Boomtown Line-up 2022: Confirmations and rumours

Speculation about this years Boomtown line-up is reaching a fever-pitch. The festival have made the unusual step of deciding to keep the line-up a secret until just one week before the festival.

But with everyone keen to know who might be appearing this year, the thirst for line-up news and rumours has never been greater. You’re in luck, as we’ve managed to confirm over 120 acts so far, as well as at least 90 more rumoured artists.

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Boomtown Line-Up 2022

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Why is the Boomtown Line-Up being kept secret?

There are two reasons, in the view of Boomtown Source, why it’s an advantage to keep the line-up a secret:

  1. The ability to book acts which have exclusive deals with other “corporate” festivals. These deals often stop independent festivals like Boomtown from announcing them on a poster. But that doesn’t mean they can’t be booked secretly.
  2. Because discovering new music is half the fun of Boomtown. The festival is about more than just acts on a poster. It’s good to know the big acts we all love will still be there. And from what we’ve heard so far, no-one will be disappointed on that front.

And it’s not just the line-up changing this year. The whole site is being reshuffled, and you can read more about it right here.

Boomtown 2022 Line-up

Confirmed/Leaked Acts

All of these acts have either already self confirmed, something leaked, or Boomtown Source has extremely high confidence that they will appear for other reasons.

A-Z (123 acts)

  • 24 Hour Garage Girls
  • 4am Kru
  • A for Alpha b2b Jeremy Silvester
  • AAA Badboy
  • Abraskadabra
  • AC13 b2b Sota
  • Addison Groove
  • Alewya
  • Alix Perez b2b Skeppy
  • A.M.C
  • Badger
  • Beans on Toast
  • Big Band of Boom
  • Binbag Wisdom
  • Bman
  • Born on Road
    • Kelvin 373
    • Crossy
    • Bish
    • Aries
    • Gray
    • A Little Sound
  • Break b2b DLR w/ SP:MC & GQ
  • Breakfake
  • Breakfast w/ Felix Joy
  • Bridge City Sinners
  • Buffo’s Wake
  • Cardinal Sound
  • Chainska Brassika
  • Charli Brix
  • Chris Tofu
  • Dan Shake
  • Dance System
  • Danny Wav ft Benji Wild
  • David Rodigan
  • Demolition Man
  • DJ Limited ft MC Endo
  • DRS
  • Dub FX
  • Dub Pistols
  • Duncan Disorderly and the Scallywags
  • Dutty Moonshine Big Band
  • Earthling
  • Eat The Evidence
  • Ed Solo
  • Electric Swing Circus
  • Electrikal Sound System
  • Emily Magpie
  • Euphonique b2b Anais
  • Fabio & Grooverider
  • FooR ft Maddy V
  • Gardna
  • Gentlemen’s Dub Club
  • GypsyUnit
  • Headland
  • Hempress Sativa
  • Henge
  • Hybrid b2b Enta
  • Ibibio Sound Machine
  • Inner Terrestrials
  • JFB
  • Katalyst
  • Kelly Twins
  • Kelvin 373 b2b Kaisha
  • Kool and the Gang
  • Lazy Habits
  • Mad Apple Circus
  • Mall Grab
  • Mandidextrous
  • Manifesto
  • Marcus Nasty w/ Ten Dixon, Slowie and Solo Jane
  • Marina P
  • MellaDee
  • Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer
  • Mrs Magoo
  • Mollie Collins
  • Mungo’s Hi Fi
  • Mystic State
  • Nia Archives
  • No Dave
  • Nkulee Dube
  • O.B.F. Soundsystem
  • Oh My Rosh
  • Old Time Sailors
  • Phibes
  • Plump DJs
  • Redeemon
  • Sabrina
  • Shabba D
  • Shosh
  • Shy FX
  • Skeptical
  • Smokey Joe & The Kid
  • Snapped Ankles
  • Solo Banton
  • Something Something ft Benji Wild
  • Sterling Moss
  • Subgiant
  • Swing n Bass
    • ft Mista Trick & Mr Fitz
    • ft Fizzy Gillespie
  • Tall Scholes
  • The Allergies
  • The Cabarats
  • The Undercover Hippy
  • Town of Cats
  • Uncle Dugs
  • Undercover Hippy
  • Watch The Ride
  • West Wales Takeover
    • Ezra
    • Jaketendo
    • Soulja
    • Vortex
  • Whiney
  • Wonka
  • Yung Singh
  • Zion Train
  • Zoro b2b Crossy ft Maddy V

Rumoured Acts

Boomtown Source has reason to believe that the below acts have a high chance of being at Boomtown 2022. A lot of these acts appear on the cancelled 2020 Boomtown line-up poster, so could have rolled over to 2022. Many of them have Boomtown shaped gaps in their touring schedules, or are already in the area. Is it on? Just might be.

