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Boomtown 2022 releases full line-up with Dan Shake, SHERELLE and Ewan McVicar

Titled “Chapter One: The Gathering”, this is Boomtown’s first full-scale festival since 2019

  • Words: Aneesa Ahmed | Image: Mike Massaro
  • 8 August 2022
Boomtown 2022 releases full line-up with Dan Shake, SHERELLE and Ewan McVicar

Boomtown has officially shared the line-up for its 2022 August festival, and it features some of the biggest names in underground music as well as some unexpected collaborations.

Set to take place this coming weekend (August 10-August 15), the festival is spread over fifteen stages and a slew of smaller stages. Boomtown will be welcoming acts ranging from world-touring stars to up-and-coming DJs making their festival debut.

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This year Boomtown will welcome recent Mixmag cover stars Koffee, Moonchild Sanelly, Nia Archives, and Dan Shake to their stages.

House and electronic music fans can expect sets from Shy One, DJ Paulette, Effy, Paranoid London (Live), Mella Dee, Lady of The House (showcase), Chaos in the CBD, Four Tet, Dance System, Chloe Robinson, Ewan McVicar, LCY, Nastia and more.

Drum ‘n’ bass heads can expect the likes of Inja, Shy FX, DJ Marky, DJ Flight, Mungo’s Hi-Fi, and a takeover from queer drum ‘n’ bass collective Unorthodox. Boomtown will also be dutch drum ‘n’ bass trio Noisia’s final ever UK performance.

There will also be some crossovers from dance music’s favourites, including a techno set from Mall Grab and My Nu Leng, and SHERELLE and legendary MC Chickaboo uniting for some raucous jungle.

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There will also be a slew of up-and-coming DJs who are ready to share their mixing skills and selections. This includes duo Brown Excellence, Freshta, SOPHIXJ, Frenetic, NATTY LOU, and more.

James Cousins, Head of Music Programming, said: "We have always approached Boomtown in the same way a patchwork quilt is woven, featuring the scene's freshest acts with a sprinkle of legends on top.

"We feel we have delivered a really diverse line-up traversing the many styles that make Boomtown unique. Throughout our musical offering, we want to shine a light on all the acts, but some 'not to miss' acts would include: Fabio & Grooverider and the Outlook Orchestra, De La Soul, Squarepusher, Nastia, Mall Grab b2b My Nu Leng."

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Boomtown “Chapter One: The Gathering” is taking place this weekend from August 10 to August 15. The festival site is at the Matterley Estate near Winchester, Hampshire.

To access the full line-up, download the Woov app. To keep up to date with the latest news about Boomtown, follow the festival on Instagram here.

Aneesa Ahmed is Mixmag's Digital Intern, follow her on Twitter

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