Boomtown are giddy with excitement to announce the return of Babylon Circus to close Sunday on the main stage. Plus Overkill Crew and Arcadia.
One of the most show stopping, mind blowing bookings of 2009; the mighty big band ska and reggae troupe Babylon Circus are back to close the proceedings on the Main Stage for Sunday night with one almighty bang! Also back by popular demand are Boomtown regulars Arcadia with their fire breathing, post apocalyptic sculptures. Another of Boomtown’s favourites, the Overkill Crew have been given the keys to the Body Upgrade Clinic for their first ever appearance at the festival where they will be showcasing their mind altering skills!
After their epically breathtaking show in 2009, the Boomtown crew are leaping from their trapezes in anticipation of having the French fancies of Babylon Circus back at the Fair! Babylon Circus are a supersonic combination of ska, French cabaret, jazz, swing and gypsy music, who fuse their French and English high octane lyrics to incite a whirlpool of skanking, stomping and strutting!
Also back this year, filling the streets of Boomtown with their fire-breathing, smoke pummelling sculptures are the awesome Arcadia Crew. Over the past few years Arcadia have been treating festival goers to their own unique and genius take on festival art and pyrotechnically infused structures, always adding to the atmosphere and experience wherever they are found! In addition to the Arcadia site art work there will be Mutoid Waste’s wandering robotics including the nightly visit from the menacing mechanical horse!
Talking of mechanical parts; taking up residency in the Bodyshop for the Saturday night takeover are the legendary Overkill Crew. Spawned from the fields of Glade Festival, Overkill like to play at the very edge of electronic creativity, they will find themselves perfectly at home in the clinic on Saturday performing their world-renowned cranial rewiring experiments on all of Boomtown’s valued patients! Be prepared for a twisted interactive experience that is likely to render most mentally challenged for the rest of their days! Headlining the Bodyshop on this mutinous Saturday Night is Bong-ra, described as everything from ‘Jungle–rock’ to ‘Yabbacore’ one thing remains the same, Bong-ra will induce one almighty addictive adrenaline rush from the soul! Bong-ra will also be joined by fellow brain masher Hostage plus many more TBA. The line up for the Bodyshop over the rest of the festival includes; Statix, Dub Mafia, Dead Silence Syndicate, Step 13, Chris Liberator, London Zoo, Squire of Gothos, Stivs b2b Ed Cox and many more
Boomtown is a town of mass variety, there is something for everyone and every mind set. If the Bodyshop has taken its toll or simply a brief spell of tranquillity is required then Hold it Down town is the place to be. There is enough craft, healing, spoken word, permaculture and workshops to get lost in all weekend! Hold it Down is a small village on the outskirts of town, it brings together a collaboration of performers and artists, musicians and poets all arranged in a magical, chilled-out, Eco-friendly environment. Hold it Down is headed up by the local village committee with an eclectic mix of live folky, jazzy dub and blues from musicians both local and international, entertainment runs all day and into the evenings in the local village hall. The perfect place to get away from the city centre madness