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. Source has very professionally used MS paint to cut out the sensitive information with red boxes.
The guy is probably a totally upstanding chap, but his silly mistake of posting it publicly on Instagram has invalidated the ticket. Source has emailed Boomtown to get the bar code cancelled. They should be able to issue the poor lad with a fresh one. Source hopes 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 silly things they’ve been doing with that ticket.
With 2 weeks to go until Boomtown 2018, it’s time to sit down and have a chat about the weather. You might have seen that it’s predicted to be as hot as 37c this week in parts of London.
Normally as a festival weekend approaches in the UK, we all start frantically checking the weather forecast. We usually are hoping, wishing and praying for no rain.
6/8/18: Editors note – the weather forecast has significantly changed since this article was written. Pack for all weather!
This year though the focus is a little different. Everyone is asking… Just how hot is Boomtown going to be? In case you have been living under a rock, we are enjoying one of the best summers in UK history. It has barely rained at all in almost 3 months for most of the South of England. And everyday has been a BBQ day for weeks on end.
Looking to find your way around Boomtown 2018? Look no further than the Source unofficial Boomtown map! On this page Source has you covered with both the official and unofficial Boomtown maps.
Update! You can find information about the new layout of the festival in 2022 on our Boomtown 2022 map page.
Getting lost and discovering a new act, secret alleyway, or forest party is all part of the fun at Boomtown Fair. But sometimes you need to know where you’re going, so that you can find your way to the acts you want to see.
The 3rd episode of “BTN: Boomtown News” is out for 2018. This time, it focuses on the totally new layout of the festival. The festival gods have finally gifted us with a Boomtown Map… in video form!
A lot has changed for 2018. Most of the camping has been removed from the bowl area. Downtown has been totally rearranged and expanded into a whole new maze of alleyways and hidden venues. See what else you can spot. Exciting times!
Remember to check out the Source unofficial Boomtown Map which should help clear up any confusion about the new layout.