BoomTown’s lavish luxuries and feasts for a fiver!

Reporter:

Jess Needham

BoomTown Fair is a festival that sets its sights on providing something for everybody, through the expansive array of musical genres on offer to the sheer amount of hidden treasures to be found, including Pirate takeovers, glitzy Masked Balls, Nutty Games and a whole KidzTown for the little ones, there is so much to see, do and explore!

With all these amazing things going on the festival attendees may need a little recuperation, relaxation and refuelling along the way! This is where the BoomTown Council step in to ensure there is plenty of assistance available for those who require it! From the entire Boomtique Village crammed to rafters with as much opulence as a field can muster, to the new schemes for 2014 BoomTown Bites and Boom Deluxe, as well as festival favourites BoomBuses, Car Share Schemes, Magic Carpet and Festi Taxi, there are a multitude of options available to help festival goers focus on the main task in hand; having as much fun as humanly possible!! Deposit ticket holders are also reminded that the full amount needs to be paid off by midnight on July 1 to secure their festival ticket.

Boomtique Village provides a plethora of plush pads for the more discerning BoomTown citizen. This separate area hosts a vast selection of upgraded accommodation including bell tents, tipi’s, yurts and new for this year, the stunning and elegant BuKuu Teardrop Pods and the adorable Kushti Cabins, a funky boutique cabin for up to three close friends! Boomtique camping has been in very high demand this year with the yurts almost sold out and a limited supply of bell tents but with these new additions to the Boomtique fleet there are plenty of luxurious options just waiting to be a hospitable home for the weekend! For more information here: http://www.boomtownfair.co.uk/tourist-info/the-boomtique-village

For those who are satisfied with standard camping facilities but like a splash of splendour in their cleanliness routine, there are a couple of options to choose from; the Boomtique wristband upgrade and Boom Deluxe Rooms.

Available to all citizens of the City, the Boomtique wristband provides access to all the wonders the Boomtique Village has to offer including, sweet smelling compost loos, hot showers, a beauty tent with straighteners and hair dryers, hot tubs, sauna, chill out tent with phone charging points and an all-round lovely place to chill out and take a breather from festival life! For those who like their luxury on the move there is also an option to upgrade the Boomtique wristband to Boomtique Deluxe which give access to most of the Boom Deluxe Rooms fancy amenities across site…

The Boom Deluxe Rooms are part of the brand new Boom Deluxe scheme and provide a little slice of tranquillity within the hustle and bustle of the Fair, these swanky services from the purveyors of the finest facilities, ZooLoos, will be on hand to provide pristine clean toilets, hot private showers and pamper areas with hair dryers and straighteners. There will be three different Boom Deluxe Rooms situated across the site: The Captain’s Quarters (OldTown), DownTown Decadence (near info Island DownTown) and The Temple Retreat (TrenchTown campsite). The other aspect of Boom Deluxe is Reserved Camping, specifically designed for those who want to shotgun their camping spot and safeguard against the possibility of luging hefty weekend wares to a planned spot only to find a whole bunch of eager beavers have gone and got there first! The Reserve Camping option will provide the City residents with a designated camping pitch that is marked out and kept squatter free for easy arrival and immediate tent construction capabilities! More information on Boom Deluxe initiative can be found on the website here: http://www.boomtownfair.co.uk/tourist-info/boom-deluxe

Another new scheme for 2014 is BoomTown Bites. This initiative has been introduced to ease the pressure on the pocket and fill up the festival goer’s bellies for £5!  All of the festival’s quality food traders will be providing a feast for a fiver enabling access to delicious and price busting produce, to ensure that vital fuel is easily accessible to support full exploration of all the Fair has to offer! http://www.boomtownfair.co.uk/tourist-info/boomtown-bites

To help festival goers get to and from site there are a few different ways in which the BoomTown council help their residents: BoomBuses are put on from 14 different locations across the UK, Car Share schemes are run to help people from the same neighbourhood join forces to reduce congestion, help the environment and make new friends along the way! And for those coming via train there are shuttle buses running at regular intervals to and from the festival on Thursday 7th and Monday 11th August. For more info: http://www.boomtownfair.co.uk/tourist-info/transport

When onsite there are a couple more additional effort saving elements on hand including the Magic Carpet that assists festival goers with the steepest bit of the hill leading up from DownTown to Mayfair Avenue; and FESTAXI are onsite with a themed taxi service providing a feet-up, luxury VIP ride to the campsite of choice to ensure maximum energy reserves are intact for the discovering the delights of BoomTown! More information here: http://www.boomtownfair.co.uk/tourist-info/facilities-and-services-1

With under two months to go, all the 400 plus artists have been announced, thousands of future residents are plotting their Outrageous Carnival get up and tickets flying out faster than the Arcadia Spider can throw a flame… BoomTown Fair 2014 is looking like it’s going to be another incredible four days and nights of pure escapism and far flung fantasies coming to life! If you have paid for a deposit ticket don’t forget to pay off the full balance by midnight on Tuesday, July 1. A limited number of tickets are still available via the website for £150 (+BF & EcoBond): http://www.boomtownfair.co.uk/tickets

Headliners include: THE CAT EMPIRE / NOFX / JIMMY CLIFF / THE WAILERS / SHAGGY / THE SKATALITES / TINARIWEN / BELLOWHEAD (plus 100’s more)

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