Boomtown CH 9 – Behind The Mask

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WELCOME to the ‘Chapter 9: Behind The Mask’ Community page…

If you'd like to stay connected to your community, keep on top of the ever unfolding antics in the aftermath of the Revolution and uphold the spirit of our true hometown throughout the year, you’re in the right place!

All debate and discussion is welcomed and taken on board but please be aware, we’ve got the music bit under control… ;)
We all feel passionately about the music that gets booked and have a pretty robust policy of inclusiveness and expansiveness, with acts that fit with our deep love of musical variety.

Some of you live for certain styles alone, some of you don't, but the overriding uniting factor is our passion- that is music's greatest pleasure; it means something different to everyone. No-one should judge that feeling, or tell someone theirs are wrong.

Keeping with the ethos of the festival, please be aware that stereotypical language and derogatory comments will not be tolerated. Underground music is filled with different cultures and societies and the foundation of Boomtown is based on inclusion and acceptance; freethinking people with tolerance and acceptance at their heart.

Everyone is entitled to an opinion and debate is massively encouraged, but it must be done with respect and understanding for your fellow citizens. Anyone found trolling, using negative behaviour or derogatory language will have their posts deleted.

Please please PLEASE be wary of people selling tickets who are not from our verified ticket sellers! If the person selling the ticket to you won't officially change to your name, do NOT buy it. We don't want anyone stranded at the Boomtown gates.

We look forward to sharing memories, finding friends and preparing ourselves for the adventure that, undoubtedly, Chapter 9 will bring!

Big love xx

P. S The bridge will not be returning next year, apologies for the inconvenience and thank you for the feedback!

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