Dare to enter its fantastical world
BoomTown Fair is a roots, reggae and bass-driven music festival held every August in Winchester, UK.
Transforming its site into an old town, reminiscent of a film set, BoomTown is a fully immersive festival, with festival-goers encouraged to jump in and be a part of its creative story.
Complete with different districts, each with its own genre twist, BoomTown's alternative world plays host to everything from reggae, ska and funk through to garage, grime, jungle and drum and bass.
Each year a fantastical new chapter is written into the history one of the most experimental and imaginative festivals in the world.
Gorillaz are the first headliner announced for 2018. The last edition included sets from AJ Tracey, Alok, Arrested Development, Ben UFO, Beans on Toast, Boys Noize, Booka Shade, Cypress Hill and Gilles Peterson.
For one weekend a year, this quiet and serene corner of the English countryside becomes a fantasy-land, as BoomTown's pop-up city rolls onto its fields with awesome architecture, an abundance of performers, and an immense lineup.
Matterley Estate, Alresford Road, Winchester, SO21 1HW, United Kingdom
The closest airport is Southampton, although London Gatwick is also a good option.
The festival puts on shuttle buses from Winchester train station, which is less than 10 minutes away.
Yes, very much so! The city's KidzTown area is dedicated to "mini Boomers" and there is also a family camping area.