Boom Town release new district and metal lineup, including Voodoo Glow Skulls, Jaya the Cat, Capdown, Ho99o9 and more

Following the initial release which revealed the likes of Gorillaz, Die Antwoord and Limp Bizkit to be taking over Boomtown, the festival has now revealed a brand new district dedicated to punk, metal and ska; Diss-order Alley.

With three new live venue The Last Gang in Town presents Hangar 161 (ska, punk), The Earache Factory (punk, grindcore, stoner and psyche) and The Skankin’ (straight up ska!!)  as well as the upgraded and expanded Freak Boutique Punk bar, Diss-order Alley will play host to all manner of system challenging, thought provoking and knee bending live acts.

Last Gang in Town presents Hangar 161, an evolution of the historical Devil Kicks Dancehall, this abandoned aeroplane hangar is a mecca for all punks and serious ska heads to celebrate a whole spectrum of favourites from the last four decades with the likes of; long standing Californian band Voodoo Glow Skulls, political hardcore from Capdown as they mash-up punk with drum & bass, and Boston originators Jaya the Cat will be serving up their own remedy of punk reggae.

All new for this year, one of the most respected and longest standing independent labels in the UK (Earache Records) will be curating their very own venue; The Earache Factory. Located in the heart of Diss-order Alley, the line up will feature some of the best in Punk, Metal, Grindcore, Stoner and Psyche; ranging from world renowned legends to the hottest new heavy bands on the scene. Acts include; Max Cavalera’s anti-austerity heavy-as-funk Brazilian tribal Metal band Soulfly, high energy grindcore pioneers Napalm Death and New Jersey experimental band Ho99o9 whose dark hip hop fuses with punk. Metalcore from industry influencers Earth Crisis and Liverpudlian doom metal band CONAN are just a handful of what can be found this new intimate venue.

The Skankin’, goes on a journey through ska with; seven piece Derby band Lightyear fusing ska, punk, funk and hip-hop, [spunge] the raw and raucous ska-punk troupe from that bring all knees in the room right up to the ceiling, as well as four piece East Londoners, Buster Shuffle with their supersonic live shows that leave crowds bellowing out for more.

Freak Boutique Punk Bar will be bringing the most ferocious of bands to the dissident delinquents of Diss-order Alley spanning all subgenres of punk. Brassick, The Dancing Morons and Killdren are just some of the best in hard hitting underground music on offer.

Just one of nine unique district line-ups, alongside four mega stage line-ups, this is just the start for Boomtown: Chapter 10.

Boomtown takes place in Matterley Estate, Winchester
9 – 12 August. Tickets –

Full Diss-order Alley line-up:

The Earache Factory
Soulfly / Napalm death / Idles / Ho99o9 / Earth Crisis / Conan / Hacktivist / Turbowolf / Samsara Blues Experiment / Eskimo Callboy / Feed The Rhino / Massive Wagons / Haggard Cat / Church of The Cosmic Skull / Vodun

 Last Gang in Town
Voodoo Glow Skulls / Capdown / Jaya the Cat / Ho99o9 / The Rumjacks / Inner Terrestrials / Sonic Boom Six / Random Hand / Citizen Fish / The Adolescents / Moscow Death Brigade / The Filaments / Oi Polloi / Los Fastidios / Rats in the Wall / Clowns / Steve Ignorant’s Slice of Life  / Wonk Unit / New Town Kings / Beat the Red Light / Bar Stool Preachers / Crazy Arm / Roughneck Riot / Grand Collapse / Firepit Collective / Dream Nails / Revenge of the Psychotronic Man / Ghouls / Pizzatramp / Spanner / Nosebleed / 24 Robbers / 24 Hour Punks / Mick O’Toole

 The Skankin’
Lightyear  / [spunge] / Phoenix City All-stars present The Clash In Dub / Buster Shuffle / Dinamo / The Undercover Hippy / Regime / Spred The Dub / Drop Legs / First Degree Burns / Faintest Idea / Popes Of Chillitown / Trench City / Counting Coins /Millie Manders / Skaciety / The Stiff Joints / Smiley & The Underclass / The Defekters / Count Skylarkin’ / Shoot The Moon / The Kubricks / The Inexplicables / Cartoon Violence / Rags Rudi / The Social Ignition / King Tut’s Revenge / The Mighty Vipers / The Piratones / SN Dubstation

 Freak Boutique Punk Bar
Brassick / The Dancing Morons / Killdren  / The Sporadics  / Deadwood  / Bad Fractals  / Dead Happy / Dissident Noize Factory / Xray Spexercise  / 51st State / The Zipheads / Dog Hand String Band / The Barracks / Millie Manders / Xray Cat Trio / Snakerattlers / Efa Supertramp / Spanner / Cara Means Friend / Matty G & lil Winter / The Cheap Dates / Casey Tufnel / Bridget Hart


Melissa Svensen

Melissa Svensen

Melissa, 22. Editor. Student, music journalist, probably talking about Blur or Bowie