Our Ten Best Acts to See AT BoomTown 2017

Boomtown is one of the maddest festivals of our time, and never fails to pack a punch with its line-up. Notorious for its raucous approach to the festival scene, it always draws a huge amount of attention for its alternative stages that give it a village or better said town feel and a sense of unity for the festival-goers. If you’ve gone before, you’ll know that it’s one of the most incredible shows on the planet, and this year’s going to be greater than ever. Here’s why:

1. The Specials
Old-time reggae and ska outfit The Specials are just one of the incredible headliners Boomtown has to offer this year. With an incredible array of tracks, no doubt ‘Too Much Too Young’ and ‘Ghost Town’ will be awaited with baited breath by the festival crowd. They always smash it at festivals, so watch out for them!

2. M.I.A.
Politically charged with an electronic edge, M.I.A. is a revelation to the music industry and always makes sure to pull off incredible live shows. From her smash hit ‘Paper Planes’ right up until today, she’s always pulling out all the stops to show the world what she can do.

3. Cypress Hill
A veteran hip-hop act that always manage to get involved somewhere where there’s a party, Cypress Hill are back in the music scene with a vengeance. Selling over 18 million albums worldwide and a whole host of singles under their belt, it’s no wonder they’re the Sunday night headliner.

4. Skindred
Mixing Jamaican beats with heavy metal, Skindred are one of the most innovative bands in the past 10 years. Hitting the likes of Reading and Leeds, they’ve made a huge impact on the UK rock scene and aren’t going to be letting up any time soon. ‘Nobody’ and ‘Ratrace’ are their biggest bangers: just watch out for the most violent pits you’ve ever seen.

5. Beans On Toast
The happy-go-lucky scamp of Beans On Toast is making an appearance at Boomtown, with his acoustic melodies that speak some serious home truths about the modern day world. With hits like ‘M.D.M.Amazing’, he’s sure to find a home with a few members of the festival crowd we’re sure.

6. Ben UFO & Mr Scruff & Joy Orbison
3 of the best DJs around right now, each of these boys have had individual success in the DJing business and will no doubt be serving up some of the best bangers across the weekend. Each with their own unique style, it will be incredible to see the trio mix their talents together.

7. Booka Shade
If you’ve heard Jax Jones’ ‘You Don’t Know Me’, you’ll know the catchy backing track to the full-on clubby vocal. That track is M.A.N.D.Y. & Booka Shade’s ‘Body Language’, a chilled house music track which has gone down as a legendary beat over the years. A legend himself, he’ll be a welcome addition to the festival.

8. Shy FX
Moving into Drum & Bass, Shy FX has more than a few Boomtowns under his belt, and every time he smashes his sets. He’s known across the world for his eclectic sound, and also for his seamless mixing that he employs at every show he does. Watch out for this guy, he’s an unparalleled force.

9. My Nu Leng
We’ve talked about this duo a lot recently, but it’s with good reason. My Nu Leng are the most innovative producers around today, taking their dirty take on house to the next level with every set they play, often mixing in Hip-Hop, RnB and Dubstep.

10. Redlight
He’s been everywhere from London to Leamington Spa, but Redlight will be arriving at Boomtown with a lot of experience under his belt, knowing exactly how to control a crowd. ‘Gold Teeth’ and ‘90s’ are sure to go down a treat, while old classics ‘Get Out My Head’ and ‘Lost In Your Love’ will no doubt cause mayhem in the crowd.