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BoomTown reveals Trench Town line-up: GENTLEMAN and TOOTS

The UK’s BoomTown Fair has finally announced the line-up for its Trench Town District including GENTLEMAN & THE EVOLUTION and TOOTS AND THE MAYTALS.

The district's line-up also includes: JAH SHAKA, NECESSARY MAYHEM, SOLO BANTON, UPPER CUT BAND, RADIKAL GURU, DAVID BOOMAH, CHRIS MURRAY, REGGAE ROAST, LAID BLAK, CHOPSTICK DUBPLATE, SERIAL KILLAZ, PSYCHOFREUD & NAVIGATOR, RESONATORS, ONLYJOE, THE FRIENDLY FIRE BAND, BABYDUB, NUCLEUS ROOTS, THE DROP, JSTAR, BACKBEAT SOUNDSYSTEM, ARIES, NANCI & PHOEBE, DJ WULU, ADAM PRESCOTT, AFRIQUOI, DUB BOY, TENJA, JAH MIRIKLE, DOPE AMMO, REBEL CONTROL, DUB HEART, THE MAJESTIC, MORE LIKE TREES, SAMSARA, GENERAL ROOTS, BALKAN HI-FI, C-STRIKE-Z, JAM BAXTER, DABBLA, BAHIA, DUBKASM, KELVIN 373, EVA LAZARUS, BY THE RIVERS, CAPTAIN ACCIDENT, TREEHOUSE FIRE, BIGTOPP, BLACK STAR DUB COLLECTIVE and REGIME.

They join previously announced reggae acts such as RICHIE SPICE, COLLIE BUDDZ, NEW KINGSTON BAND, DUB INC., LEE PERRY, MILLION STYLEZ, GENTLEMAN'S DUB CLUB, TIPPA IRIE, MR WILLIAMZ, MUNGOS HI FI, YT, MUSICAL YOUTH, PRINCE FATTY, THE HORSEMAN, THE SKINTS, IRATION STEPPAS, CHANNEL ONE, ROBBO RANX, I-FIRE, DREADSQUAD, DR RING DING, KASIA MALENDA and EL FATA.

The festival takes place at Matterley Estate, near Winchester, in Hampshire and runs from 8-11 August with tickets priced at £149.

Most of the ska acts on the bill are set to perform in the ChinaTown District, featuring BAD MANNERS, 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.

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