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BAD MANNERS heads up BoomTown’s ChinaTown

Ska legends BAD MANNERS will top the bill at BoomTown Fair’s new ChinaTown Theatre, which also forms part of Skankin' City – a new campaign from BoomTown to bring ska music to every corner of the UK.

The stage is homed in the ChinaTown district which offers an "oriental twist" to the city with performance, geisha's, ninjas and a ska skankin line-up that includes SKA'N'SKA, HOFFMAESTRO, THE SELECTER, NEVILLE STAPLE, BABYHEAD, SKA CUBANO, SMERINS ANTI-SOCIAL CLUB, THE DUALERS, SKAMANIANS, CRASH NOMADA, THE MAGNUS PUTO BAND, BISON, FIRST DEGREE BURNS, GUNS OF NAVARONE, THE JB CONSPIRACY, COUNTING COINS, OUTL4W, HALLOUMINATI, THE JARGONAUTS, NEW GROOVE FORMATION, TYRANNOSAURUS ALAN, ZORA & THE TATSMITHS, OSCILLATOR, MELOSA, RASTA4EYES, ROYAL GALA, UPBEAT ALLSTARS, CHAINSKA BRASSIKA, POPES OF CHILLITOWN, THE RUDE'EM OUTS, BAD TRANSMISSION, SHOOT THE MOON and CHEWING ON TINFOIL.

Other reggae and ska highlights from the rest of the festival include MAD CADDIES, TOOTS AND THE MAYTALS, KING PRAWN, THE SKINTS, RICHIE SPICE, COLLIE BUDDZ, NEW KINGSTON BAND, DUB INC., LEE "SCRATCH" PERRY, MILLION STYLEZ, GENTLEMAN'S DUB CLUB, TIPPA IRIE, MR WILLIAMZ, MUNGOS HI FI, YT, MUSICAL YOUTH, IRATION STEPPAS, CHANNEL ONE, ROBBO RANX, I-FIRE, DREADSQUAD and many more.

The festival takes place at Matterley Bowl, near Winchester in Hampshire, and runs from 8-11 August. Tickets are now available at £149.

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