The UK Government is being urged to support drug testing at festivals to increase safety following a Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) select committee meeting last month.
Festivals scheduled to take place in England this summer are selling out at a rapid rate following the Government’s announcement of its roadmap out of lockdown last week.
This year’s UK music festivals could be cancelled before the end of January, promoters have told MPs.
The UK government's Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee began an inquiry into the future of festivals yesterday (5th), alongside the organisers of Parklife and Boomtown, to discuss the likelihood of events going ahead in 2021.
Underworld will headline Boomtown this year.
The festival, which has now been running for over a decade, sees over 60,000 festival-goers descend on South Downs National Park each year.
This year's edition of the event, which takes place from the 12th to the 16th of August, is titled Boomtown, Chapter 12: New Beginnings, and will see iconic UK electronic act Underworld headline the festival.
Kano has been confirmed as the first headliner for next year's Boomtown Festival.
He'll join the likes of Noisia, Caravan Palace, Flogging Molly and more at the festival, and will play on the Lion's Den stage at the event on the final night.
2020 marks the 12th chapter for Boomtown which will announce a line-up made up of more than 1000 artists across 27 main stages.
Next year’s edition of Boomtown will see the introduction of a new stage dedicated to techno and electronic music.
Area 404 is the newest of the festival’s 14 districts and will feature headline sets from Carl Cox, Amelie Lens and Four Tet.
Also confirmed to play are Ben UFO b2b Joy Orbison, Eats Everything, Mall Grab, Skream, Dense & Pika, Claude VonStroke, Erol Alkan b2b Boys Noize, La Fleur b2b B.Traits, Sama’ and Enrico Sanguiliano.
BoomTown Fair Festival evacuated the campsite last night after a huge fire in the car park involving over 80 vehicles at the Winchester event. No injuries have been reported from the blaze.
BoomTown is currently ongoing, but the fire left extensive damage to the car park, which has been dubbed “vehicle graveyard”. You can see an image of the aftermath at the bottom of the page.
Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service contained the fire, whilst an investigation to determine its cause is set to take place over the next few days.
The UK's largest independent festival Boomtown has announced a new electronic stage with just 30 days to go until the new chapter event starts. It will be located deep in the woodlands which spread throughout the festival under the name 'House In The Woods' and will be the stage for the best names in House, Disco, Techno and Boogie.