Taking place in one of its oldest and most theatrical districts, steeped in history and packed full of artists, street performers, painters and poets, Boomtown have announced a brilliant folk-pink lineup for Oldtown.
Sitting alongside Gorillaz, Billy Bragg and Molotov Jukebox, and courtesy of Invisible Circus, is set to play host to hundreds of performers, exotic characters and theatrical shows that bring Boomtown’s story alive.
The district where the boundaries between fiction and reality are beautifully blurred, Oldtown invites all its visitors to be part of the story which remains focussed on the animated, outrageous and engaging circus culture that is so close to Boomtown’s heart through all manner of intimate venues.
Leading on the main stage Oldtown Square, is live band Baba Zula with their Turkish Psychedelia; a fusion of rock-n-roll, electronica and traditional instrumentation which takes the audiences on a tantalizing journey into the Bosphorus. Larry & his Flask will take to the stage with a sound that has transitioned over the last 14 years from hardcore to folk punk. Straight from the Balkans with the tagline ‘Damn Fun’, Transylvania, will get feet stomping all over the place with their live performance mix of bass and melodies rooted in folklore, it’s not to be missed.
Bringing together live music and theatrics in a way only they know how, the six piece masters of raucous swing The Carny Villains return to the streets of Oldtown, the fantastically ridiculous Hallouminati turn traditional Balkan on its head with a jungle fusion injection and Ed Cox & E. Coli will soften the lines between music and circus in a truly mind bending way through their own sensational blend of clowncore and gypsytek.
This is just one district line up of 14 unique area line-ups, along with three mega stage line-ups still to be released. Keep an eye on the newsletter and follow Twitter, Facebook & Instagram to keep up to date with all the news over the coming weeks.
Boomtown takes place fro 9-12 August
Tickets are now sold out but further information on what to do
if you still want a ticket can be found here.
Baba Zula / Fat Bastard Gang Band / Larry & His Flask / Transylvania / Giufà / Maika /
Dirty Bourbon River Show / The Carny Villains / Hallouminati / Ed Cox & E Coli (Live) / Tankus The Henge / Duncan Disorderly & The Scallywags / Mad Apple Circus / D.B Cohen & His Band + Mc Mark Professor / Land Of The Giants / Neck/ Cúla Búla / Baltic Balkan / Balkan Hotsteppers / Sacha Dieu / Skimmity Hitchers / Immigrant Swing / The Rubber Duck Orchestra / Big Red Ass / Biere De Luxe / The Roustabouts / Sinful Maggie / The Bomo Swing / Black Water County / The Schmoozenbergs