inSYNC’s Weekly Top Announcement Picks (February 20th 2017)
This week, we see the Boomtown release the first full district lineup for Chinatown. We also take a look at Glastonbury’s new area as announced by Michael and Emily Eavis at the VO5 NME Awards last week, where they scooped the award for ‘Best Festival’.
Boomtown truly is one of the UK’s festival wonders. It’s a non-commercial masterpiece of arts, culture and music, and fully immerses every one of its so-called ‘citizens’ in its indescribable experiences. The festival has ballooned to a staggering 60,000 since Boomtown’s streets first opened in 2009. Boomtown Fairs’ mind-blowing creative landscape is utterly diverse, eclectic and simply inspiring. If all festivals took on Boomtown’s wild, weird and entertaining approach to their creative installations then the world would be a better place. And, if you throw in the festival’s fictional yet real-esque backstory, which develops with each passing year, then you’re in for one hell of an experience.
This is the first full district lineup we’ve seen for this year’s festival. Chinatown will play host The Specials, Sublime with Rome and Skindred as well as four other stages and nine street venues to explore.
Tickets available at: http://www.boomtownfair.co.uk/
Now in its 47th year, Glastonbury is the flagship of the British festival industry. The festival plays host to the globe’s biggest and best artists as well as 135,000 festival-goers for five days every midsummer. Glastonbury headliner rumours always spread like wildfire, but organisers Michael and Emily Eavis tend to keep things under wraps.
Talking to NME at the VO5 NME Music Awards last week, the Eavis’ confirmed that Glastonbury would stay as Glastonbury at Worthy Farm after circling rumours of a site move. They also said, however, that there would be a new ‘sister festival’, dubbed ‘The Variety Bazaar’, taking place in 2021. For now, though, 2017 will see a new area for Glastonbury Festival; a drive-in cinema, as explained by Michael Eavis in the video.
Tickets have now sold out, but there will be a resale sometime in April: www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk