Boomtown has just announced the full music lineup and activities for the Whistlers Green area of the festival. With over 100 different workshops, skills and crafts on offer, as well as all the acts for the new Windmill stage, hosting some of the finest jazz, world fusion and roots reggae acts on the circuit right now, including; Gilles Peterson, Benjamin Zephainia, Portico Quartet and GoGo Penguin. Kidztown will be showcasing acts from across the festival with it’s own main stage, Sandcastle Stage, with the likes of Mr B the Gentleman Rhymer, Beans on Toast, Sam & the Womp performing tailor-made family friendly sets for all.
Whistlers Green, perched atop Matterley Estate on the very westerly tip of the South Downs National Park, requires very little adjustment to create the perfect space for tranquility of mind, body and soul. Immersed in the surroundings’ natural beauty, it is the ideal space to learn about nature and traditional skills. The workshops and activities on offer range from master classes in; blacksmithing, jewellery making, rocket stove building, chainsaw carving, willow weaving, geodomes, glass blowing, pottery, to upcycling and delicious chocolate making! As well as a vast array of circus, music, play and dance workshops plus a healing area for recuperation for the mind, body and soul.
The Kidztown area hosts an array of spaces to learn, play and relax. Main activities include the Forest School with Art Play Environment Project, Horwood Coombe Forest School and some additional sessions provided by experts from South Downs National Park.