A-Z (63 acts)

  • Aaron Liberator
  • Aba Shanti-I
  • Amplify
  • Andy C
  • Anna
  • Astrix
  • Bbno$
  • Bob Vylan
  • Burning Spear
  • Candi Staton
  • Chris Liberator
  • Cut Capers
  • Damian Marley
  • Darren Styles
  • Dirty Dike
  • Ed Rush and Optical
  • Everyone You Know
  • Flava D
  • General Levy
  • Glitchers
  • Greentea Peng
  • Hak Baker
  • Halogenix
  • Harriet Jaxxon
  • Helena Hauff
  • Hybrid Minds
  • Imperial Leisure
  • KraftyKuts b2b Future Flex
  • Little Simz
  • Mad Caddies
  • Matt Acidic
  • MellowMatic
  • Micky Finn
  • Mozey
  • MPH
  • Mr Tea and the Minions
  • Nightmares on Wax
  • Noisia
  • Nova Twins
  • Oh My God! It’s The Church
  • Orbital
  • Overmono
  • Pendulum
  • Pengshui
  • Radical Guru
  • Rebuke
  • Self Esteem
  • Showhawk
  • Slamboree
  • Squarepusher
  • Stanton Warriors
  • Sub Focus
  • Tankus The Henge
  • The Interrupters
  • Thys
  • T>I b2b Trex
  • Too Many Zooz
  • Vini Vici
  • Wet Leg
  • Yard Act


Boomtown Source thinks we could also speculate on some of the below acts. But not everything seems to be falling into place just yet. A few of these look like they might already be busy elsewhere, or not touring. Alphabetical.

A-Z (38 acts)

  • Akala
  • Angerfist
  • Bicep
  • Bonobo
  • Burning Spear
  • Chase and Status
  • De La Soul
  • Eats Everything
  • Ezra Collective
  • Faithless
  • Fat Freddys Drop
  • Fat White Family
  • Four Tet
  • Fred Again
  • Future Islands
  • Gogol Bordello
  • Hilight Tribe
  • Idles
  • Jumpin Jack Frost
  • Kae Tempest
  • Kamasi Washington
  • Kelis
  • Kurupt FM
  • Maceo Plex
  • Meute
  • Monika Kruse
  • Mura Masa
  • Peggy Gou
  • Petrol Bastard
  • Princess Nokia
  • Rakim
  • Rudimental
  • Sister Sledge
  • The Blessed Madonna
  • The Libertines
  • The Skints
  • Underworld
  • Yellowman

We can dream?

There is a lot of chatter about the below acts being at Boomtown 2022. But there is not much evidence so far to justify those rumours. And in some cases, it looks like the dates just don’t work out. But you never know, we could get one or two of these. No smoke without fire, right?


  • Chemical Brothers
  • Gorillaz
  • High Contrast
  • Kano
  • Kraftwerk
  • Slowthai
  • The Prodigy
  • Wu Tang Clan

Are you coming?

While we won’t know the Boomtown 2022 line-up until August, we think the above gives a good flavour of what you can expect to see. And even though tickets are now sold out for the festival, you can actually find face value resale tickets right here on Boomtown Source. These are 100% official resale links, with zero risk to you.

Can you help?

Got any tips for us about the line-up? Why not join the discussion over on the Boomtown subreddit. Share the knowledge, and help build up the acts on this page. We’ll keep our ears to the ground, and update the above as and when we hear anything.

Thanks to everyone on the Boomtown Subreddit, Boomtown Chat Facebook, and eFestivals Forums, who have helped out with the detective work. We wouldn’t have so many acts to speculate on without these amazing communities, and their sleuthing.

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