Due to unforeseen circumstances, original headliner Derrick May has had to bow out of Chapter 8 due to family sickness but in his place TWO trailblazing acts have been added to the line-up, making ample replacement.  

First to grace the stage are pioneers in electronic music, Simian Mobile Disco are DJs, producers and long term floor fillers. 

The second line-up addition is fast becoming the UK’s favourite techno DJ, Alan Fitzpatrick. Best-selling Drumcode artist, his impressive selection of high impact, bombs are sure to leave the crowd wanting more.

Joining them is a key player in the development of House music, Derrick Carter. The Chicago legend incorporates disco, soul, jazz and new wave in his electric sets. BBC Radio 1’s underground selector, B Traits who champions cutting edge electronic music. Jackmaster, game-changer who’s just as likely to unearth forgotten Disco tracks in the midst of straight-up house and techno sets and former dubstep founder turned House honcho Skream to name but a few…

Boomtown is known for being a theatrical, interactive festival with an ongoing, fully immersive storyline playing out over the four-day festival. Chapter 8 is the year of the Revolution. Past chapters have seen the storyline navigate through elections and corruption with Chapter 7 (2015 event) leaving the festival attendees (Boomtown citizens) on the brink of revolution… Everyone is invited to become their inner character and be a part of the site wide immersive experience. Catch up on the previous Chapters here.  

Boomtown also hosts totally unique weekend long parties at more than 80 Street Venues site wide, guaranteed to lure even the most seasoned citizen into an adventure of unadulterated excitement and intrigue. 

Despite expanding this year from 50,000 to 60,000 capacity, Boomtown are down to the last 1000 tickets – soon the only ones left will come attached to a Coach Package deal (perfect for those who don’t want the stress of driving). Those who are yet to get a ticket are advised to do so soon to avoid disappointment –  available here