Boomtown’s carnival-inspired district, Barrio Loco, presents what organisers proudly describe as: “a cornucopia of global culture with a musical soundtrack perfectly complementing the vibrancy  of its interweaving streets!”

Taking the best in alternative bass, no part of underground culture is left behind; from house to techno, funky to bashment, trance to soca, everything is celebrated in this ‘landscape of colour’.

As well as being home to some of the most influential artists in the UK’s party scene, Bassline Circus will be filling the Barrio Loco district with a multi-dimensional theatrical experience to provide all who travel through it with a fully immersive experience.

The main stage for Barrio Loco, Vamos, celebrates global dance culture –spearheaded by house/techno innovators, Ben UFO, Mr Scruff & Jay Orbison, who will be collaborating on an epic five-and-a-half hour back-to-back session.

Legendary Detroit techno DJ Carl Craig will be blending jazz and soul selections, and classics are on the cards, with respected techno producer Dave Clarke alongside Booka Shade, who will be driving footwork from front to back with their infectiously melodic minimal house music.

House Gospel Choir’s unique take on old school classics takes funky house, garage and bass sounds to new heights and promises to be an unmissable set.

Taking some of the best in underground electronica to the masses, BBC Radio 1/1Xtra DJ Monki will be shelling out bangers, Dusky’s classical inspired techno raises production to a mesmerizing level, and the duo that us Solardo’s explosive sets guarantee energy.

Around the corner is this district’s other main stage, Poco Loco. This area showcases the incredible versatility of live hip hop with a kaleidoscope of unique artists, headlined by newcomer Loyle Carner, whose ‘sensitive and eloquent’ style of music invites intimacy even in the largest of crowds.

A J Tracey’s seamlessly intricate flow is delivered over rock-inspired trap music and Jurassic 5 legend Chali 2na plays alongside renowned turntablist Krafty Kuts for a packed set of classic hip hop.

Straddling grime and bashment Donae’o’s vocals over back-bending beats will supply carnival vibes, and, fresh from grime collective The Square, Elf Kid’s rhymes are relentless.

Amy Becker’s fierce production has unequivocally secured her a place on the map of those to watch and Eva Lazarus, a name almost synonymous with Boomtown, presents her highly-anticipated EP alongside The Afronaughts…expect big hair, big harmonies and big vibes.

Chris Munky spins everything from trip hop to soul with MC Inja leaving no genre unturned.

Never far from the party, relentless energy from the Bassline Circus crew will be delighting passers by with mind-boggling stunts fitting of an urban playground.

Raised eyes will find breathtaking parkour, streetdance, and breakdancing around the arena, showcasing the diverse range of cultural influences on offer throughout the district.

This is the penultimate of Boomtown’s line up announcements before the big finale – Bang Hai Tower – which is to be released next Wednesday at 1pm!

Tickets available from

Tier 1 – £155.00 Sold Out

Tier 2 – £170.00 Sold Out
Tier 3 – £195.00 Buy here

Teen Tickets – £155.00

12s and under – FREE

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Matt Beel jheeze!!!!!

I'm gutted I missed this Beth Doyle George Cleary Bertie Higginson

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Taylor Miki Bradley gooood time

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Ryan Watson whatttt this would of been sick to watch

Tom Harrison how did we miss this?

Chris Mayne this is a bit of me

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Gutted I missed this. So hard to see everything. So much good music

Brandon Palmer how did we miss this 😥

Lola Collins Molly Murfitt best dayyyyyyyy of my lifeeeeeeeeee omg

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Danny, Paull, Ben - devo'd to have missed this!

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Kristian Barnes shame we missed this

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From the balconies to the hidden rooms, the interactive characters to the huge closing spectacles... Let us know what you thought of all the theatrics that took place across the festival this year💥✨

Tell us your thoughts via our theatrical survey & be in with the chance of winning 2x tickets to Chapter 10! x

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From the balconies to the hidden rooms, the interactive characters to the huge closing spectacles... Let us know what you thought of all the theatrics that took place across the festival this year💥✨

Tell us your thoughts via our theatrical survey & be in with the chance of winning 2x tickets to Chapter 10! x

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love the level of involved theatre... the wizards of whistlers green want to play more

The wizards of whistlers green can't WAIT to play more!!! Magic mischief and mayhem, oh yes.

Oh man i don't even know bout a maze. Maybe. Dunno. I felt like i did and saw alot but now i realise i missed out on heaps. Must go again!!

Aidan Greenhalgh

I'm still so confused as to whether the 4am bank robbery in Mayfair was supposed to turn out the way it did! 😂

Liam Blazeby

Ian Moores Amy Harper think we somehow missed it all this year, or didn't notice. apart from when Ian thought he cops were real. Hoot lol

Eirian Morgan Elinor Barlow

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Ame Foote excited?

Olivia I'm doing this for us! U should do it too ❤️😊

Cameron Allen

My favourite was the queue at West gate

Lucy Matt

Hettie Kate plz help win us tickets xoxo

Natalie Colah

Saw a shoot out in Wild West, walked by as an outlaw was shot and fell from the Saloon rooftop. Very very cool!

I think a lot of this is down to where you camp... I camped Barrio Loco and didn’t see a peep unless I went to uptown

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Alfresco Disco / Ben Ufo & Mr Scruff & Joy Orbison / Boddika / Bodhi / Booka Shade – Live / Boys Noize / Carl Craig / Dave Clarke / dusky / House Gospel Choir / Monki / Solardo

Poco Loco

Aj Tracey / Amy Becker / Asian Hawk / Bobbie Johnson / Chali2na & Krafty Kuts / CW Jones / Deadplayers Vs Problem Child / Donae’o / Dr Syntax & Pete Cannon / Elf Kid / Ellis eade / Eva Lazarus / Gardna showcase Parly B, Inja, J-man / IAMDDB / Inja / Jungle Brown / LayFullStop / Loyle Carner / Taiwan MC / Mr Thing / My Bad Sister / Ocean Wisdom / The Four Owls

24 Hour Garage Girls

A-Bee / Audio Gutter / Cellardore / Deadbeat ft. Forca / Dr Cryptic / Gash b2b Hadean / Gorilla Tactics / Takeover / In:flux Audio Takeover / Inflatable Fuhrer / Leisure Centre Takeover / MC KIE PRESENTS: Legends of the Old Skool LIVE PA ft. Sweet Female Attitude, MC Kie, Dennis G & MC Vapour / Mikey B / Off Me Nut Takeover / Rutherford ft. Mark Kidd / Shosh / Stavros MC & Dert Bagginz / Vital Techniques ft. MC Pean / WamJam / WittyBoy



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