Boomtown 2022 : Sustainability, Innovation and What To Expect

Harvey Marwood

By Harvey Marwood

Harvey Marwood

29 Jul 2022

Boomtown is one of the most refreshing British events around today. The festival, founded in 2009 is held annually on the Matterley Estate in South Downs National Park, near Winchester in Hampshire. This year marks the 13th anniversary of the festival, however with previous cancellations due to the pandemic and government funding issues – this is the long awaited return to normality. With previous headliners including Chase and Status, Wu-Tang Clan, Gorillaz and more – there’s no surprise that people are eagerly anticipating the weekend.

Starting on August 10th and running through to the 14th, Boomtown hosts a diverse mix of bands and artists – with something for every festival goer that attends. Interesting as it may seem, the organisers have taken the decision to hold fire on the announcement of release – officially stating it will be announced roughly a week before the festival starts – “by approaching our programming announcements in this radical way we can create lineups that are even more phenomenal and diverse than we have ever been able to before”. Despite this different approach to lineup announcement, the festival had fully sold out quite some time ago, testament to the organisers innovation.

With the title “Chapter 1 – The Gathering”, it seems there may be a little more behind the naked eye in regards to this years event, honing in specifically on sustainability and creativity. Along with promototional content featuring some huge names within the music industry, Boomtown’s own podcast “Voices from the Now” focuses on some of the key aspects of music such as creativity with Inja and Gardna, as well as respect with Bristol based Grove.

What we can expect is a great weekend of music – organised by a great group of innovative people. With 75,000+ people expected to travel to the South Downs in two weeks time, we can all get prepared for what is bound to be a great “gathering”.

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