Boomtown Line-up 2023 – News and Rumours

Speculation about this years Boomtown line-up is starting to heat up. The festival have decided 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 with the help of the Boomtown Subreddit and Boomtown Chat Facebook, we’ve rounded up all the latest rumours for this years festival.

Boomtown Lineup

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.

Boomtown 2023 Line-up

Self confirmed / Leaked

All of the below have either self confirmed via socials, or we have received some kind of reliable tip off. There is no guarantee, but we are pretty sure these acts are on the Boomtown 2023 line-up!

46 Acts, Order A-Z

  • [IVY]
  • 24 Hour Garage Girls
  • 4am Kru
  • A Little Sound
  • Andy C
  • Asher Simmons
  • Beans on Toast
  • Beardy Man
  • Blackberry Wood
  • Born on Road
  • Bubski
  • CJ Beatz
  • DJ Ammi
  • DJ Kara
  • Eats Everything
  • Enei
  • Fizzy Gillespie
  • Frenetic
  • Frilla
  • Gardna
  • Girls Don’t Sync
  • Izco
  • Jaz (
  • K-65
  • Leftfield
  • LVT (
  • Mandidextorus
  • Matt Acidic
  • Mollie Collins
  • Moonshine Malarkey
  • My Bad Sister
  • My Nu Leng
  • Natty Lou
  • Nia Archives
  • Public Serpents
  • Riguana
  • Rodney (
  • Ryan De La Cruz (
  • Scottish Gabber Pun
  • Shosh
  • Sub Focus
  • The Bar Stool Preachers
  • The Future Shape of Sound
  • Vandal
  • Wonka
  • ZJ (

Highly Likely

Boomtown Source has reason to believe that the below acts have a high chance of being at Boomtown 2023. We think you can bank on it, but don’t sue us.

31 Acts, Order A-Z

  • Aaron Liberator
  • Anais
  • Bare Jams
  • Beenie Man
  • Brother Culture
  • Bryan Gee
  • Chris Liberator
  • Cyprus Hill
  • Dr Meaker
  • Dub Pistols
  • E-Coli
  • Frankie Stew & Harvey Gunn
  • Gentleman’s Dub Club
  • Goddard
  • Goldie
  • JFB
  • Kelvin 373
  • Kings of the Rollers
  • Mista Trick
  • Mr Tea and the Minions
  • Mungos Hi Fi
  • Phibes
  • Queen Omega
  • Ragga Twins
  • Sad Night Dynamite
  • Scalping
  • Tokky Horror
  • Tom McGuire and the Brassholes
  • Vibe Chemistry
  • Woody Cook
  • Young Fathers


Boomtown Source has seen rumours on some of the below acts. Many of them have Boomtown shaped gaps in their touring schedules, or are already in the area. Is it on? Just might be.

33 Acts, Order A-Z

  • Afriquoi
  • Baba Yaga
  • Balkan Bomba
  • Black Midi
  • Black Star
  • Carroll Thompson
  • Charlie Tee & MC
  • Chat Pile
  • Deki Alem
  • Dizzie Rascal
  • DJ Sammie B-Side
  • Ed Solo & Deekline
  • Everyone You Know
  • Fikir Amlak
  • Hollie Cook
  • Ickle
  • Janet Kay
  • Josh Gleaves
  • Laid Blak
  • Mike Skinner
  • Oh My God! It’s The Church
  • Redeemon
  • Sean Paul
  • Shy FX
  • Squid
  • The DJ Producer
  • The Skints
  • Turnstyle
  • Underworld
  • Voodoo Glow Skulls
  • Warmduscher
  • Yard Act
  • Zen Lewis


There is chatter about the below acts being at Boomtown 2023. But there is not much evidence to justify those rumours, in our view. But you never know, no smoke without fire, right?

6 Acts, Order A-Z

  • Aphex Twin
  • Chemical Brothers
  • Pendulum
  • Prodigy
  • Skepta
  • Stormzy

Spotify Playlist

The legends at Boomtown Chat have made a Spotify Playlist.

Can you help?

Got any tips for us about the line-up? We need your help! 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 and the Boomtown Chat Facebook, 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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