Boomtown announces headliners and 'spectacular' new State of Emergency stage show

BOOMTOWN is returning this summer with a brand new multi-stage show and huge headline acts.

Thursday, 6th February 2020, 3:52 pm
Updated Thursday, 6th February 2020, 3:53 pm

The festival which mixes music with theatrics will be back at Matterley Estate near Winchester from August 12 to August 16.

Dubbed Chapter 12 – New Beginnings, this year’s edition of Boomtown will introduce a spectacular new multi-stage show called State of Emergency.

It will unfold throughout the duration of the festival, in a full throttle, dazzling display of modern-day circus and mind-bending technologies.

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Boomtown is returning for 2020. Picture: Boomtown

The organisers of Boomtown said: ‘A high energy, theatrical spectacular of circus and performance, as well as boundary-pushing sound design, technology and special effects to create a 360 degree experience across multiple stages and areas.

‘Curated by Boomtown production and theatrical teams, as well as circus troupes from across the world, the Boomtown story will unfold on an unrivalled scale throughout the 5-days.’

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Boomtown have also announced a number of the headliners that will be appearing across the 27 main stages.

Including influential hip-hop collective Wu Tang Clan, grime pioneer Kano and Grammy-winning multi-instrumentalist Mura Masa.

The Libertines will be bringing their unwavering, unapologetic punk-influenced raw sounds to the Town Centre.

While reggae legend Damian ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley will make a much anticipated return to Boomtown as East Coast hip hop royalty De la Soul and funk-disco pioneers Kool & The Gang are set to make their debut appearances.

Distinctive R&B powerhouse Kelis will take to the Lion's Den, and one of the biggest names in DnB, Australian trio Pendulum Trinity sees the founding members of Pendulum coming together to perform their brand new state of the art show on RELIC.

The NUCLEUS stage will see three of techno and electronic music’s biggest names hosting live performances nightly from the boundary smashing, ear bending, genre defying, composer and experimental fusion artist Squarepusher; Underworld will take to the gargantuan monolithic stage structure to celebrate their 40th year in this spiritual home of underground sounds and Orbital’s live set will be sure to raise the bar to astronomical heights.

There will be many more acts performing throughout the five days at Boomtown in 2020.

For more information and to get tickets visit the festival’s website here.