BoomTown Announces Beenie Man and tickets onto final tier!

BoomTown Announces ‘King Of The Dancehall’ Beenie Man as Saturday Reggae
Headliner and Tickets onto Final Tier!

PLUS: Free BoomTown Mix!



Tier five weekend tickets - £124 + eco deposit (LIMITED)

Tier four weekend tickets - £116 + eco deposit - SOLD OUT


Check out the epic 2012 video here –

BoomTown can now unveil that the undisputed heavyweight champion of
Dancehall, Beenie Man will be the Lion’s Den reggae headliner for Saturday
night. He shares the bill over the weekend with; Alborosie, Tanya Stephens,
Natty, Gappy Ranks, David Rodigan and a bucket load of reggae and
dancehall’s living legends! Another mega addition to the bill for all those
Ska-core lovers out there is destruction demigods Capdown! With the entire
first four tier tickets now sold out, BoomTown are down to a limited amount
of tier five tickets, so snap ‘em up whilst you can!

Taking his rightful place as the Saturday night headliner at one of the UK’s
only dedicated reggae, dub and dancehall festival stages - The Lion’s Den,
Beenie Man is all set to blow the minds and ears of his eagerly awaiting UK
fans. Having been on the scene since he was a wee tot; Beenie Man shot to
fame at age five and has accrued hundreds of singles, over 20 albums and
numerous awards, including a Grammy and DJ of the Year. The accolades and
achievements of Beenie Man are only outnumbered by the popularity of this
self proclaimed, but undeniable, ‘King of Dancehall’. Not only has he been
at the forefront of the genre ever since releasing his first record, "Too
Fancy" at the tender age of 7 in 1981, but has been largely responsible for
growing it into the international phenomenon it is today. The BoomTown Mayor
and all at BoomTown council are ready with their lifetime achievement award
for this epically huge living legend and are considering giving him the
highest honour of all, a gilded key to the Boom-City! 

Over at the other end of BoomTown’s niche but vast musical spectrum are
Ska-Core heroes, Capdown. Known for mixing up ska, punk, hardcore, reggae in
a style that is unique only to them; Capdown deliver an ever-political
message through their renowned ferocious and incredible live performances.
Numerous tours of the UK have built up a massive grass roots following;
their independently-released albums and singles have garnered high praise
from everyone from Kerrang! to The Times. They will be showing the folks of
BoomTown’s Town Centre stage exactly what a Sunday afternoon at BoomTown is
all about; high-octane skanking punk vibes!

With a whole host of top of the range acts, mind bending new areas and
double the camping space, 2012 will see BoomTown evolve into BoomCity with
the town’s population expanding from 2011. With the joining of forces of
BoomTown and festival monsters Arcadia, extra room and tickets have been
supplied, to accommodate the fact that the BoomTown residents over the 9th –
12th August will be involved in two of the festival world’s most epic
experiences for the price of one! 

If everything from Reggae to Rap, Ska to Swing and Breaks to Balkan, takes
your fancy and you just can’t wait for the fun of the festival to kick off,
the generous BoomTown Mayor has made a special taster mix of what’s to come
this summer in the normally sleepy settlement of BoomTown... Sit back, turn
it up and skank it out... the summer is just around the corner:

With the entire first four tier tickets now sold out, BoomTown are down to a
limited amount of tier five tickets and will be sold out completely in the
next few weeks!! Please note; all teen, campervan and caravan tickets are
also completely sold out! So jump on in whilst you still can, tickets are
available via the website: 


SKA, SWING, PUNK, ROCKABILY - explosion in the Town Centre and Devil Kicks
dancehall stages: 

Secret Sunday Headliner TBA / Reel Big Fish / Caravan Palace / The
Skatalites / Balkan Beatbox / Asian Dub Foundation / The Beat / Dub Pistols
/ Capdown / The Slackers / Gadjo / Sick Note / Pronghorn /  Sonic Boom 6 /
Movits / Dunkelbunt / Babyhead / Urban Voodoo Machine / The Meteors /
Batmobile / Mad Sin / Molotov Jukebox / The Filaments / Swing Zazou / Gypsy

RAGGA, DUB, DANCEHALL – on the UK’s biggest reggae stage:

