NEWS FLASH: The UK’s largest independent festival, Boomtown Fair has just announced that it will no longer be proceeding with the 2021 Boomtown Festival. The Boomtown Festival will now take place on the 10th-14th August 2022.

Boomtown Carnival - Image Credit Jody Hartley
Boomtown Carnival – Image Credit Jody Hartley

Unfortunately, BoomTown Festival has now been postponed for a second consecutive year, due to the COVID pandemic. The 66,000 capacity event which was sold out in February was due to return to the Matterley Estate, near Winchester.

Boomtown 2019 Image Credit Scott Salt
Boomtown 2019 Image Credit Scott Salt

In a statement, the organisers have said…

After almost half a year of collective campaigning to the government, sadly COVID specific cancellation insurance for events still does not exist at this point in time. This means anyone putting on an event this year, will be doing so without the safety net of insurance to cover them should COVID prevent them from going ahead in any capacity. For an independent event as large and complex as Boomtown, this is a huge gamble of upto an eight figure sum and the financial risk is simply too high

Boomtown is a 5-day multi-arts music and theatrical festival that is recognised for challenging and pushing the boundaries of creativity within the UK festival scene. Its evolving storyline underpins the festival which, when combined with the breadth of its musical programming and unrivalled set design and production values, culminates in a unique and totally immersive festival experience.

Boomtown 2019 Town Centre Image Credit Lucas Sinclair
Boomtown 2019 Town Centre Image Credit Lucas Sinclair

The festival has confirmed that all customers 2021 tickets will remain valid for the 2022 event and will automatically rollover. In 2020 over 77% of Boomtown ticket holders helped secure the future of the festival by rolling their tickets over. The event is again asking their customers who are in a position to do so, to help safeguard the festival into 2022.

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