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Boomtown 2014 - new plans

sim667

Licking windows on the 303 bus.
I noticed on the boomtown forum threads keep popping up asking for "teen tickets"...... I hope its not going to be awash with 16 year olds replacing breaking their festival v plates with boomtown instead of reading :hmm:

Although one of them points out theres going to be police dogs on the gates at all times. Its starting to sound like its going to be a reverse of escape from colditz just getting in :(
 

wiskey

Albatross Admirer
Yeah let's move on from Stuart.

I liked the fact that Glade had a no 13-18 rule, it took out a lot of the questions and twats
 

mansonroad

New Member
I noticed on the boomtown forum threads keep popping up asking for "teen tickets"...... I hope its not going to be awash with 16 year olds replacing breaking their festival v plates with boomtown instead of reading :hmm:

Although one of them points out theres going to be police dogs on the gates at all times. Its starting to sound like its going to be a reverse of escape from colditz just getting in :(
i seem to know various large contingents of people who are going (i'm only 18 myself, thankfully just out of that pretty fairly scorned age bracket), some of whom are probably very annoying to anyone aged 22 or over, so i reckon it's gonna be pretty young. hyped as fuck for it though, gonna be my first boomtown.
 

sim667

Licking windows on the 303 bus.
i seem to know various large contingents of people who are going (i'm only 18 myself, thankfully just out of that pretty fairly scorned age bracket), some of whom are probably very annoying to anyone aged 22 or over, so i reckon it's gonna be pretty young. hyped as fuck for it though, gonna be my first boomtown.
Well stick to the downtown, let the oldies keep uptown ;)

You'll enjoy it, just dont get so cunted you can't remember your own name and end up face down in a pile of your own vomit, save that for when you start going to squat parties :D
 

tbtommyb

Well-Known Member
I noticed on the boomtown forum threads keep popping up asking for "teen tickets"...... I hope its not going to be awash with 16 year olds replacing breaking their festival v plates with boomtown instead of reading :hmm:
There were loads of young uns last year, maybe it's a 'party before we get our exam results' thing
 

lizzieloo

Numpty extraordinaire
There were loads of younguns when I went a few years ago staggering about on ketamin, don't know why it bothers people, I was a youngun once.
 

wiskey

Albatross Admirer
I was too...

The reason I liked the no teenagers rule at Glade was because there is a very obvious difference between a 12yo and an 18yo, so it negates all the 'is this person old enough to shag/give drugs to/be going off into the Woods alone' type questions, which in turn makes the festival more relaxed... by definition everyone is an adult, everyone is on a level.

Also whilst we may all have been young once it wasn't cool watching 14yos get fucked and being vulnerable then and it's not nice to see now.
 

sim667

Licking windows on the 303 bus.
Yeah I've noticed it certainly last year, previously to that it wasn't so bad...... maybe I've just crossed the old/young threshold and really noticed it now. The first year I went I swear everyone was about my age (mid twenties then).

The problem boomtown has had and is trying to sort with k particularly I genuinely don't think its the drugs, I think its the age of the people that are going and doing them, I think thats also the problem with tent theiving, they're going along to pray on the foolish teenagers with their smart phones, and pocket money they've been saving for ages.

Whilst I dont like the idea of events making it over 21, I can see why they do so.
 

mansonroad

New Member
Well stick to the downtown, let the oldies keep uptown ;)

You'll enjoy it, just dont get so cunted you can't remember your own name and end up face down in a pile of your own vomit, save that for when you start going to squat parties :D
been to many squat parties since i was about 15, getting robbed/nearly stabbed a few times has put me off em a bit now, though they're still a laugh when they're not full of fucking moronic cracksmoking skinheads playing congo natty for the 15th time in one set
 

sim667

Licking windows on the 303 bus.
been to many squat parties since i was about 15, getting robbed/nearly stabbed a few times has put me off em a bit now, though they're still a laugh when they're not full of fucking moronic cracksmoking skinheads playing congo natty for the 15th time in one set
:D
where the hell are you going? Head to the countryside ;)
 

editor

hiraethified
Shaggy, Alabama 3 and The Skatalites now added to the bill.

Here's their latest press release:

BoomTown Fair: A pop-up city where the impossible is possible and the abnormal is normal!

Chapter six of BoomTown’s annual Fair is set to surpass anything they’ve done before, and that is no mean feat for the UKs most boundary pushing festival! New additions to its already immense line-up include one of the biggest crossover successes in dancehall reggae, the one and only Shaggy! As well as blues, country, electro fusion outfitAlabama 3 and the final edition to the bill is legendary Jamaican ska institution The Skatalites, if any one band could be attributed to brining the genre out of its homeland and to the masses, it’s this ever evolving line-up of ska stalwarts! These newly announced acts will be joining the hundreds of artists already announced including headliners The Cat Empire, NOFX, Jimmy Cliff, The Wailers, Tinariwen and Bellowhead.

