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Lions Den, Boomtown 2017. Photo credit Jody Hartley

Lion’s Den, Boomtown 2017. Photo credit Jody Hartley

Boomtown Fair has announced that Gorillaz has signed up for a one-off UK exclusive performance at the Lion’s Den stage. The 60,000 capacity festival will take place over 9- 12 August 2018 at the Matterley Estate in Hampshire.

‘Having the Gorillaz perform on our newly rebuilt Lion’s Den arena is beyond anything we could have imagined when we first started 10 years ago!” the organiser said. “It’s unbelievably exciting to start collaborating for this one off show next summer and to delve into all the ways in which we can make the very most of the similarities between our musical styles and story-based performance!’

The collaboration of both Boomtown and Gorillaz is an exciting mix, with both outfits shining a light on a host of underground artists from an eclectic range of musical genres throughout the past decade.

Both having a strong emphasis on politically tinged narrative and characterisation, with a supreme dedication to ensuring the highest production levels are brought to every show.

Heading into its tenth chapter, Boomtown provides a platform for underground music.Art, theatre and performance in a living, breathing, fictitious city is brought to life by hundreds of performers throughout nine themed districts and immersive street sets.

Over the years the festival has consistently challenged festival norms, proving popular with festivalgoers from all over the globe.

So far ahead of the 2018 event, the festival has seen a record-breaking 50 per cent of tickets already sold.