BOOMTOWN 2018 Presents: DSTRKT 5!

Pushing musical and theatrical boundaries, the post-apocalyptic future of Boomtown is found in DSTRKT 5 where alluring robots, gender bending cabarets, gas masks and cyborgs are soundtracked by the best in drum & bass, jungle and breaks.

Boomtown which is ranked #60 in our GLobal festival top100 continues to celebrate its tenth anniversary over 9-12th August at Matterley Estate in Winchester this summer with a line-up that takes attendees on a journey through an international underworld within its most immersive and challenging of districts; DSTRKT 5. Giving 60,000 festival goers a post-apocalyptic soundtrack of drum & bass and jungle to compliment the districts own immersive storyline, it gives a stark glimpse into the harsh realities of Boomtown’s potential future, pushing every conceivable boundary - musically and theatrically.

Boomtown 2018 Line-Up

Taking over the formidable Robotika with their distinct footwork flavour, Teklife Showcase come all the way from Chicago with sets from; DJ Taye, trailblazer of the sound and DJ Rashad’s prodigy, multi-instrumentalist and long term member Taso and elusive jukebox producer DJ Paypal. A force to be reckoned with, fathers of all things jungle, the Jungle Warriors will be shredding up the stage with formidable sets from; Shy FX  mentor Potential BadBoy, Kenny Ken - legend of warehouse parties and early leaders of Ragga music Remarc and The Ragga Twins. Hailing from Brooklyn, pioneering hardance DJ Lenny Dee leads the line up at the Scrapyard, playing a world exclusive set alongside techno wax innovator The DJ Producer. Combining European FreeTek with Bristol soundsystem culture, the fresh sounds of  Vandal are matched only with good time heavy vibes from Billx. Dutch duo The Outside Agency supply cutting edge hardcore techno whilst soundscapes tie together Mazteks neurofunk inspired drum & bass and the UK’s No.1 hardcore label Deathchant Records Showcase Ft. Axe Gabba Murda Mob presents  devious turntable tricks from crafty combo Bryan Fury & FishHell.

Boomtown 2018 Theatre

Stories of legends are produced on the streets of DSTRKT 5

with each hidden venue providing visitors with the most unexpected of journeys. Eyes can’t be trusted down at the Red Rash Inn where gender norms are flipped on their heads and every self identifying specimen is welcomed into the open arms of the fine establishment after a series of tantalizing, thought provoking cabarets. Balancing precariously on the tightrope of outwardly outrageous, Happy Slap Boutique matches circus with pyro in a stage show to leave the audience bewildered and beguiled. Racy robots, oxygen masks, breakcore and bassline are just some of the excellent eccentricities that lie in the depths of Downtown - it has to be seen to be believed…

Boomtown 2018 Firework


Teklife Showcase - DJ Taye, Taso, DJ Paypal / Kings of the rollers - Serum, Bladerunner, Voltage & Carasel / Jungle Warriors - Potential Badboy, Kenny Kenn, Remarc & The Ragga Twins

30 yrs of Aphrodite & Micky Finn / 25 yrs of V-Recordings - Dillinja, Bryan Gee B2B Jumpin Jack Frost, Krust, Patife, Think Tonk, Command Strange B2B Alibi B2B L-Side hosted by AD, Carasel, Inja / Born On Road - Aries B2B Kelvin 373 ft Inja / Plastician / Barely Legal  / Altern 8 / 2 Bad Mice / Back 2 the Breaks: Plump dj’s, Deekline & Wizard, Aquasky,

Far Too Loud B2B Pyramid, Freestylers B2B Soul Of Man, Evil Nine, Freefall Collective, Stereo 8, Wonka & Syn / Leisure Centre Takeover: Block Dodger, Jamatix. Shosh. A-Bee , Stu Barr, Haslem, Rinse Charles, Ma$$ive $xX


Lenny Dee Vs The DJ Producer (World Exclusive) / Vandal Vs Billx / The Outside Agency / Maztek / Deathchant Records Showcase Ft. Axe Gabba Murda Mob (Bryan Fury & FishHell)

- Hellfish vs Dolphin (DC Classics) / Radium / Stay Up forever Takeover - Chris liberator vs Aaron Liberator vs Gizelle Rebel Yelle / Ray Keith / Methlab Takeover - Disprove x Disphonia x Merikan Hosted by MC Remidy / Le Bask / Cause4Concern vs Skynet / Mat Weasel Busters vs E-Coli / D.A.V.E the Drummer / PRSPCT Takeover - Counterstrike vs Fragz vs Thrasher / Mandidextrous / Fourth Order (Block Dodger x Barbarix x Volatile Cycle) / Jerome Hill / Jim Bitch / Katch Pyro / Audiomission / Scamp / Irritant Records / Shaded


