Really looking forward to playing Boomtown with Chris Liberator in the Raveyard this year. For those of you who don’t know about Boomtown ( which I think is almost impossible now), it’s an amazing festival, with areas built as at installations reflecting all kinds of musical/urban themes.
Traditionally Boomtown is a Ska and Reggae music festival, but over the years it has mutated into something much wilder, with the influence of reggae influence bassline music we now have electronic music that ranges through Drum and Bass, Dub, Hip Hop, UK Garage, Psy Trance, Breakbeat, House, Old Skool, Techno, Punk and all sorts of weird and wonderful side stages with a crazy range of acts from circus to cabaret.
Generally the festival is quite an adult one, but there is some stuff for kids. Every time I’ve gone I’ve got babysitting sorted out and gone on an adult mission, because frankly I don’t think it’s a great one for small kids, it is pretty hectic. Personally, I would go for something more hippy and laid back over this for children. but that’s just me. Friends of mine have said the complete opposite.
It’s a no holds barred 3 day hedonistic trip into the dirty side of the UK’s music scene with some of the biggest and best of the underground, people you don’t often get to see at major festivals, playing their best sets to an audience who know their music.
Not cheap, nothing is cheap these days, food is pretty decent but not amazing, drinks a fairly reasonable, but fully worth it.
Come and check out the Raveyard, aptly named because it houses some of the best in acid techno and underground UK techno, from producers and DJ’s old and new. Worth a look.