MATTERLEY ESTATE – WINCHESTER 9TH – 12TH AUGUST 2018Boomtownfair.co.uk
Bass heavy line up unleashed for Boomtown’s towering beasts
Bang Hai Towers are back this summer for Boomtown’s tenth chapter, held over the 9-12th August at Matterley Estate nr Winchester. The 60,000 capacity festival sold out in record time this year and it’s no surprise why with megastages such as this celebrating the best in underground music.
Night Bass will be waking up this towering inferno on Friday night, with bass heavy sets from;AC Slater swapping LA for Hampshire after spearheading UK underground music across the US, house injected with bass from Brummie duo Cause & Affect, wobbly basslines and ethereal vocals from Jack Beats, heavyweight sounds by sledgehammer soundsmith’ Taiki Nulight and grime infused bass in large supply from Riddim Commission. Saturday sees a double whammy in takeovers; Saucy Records have big bass boy Barely Royal on offer as well as dubstep inspired bassline producer Pelikann – expect to hear some surprises from this huge label who have been releasing some of the best in underground bass music over the last year. Crucast Showcase bring bassline to Hampshire with genre fusion from dark jungle to funky bassline bySkepsis, jump up duty from Nottingham boy Darkzy and rising Bristol bassmith Notion to name a few. Sunday sees a massive set from Wookie B2B Matt Jam Lamont ft MC Vapourtaking it back to the old school with their History of Garage. A rare back to back comes courtesy of underground pioneer DJ Zinc, techno-house head Eats Everything and a rare appearance from dance music underlord Special Request, ft Sgt Pokes and MC GQ.
This structural beast littered with television screens act as the city’s media house feeding into the festivals ongoing storyline as the main communication hub for the big bosses of Bang Hai Industries. A beacon to all who look down the festival’s hill, these towering laserbeams of bass dominate the Downtown skyline, pulling wanderers in with an astronomical amount of cutting edge bass music – expect high energy and big vibes.