The unrivalled, incomparable Boomtown Fair has today revealed the first tranche of bands playing this year’s event, the tenth iteration of the festival.
The first question is whether there has ever been a more eclectic but downright brilliant three names topping a festival poster, ever. Gorillaz, Limp Bizkit, and the band the festival was made for (Die Antwoord) will quite simply set Boomtown alight with each of their musical styles and respective genius.
As ever, there’s a fantastic array of rock and punk on display. This year sees Enter Shikari head to Winchester, alongside Capdown, Hacktivist, and the triumphantly returning Random Hand. Sonic Boom Six, [spunge] and the mighty Jaya The Cat are also within the list.
Near-house band The Skints will be returning to The Lion’s Den for a spellbinding set, and will be delivering their grooves alongside reggae legends such as Johnny Osbourne, Jimmy Cliff and The Skatalites.
As always, Boomtown promises to be an incredible weekend of music and fantasy. Keep it locked to The Punk Archive for plenty of coverage across the year!