Boomtown unveil 200+ artists in the first full line-up release for their tenth Chapter celebrations

Hot off the heels of the official Chapter 10 trailer, Boomtown have just released the full headliners announcement for their 10th Chapter celebrations! Held over the 9th – 12th August at the Matterley Estate, Hampshire, the live acts topping the bill as well as the sheer scope of musical genres on offer, perfectly sum up the evolution of the 60,000 capacity, multifaceted music and theatrical event over the past decade.

Joining the Gorillaz 2018 UK exclusive headlining slot are South African trio Die Antwoord, ‘Rollin’ rap-rockers Limp Bizkit, three time Grammy winner Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, returning Godfather of reggae Jimmy Cliff, soulful vocals and African polyrhythms from Amadou & Mariam, downtempo trip hop from Morcheeba, and anti-austerity punk music from Sleaford Mods, seamlessly mirroring the festivals own immersive storyline and political undertones; plus over 200 more acts across the 27 ‘main’ stages, nine theatrical districts and forest parties on this initial release.

“Those in attendance can expect to be taken on a journey of live and electronic music around the UK underground, via global stars and grassroots talent from over 50 countries across the world. Those of any age, young and a little less young, first timers or Boomtown stalwarts, there is something for everyone.’

As one of the UK’s largest truly independent festivals bringing together multiple characters, voices, sounds and ideas, Boomtown has overcome the odds throughout the past decade to become the fastest growing festival in the country, selling out every year and expanding from 1,000 in 2009 to 60,000 from 2015.

On top of the eclectic music line up, Boomtown puts equal importance on stage design and theatrical storylines, with the ‘city’ split into nine unique districts. The experience within these different zones take ‘citizens’ on a journey into the future, back to the past and across a spectrum of alternative realities through film set-esque environments including; the dystopian nuclear power station of Sector 6, the bohemian circus of Oldtown and technological advancements of the Metropolis quarter. The myriad of potential adventures are never ending within this surreal, escapist fantasy land for all ages.

This headliners release covers a mere selection of the acts that can be found on nine of Boomtown’s 27 main stages. Keep an eye on the newsletter and follow Twitter, Facebook & Instagram to keep up to date with our going ons over the coming weeks. All nine unique district line-ups, along with four mega stage line-ups will be released every Tuesday and Friday from the 13th February, with an eye watering amount of acts still to be announced…

Tickets available from

Tier 1 – £176.00 Sold Out
Tier 2 – £191.00 Sold Out
Tier 3 – £216.00 Buy here
Full Price – £236 Buy here
Teen Tickets – £176.00
12s and under – FREE

Gorillaz / Die Antwoord / Limp Bizkit / Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals / Jimmy Cliff / Amadou & Mariam / Sleaford Mods / Enter Shikari / The Skatalites / Morcheeba / Goldie & The Heritage Ensemble / Soul II Soul / Spice / Shy Fx Presents: Cult.ure / Groundation / Billy Bragg / Maribou State / Omar Souleyman / Dubioza Kolektiv / Fishbone / Nadine Shah / The Selecter / Bilal / Jah Wobble & The Invaders Of The Heart / Fantastic Negrito / The Herbaliser / Stereo MC’s / Too Many Zooz / Romare (full Live Band) / Zara McFarlane / Sampa The Great / Daara J Family / Kitty, Daisy & Lewis / Deluxe / L’Entourloop Ft Troy Berkley & N’Zeng / My Baby / Rising Appalachia / Lankum / Mammal Hands / Molotov Jukebox / Dub Pistols / Dutty Moonshine Big Band / Alsarah & The Nubatones / Meute / Baba Zula / Slamboree / Gordie Mackeeman & His Rhythm Boys / Captain Ska / Nubiyan Twist / Alfa Mist / Blue Lab Beats / Elvana / Mathias Duplessy & The Violins Of The World / Johnny Osbourne | Lt. Stitchie, Papa Levi & Ras Demo / Spragga Benz & Friends / Havana Meets Kingston / Jungle Warriors Aka Kenny Ken B2b Potential Badboy B2b Remarc & Ragga Twins / Skarra Mucci / Etana / Jungle Cakes Takeover: Ed Solo B2b Deekline B2b Serial Killaz B2b Benny Page / The Skints / Macka.B / Chopstick Dubplate Feat. Demolition Man & Horseman / The Nextmen Vs GDC / New Kingston / Earthkry / Samory I / Napalm Death | Soulfly / Capdown / Idles / Ho99o9 / Earth Crisis / Voodoo Glow Skulls / Random Hand / Adolescents / Jaya The Cat / The Rumjacks / Inner Terrestrials / Hacktivist / Turbowolf / Moscow Death Brigade / Samsara Blues Experiment / Haggard Cat / [spunge] / Shpongle ( Simon Posford, Raja Ram, Michele Adamson) Live / Bliss / Freedom Fighters / Avalon / Skazi / Phaxe / GMS / Chrome Angels / Dino Psaras / Hypnocoustics / Earthling / Sinerider / Bugged Out (,, Purple Disco Machine,, Idris Elba, B.Traits, Lemmy Ashton) / Edible (Eats Everything, Paul Woolford, Jesse Perez, Lord Leopard, Cousn) / Sulta Selects / Charlotte De Witte / Enrico Sangiuliano / Extrawelt / Redlight | / Crucast Takeover / Chris Lorenzo/ Night Bass Showcase | Dj Zinc B2b Special Request | Plastician | Clap! Clap! / Ghetts | Nadia Rose | Lady Leshurr | Teklife Showcase | Foreign Beggars / Kojey Radical / Lowkey, Chali 2na & Krafty Kuts / Levelz | Children Of Zeus | Rocks Foe / Big Zuu / 808ink / Hospitality / Clipz / Critical Sound / 20 Yrs Of Virus Records (Ed Rush & Optical) / Eatbrain / 25 Yrs Of V Recordings / Dj Marky / LTJ Bukem / Dimension / Breakage / Dillinja / Maztek / Lenny Dee Vs The Dj Producer / Deathchant Records Showcase / The Outside Agency / Vandal Vs Billx / Stay Up Forever Takeover / Le Bask / Radium

About the Author

Loves long walks along the beach, holding hands and romantic 80's power ballads, partial to electronic music and likes to make the odd mix or two.