Boomtown 2017 does jazz – real nice!

Gilles Peterson (DJ Set) + Earl Zinger / Dub FX / Benjamin Zephaniah & The Revolutionary Minds /Portico Quartet / GoGo Penguin / Soweto Kinch / Sons of Kemet / The Comet Is Coming

Boomtown is always expanding its musical horizons and this year is no different as the multi genre festival explores one of most influential musical styles on the planet, by putting jazz at the forefront of the main stage for Whistlers Green. The Windmill Stage will feature not one, but four Mercury Prize nominees on this year’s line up, reflecting just how strong the scene is right now. Whistlers Green, provides the perfect platform for a cream of young UK talents to push the boundaries of traditional jazz.

Opening The Windmill on Thursday is one of the most renowned DJ’s, BBC6 Music’s Gilles Peterson who will be showcasing his extensive record collection in a set to excite each generation with selections varying from jazz to world, afrobeat and beyond. Loop pedal extraordinaire Dub FX will be taking live improvisation to new strengths with a beatboxing, horn layering, vocal enhancing journey to entertain the eyes and ears. Pioneering dub poet, writer, social commentator and music maker Benjamin Zephaniah will be serving a unique blend of truth music guaranteed to give food for thought alongside his Revolutionary Minds band.

Portico Quartet having previously released on Real World Records and Ninja Tune return with their own strand of atmospheric music, flirting with the experimental as a four string ensemble. Manchester group GoGo Penguin intersect minimalist jazz piano riffs with breakbeat basslines, Soweto Kinch’s carefully arranged horns bridge the gap between jazz and hip hop whilst The Comet Is Coming incorporate psychedelic rock with infectious jazz riffs and electronica resulting in a set hard to stand still to.

All female septet Nérija draw influence from South Africa, West Africa, the Caribbean and UK resulting in a sound that reflects the rich cultural backgrounds on London jazz. Brazilian Nomad Orchestra bring ten of the country’s most daring musicians to share their strand of ethio-groove, afrobeat with hip hop infused dub undertones.

Cuban/Iranian quartet Ariwo create a soundscape of hypnotic polyrhythms intersected with live instrumentation encapsulating traditional Tehran/Cuban sounds in modern jazz and Jesse Royal’s authentic sounds of Jamaican folk represent the many strands of reggae revival artists through the festival.

Floating Lotus, representing the up and coming talent in R&B, soul and funk, takes all those who stumble upon it to an enclosure of grassroots beginnings, where the spotlight shines on those on the brink of stardom. This intimate venue gives artists a space to be known, home to Cardiff harmonisers, Baby Queens, acoustic Bristol trip hop triad Elder Island and the smooth vocals of Anjelo Disons to name but a few.

Over at the Sandcastle Stage those in Kidztown can enjoy their very own PG rated stage, bursting with fun, high quality music from around the rest of the festival. From Sam & The Womp’s high energy, electro swing inspired gypsy funk to Kid Carpet’s hip hop esque disco punk, Beans on Toast’s fantastically ranting folk to parodic chap hop from Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer – this stage is specifically catered for kids as well as their adults. Featuring a host of new cafes, chill-out areas, activities, workshops and education spaces, this area offers a family-friendly haven to enjoy some relaxation, pass on skills and learn all kinds of new ones.

See here for previously announced districts, with more artists yet be revealed from Sector 6, Old Town, Barrio Loco, Mayfair, Bang Hai and DSTRKT 5…

Tickets available from www.boomtownfair.co.uk.

Tier 1 – £155.00 Sold Out
Tier 2 – £170.00 Sold Out
Tier 3 – £195.00 Available
Teen Tickets – £155.00
12s and under – FREE

LINE UP SO FAR:

WHISTLERS GREEN:

The Windmill
Gilles Peterson (DJ Set) + Earl Zinger / Dub FX / Benjamin Zephaniah & The Revolutionary Minds / Portico Quartet / GoGo Penguin / Soweto Kinch / Sons Of Kemet / The Comet Is Coming / Jesse Royal / Liam Bailey / Mike Love / Brinsley Forde, Founder Of Aswad / Liam Bailey / DJ Format / Nomade Orquestra / Ariwo / Beating Heart / SK Shlomo / United Vibrations / Stagga & Magugu / Laid Blak / Nérija / Afro Cluster / Reggaerobics

Floating Lotus
Baby Queens / Elder Island / Anjelo Disons / Holly Holden y Su Banda / Kit Hawes and Aaron / Catlow / New Daze / Steamchicken / Stillhouse / The Inexplicables / Kenta Hayashi / Cave Mouth / Dojo / Yusufla / Cara Means Friend / Subgiant / Color Colectif / Tashkezar / First World Pros / The Barefoot Bandit / Animanz / Almatic / Phosphenes / Kid Kosmic / Hoopy Frood / Toddler / Jausme / Just Flynn

