Boomtown Tickets: The 2020 Ticket Buyers Guide

Boomtown 2020/2021 was sadly cancelled due to the global pandemic. Find all the latest ticket information on our new page for 2022.

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When and where do Boomtown tickets go on sale?

Ticket’s went on sale at 7pm on Wednesday the 6th of November 2019.

The only official place to buy tickets is at theticketsellers. Never buy tickets from unofficial sources or bad things can happen.

The official link to buy tickets is here

Boomtown 2020 ticket prices:

If you want to know all the price levels for Boomtown 2020 tickets, here is a quick run down of the main options.

Travelling by public transport is heavily encouraged to help the planet. Doing so will result in a reduced price ticket, and a whole extra free day at the festival on Wednesday.

4 day standard tickets:
-Tier 1: £219 (sold out)
-Tier 2: £244 (sold out)

-Tier 3: £254
-Tier 4: £264
-Upgrade to 5 day ticket: +£20

4 or 5 day public transport saver tickets:
-Tier 1: £209 (sold out)
-Tier 2: £239
-Tier 3: £249
-Tier 4: £269
-Upgrade to 5 day ticket: Free

Tickets for under 18’s:
Teen 13-17: £209
Child 0-12: Free
All under 18’s must be accompanied by someone over 30.

Instalment plans:
-Traveller: £40 deposit + £70 + £70 +£70
-Standard Thursday: £55 deposit + £70 + £70 +£70
-Standard Wednesday: £60 deposit + £75 + £75 +£75

Booking Fees:
Most tickets are subject to a £7.50 booking fee, and £10 refundable ecobond, returned when you hand in a bag of litter/recyclables at the end of the festival.

What is the difference between the numbered tiers?

Only the price. Ticket’s are cheaper for those who buy them the furthest in advance, in order to generate some hype for the festival and shift tickets. It also rewards loyal fans of the festival, who want to lock in for next year early before hearing the lineup. And it helps the festival out too, with some cash flow to get the acts booked, and the elaborate stages/sets built.

What is the difference between public transport and standard tickets?

You have to arrive by coach or bicycle to use a public transport ticket tier 1 and 2. Your ticket will be validated, and if you don’t arrive by public transport, you’ll have to pay the difference at the box office. You have to buy a coach ticket/cycle ticket at the same time in order to buy a tier 1 or 2 public transport ticket.

If you are coming by train, you need a tier 3 public transport ticket. You need to add a shuttle bus ticket to your basket to get it. Alternatively, get a standard ticket if it works out cheaper for you.

It’s environmentally conscious, avoids the hassle of needing to drive home hungover, and you save some money on your ticket too. All public transport tickets also include entry on Wednesday totally free of charge.

What’s the deal with Wednesday tickets?

Everyone with a public transport ticket can arrive on Wednesday at no extra cost. If you are coming by car, you can arrive on Wednesday for £20 extra on a standard price ticket per person.

Since 2019, all campsites are now open on Wednesday. You can check my guide to all the different campsites if you need help finding your way around. New for 2020, car sharing is no longer mandatory on Wednesday.

What about my campervan?

Tickets cost £100 again this year. You need to select which type of campervan you want at time of purchase.

  • Campervan is in the same location as last year, and is open from Wednesday.
  • Campervan Meadow is only for those with accessibility needs or disabilities.
  • Campervan Family is for families with children.

Car parking tickets?

All car parking is £26, regardless of which day you arrive, and which car park you use. You will be directed to a car park upon arrival, please follow the directions given on signage and by the stewards. If you follow your sat-nav instead of the road signs, you will get lost. Trust.

Car parking tickets are only on sale until the 19th of June 2020, so don’t leave this until the last minute.

What is an ecobond?

£10 will be added to the cost of every Boomtown 2019 ticket. Everyone has a responsibility to clean up their own mess. And when you hand in a bag of your rubbish/recyclables at the end of the festival, your £10 will be returned.

Day tickets, ID, and under 18’s

  • Day tickets are not available, but you can buy a weekend ticket and only come for a smaller part of the festival if you prefer.
  • The name on the ticket must match your ID. ID checks are now strictly enforced, so don’t chance it.
  • Only adults can be admitted with an adult ticket and ID is strictly checked. If you are under 18, you need the correct ticket, and to be accompanied by an adult.
Under 18
Under 18’s can have a lot of fun at Boomtown

Boomtown Springs & Camp Skylark

VIP camping and glamping options will be announced on the 3rd of December 2019. Big changes are expected, so stay tuned.

You can find the 2019 locations of Boomtown Springs and Camp Skylark on the map I made for Boomtown 2019.

Boomtown Springs Pool
The Boomtown Springs mansion and private swimming pool

See you at Boomtown 2020…

Hopefully by now you know which Boomtown 2020 tickets you need to buy. If you’ve got any more questions you think should be answered, let Source know on social media channels at Facebook and Reddit.

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