Boomtown is upon us! The revolution is here and it’s time to see what’s behind the mask. All of a sudden though, there is a twist in the tale – perhaps the story is not set.. the ink not dry yet! The outsiders have begun to hear about this mystical revolutionary village.. it has in fact become through whispers up and down the country, something of a phenomenon. Whilst the parady of Boomtown moves on, the ‘real time’ cops have published they’d like to come – they say there are looking to test your drugs or maybe confiscate them one by one.. but we all know the secret of the Boomtown challenge has really begun… how many can we round up for some dancing fun?
Because the spirit of Boomtown will live on! (Stick these playlists on) it’s one of the only real voices of how in fact culture and society can crush or be fun. It’s an experiential vortex where all of a sudden an uprising may come!
The paradox of Boomtown runs all the way through it’s old mining veins; to the rolling jail wagon and the mad pop up raves, toes in the sand with reggae dub on play then on to the Lion stage to see what the headliners say.
You can’t plan Boomtown… you have to walk in and be led by the Boomtown parade, but there are some secret spots like the old west, the boombox and the whistlers stage that are my tips if you need some damn good music and a piece of shade in the day – Say Aye Aye to the Kaptin n tell him Indigo sent you that way 😉
Here’s my Boomtown music wish list – will i get to them amongst the Boomtown Maze or will i discover a new music craze? Who knows… it’s Boomtown that will lead my way!
These guys i’ve got to catch either way;
The Specials – I’ve got to stand front middle of the stage!
Cypress Hill to finally catch their new stuff live
Suns of Dub at the Lions den, and Down to the Old Mines for some acoustic truth in ma boots from Newton Faulner and Frank Turner and grab some elbows dancing to Eliza and the Wayward Band classical folk flavour.
At the Devil kicks Dancehall its the creepshow from Toronto and the Legendary Shack Shakers to see if they live up to their name and also because the Dancehall always seems to break out mad dancing days
Did mention you’ve got to keep checking out the Hidden Woods, just wander in and out and catch the bass goods. Hit up the Old town Port for the Gypsy SKA Orquesta and jump about to Ushti Baba !
There’s nothing more Crazy Calamity style than Junior Bill make sure you catch em for bops. The Town Centre is set to slam with Skindred, Wax Tailor, & the Mad Apple Circus.
The Windmill ( Whistlers Green) your music snacks from Sons of Kemet, The Comet is Coming, Brinsley Ford (aswad founder) as well as get in Reggaerobics & Drum n Bass Workout
At The Ballroom I’d be itching to catch some live jam with the Brass Off: Dat Brass vS Bring your own Brass, Mamma Jerk and The Lady Fingers
Mate and thats not even the DJs ..thats just the live! Get down and rave at
Bang Hai Towers for Black Sun Empire and Vamos in Barrio Loco Dave Clarke Mr Scruff, Ben UFO & Joy Orbison, Booka Shade, Dusky, Solardo and THE HOUSE GOSPEL CHOIR !
Then head to Tangled Roots (the forest party) with Channel One
and get dirty bass at the Sewage Works (Dstrkt S): Jungle Syndicate and Amen-Tal Takeover and don’t forget about Gypsy Unit at Mayfair because they BANG!
Sector 6: Toddla T
i gotta spend some time int he rave yard and check out those sounds and catch the garage girls pretty much whenever i can especially MC kie feat Sweet Female Attitude