however, the application was reportedly dropped following discussions with Hampshire Police. The festival submitted a revised application to retain the 60,000 capacity of previous years.
Boomtown will be holding a ticket resale in June 2018, allowing those without tickets a chance to attend the sold out festival. Like Glastonbury, Boomtown will sell tickets at short notice that have been refunded by original buyers, or where deposit scheme payments have not been made.
Boomtown Chapter 10 Barrio Loco line-up announced
Boomtown’s home of hip-hop, garage, and grime, Barrio Loco, will have a huge upgrade for the 2018 event. The line-up for the district was also unveiled last week, with the famed Poco Loco stage hosting acts such as Ghetts, Nadia Rose, Foreign Beggars, and Lady Leshurr. The Barrio Loco district also hosts street venues, the Desperados Clubhouse, and 24HR Garage Girls.
The district is dubbed “a scorching melting pot of global influence, celebrating the strength of community and the richness of culture.” Barrio Loco is one of 14 distinct, immersive, and theatrical areas spread throughout the pop-up city that is Boomtown Fair.
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