Written by on 25.05.2020

Aug, UK, Hampshire
Boomtown is a four day festival set in the Matterley bowl in Hampshire, UK on the second weekend of August.

  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017

Venue: While the headliners might not suggest that this festival belongs on this list, a quick look down the lineup reveals it is well and truly deserving of a mention. The diverse combination of drum & bass, jungle, dubstep, reggae, ska, garage, house, hip-hop, electro-swing, gypsy-folk and much more make the annual knees-up arguably the most unique festival in Europe. Boomtown fuses a diverse line-up of underground and global music with boundary pushing immersive art, theatre and performance coming together as a living, breathing, fictitious city.

Made up of 14 districts, Boomtown follows a storyline that evolves each year to create a world within a world. A theatrically-led experience like no other, the event’s hundreds of actors bring the film-like street sets to life where attendees (citizens) are encouraged to become their inner character and be a part of the story themselves…


Boomtown remains a proudly independent festival that has managed to keep a sense of community and unity despite being one of the fastest growing festivals on the circuit. Citizens travel from across the globe to experience one of the most diverse line-ups and most groundbreaking theatrical concepts on offer, collectively celebrating underground music in a totally immersive world.