Gogol Bordello and Caravan Palace are confirmed to headline the main stage at this years Boomtown Fair plus more acts announced
Gogol Bordello will be gracing the winding streets of Boomtown Fair with their circus style cabaret show and high octane gypsy punk alongside French electro swing supremo’s Caravan Palace both set to top the bill on the mainstage. On top of these Friday and Saturday night headliners, more music just confirmed for the main arena includes; the two tone ska of The Selecter with Pauline Black, eclectic musical journey from German DJ and producer [dunkelbunt], Welsh rappers Goldie Lookin Chain and USA’s longest running ska band The Toasters with a very special Sunday Main Stage headliner to be announced.
Gogol Bordello are an internationally acclaimed band that take the audience on an exhilarating rollercoaster journey with their performance. Fusing the heritage of front man Eugene Hütz's nomadic journey from Ukraine to New York where he teamed up with the rest of the band, their unique sound and bizarre stage shows were born.
Caravan Palace are a French electro swing band that use an energetic blend of violins and accordions to create morish melodies. The band's influences include Django Reinhardt, Vitalic, Lionel Hampton and Daft Punk.
Next on the Main Stage bill are icons of late 1970’s, early 1980’s ska revival scene The Selecter. With the full line up reuniting in summer of 2010, Pauline Black rejoining with Arthur 'Gaps' Hendrickson as The Selecter for the 30th Anniversary of their no. 5 UK album "Too Much Pressure". Get ready for hits such as Gangsters vs. The Selecter, On My Radio and the ska anthem Three Minute Hero to be blasted out through the biggest bass pumping sound system to be seen at any festival!
Boomtown Fair takes place on 11th - 14th August and is unlike any other festival, the legend of Boomtown tells it was once a small but prosperous retreat now changed into a land of lawless rebels, with only the town official’s to uphold its former glory. 2011 sees a new chapter to the Boomtown story with the opening of previously undiscovered areas, with fresh tales waiting to be unleashed and big beats waiting to be heard.
Festival info here
Published on 28 February 2011 by Wayne Feltham