Never ones to shy away from an innovative set build Boomtowns Chapter 9: Behind the Mask, will welcome a new mega stage for all in attendance. After dropping the bombshell of the demise of Bang Hai Palace at the end of last year’s event, the ever ambitious festival have just released news of the freshly rebuilt , Bang Hai Towers. A completely remodelled and redesigned centrepiece for the Downtown area of the festival, which has been mysteriously ‘donated’ to the city by the prolific corporation, Bang Hai Industries, this all new communications complex is a fitting substitute for the once beloved Palace, with soundsystems stacked to the sky ready to host world leaders in bass, garage, grime and drum & bass. Watch the full line up video here.
Kicking off proceedings on the Friday evening, London label and grime pioneers Butterz present a massive takeover with; Elijah & Skilliam whose bassline inspired grime is mixed to perfection; Swindle will be bringing his signature slow burning build ups resulting in the most devastating drops. One grime’s most recognisable collectives, Heartless Crew will be shelling out classics from start to finish and DJ Luck & MC Neat will be bringing old school garage to the stage.
Saturday will see a first time ever, world exclusive three hour set, courtesy of beat heavy Bristol duo My Nu Leng playing alongside TQD made up of three of the most exciting DJ’s on the scene right now: Royal-T x DJ Q x Flava D. An inspiring set for dubstep fans everywhere comes in the form of the legendary Rusko in a rare UK appearance. Dance heavy bass music is in supply from festival favourite Redlight and funky house courtesy of Murder He Wrote playing B2B with Roska. Sunday goes back to the roots with a massive drum & bass takeover from Exit Records, one of the most forward thinking labels in the genre, with devastating sets from D-Bridge, Skeptical, Alix Perez, Fracture and SP:MC.
After three solid months of stage releases, over 500 acts announced across nearly 30 stages and nine districts, a huge spectrum of musical genres and workshops have been revealed. The next announcement to watch out for from this totally unique festival will be about where the storyline will take it’s adventurous festival attendees in Chapter 9: Behind The Mask! Watch this space…
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