Flogging Molly will make their UK festival exclusive
Alexandra Pollard

15:39 3rd February 2015

Flogging Molly, Gogol Bordello, Goldie Lookin' Chain, Gentleman's Dub Club and Amadou & Mariam are among the latest acts added to the BoomTown Fair line-up.

Flogging Molly's appearance at the Hampshire festival will be a UK festival exclusive, as will American reggae rapper Matisyahu's.

Also on the bill are Caravan Palaca, The John Butler Trio, Peatbog Fairies, Infected Mushroom, Toddla T & MC DRS, The Interrupters and The Beat.

The festival comprises eight different 'districts', each of which celebrates a variety of different music genres.

The seventh edition of BoomTown Fair takes place at Matterley Estate, Hampshire from 13 - 16 August 2015. For tickets and more information, click here. See the full line-up poster below.

 

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L7: The band - who, despite never quite embracing the idea themselves, were massively influential in the riot grrrl movement - went on indefinite hiatus back in 2001 after 16 years and 6 albums together. This year, they're reuniting - and heading to UK shores for Download Festival. Let's hope we don't get a repeat of Reading 1992, when Donita Sparks got so irritated by the crowd's mud-slinging, she threw her tampon at them. There's far more to them than just these infamous anecdotes though, and their reunion is a much welcome addition to the 2015 riot grrrl resurgence.

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