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Boomtown 2017 launches this year’s Oldtown line-up

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Boomtown 2017 launches this year’s Oldtown line-up

Los Colorados / Sonido Vegetal / Worldly Savages  / This Way To The Egress / UFOslavians  / Crash Nomada / Gypsy Ska Orquesta / Los Kamer / Batov Records Takeover

Boomtown Fair 2017 has announced the latest news and line up for their thigh-slapping, swashbuckling district, Oldtown.

With a brand new immersive main stage created for gypsy jazz at it’s most hyperactive, this theatrical zone pulls together all the outrageously enjoyable outcasts in a melting pot of intrigue and surprise. Each avenue leads to a new adventure with no hint at the destination until explorers arrive, slap-bang in the middle of a high energy Balkan dance or a travelling circus troupe in the most interactive area on site.

Wandering through the fully animated experience of Oldtown courtesy of The Invisible Circus, ‘residents’ are warned to be prepared for an exploratory attack on the senses.

Each set ascends high into the skyline and even more performers will be populating second storey balconies. For anyone keen to find out more about the work that goes into creating the backstory and theatrical experience that Boomtown has become know for check out this short but sweet mini documentary…

Since the festival’s gates last closed, Oldtown’s Jolly Dodger pirate ship stage has been reclaimed by the sea, revealing the long forgotten majesty of the Oldtown Port, the new main stage for revelry in Oldtown.

All set to grace the port this year are:

  • Ukrainian Los Colorados with their re-imagined modern pop in their own fusion of barmy Balkan.
  • Spanish septet Sonido Vegetal, jumping through chord changes during impressively dynamic sets,
  • Contagious gypsy funk riffs, supplied by The Worldly Savages.
  • Skipping through tempo and  time signatures, This Way To Egress marry jazz with cabaret in a set full of surprises
  • The UFOslavians bring  infectious foot-tapping Balkan from outer space to planet Earth
  • Swedish folk punk band Crash Nomada meld thrash and jazz…it shouldn’t work, but it does
  • And London label, Batov Records, will also be commandeering the stage with a take-over made up of some of the best gypsy funk this side of Europe.

Saunter down Buskers Wharf and discover an eccentric collection of characters and mind-bending talents.

Musical cabarets and theatrical sideshows are but a stone’s throw away.

After a highly successful UK tour Australian troupe The Syndicate Show return with a performance packed with breath-taking circus antics sandwiched between eye watering one liners.

My Bad Sister, identical twins embodying a bizarre blend of princess pigtails and cockney swag match big bass with synchronised dance moves in a thoroughly eye catching display.

Pooling the many aspects of theatre and music together Pyratrix Circus provide a show not to be missed.

One part function room musician one part tuneless crooner, offbeat double act Ramshackaliscious invite disaster and The Brother’s Swag,

Mr Jeff and Sir Hoops A lot will also delight street dwellers throughout.

Moving on to Oldtown’s street venues, top of the upgrade pile is The Inconvenience Superstore (BANG HAI PLC) where you can find everything you never wanted… Long standing eccentric employers The Job Centre will be ‘doling’ out menial tasks to those willing to degrade, Grandma’s Living Room will be supplying beats and Battenberg for one of the rowdier tea parties and the Postal Posse encourage all opening of stranger’s letters at the only postal service in town, promising un-guaranteed never day delivery!

Oldtown is the eighth of Boomtown’s district line up announcements, with the Barrio Loco up next Wednesday! Check out all previous line up posters on the website here.

Tickets available from www.boomtownfair.co.uk.

