The event will now take place on both Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd November. Saturday tickets sold out in just six minutes, with Friday tickets selling out in 13 minutes.
UPDATE 19:40: A third date has now been added on the following Saturday (9th November) with tickets currently available.
UPDATE 19:45: A fourth date has now been added on Friday 8th November. Click here to buy tickets for any available dates.
UPDATE 20:05: The additional Saturday 9th November date has now sold out. Only Friday 8th November remains available, according to Boomtown Source.
UPDATE SUNDAY: Organisers have confirmed all dates are now sold out. An official resale system exists on Ticket Fairy.
Originally announced just for the Saturday, a second date was added this afternoon with almost 50,000 people marked as interested or attending the original date on Facebook.
The new venue, named Area 404, has a licenced capacity of 3,500 people. Tickets for the 18+ only event have a face value of £33.
A press release issued by Boomtown this afternoon reads as follows:
Brand new for Bristol, the minds and visionaries behind the UKs most immersive and theatrical festival will bring their jaw dropping levels of creativity back to where it all began 11 years ago, in their brand new permanent creative events space in Bristol, near Temple Meads train station.
Launching this Halloween, on Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd November, Boomtown are inviting people to ‘Explore the deserted industrial quadrant of AREA 404: an overgrown immersive, dystopia filled with lost souls and the half-living…’ for a nighttime festival experience beyond this world…
The warren like complex will house five rooms, permeating with the sounds that radiate from Boomtown’s very core… The main room will feature high energy live music , similar to those who’ve soundtracked the festival’s mainstages for the past decade. The medium and smaller rooms will host a perfect spectrum of reggae, techno, house, dnb and disco, ensuring the true Boomtown spirit is represented and brings people together in a huge melting pot of musical styles, theatrical exploration and creative endeavour.
Boomtown is firmly rooted as a creative powerhouse on the UK festival scene. Their annual event held in South Downs National Park Nr. Winchester, attracts 66,000 from all over the world to experience the top level production values, film set like set design and an ever expansive and infinitely broad music booking policy. Over the years the festival has welcomed an eclectic mix of international superstars such as; Gorilaz, Ms. Lauryn Hill, M.I.A. Limp Bizkit, Cypress Hill, Madness, The Specials, Jimmy Cliff, The Wailers, Toots and the Maytals, Damian Marley, Carl Cox, as well as providing a platform and celebration of local Bristol talent, such as My Nu Leng, Eva Lazarus, Dr Meaker, 24hr Garage Girls, Carny Villains and DJ Die.
We are so pleased to be able to finally announce this venue, it feels like a proper homecoming for us! We’re unbelievably excited to be able to showcase everything we’ve grown into since we started putting on gigs in Bristol over a decade ago. To be able to bring our unique mix of interactive and immersive theatre, the beautifully hand crafted intricate set designs and to represent a huge amount of music genres all under one roof, is going to be something incredibly special! Boomtown Organisers
Tickets will be released on Thursday 29th August. Follow AREA 404 Complex on facebook and instagram and sign up to Boomtown’s newsletter to be kept in the loop on all ticket releases and line ups here.