Sandcastle Stage
Sam & The Womp / Kid Carpet / Beans On Toast / Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer / Zappatron presents the Lo-Fi Funky Space Quest / Junior Jungle / Mighty John Street Ska Orchestra / The Inexplicables / The Tribe / The Brooklyn Healer / Gorilla Breakdance / Ras Bobo

TRENCHTOWN:

Lion’s Den
Ziggy Marley / Toots & The Maytals / The Bonner Brothers (Chaka Demus & Pliers, Richie Spice, Spanner Banner, Snatcha Lion, Shepherd Bonner) / Mr Vegas / Protoje / Lutan Fyah / Big Youth + U-Roy / Raging Fyah / Agent Sasco & Dub Akom Band / Jah9 & The Dub Treatment / Earl Gateshead with Dawn Penn + Soom T / Gentleman’s Dub Club feat. Taiwan MC, Parly B & Eva Lazarus / Channel One / Jus Now / Iba Mahr & Harar Band / Stick Figure / Suns Of Dub / Solo Banton & Horseman with The Upper Cut Band / Ras Kwame / Chainska Brassika

Hidden Woods
Randy Valentine / Nattali Rize / Kingfisha / Runkus & the Old Skool Bond / Aries / Reggae Roast feat. Brother Culture / Chilean Reggae Ambassadors / Nice Up Takeover feat. Shepdog & Seani T, Mr Benn feat. Lorna King & Gardna, Ghost Writerz feat. Serocee & RTKAL, Blend Mishkin, Red Eye Hi-Fi feat. Fox & Kiva, Cut La Vis, AAA Badboy Vs Dub Boy (Soca Set), Riddim Punx, Origin One & Parly B, Jahkron / By The Rivers / Shanti Powa / Kioko / They Say Jump / Fleck + Selecta-JMan / Kelvin 373 / Kaotic Kartel / Prank Allstars / Urban Lions / Hotsteppas / Midnight Zu

Tangled Roots
Channel One / DJ Vadim / V.I.V.E.K. / Riddimwize – Rsd & Hippy Lee Feat. Joe Peng / Uncle Dugs / Skitz & Joe Burn Feat. Inja & Jman/Delhi Sultanate (bfr Sound System) / Gold Dubs / Lion Unit (lionpulse + Unit 137) / Danny T Feat / Tradesman & Parly B / Sinai Sound / Real Roots Feat. Ramon Judah / Elektrikal Sound / Jim Bitch / Disorda / Jam Jah Sound Feat. Lionart / Escape Roots / Leo Samson Feat. Shumba Youth / Sleepy Time Ghost & Friends / Hylu Feat. Zico, A.p Grimshaw & Kosher / Ed West / Jago / Galak Spiritual / Hempolics (dj Set) / Evermoor Sound / Sasha Steppa / Rubberdub Sound / Hold Tight Records / Showcase / Samedia Shebeen / Fat Stash / Dub Time

WILD WEST:

Old Mines
Frank Turner / Alabama 3 / Newton Faulkner / Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band / Kíla / Mbongwana Star / The Wurzels / Rev Peyton’s Big Damn Band / Kumbia Queers / Heymoonshaker / Chris Wood / The Furrow Collective / Beans On Toast / Mad Dog McRea / The Breath / La Inedita / 47Soul / Lakuta / Sheelanagig / Showhawk Duo / Noble Jacks / Holy Moly & The Crackers

Rusty Spurs
Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind / Ferocious Dog / Rusty Shackle / The Eskies / Moonshine Wagon / Dana Immanuel & The Stolen Band / The Boot Hill All Stars / The Black Hearted Riders / Mick O’Toole / Imprints / Surfin’ Birds / True Strays / John D Revelator / Dirty Diesel Outlaw Orchestra / Inbredz / Hightown Crows / Black Water County / Dry White Bones / The Back Wood Redeemers / Hodmadoddery / Captain Cactus & The Screaming Harlots / Shootin the Crow / Grandpa Joe and the Chicken Livers / Andrews & Hammond / Devils Damn String Band / The Dooks / Sam Raine

Crazy Calamities
Afro Cluster / Sounds Of Harlowe / Captain Accident / Junior Bill / King Punch / The Tribe / Krupa / Primo Nelson / The Iguanas / Agbeko / Basement 83 / Solomento / The Special Brew / 6foot7 / Mighty John Street Ska Orchestra / King Sub / The Sneak Eazies / Matt Montez Duo / The Whiskey Rebellion / Pareidolia / The Hat Club / Solomento / Slim Pickings Band / The King Solomon Band / C**ty Bumpkins / Solid Gone / Kid Kosmic / The Bare Souls / The Wooden Men / Lead Shot Hazard / Bluetown Rumble / Easy Stride Band / Eat The Evidence / The Railway Sleepers