Tier 1 – £155.00 Sold Out

Tier 2 – £170.00 Sold Out
Tier 3 – £195.00 Buy here

Teen Tickets – £155.00

12s and under – FREE

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23 hours ago

Boomtown Fair

Today we stand with organisations across the arts who are joining in solidarity with those who face racism, prejudice and injustice through #BlackoutTuesday & #TheShowMustBePaused.⁣

But this is not limited to one day or a social media campaign... We pledge to better ourselves as allies in this fight, a fight that is all of ours to win. We pledge to do everything in our power and with our platform to dig out racism and prejudice from the roots, and raise awareness to the ongoing injustices that pollute this world.⁣

Those of us who strive for a better world must passionately join together and claim it for all of us. Not just through joint campaigns and hashtags, but through actions, awareness and education. We must all be better. The world deserves it but most importantly, humanity needs it. ⁣

Here's a whole list of incredible articles to read to fully understand the situation, and what can be done to fully support and take action: bit.ly/BLMresource⁣

#GeorgeFloyd #SayHisName
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Today we stand with organisations across the arts who are joining in solidarity with those who face racism, prejudice and injustice through #BlackoutTuesday & #TheShowMustBePaused.⁣
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But this is not limited to one day or a social media campaign... We pledge to better ourselves as allies in this fight, a fight that is all of ours to win. We pledge to do everything in our power and with our platform to dig out racism and prejudice from the roots, and raise awareness to the ongoing injustices that pollute this world.⁣
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Those of us who strive for a better world must passionately join together and claim it for all of us. Not just through joint campaigns and hashtags, but through actions, awareness and education. We must all be better. The world deserves it but most importantly, humanity needs it. ⁣
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Heres a whole list of incredible articles to read to fully understand the situation, and what can be done to fully support and take action: bit.ly/BLMresource⁣
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#GeorgeFloyd #SayHisName

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ALL LIVES MATTER

Saying "all lives matter" as a response is thoughtless. It detracts from the fact that they clearly don't....otherwise black lives would not being disproportionately ended. If a kid cuts their knee you don't put a plaster on all kids' knees. You help out that one kid and keep the same level of care going for all the others at the same time. Saying black lives matter does not stop all other lives mattering. It identifies a problem that needs to be talked about. White people, we need to get over feeling all "but I'm not a racist" about it.... our feelings are not important in this problem. Please think before saying "all lives matter" cuz it's a dumb response to a really horrendous issue.

You need to block out your profile picture it's not a marketing tool.

Steph Watson

I notice the only people shouting 'All lives matter' are white 🤔

Saying black lives matter is racist ALL lives matter ALL. Black lives White lives what’s the difference

Joseph Smith did they ever do anything about the racism you received last year?

For those who say all lives matter. White lives already matter, we don't have to fight for the same equality that black people and POC do. All lives will matter when black (& POC) lives matter.

#EmilyJones #SayTheirNames

Just saying, ive been known to hate everyone equally, no favourites you could be Black, White or other i don,t care. But these protesters need to go home , so not to give a leg up to all the rioters opportunists thief's looters who will gladly bring a country to it knees destroy a small business without blinking a eye

Shocked at how many ppl on this page r so ignorant 🙁 especially when it's coming from a place of white privilege. White ppl do not need ppl to protest or post about how their lives matter... they have not been treated unequally. Please do some research before posting this all lives matter crap.

Without black people.. what does this world look like?! #Idea Use today to make a list of all the black inventors, tomorrow share these inventions and creators. Use today to find the origins of popular music and tomorrow share your findings. Use today to research black kings and queens, tomorrow share your history. Use today to paint, draw, doodle your ideas, pain, solutions. Tomorrow make money. Etc etc.

Created by black people, we are now stopping the show. The movement is created by 2 black women. The world takes, takes, takes and puts us in a box even though we probably created the box in the first place. Fuck the box, we are not going to stand by and continue business as usual. Media black out... we are taking black ownership of our art & soul. #TheShowMustStop Use this time for conversation, personal creation and researching how you can better support, promote and understand black people, culture, inventions, music origins, history, business, traditions, all of the tings.. use this time! This is not a day of silence.. this is a day of formulation. 🖤✊🏾💜✊🏽💙✊🏻🤎✊🏼❤

All human life should be matter not only 1 colour and if we look around so many innocent people got killed and no one say nothing about them so please stand up for all human not just for 1 colour because we all are human being and we all should get treated with respect and love

Every life matters!!!!

What about the cunts that are out looting small businesses?imo there lives mean nothing! If they die they die!

