Boomtown FAQ: The questions the festival won’t answer

I’ve been spending some time recently helping to answer people’s questions on the Boomtown Subreddit and on the Boomtown Chat Facebook page. So I’ve decided to put together a Boomtown FAQ of the most common asked questions.

There are some questions the festival won’t answer, and I’ll try to give an honest and balanced answer to them. Whatever you do this year, please remember this years respect campaign. Look after yourself, each other, and Boomtown itself.

The rest of them are just regular old questions I see being asked everyday.

Boomtown Tribe Of Frog

If you feel like you just spent 12 straight hours in Tribe of Frog, and found more questions than answers… Read on to find enlightenment.

This FAQ was written in the weeks running up to Boomtown 2018, and answers questions mostly about arrival at the festival. You can find my latest coverage of Boomtown 2019 by clicking here.

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Fake Tickets: Why to never buy a ticket from social media

Beware of fake tickets for Boomtown! There are still official tickets for the festival available from the official website. There is no reason to buy a ticket from social media.  Once a ticket bar code has been used once, it can never be used again. The seller can sell the same ticket as many times as they want. Maybe hundreds of times. But only the first person to arrive will actually be let in.

But what if the seller seems totally legit?

That doesn’t mean they are not stupid. Check out this post from Instagram today. The seller has posted the entire ticket for the whole world to see. Anyone who buys it from him, will probably find it won’t work. I’ve cut out the important details.

Boomtown Fake Ticket

The guy is probably a totally upstanding chap, but his silly mistake of posting it publicly on Instagram has invalidated the ticket. I have emailed Boomtown to get the bar code cancelled. They should be able to issue the poor lad with a fresh one. I hope now that someone won’t get stung by this particular example.

But it is a lesson to be learned. Don’t buy from strangers. You don’t know what they’ve been doing with that ticket.