WITH just under a month to go until BoomTown Fair unleashes mayhem onto the Winchester countryside, the UK's maddest fair has now officially sold out for the fourth year in a row!

BoomTown Fair is a unique event on the festival calendar and does things a little differently from all the others... transporting the festival goer into a fully working town, complete with a Bank, Casino, Hotel, numerous Saloons, theatre, street parties and so much more that the imagination can conjure!

This year has seen the festival significantly expand, with the crash landing of Glastonbury’s Arcadia Spectacular taking over a whole new part of the town, more space for campers and the extension into the nearby woodland for tree top walkways and more sun dappled chill out areas. Even with this growth the festival has managed to sell out for the fourth year running in its four-year history!

Even though the festival is officially sold out, any unclaimed tickets from the deposit scheme were re-released on Friday, July 20y (estimated at around 500 tickets).

Ever since Arcadia crash landed into BoomTown back in February, strange things have been happening in the sleepy hollow of this Hampshire town. Most recently there have been sightings of non-human life forms in and around the streets of BoomTown! This intergalactic super race does not appear to be hostile and communicate through a simple form of dance.

BoomTown committee are urging all inhabitants and visitors to the city to watch the following newsflash and instructional video so that everyone can peacefully interact with the alien invasion to form what will be BoomTown’s biggest flash mob! It will be taking place at the Town centre stage at 5pm on Saturday. http://www.boomtownfair.co.uk/page/boomtown-fair-flashmob

If rolling your sleeves up and getting fully involved in a festival is more your style, then there are still some spots left with the Oxfam Stewarding team. Not only do you get entry to the festival covered but you also are part of a fantastic team raising money for one of the most important global charities. Talk about a win-win situation! http://www.oxfam.org.uk/Stewarding/festivals/boomtownfair


SKA, SWING, PUNK, ROCKABILY - explosion in the Town Centre and Devil Kicks dancehall stages:
Secret Sunday Headliner TBA / Reel Big Fish / Caravan Palace / The Skatalites / Balkan Beatbox / Asian Dub Foundation / The Beat / Dub Pistols / Capdown / The Slackers / Gadjo / Sick Note / Pronghorn / Sonic Boom 6 / Movits / Dunkelbunt / Babyhead / Urban Voodoo Machine / The Meteors / Batmobile / Mad Sin / Molotov Jukebox / The Filaments / Swing Zazou / Gypsy Hill

RAGGA, DUB, DANCEHALL – on the UK’s biggest reggae stage:
Alborosie / Beenie Man / Tanya Stephens / Natty / Gappy Ranks /Jah Shaka / David Rodigan / Zion Train / Makka B / Trojan Sound System / South Rakkas Crew / Blak Twang / Mungos Hifi / Bush Chemists / Serial Killaz / Laif Blak / Jaya The Cat / Channel One / The Heatwave / General Levy / Lady Chan / Soom T / Laid Blak / Jacky Murda / The Barley Mob / Demolition Man / Aries / Stylo G / Stush / Serocee / YT / Curtis Lynch (JR) feat Mr Williams / Krinjah / Solo Banton vs Deadly Hunta / David Boomah / MC Xander

SERIOUS RAVE AND BASS HEAVY MUSIC - Arcadia and Bassline Circus:
Dirtyphonics / Jack Beats / Kill the Noise / Luke Vibert / The Panacea / Caspa / Stanton Warriors / DJ Hype / Breakage / 16 Bit / Benny Page / Marcus Visionary / Roska / The Nextmen / Plump DJ's / Krafty Kuts / Racknruin / Foamo / Far Too Loud / Engine Earz / Dub Phizix / Tomb Crew / Freestylers / Ratpack / SL2 / Slamboree / Chris Liberator B2B Dave the Drummer / Shy FX / JFB / SL2 (live) / Ed Solo / Deekline / Illbilly Hitec (love) / Parker / Kanji Kinetic / Woz / Coda (live) / Mr Benn / 2 Bit Thugs / Jinx in Dub / Audio / Drumcorps / Producer / Heist