Wrong Side of the Tracks
Dr Meaker (Dj Set) / Phibes Mandidextrous / Selector Spinach / Titan sound Shosh (24 hour Garage Girls) / Dapper Dan / Sinai soundsystem takeover / Pull up collective b2b Monroller / Gorilla Tactics Takeover / Underkind ft. Norfolk MC / Jah Prang b2b Scratch Bandikoot / Tommy D b2b Binksy Super Sunday Funday with Uncle Dugs, Billy ‘Daniel’ Bunter & Friends / Hot Cakes VS Tumble Audio Showcase – Cut and Run / DevelopMENT, Fish, Hybrid Theory (Hotcakes) – Lucent b2b Deadbeat UK b2b Hadean b2b Hank Limit feat MC Forca (Tumble)

CHINATOWN:

Devil Kicks Dancehall
Legendary Shack Shakers / King Prawn / Planet Smashers / The Dreadnoughts / The Resignators / Los Fastidios / The Creepshow / Subhumans / Inner Terrestrials / The Filaments / The Generators / Reno Divorce / Blaggers ITA / New Town Kings / JB Conspiracy / Bar stool preachers / Faintest Idea / Petrol Girls / P.A.I.N / Pronghorn / Captain Hotknives / Counting Coins / Wonk Unit / Back to the Planet / China Shop Bull / Matilda’s Scoundrels / Firepit Collective / Pizzatramp / Casual Nausea / Rat Bag / Atterkop / Maid of Ace / Last Gang in Town DJs

Chinatown Courtyard
The Dualers / Astroid Boys / Maroon Town / Top Cats / Spin Te Ku / Trashtucada / Empatee du Weiss / Cut Capers / Los Albertos / Mad Apple Circus / The Downsetters / Goldmaster Allstars / Nanofish Dippers / Los Dueños / Jeramiah Ferrari / The Turner Brothers / The Stiff Joints / The Meow Meows / Solko / Count Skylarkin / Skata Tones / Town Of Cats / Dub The Earth / Upbeat Sneakers / Big Red Ass / Sea Bass Kid / Unknown Era / Tree House Fire / Cartoon Violence / Millie Manders / Last Edition / The Activators / Just Say Nay

The Last Stand
The Hydropaths / The Brewer’s Daughter / Mercurius Rising / Efa Supertramp / FFTP / Joe Yorke / Fabian Maddison / Will Wood / Tim Loud / Jake and the Jellyfish / John Fairhurst / Perkie / Jake Martin / Nosebleed / Joe Tilston / Adam Kahn

Freak Boutique
Autonomads / One Eyed God / Rev Schnider and His Band of Angels / Petrol Bastard

Town Centre
Arrested Development / Eskorzo / Hepcat / Hoffmaestro / The Original Blues Brothers Band / Reel Big Fish / Sam & The Womp / The Showhawk Duo / Ska’N’Ska / Skindred / Slightly Stoopid / Smokey Joe & The Kid feat. Mystro / Sublime With Rome / Sugarhill Gang with Grandmaster Melle Mel & Scorpio’s Furious 5 / Wax Tailor / The Wurzels

Oldtown
Crash Nomada / Los Colorados / UFOSlavians

Psychedelic Forest
Astrix / Ace Ventura / Berg / GAUDI / Juno Reactor / Ott & The All-Seeing I

DSTRKT5:

Poco Loco
AJ Tracey / Chali 2na & Krafty Kuts / Dea Players Vs Problem Child / Donae’O / Elf Kid / Loyle Carner / MC Taiwan / Ocean Wisdom / The Four Owls

Vamos
Ben UFO & Mr Scruff & Joy Orbison / Boddika / Booka Shade / Boys Noize / Carl Craig / Dave Clarke / Dusky / House Gospel Choir / Monki / Solardo

Bang Hai Tower
Black Sun Empire / Break / Exit Records Takeover / Kill Box / My Nu Leng B2B TQD / Optiv & BTK / Phace / Redlight / Rusko / S.P.Y / The Prototypes

Robotika
Aphrodite / Caspa / Deekline B2B Ed Solo / Dub Phizix & Strategy / Freestylers / Gutterfunk Takeover (Dj Die, Addison Groove, Dismantle), Loefah / Mampi Swift / Randall / Ray Keith / Schlachthofbronx / Star.One / Storm / Utah Saints

SECTOR 6:
Butterz takeover (Elijah & Skilliam, Swindle & DJ Champion & MC Serious) / DJ Luck & MC Neat / Heartless Crew / Holy Goof / Mefjus B2B Emperor / Shogun Audio Takeover / Shy FX / The Heatwave / Toddla T

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