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 40 acts so far, as well as at least 75 rumoured artists.

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. It’s however also important 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, due to point 1.

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 Acts

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

A-Z (44 acts)

  • 24 Hour Garage Girls
  • AAA Badboy
  • A.M.C
  • Beans on Toast
  • Binbag Wisdom
  • Born on Road
    • Kelvin 373
    • Crossy
    • Bish
    • Aries
    • Gray
    • A Little Sound
  • Bridge City Sinners
  • Buffo’s Wake
  • Cardinal Sound
  • Chris Tofu
  • David Rodigan
  • Demolition Man
  • Dub Pistols
  • Duncan Disorderly and the Scallywags
  • Dutty Moonshine Big Band
  • Earthling
  • Electrikal Sound System
  • Fabio & Grooverider
  • Gentlemen’s Dub Club
  • GypsyUnit
  • Henge
  • Ibibio Sound Machine
  • Mad Apple Circus
  • Mall Grab
  • Mandidextrous
  • MellaDee
  • Mrs Magoo
  • Mollie Collins
  • Nia Archives
  • O.B.F. Soundsystem
  • Phibes
  • Shabba D
  • Shy FX
  • Skeptical
  • The Cabarats
  • Town of Cats
  • Uncle Dugs
  • Wonka
  • Zion Train

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 (44 acts)

  • Aaron Liberator
  • Aba Shanti-I
  • Alix Perez
  • Andy C
  • Anna
  • Astrix
  • Bbno$
  • BIG PIIG
  • Bob Vylan
  • Burning Spear
  • Candi Staton
  • Chris Liberator
  • Cut Capers
  • Damian Marley
  • Dan Shake
  • Darren Styles
  • Dub FX
  • Electric Swing Circus
  • Everyone You Know
  • Flava D
  • General Levy
  • Greentea Peng
  • Helena Hauff
  • Hybrid Minds
  • Kool and the Gang
  • KraftyKuts
  • Mad Caddies
  • Matt Acidic
  • Micky Finn
  • Mr Fitz
  • Mungo’s Hi Fi
  • Oh My God! It’s The Church
  • Orbital
  • Overmono
  • Pendulum
  • Showhawk
  • Shosh
  • Squarepusher
  • Sub Focus
  • Subgiant
  • The Interrupters
  • The Libertines
  • Too Many Zooz
  • Vini Vici

Speculation

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 (32 acts)

  • Akala
  • Burning Spear
  • Chase and Status
  • De La Soul
  • Eats Everything
  • Ezra Collective
  • Faithless
  • Fat White Family
  • Four Tet
  • Future Islands
  • Gogol Bordello
  • Hilight Tribe
  • Idles
  • Kae Tempest
  • Kamasi Washington
  • Kelis
  • Kurupt FM
  • Little Simz
  • Maceo Plex
  • Meute
  • Monika Kruse
  • Mura Masa
  • Noisia
  • Peggy Gou
  • Petrol Bastard
  • Princess Nokia
  • Rakim
  • Tankus the Henge
  • The Blessed Madonna
  • The Skints
  • Underworld

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?

A-Z

  • Bicep
  • Chemical Brothers
  • Gorillaz
  • High Contrast
  • Kano
  • Kraftwerk
  • Nova Twins
  • Slowthai
  • The Prodigy

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.

Big Love
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