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Boomtown Fair Cancelled Due To Coronavirus

Thursday, 30 April 2020 Written by Laura Johnson

This year's Boomtown Fair will not go ahead.

The event was due to return to Matterley Estate this summer for its twelfth instalment, with a line up boasting Wu-Tang Clan, Kano, Underworld, Damian ‘Jr Gong’ Marley, the Libertines, Mura Masa, Kelis, Pendulum Trinity, and Squarepusher, among many others.

However, the festival has been cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Organisers said:

"Dear Boomtown family and friends,

"We hope everyone is doing as well as humanly possible right now, sending so much love and solidarity to everyone, wherever in the world you may be.

"We are deeply saddened to make the announcement that we are no longer proceeding with Boomtown 2020, and the next chapter will take place on 11-15th August 2021. 

"Over the past few months we have been keeping a close eye on expert advice from across the globe, as well as taking into consideration the timelines involved for safely planning and delivering the event.  In addition, we’ve recently held close consultation with local agencies, and emergency services, to further understand the knock on effect of the current pressures on these vital services.  This has led us to the decision that Boomtown 2020 will no longer go ahead. 

"We know that all those who attend Boomtown, whether working, performing or exploring, will be equally devastated by this, and for this we are truly sorry, but we hope everyone will understand that this decision was made with the safety of everyone at the forefront of our minds."

What? One of the UK’s largest independent music and theatre festivals, boasting 27 main stages over 12 distinctly themed areas to form a multi-layered city, full of eccentric characters and other-worldly adventures.

Where? Matterley Estate, Winchester.

When? August 12-16 - CANCELLED.

Who? Set to perform were Kano, Wu-Tang Clan, Underworld, Damian ‘Jr Gong’ Marley, the Libertines, Mura Masa, Kelis, Pendulum Trinity, Squarepusher, Orbital, Kool and the Gang, De La Soul, Pendulum Trinity, Andy C, Hybrid Minds and MC Tempza, Shy FX, Princess Nokia, Candi Staton, the Selecter, Sudan Archives, Akala, Helena Hauff, Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King, Ibibio Sound Machine, Biig Piig, Greentea Peng, the Hu, High Contrast Band, Sugarhill Gang and Furious 5, the Four Owls, Dilated Peoples, Too Many Zooz, My Baby, Skindred, Protoje, David Rodigan and the Outlook Orchestra, Collie Buddz, Adrian Sherwood feat Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry and Horace Andy, Jungle Cakes x Trojan Records feat Dawn Penn, DUB FX, the Skints, plus Mad Professor x Gaudi x General Levy, Flogging Molly, and Caravan Palace, among others.

Tickets? Tickets for 2020 will automatically be transferred to next year's festival. Head here for more options.

Boomtown Fair Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Fri August 13 2021 - WINCHESTER Matterley Estate
Sat August 14 2021 - WINCHESTER Matterley Estate
Sun August 15 2021 - WINCHESTER Matterley Estate

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