Boomtown Ch11 Review

As we left the site at the end of another eclectically electric Boomtown Fair we officially put on the badge of the 7-year veteran. An honor that you can wear with as much pride as you can slight embarrassment as it compliments your now quickly receding hairline and is apparently obvious to the teeny boppers…

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.

Purbeck Folk Festival: We Can’t Folking Wait

On paper Purbeck Valley Folk Festival doesn’t necessarily seem like the kind of festival that would be a standout; in reality, however, it has become one that you couldn’t pay me to miss. The music line up doesn’t feature waves of my favourite artists, the family-friendly billing isn’t in keeping with my usual raucous festival…

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…

Boomtown Chapter 10: The Machine Cannot Be Stopped

Dear fellow survivors of last years hacked up Boomtown Chapter 9, last years ending felt extremely bleak didn’t it? The noble hacker’s plan to overthrow that big fat cat suit guy totally failed! Oh… Really? But the bad guys never win, right? Well they did; so get over it. Here at Yack magazine we are…

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…