All minority lives matter

#GYPSYLIVESMATTER

This was an unfortunate fail, fell on deaf ignorant ears 🤦 How disappointing #blacklivesmatter #theirprotest

People saying "All Lives Matter" as a rebuttal to "Black Lives Matter" really do not get the point. After all, how many of the people saying "All Lives Matter" had their forefathers and mothers chained on boats? Shackled on ships? Hung from trees? Burnt above fires? Whipped in the fields? Banned from voting? Bared from seats? How many? Eh? JUST HOW MANY? You see the whole point about Black Lives Matter is to say that if ALL lives matter, then stop treating Black people like this. You see if ALL lives really did matter, then why are Black people still continually subject to racism? How can ALL lives matter if Black people are still oppressed on a DAILY basis? How can ALL lives matter if the statistics show that the vast majority of Black people are excluded from the highest paid jobs? And how can ALL lives matter if Black people are many times more likely to die in police custody than White people? Do you understand? So, my White friends, I am calling on you to call out those who say "All Lives Matter". I am calling on you to tell those that say this why it is INAPPROPRIATE to do so, just like it is INAPPROPRIATE for a white person to use the N word. I am calling on you to inform those that rebut with "Oh, but white lives matter too", by educating them to the underlying reasons as to why such a comment is WRONG. I could go on and on but I will park this right here for now. Please do this. Can you? Surely this is not too much to understand or ask.

Black people kill way more white people in America than white people who kill black people

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3 weeks ago

Boomtown Fair

Dearest friends, as we now have this extra space before we meet again in the fields, we would absolutely love to see your best photos and videos of chapters past...

Heres a couple of ours.... of you! 💕
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Jen Lindsey❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

Boomtown 2017

Guess the year 😎

Happiest I've ever been in my life!

My second boomtown as a volunteer

I had too many to choose from so I'm just gonna post them in the replys to this pick , the time boomtown was just to much for me

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3 weeks ago

Boomtown Fair

Beans on Toast's glorious new single is here & the video features all of you lovely lot at the Town Centre last year! ❤️🌞

Check it out & reminisce here 👉
youtu.be/Tiq50_pXpWk
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Beans on Toasts glorious new single is here & the video features all of you lovely lot at the Town Centre last year! ❤️🌞

Check it out & reminisce here 👉
https://youtu.be/Tiq50_pXpWk

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This picture man ❤😅

Mink Plested

ace

Bill Knowles

Nyk Palmer you like this useless twat

Oh my I’m in love 🥰

Kingsley Corrall I swear that you down front mate

Francis Nipper Lydia Wyatt 😭😭❤

Robert Hull

Look if your the guy in the purple hoody Just know you made a ginger who braved the sun cry

Katie King

Steven Murphy, Dave Mason, Carl Kimpton... I can see you! we're in the video too!

Charlotte Cummins Sarah Walmsley

Lucy Stalker

Mark Grove Chris Kennedy

Tommo Curtis how mad was this

Three man lift

Toby Thorne

Amy Walentowicz 🥰

Connie Robertson

Tom Mudd☺️☺️☺️

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LINE UP SO FAR:

OLDTOWN:

Oldtown Port

Los Colorados / Sonido Vegetal / Worldly Savages / This Way To The Egress / UFOslavians / Crash Nomada / Gypsy Ska Orquesta / Los Kamer / Batov Records Takeover: Kaligola Disco Bazar, Gypsy Hill, Chavo, Kool Tur, The Discount Orchestra, The Din, Cherry Bandora, DJ Kobayashi / Duncan Disorderly & The Scallywags / Seas Of Mirth / Buffo’s / Wake / Ushti Baba / Solana / Balkan Hotsteppers / El Gadze / Poor Old Dogs / Aelfen / Forest Of Fools / The Balkanoes / Infinite Collective / The Dead Maggies / Balkan / Wanderers / The Folkestra / Hedge Gods

