A mobile jailhouse spins by. The captives are all gyrating to rock 'n' roll. Boozy pirates roar out some gypsy-folk shanties atop a shipwreck. A reveller dressed as a pregnant nun raves to a monolithic boombox. Welcome to the weird world of Boomtown Fair.
Since 2009, Boomtown has transformed the rural green hills of Hampshire into the maddest place in the country – thanks to a team of wacky architects who help construct a whole pop-up town. If you’re not the fancy glamping type, if you feel more at home at a cocktail bar than a juice counter, or think gourmet grub should really be served indoors, then Boomtown could be the one for you: a rough and ready music festival which puts the ‘boo!’ into boutique. Read our top five reasons Boomtown is in a league of its own.
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