Alborosie / Beenie Man / Tanya Stephens / Natty / Gappy Ranks /Jah Shaka /
David Rodigan / Zion Train / Makka B / Trojan Sound System / South Rakkas
Crew / Blak Twang / Mungos Hifi / Bush Chemists / Serial Killaz / Laif Blak
/ Jaya The Cat / Channel One / The Heatwave / General Levy / Lady Chan /
Soom T / Laid Blak / Jacky Murda / The Barley Mob / Demolition Man / Aries /
Stylo G / Stush / Serocee / YT / Curtis Lynch (JR) feat Mr Williams /
Krinjah / Solo Banton vs Deadly Hunta / David Boomah / MC Xander

SERIOUS RAVE AND BASS HEAVY MUSIC - Arcadia and Bassline Circus:

Dirtyphonics / Jack Beats / Kill the Noise / Luke Vibert / The Panacea /
Caspa / Stanton Warriors / DJ Hype / Breakage / 16 Bit / Benny Page / Marcus
Visionary / Roska / The Nextmen / Plump DJ's / Krafty Kuts / Racknruin /
Foamo / Far Too Loud / Engine Earz / Dub Phizix / Tomb Crew / Freestylers /
Ratpack / SL2 / Slamboree / Chris Liberator B2B Dave the Drummer / Shy FX /
JFB / SL2 (live) / Ed Solo / Deekline / Illbilly Hitec (love) / Parker /
Kanji Kinetic / Woz / Coda (live) / Mr Benn / 2 Bit Thugs / Jinx in Dub /
Audio / Drumcorps / Producer / Heist 



Date:                                        9th – 11th August 2012

Location:                                   Matterly Estate, Winchester 

Ticket Price:                            Tier 5 weekend ticket: £124 (+£5
eco deposit) - Limited

Tier 1 weekend ticket:    £85 (+£5 eco deposit) – SOLD OUT

Tier 2 weekend ticket:    £97 (+£5 eco deposit) – SOLD OUT 

Tier 3 weekend ticket:    £109 (+£5 eco deposit) – SOLD OUT

Tier 4 weekend ticket:    £116 (+£5 eco deposit) – SOLD OUT

Tickets Available at


Going in to its 4th year, BoomTown is unlike any other festival: the legend
of BoomTown tells it was once a small but prosperous retreat now overhauled
into a land of lawless rebels, with only the town official’s to uphold its
former glory. The 2011 heavily themed event saw the festival sell out for a
third time in its three year history with the festival goers brining as much
of the entertainment to the show as the organisers. 

With so much packed into the huge mock town, last year’s highlights
included; high octane headline performance from Gogol Bordello, more reggae,
dub and ska then you can shake a stick at, dance-offs, marriages and body
crunching bass round the clock from Bassline Circus and The Lion’s Den as
well as all the hidden gems scattered around the town in tiny nooks and
crannies, eccentric side streets and secret alleyways! 


Arcadia first came into existence in 2007, spawned from an ambitious group
of craftsmen whose imaginations border on madness! Over the past five years
it has evolved into a multifaceted entity drawing an ever growing number of
eccentric brains, skills and visionaries into the mix. Already a mainstay
fixture at some of the UK and Ireland’s leading festivals such as
Glastonbury, Bestival and Electric Picnic; the Arcadia machine is galvanised
by the audience’s reaction to this untamed beast that wreaks havoc
where-ever it treads! 

For the past three years at Glastonbury, Arcadia has been given free reign
over their own field. Slotted in next to the likes of Shangri-La and Block
9, they have been given the space and opportunity to develop, attempt and
achieve the unimaginable. This year at BoomTown, Arcadia will be taking over
a whole zone of the town with Sci-Fi, flame throwing, smoke blasting, fully
moving structures complete with exclusively designed sets and gravity
defying aerial trapeze shows! 


Punk, rock, burlesque, gypsy blues in an imaginary wild frontier town – The
Daily Telegraph

This 10,000 capacity, escapist festival promises a site that resembles a
fairy tale town – The Sunday Times

BoomTown truly is great if you love bass heavy music, with plenty to explore
if you don’t. It’s getting better every year – The Brighton Source

‘Best Value Festival’ – Skint Magazine 

A diverse world party is the order of the day at BoomTown with its top class
bill of ska, cabaret, folk, reggae, dub and rave – Toast Magazine

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