Does Boomtown Get Muddy?

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Is Boomtown Muddy? Does it get muddy at Boomtown?

Are you heading off to Boomtown this summer and wondering about the weather like a typical brit? Well, forget about your footwear woes because we’re here to answer the question: is it muddy at Boomtown?

I’ve been lucky enough to attend Boomtown over 8 times, since it was a much smaller festival and I’ve seen it grow and change over the years.

Regardless of the festival itself and all the amazing work that goes into it. There’s one thing that you cannot control, no matter what:

The weather.

So, let’s dive in.

Weather At Boomtown

Boomtown takes place in England during August. While it’s in the middle of summer with a strong chance of warm weather, there’s always an air of unpredictability around the British weather.

In Boomtown 2022, there was an extreme heatwave with temperatures reaching 40 degrees and no rain for the entire weekend.

However, at Boomtown in 2019 there was a huge storm with gale force winds. And, back in 2018 it rained all day, every day.

So, the weather at Boomtown really is a mixed bag.

Does Boomtown Get Muddy?

Fortunately, Boomtown is not a muddy festival. Boomtown’s festival site is located near Winchester, on England’s South Coast.

The ground here is very chalky, so it’s often extremely hard (you’ll definitely need a camping mallet for your tent here) and drains very well.

In fact, if you look at your tent pegs, you’ll see the chalky deposits from the ground (no, that’s not naughty powder, it’s literally chalk!)

Also, Boomtown has several woodland areas that are laid with wood chip to avoid the ground becoming waterlogged. And finally many of the venues at Boomtown are tented and technically ‘indoors’.

Hills at Boomtown

However, even though it’s not particularly muddy at Boomtown, the festival is situated on a very hilly area, so water may run down and pool at the bottom of hills and slopes, which can make it very slippery.


So there you have it folks, the weather at Boomtown is as unpredictable as the British weather itself.

But, when it comes to mud, you can rest easy knowing that the festival’s location on chalky ground and the use of wood chip in woodland areas means that the risk of mud is minimal.

However, it’s important to keep in mind that the festival is on a hilly area, so be prepared for potential slippery conditions on the slopes.

But, whatever the weather may bring, it’s always a good idea to pack some wellies and a raincoat, just in case.

Most importantly, don’t let the weather dampen your spirits, grab a pint and stomp along to your favourite tune, after all, that’s what festivals are all about.

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