REVIEW: BOOMTOWN FAIR 2010
For its second year running boomtown fair kicks off by storm. Bringing you the filthiest bass lines and dirtiest beats from all over the uk and much much further beyond. Not forgetting the extra helpings of dub, reggae, punk, folk, heavy metal and more to satisfy taste buds of all desires.
Boomtown centre was fully equipped with a six way sound system. Providing unprecedented levels of sound pressure. Bass lines, rhythm’s, beats and vocal harmony’s from acts including- TOOTS & THE MATALS, NEVILLE STAPLE, THE BEAT, SKA&SKA, PRONGHORN, THE DUB PISTOLS, ZEN HUSSIES, BABYHEAD(WITH FULL HORNS), FIRST DEGREE BURNS, THE COMMUNICATIONS,
LOS ALBERTOS & KING PORTER STOMP all reached the cores of their audience leaving no one disappointed with their performance.
The LIONS DEN was in no way left short when it came to sound. Bringing the best Dub, Dubstep, Hip Hop and Rootsy tunes. Boasting huge stacks of funKtion 1 on either side of the stage no ones legs were left in a steady state. Artists including-
MUNGOS HI FI, YT, GENTLEMENS DUB CLUB, GENERAL LEVY, KOAN SOUNDS, MAD PROFESSOR, BACKBEAT SOUNDSYTEM, DEADLY HUNTA, THE HEATWAVE COLLECTIVE, DEMOLITION MAN and many others absolutely ripped up the floor. Leaving people stumbling back to the tents or downtown weary legged in the early hours of the morning.
DEVIL KICKS DANCEHALL & THE BAD APPLE BAR all provided hours of entertainment across the site for folk from all walks of life and all states of mind. Carny folk, circus acts, absinthe, green faeries doin the bop, leapord skin, black leather smoke and mirrors all added to the atmosphere creating this labyrinth of mayhem.
DOWNTOWN BOOMTOWN kept the music pumping throughout the night with its nightclub style agenda & hectic city centre feel. You could enter the slightly surreal world of THE BODYSHOP or warm up your day with a stint in THE LEISURE CENTRE before popping into THE LIL’ SHOP OF HORRORS. This was most definitely the place to be when ready for the intense night life that kept people moving all night long.
Workshops, fun & games, arts & crafts and face painting kept the kids amused throughout the day. Situated on the beautiful site of Stowe school. Surrounded by an epic landscape view of sculptures, monuments woodland and water features.
Believe me when I say there was no holding back in terms of décor. The site was covered head to toe in jawdropping UV backdrops and installations, inflatable sculptures, complex lighting systems & full Laser shows. All in all the vibe was generally very friendly and energetic with a very diverse crowd. The only let down was a serious lack of toilets and washing facilities, it was just lucky that there was enough entertainment to keep your mind off it for most of the time
Words: Neneh Mae Whiting
by 247 Magazine