BOOMTOWN Fair 2019 has officially arrived with thousands of fans flocking to the annual event.
It’s one of the largest festivals in the UK, with an estimated 60,000 people attending this year, but what else should you know about Boomtown and who’s in the line-up of acts performing?
Where’s Boomtown Fair 2019 taking place?
Boomtown Fair is held at the Matterley Estate, near Winchester, Hampshire.
Concertgoers are in luck as Boomtown has teamed up with National Express for those who’d find it difficult getting to the event.
Organisers are offering reasonably priced coach travel from over 50 locations that will take fans directly to the festival coach park.
To learn more about transportation and how to get to Boomtown Fair, visit the official travel page.
Boomtown Fair commenced on August 7 and will end on August 11.
Who’s in the line-up?
This year’s line-up includes an enormous number of acts, with the likes of Lauryn Hill, Prophets of Rage and The Streets being just some of the many headliners at this year’s event.
The line-up includes the following:
- Lauryn Hill
- Baba Stiltz
- Babar Luck
- Backbeat Soundsystem
- Big In Lights
- Big Mon
- Big Red Ass
- Prophets of Rage
- The Streets
- Bustawidemove B2B Lazlo Legezer
- Joel Culpepper
- Lead Shot Hazard
- Leftover Crack
- Legal Shot
- Legends Of Moving Shadow
- Lemon Girl
- Lenzman b2b LSB & DRS
- Little Simz
- London Remixed UKG Orchestra ft. Blue Lion Band, MC Kie & Enamie
- Lord Leopard
- Lt Stitchie & Manudigital
- Neville Staple Band
- New Daze
- New Daze
- New Town Kings
- Nick Manasseh
- Saint Acid
- Sally C
- Sandman Project
- Swindle (live)
- Year Of The Dog
- Yo Speed
- Young Culture
- Young Culture
For the full list of acts visit Boomtown Fair.
Is Boomtown Fair cancelled?
Boomtown Fair 2019 is not cancelled.
Although the festival is continuing, there are two weather warnings in place this weekend, so conditions may not be ideal.
Boomtown 2019 kicked off yesterday and runs until Sunday.
What are the weather conditions during the festival?
As of August 7, it looks as if fans will have to deal with some rainy weather conditions while trying to get into the festive spirit.
It’s already been advised that those who are attending the occurrence this year should come prepared: Having a raincoat on you will do wonders once at the event, it would seem.
With that said, the weather will see a drastic change on Sunday, August 11, which will also be the final day of Boomtown Fair, with temperatures peaking at 21 degrees.
Best of all, however, there’s no rain to be expected throughout the day.
What’s the latest on Boomtown Fair 2019?
On the day of the festival’s launch, Boomtown announced that it will not have front of house drug testing for concertgoers this year.
Apparently, “complex negotiations” saw The Loop pull out from providing the service this year, which seemed to have a lot of fans feeling concerned.
An official spokesperson has since revealed: “We were informed towards the end of last week, the provision of this service at this year’s festival may no longer be possible.
“Since then, we have been working around the clock with all the key stakeholders to try to find a resolution, however, despite all of our efforts, the ongoing legal complexities has meant that The Loop are unable to provide the front of house drug safety testing element of their valuable and respected services at this year’s event.”
It was further assured that Boomtown will be providing extensive medical and welfare support onsite while The Loop will still be in attendance to provide one-on-one counselling.