Other musical treats in store at the 2014 fair will include the very welcome return of Tribe of Frog’s psytrance forest party. Just one of the many secret forest parties to be found around the city’s outskirts, Tribe of Frog landed in 2013 and bought with them a brand new world of colourful psychedelic lunacy that captured many a BoomTown resident for the entire weekend in the sun dappled, sandy forest clearing hosting giant butterflies and happy souls! More information can be found here: http://www.boomtownfair.co.uk/city-guide/main-stages/tribe-of-frog


With all the bands and the theme of Outrageous Carnival now announced, it is time for all potential BoomTown residents to make the vital decision of which district they will make their home for the four days and nights of utter escapism and proper old fashioned fun! Each of the eight districts have their own flavour and theme, to get a taste of the difference and the full line-ups take a peek at the ‘Explore Our World’ guided tour of the city from BoomTown HQ:
BoomTown Fair aims to be affordable and accessible to all and has a series of measures to ensure that all potential citizens get the chance to be a part of the spectacular show! From the easy payment plan to a whole host of job opportunities, there is every reason to get involved:

Easy Payment Plan, pay just £40 by this Friday 2nd May to secure a ticket and then pay as much as you can afford when you can, as long as the full ticket price is all paid up by 1st July. For full details head to:https://www.theticketsellers.co.uk/tickets/boomtown-fair-2014/10028744&wlid=3945

Job Opportunities, there are a piles of different positions going for BoomTown Fair including; bar staff, litter picking, gate and campsite steward teams. Not only does it offer the opportunity to be a vital part of the biggest pop-up city festival on the planet, but also the chance to gain a whole heap of new friends, experience a festival from a different angle and get a bonus a free drink at the end of each shift as well as full access to the backstage crew bar! For more details head on over to PAAM… https://boomtownfair.paamapplication.co.uk/boomtownfair

Tickets are still available from the website at the final tier price of £150 (+BF & EcoBond):http://www.boomtownfair.co.uk/tickets. Headliners for the festival include: The Cat Empire, NOFX, Jimmy Cliff, The Wailers, Tinariwen, Bellowhead, Afro Celt Sound System, Playing for Change, Raggasonic, Lady Saw, UK Allstars World Debut, Babylon Circus, Toasters, Tipper, Boddika, Special Request, Eats Everything and many more…
 

sim667

Licking windows on the 303 bus.
Im excited about all of that, except the cat empire.

I had an ex drag me to see them, they just sound like a slightly more proficient maroon 5
 

dervish

if you flibble when you wibble, don't wobble
I've seen the cat empire more than once and loved them every time. They really know how to get a crowd going.
 

Gerry1time

pities the neurotypical
A slightly random request, but is there any sort of Urbanite camp planned this year? I've got a ticket, but due to change in relationship circumstances since I bought it, no longer have anyone to go with. Not looking to hang out with people 24/7, I tend to bimble off by myself at festivals a bit anyway, just would be nice not to be camping entirely solo.
 

tbtommyb

Well-Known Member
A slightly random request, but is there any sort of Urbanite camp planned this year? I've got a ticket, but due to change in relationship circumstances since I bought it, no longer have anyone to go with. Not looking to hang out with people 24/7, I tend to bimble off by myself at festivals a bit anyway, just would be nice not to be camping entirely solo.
I don't think there's plans yet but i'm happy to coordinate with you.

Same kind of thing happened to me last year and ended up camping next to some nice guys so i'm sure you'll be fine in any case.
 

Gerry1time

pities the neurotypical
I don't think there's plans yet but i'm happy to coordinate with you.

Same kind of thing happened to me last year and ended up camping next to some nice guys so i'm sure you'll be fine in any case.
Ah cool, that'd be ace. Can finally tell you what I do at Glasto if we meet too :).

Am tempted to take a punt on just camping next to nice people, but every other time I've done Boomtown I've ended up camping next to some right wonky donkeys, not great for conversation. This was back when Boomtown was still basically Recydrate the West though *feels old*. Would prefer camping with Urbanites anyway.
 

tbtommyb

Well-Known Member
Ah cool, that'd be ace. Can finally tell you what I do at Glasto if we meet too :).

Am tempted to take a punt on just camping next to nice people, but every other time I've done Boomtown I've ended up camping next to some right wonky donkeys, not great for conversation. This was back when Boomtown was still basically Recydrate the West though *feels old*. Would prefer camping with Urbanites anyway.
cool, beats my plan of finding anyone in a pink tutu and a hi viz and shouting 'urban?!' at them. :)

yeah tbh on the other side there were a few like that. oh well, that's what you get for going to a festival a week before A level results come out!
 

wiskey

Albatross Admirer
A slightly random request, but is there any sort of Urbanite camp planned this year? I've got a ticket, but due to change in relationship circumstances since I bought it, no longer have anyone to go with. Not looking to hang out with people 24/7, I tend to bimble off by myself at festivals a bit anyway, just would be nice not to be camping entirely solo.
Balls, I'm in a crew camp with a bunch of people I don't know well ... but it's expected I'll camp there otherwise it would have been good. Would be nice to meet up for a pint or something.
 

JTG

Angry about not being able to be an astronaut.
Balls, I'm in a crew camp with a bunch of people I don't know well ... but it's expected I'll camp there otherwise it would have been good. Would be nice to meet up for a pint or something.
Bollox, forgot you're working :(
Maybe Onket will camp with me instead :D
 
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