Buskers Wharf

The Syndicate Sideshow / My Bad Sister / Pyratrix Circus / Ramshackliscious / Daniella D’Ville and Big Grey / Francesca Mari / Street Milk / Chasing Whiskey / Sarah Slater / Stickleback Plasticus / Molly Orange / Charlie Bicknell / The Crew / Georgie Price / Antonia Gonzalez / The Brothers Swag / Backyard Rhythm Orchestra / Gynormous Rawkus / Rasking Bobo / Jeremy Tuplin / MaxFire / Matt Valentine / Lou Dacques / Anthony Jaquin / Marcus Lewis / Head hackers / Allan huge shame / Jay Smift / Ulysses / MissRadida / Misstress vex / Sister Strange / Kristina Carpe Diem / Postal Posse  / Pridy Rose Tattoo / Jack the Clipper  / People’s Front Room / Twisted Fairground / Gypsy Disco / Grandma’s Living Room / Rimski’s Scrapyard / Thomas Crook /The inconvenience superstore (BANG HAI PLC)  / Shamrock / Smugglers Den / Da Graaff’s Reformatory / The Library/ Doris Doos Olbitchuary Office / Lucky Cat Musement /  Zodiac Disco Klub / Boomtown Bobbies / Behind Bars / The Job Centre

TRENCHTOWN:

Lion’s Den

Ziggy Marley / Toots & The Maytals / The Bonner Brothers (Chaka Demus & Pliers, Richie Spice, Spanner Banner, Snatcha Lion, Shepherd Bonner) / Mr Vegas / Protoje / Lutan Fyah / Big Youth + U-Roy  / Raging Fyah / Agent Sasco & Dub Akom Band / Jah9 & The Dub Treatment / Earl Gateshead with Dawn Penn + Soom T / Gentleman’s Dub Club feat. Taiwan MC, Parly B & Eva Lazarus / Channel One / Jus Now / Iba Mahr & Harar Band / Stick Figure / Suns Of Dub / Solo Banton & Horseman with The Upper Cut Band / Ras Kwame / Chainska Brassika

Hidden Woods

Randy Valentine / Nattali Rize / Kingfisha / Runkus & the Old Skool Bond / Aries / Reggae Roast feat. Brother Culture / Chilean Reggae Ambassadors / Nice Up Takeover feat. Shepdog & Seani T, Mr Benn feat. Lorna King & Gardna, Ghost Writerz feat. Serocee & RTKAL, Blend Mishkin, Red Eye Hi-Fi feat. Fox & Kiva, Cut La Vis, AAA Badboy Vs Dub Boy (Soca Set), Riddim Punx, Origin One & Parly B, Jahkron / By The Rivers / Shanti Powa / Kioko / They Say Jump / Fleck + Selecta-JMan / Kelvin 373 / Kaotic Kartel / Prank Allstars / Urban Lions / Hotsteppas / Midnight Zu

Tangled Roots

Channel One / DJ Vadim / V.I.V.E.K. / Riddimwize – Rsd & Hippy Lee Feat. Joe Peng / Uncle Dugs / Skitz & Joe Burn Feat. Inja & Jman/Delhi Sultanate (bfr Sound System) / Gold Dubs / Lion Unit (lionpulse + Unit 137) / Danny T Feat / Tradesman & Parly B / Sinai Sound / Real Roots Feat. Ramon Judah / Elektrikal Sound / Jim Bitch / Disorda / Jam Jah Sound Feat. Lionart / Escape Roots / Leo Samson Feat. Shumba Youth / Sleepy Time Ghost & Friends / Hylu Feat. Zico, A.p Grimshaw & Kosher / Ed West / Jago / Galak Spiritual / Hempolics (dj Set) / Evermoor Sound / Sasha Steppa / Rubberdub Sound / Hold Tight Records / Showcase / Samedia Shebeen / Fat Stash / Dub Time

WHISTLERS GREEN:

The Windmill

Gilles Peterson (DJ Set) + Earl Zinger / Dub FX / Benjamin Zephaniah & The Revolutionary Minds / Portico Quartet / GoGo Penguin / Soweto Kinch / Sons Of Kemet / The Comet Is Coming / Jesse Royal / Liam Bailey / Mike Love / Brinsley Forde, Founder Of Aswad / Liam Bailey / DJ Format / Nomade Orquestra / Ariwo / Beating Heart /  SK Shlomo / United Vibrations / Stagga & Magugu / Laid Blak / Nérija / Afro Cluster / Reggaerobics