I:gor / HardTek Heros / GOTEK / Benn9mm / Mr Bad Monkey / B-Unq / Dave Skywalker / DJ Smurf / C3B / Thrackh / Sgt Squeals / More-or-less / Lemon Girl / General Waste / Meow Meow  / Buster / Breakforce One / Wombcorps / Goreshit / Amen4Tekno


Happy Slap Boutique / The Red Rash Inn / Hitechnicians / Church of Noctura / Malice in Wasteland Performance and Cyborg Life Drawing / The Mechanical Menagerie / Slime Time / Bang-Hard Tek Shop


Gorillaz  / Die Antwoord  / Limp Bizkit / Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals  / Jimmy Cliff / Amadou & Mariam / Sleaford Mods / Enter Shikari / The Skatalites / Morcheeba / Goldie & The Heritage Ensemble / Soul II Soul / Spice / Shy Fx Presents: Cult.ure  / Groundation / Billy Bragg / Maribou State / Omar Souleyman / Dubioza Kolektiv / Fishbone / Nadine Shah / The Selecter / Bilal / Jah Wobble & The Invaders Of The Heart / Fantastic Negrito  / The Herbaliser / Stereo MC’s / Too Many Zooz / Romare (full Live Band) / Zara McFarlane / Sampa The Great / Daara J Family / Kitty, Daisy & Lewis / Deluxe / L’Entourloop Ft Troy Berkley & N’Zeng / My Baby / Rising Appalachia / Lankum / Mammal Hands / Molotov Jukebox / Dub Pistols  / Dutty Moonshine Big Band / Alsarah & The Nubatones / Meute / Baba Zula / Slamboree / Gordie Mackeeman & His Rhythm Boys / Captain Ska / Nubiyan Twist / Alfa Mist / Blue Lab Beats / Elvana / Mathias Duplessy & The Violins Of The World / Johnny Osbourne | Lt. Stitchie, Papa Levi & Ras Demo / Spragga Benz & Friends / Havana Meets Kingston / Jungle Warriors Aka Kenny Ken B2b Potential Badboy B2b Remarc & Ragga Twins / Skarra Mucci / Etana / Jungle Cakes Takeover: Ed Solo B2b Deekline B2b Serial Killaz B2b Benny Page / The Skints / Macka.B  / Chopstick Dubplate Feat. Demolition Man & Horseman / The Nextmen Vs GDC / New Kingston / Earthkry / Samory I / Napalm Death | Soulfly / Capdown / Idles / Ho99o9 / Earth Crisis / Voodoo Glow Skulls / Random Hand / Adolescents / Jaya The Cat / The Rumjacks / Inner Terrestrials / Hacktivist / Turbowolf / Moscow Death Brigade / Samsara Blues Experiment / Haggard Cat / [spunge] / Shpongle ( Simon Posford, Raja Ram, Michele Adamson) Live / Bliss / Freedom Fighters / Avalon / Skazi / Phaxe / GMS / Chrome Angels / Dino Psaras / Hypnocoustics / Earthling / Sinerider / Bugged Out (,, Purple Disco Machine,, Idris Elba, B.Traits, Lemmy Ashton) / Edible (Eats Everything, Paul Woolford, Jesse Perez, Lord Leopard, Cousn) /  Sulta Selects / Charlotte De Witte / Enrico Sangiuliano / Extrawelt / Redlight | / Crucast Takeover / Chris Lorenzo/ Night Bass Showcase | Dj Zinc B2b Special Request | Plastician | Clap! Clap! / Ghetts | Nadia Rose | Lady Leshurr | Teklife Showcase | Foreign Beggars / Kojey Radical / Lowkey, Chali 2na & Krafty Kuts / Levelz | Children Of Zeus | Rocks Foe / Big Zuu / 808ink / Hospitality / Clipz / Critical Sound / 20 Yrs Of Virus Records (Ed Rush & Optical) / Eatbrain / 25 Yrs Of V Recordings / Dj Marky / LTJ Bukem / Dimension / Breakage / Dillinja / Maztek / Lenny Dee Vs The Dj Producer / Deathchant Records Showcase / The Outside Agency / Vandal Vs Billx / Stay Up Forever Takeover / Le Bask / Radium

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