Boomtown, Chapter 12: New Beginnings, the 66,000 capacity festival just outside Winchester, has announced this year’s lineup.
Each year, the show mixes up its huge site on Matterley Bowl, with each area having its own themed stages, acts, actors and decor.
It also adds to the Boomtown storyline, and this year The Maze will be officially opened. A theatrical trailer has been posted on the festival’s website.
Headliners appearing across the 27 main stages include influential hip hop collective Wu-Tang Clan, grime pioneer Kano and Grammy-winning multi-instrumentalist and producer Mura Masa.
The Libertines will be bringing their punk-influenced sounds, making a much anticipated return to Boomtown is reggae legend Damian ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley, as well as a debut appearance from East Coast hip hop artist De la Soul and Kool and The Gang.
Kelis will take to the Lion’s Den, and one of the biggest names in Drum and Bass, Australian trio Pendulum Trinity sees the founding members of Pendulum coming together to perform their brand new state of the art show on RELIC.
The NUCLEUS stage will see three of techno and electronic music’s biggest names – Squarepusher; Underworld and Orbital.
Andy C, Hybrid Minds and MC Tempza, and Shy FX are ready to perform.
Other highlights include Princess Nokia, Candi Staton, The Selecter, Sudan Archives, New Orleans, Tank and the Bangas, Akala, Helena Hauff, Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King and Ibibio Sound Machine.
Additionally: High Contrast Band, Caravan Palace, Sugarhill Gang & Furious 5, The Four Owls, Dilated Peoples, Too Many Zooz, Biig Piig, My Baby, Flogging Molly, Skindred, Protoje, David Rodigan & the Outlook Orchestra, Collie Buddz, Adrian Sherwood feat. Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry & Horace Andy, Jungle Cakes x Trojan Records ft. Dawn Penn. DUB FX, The Skints, plus Mad Professor x Gaudi x General Levy.
The festival runs from August 12-16.
For the full lineup, see the Boomtown website.
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