Floating Lotus

Baby Queens / Elder Island / Anjelo Disons / Holly Holden y Su Banda / Kit Hawes and Aaron / Catlow / New Daze / Steamchicken / Stillhouse / The Inexplicables / Kenta Hayashi / Cave Mouth / Dojo / Yusufla / Cara Means Friend / Subgiant / Color Colectif / Tashkezar / First World Pros / The Barefoot Bandit / Animanz / Almatic / Phosphenes / Kid Kosmic / Hoopy Frood / Toddler / Jausme / Just Flynn

Sandcastle Stage
Sam & The Womp / Kid Carpet / Beans On Toast / Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer / Zappatron presents the Lo-Fi Funky Space Quest / Junior Jungle / Mighty John Street Ska Orchestra / The Inexplicables / The Tribe / The Brooklyn Healer / Gorilla Breakdance / Ras Bobo

WILD WEST:

Old Mines

Frank Turner / Alabama 3 / Newton Faulkner / Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band / Kíla / Mbongwana Star / The Wurzels / Rev Peyton’s Big Damn Band / Kumbia Queers / Heymoonshaker / Chris Wood / The Furrow Collective / Beans On Toast / Mad Dog McRea / The Breath / La Inedita / 47Soul / Lakuta / Sheelanagig / Showhawk Duo / Noble Jacks / Holy Moly & The Crackers

Rusty Spurs

Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind / Ferocious Dog / Rusty Shackle / The Eskies / Moonshine Wagon / Dana Immanuel & The Stolen Band / The Boot Hill All Stars / The Black Hearted Riders / Mick O’Toole / Imprints / Surfin’ Birds / True Strays / John D Revelator / Dirty Diesel Outlaw Orchestra / Inbredz / Hightown Crows / Black Water County / Dry White Bones / The Back Wood Redeemers / Hodmadoddery / Captain Cactus & The Screaming Harlots / Shootin the Crow / Grandpa Joe and the Chicken Livers / Andrews & Hammond / Devils Damn String Band / The Dooks / Sam Raine

Crazy Calamities

Afro Cluster / Sounds Of Harlowe / Captain Accident / Junior Bill / King Punch / The Tribe / Krupa / Primo Nelson / The Iguanas / Agbeko / Basement 83 / Solomento / The Special Brew / 6foot7 / Mighty John Street Ska Orchestra / King Sub / The Sneak Eazies / Matt Montez Duo / The Whiskey Rebellion / Pareidolia / The Hat Club / Solomento / Slim Pickings Band / The King Solomon Band / C**ty Bumpkins / Solid Gone / Kid Kosmic / The Bare Souls / The Wooden Men / Lead Shot Hazard / Bluetown Rumble / Easy Stride Band / Eat The Evidence / The Railway Sleepers

Wrong Side of the Tracks

Dr Meaker (Dj Set) / Phibes Mandidextrous / Selector Spinach / Titan sound Shosh (24 hour Garage Girls) / Dapper Dan / Sinai soundsystem takeover / Pull up collective b2b Monroller / Gorilla Tactics Takeover / Underkind ft. Norfolk MC / Jah Prang b2b Scratch Bandikoot / Tommy D b2b Binksy Super Sunday Funday with Uncle Dugs, Billy ‘Daniel’ Bunter & Friends / Hot Cakes VS Tumble Audio Showcase – Cut and Run / DevelopMENT, Fish, Hybrid Theory (Hotcakes) – Lucent b2b Deadbeat UK b2b Hadean b2b Hank Limit feat MC Forca (Tumble)
CHINATOWN:

Devil Kicks Dancehall

Legendary Shack Shakers / King Prawn / Planet Smashers / The Dreadnoughts / The Resignators / Los Fastidios / The Creepshow / Subhumans / Inner Terrestrials / The Filaments

