Boomtown Diaries: Chapter 10 – Fear & Loathing In Boomtown Springs

When co-inhabiting with members of the upper classes it’s important to let them know you are not intimidated by them. Be loud at all times to let them know you exist. Mark your territory frequently and visibly with discarded clothing and by urinating on the outskirts of your tent or domicile.

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Boomtown Interviews

Below are a collection of interviews gathered from the cast, crew and creatures of this years Boomtown. THE DAVID ATTENBOROUGH FAN CREW As soon as I asked the group carrying this David Attenborough placard to stop for a photo, people saw David and the group doubled in size. It was clearly a genius invention. I…

Lessons From Boomtown: Sunday

I wake up on Sunday morning, in my tent, with my wellies on, feet outside my tent. I was thankful I had my wellies on as it was raining. There was a point on Saturday evening where I stopped taking mental notes, voice memos, searching for things, and just enjoyed the music and dancing. After…

Lessons From Boomtown: Saturday

The twenty pound Halfords pop up tent I bought last minute holds well for the first night, but traps water like a pair of non-breathable waterproof trousers. It’s also not long enough for me. I’m glad I had a relatively tame night as I’ve got a big day ahead. I find the toilet related puns…

Lessons From Boomtown: Friday

Boomtown has grown from relatively humble beginnings in 2009 to an immersive alternate society that more and more people are choosing over other festivals. It’s the oasis of hedonistic hope for many 9 to 5 workers seeking to escape the dull reality of British society for three days in August. Last year I met a…

The Boomtown Travel Guide

So you’ve booked your ticket and you’re putting together an itinerary for a visit to the country’s maddest party town. We’ve put together a little guide to help you squeeze out every drop of that sweet insanity from this particular cocktail of craziness. Our first piece of advice would be to take the to do…

Boomtown Lines Up

Well as if Boomtown wasn’t already firmly in our crosshairs for this year, they’ve gone and released the first tease of the line up. A festival that puts just as much love into the theatre and design of its site as it does the perfectly curated line up, we’ve never been disappointed and it doesn’t…

Boomtown Diaries: Chapter 8

I pry my crusted over eyelids open to see that my face is half submerged into a lake of beer presumably spilled the night before. A half smoked cigarette butt floats past as I slowly lift my head out of the muck.

Boomtown Review 2016

  Boomtown well and truly blew our minds and then sent the pieces spinning off into space. We’ve had the time necessary to collect them all and now we’re busy gluing back together those shattered shards into something that vaguely resembles a functioning human. The real world is a sharp shock after you’ve been immersed so heavily…