!(feature_c)http://relayer.s3.amazonaws.com/articles/spreads/4f8738623c6aaa0001000115.jpg!The BoomTown Fair at Winchester’s Matterley Estate has sold more than 70 percent of its tickets, and has now revealed its fancy dress theme along with plans for 15 new venues, areas, attractions and adventures. From Thursday, August 9th to Sunday, August 12th its immersive environment will be full of fancy dress of the outer space variety and last year organisers saw revellers adopt their personas for the entire four days and nights. This year there will be 15 more bonkers venues for space creatures to enjoy themselves.
Arcadia have been devising their biggest show to date to include whirlwind fire shows, gravity-defying suspended artists, lightening duels and more smoke, metal and lasers than ever before. Bearded Kitten presents…The Bank, follows the success of last year’s night spot The Gentleman’s Club as The Bearded Boys host a plethora of lawn-based mischief all day in their brand new outdoor arena unveiling the first branch of the Boomtown bank. Expect an array of financial fun, games, activities and general silliness followed by late-night knees-ups in the Gentleman’s parlour.
The Hidden Woods stage, set in the leafed canopy of the surrounding woodland, will present live dub and reggae bands while the town committee have given the go ahead to expand into a new area for more camping, with access to the town being only a short walk along the beautiful wooded walkway. The ever growing craft and healing field will expand this year with additions including saunas, hot tubs, psy-trance and chillout areas.
With a secret headline act set to be kept under wraps until July, there’s plenty to look forward to at the BoomTown Fair this summer. Check out the preview video here.
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