The Generators / Reno Divorce / Blaggers ITA / New Town Kings / JB Conspiracy / Bar stool preachers / Faintest Idea / Petrol Girls / P.A.I.N / Pronghorn / Captain Hotknives / Counting Coins / Wonk Unit / Back to the Planet / China Shop Bull / Matilda’s Scoundrels / Firepit Collective / Pizzatramp / Casual Nausea / Rat Bag / Atterkop / Maid of Ace / Last Gang in Town DJs

Chinatown Courtyard

The Dualers  / Astroid Boys  / Maroon Town / Top Cats / Spin Te Ku / Trashtucada / Empatee du Weiss / Cut Capers / Los Albertos / Mad Apple Circus / The Downsetters / Goldmaster Allstars / Nanofish Dippers / Los Dueños / Jeramiah Ferrari / The Turner Brothers / The Stiff Joints  / The Meow Meows / Solko / Count Skylarkin / Skata Tones / Town Of Cats / Dub The Earth / Upbeat Sneakers / Big Red Ass / Sea Bass Kid / Unknown Era / Tree House Fire / Cartoon Violence / Millie Manders / Last Edition / The Activators  / Just Say Nay

The Last Stand

The Hydropaths / The Brewer’s Daughter / Mercurius Rising / Efa Supertramp / FFTP / Joe Yorke / Fabian Maddison / Will Wood / Tim Loud / Jake and the Jellyfish / John Fairhurst / Perkie / Jake Martin / Nosebleed / Joe Tilston / Adam Kahn

Freak Boutique

Autonomads / One Eyed God / Rev Schnider and His Band of Angels  / Petrol Bastard

Town Centre

Arrested Development / Eskorzo / Hepcat / Hoffmaestro / The Original Blues Brothers Band / Reel Big Fish / Sam & The Womp / The Showhawk Duo / Ska’N’Ska / Skindred / Slightly Stoopid / Smokey Joe & The Kid feat. Mystro / Sublime With Rome / Sugarhill Gang with Grandmaster Melle Mel & Scorpio’s Furious 5 / Wax Tailor / The Wurzels

Oldtown

Crash Nomada / Los Colorados / UFOSlavians

Psychedelic Forest

Astrix / Ace Ventura / Berg / GAUDI / Juno Reactor / Ott & The All-Seeing I

DSTRKT5:

Poco Loco

AJ Tracey /  Chali 2na & Krafty Kuts /  Dea Players Vs Problem Child / Donae’O / Elf Kid / Loyle Carner / MC Taiwan / Ocean Wisdom / The Four Owls

Vamos

Ben UFO & Mr Scruff & Joy Orbison / Boddika / Booka Shade / Boys Noize / Carl Craig / Dave Clarke / Dusky / House Gospel Choir / Monki / Solardo

Bang Hai Tower

Black Sun Empire / Break / Exit Records Takeover / Kill Box / My Nu Leng B2B TQD / Optiv & BTK / Phace / Redlight / Rusko / S.P.Y / The Prototypes

Robotika

Aphrodite / Caspa / Deekline B2B Ed Solo / Dub Phizix & Strategy / Freestylers / Gutterfunk Takeover (Dj Die, Addison Groove, Dismantle), Loefah / Mampi Swift / Randall / Ray Keith / Schlachthofbronx / Star.One / Storm / Utah Saints

SECTOR 6:

Mefjus B2B Emperor / Shogun Audio Takeover / Shy FX / The Heatwave / Toddla T

 

WHAT THE PRESS SAID 2016:

Visually impressive, with its niche subcultures pulling the crowds, this fantastical theme-park festival rocked the house

  • The Times

Fans in their thousands flocked to the Lion’s Den stage to catch an exhilarating performance by Sunday’s headliner Damian Marley. 

  • Guardian

Winchester’s Matterley Bowl was transformed into a celebration of the most bizarre and adventurous elements of UK festival culture, [Boomtown] once again made a grab for the crown prize of festival production. 

  • Crack Magazine

Boomtown will blow your mind and transport you back to the magical make-believe world of childhood.

  • Festival Kidz

 

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