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Boom 2020 Practical Info

Six full moons left until Boom 2020. Get prepping!

It’s not quite Spring, yet Boomland is positively blooming, thanks to the rainfall that’s irrigating the land, filling the lake and painting the landscape so luscious and green.

Can you believe it though? There’s just six full moons to go until we fling open the gates and welcome you all to this year’s rather epic edition of Boom, guided by the Anthropocene theme.

So this means it’s time to get prepping with practical information that you may find useful to plan for the journey ahead. 




We create a festival based on concepts, not headliners. In 2020, under the Anthropocene theme, we collected a myriad of stories that recount the passage of Homo sapiens on planet Earth: they are the basis for our program.

Read about the rationale behind this edition's program areas concepts.



From the abolition of plastic bottles to the increase of plant-based menus, transport to human sanitation, activism, energy or even materials for the build, our sustainability paradigm is an all-encompassing one. 

Get to know current projects and new ones to be launched in 2020.




This is the last call for all those who aim to participate at Boom: Bazaar stall holdersfood vendors & chai shopsvolunteers and workers - if you haven’t already done so, please get your applications to us by 29 February and 31 March respectively.

Explore all the ways you can participate in Boom 2020.



Opening and Closing times

It’s worth taking a look at these insights before you start planning your trip. You’ll find details about: opening and closing times for the festival gates, on-site facilities, the program areas, and the hours of silence allocated to each area.

Our comprehensive Boom Guide contains all you need to know for your journey. 



Boom Bus

The Boom charter bus service will take you from either Lisbon or Madrid airports straight to Boomland. Begin your journey with this hassle-free mode of transport and meet kindred spirits along the way.

Check out information about tickets and timetables here



Shuttle Transport 


Transport providing roundtrips from Castelo Branco and Idanha-a-Nova will be available each day of the festival.

Plan ahead by checking the timetable and further details below:






Pirate Market


The Pirate Market will be considerably smaller this year. Few situations led to this decision: the abusive occupation of public space (which included the destruction of century-old stone walls), damage of artworks and roads, and general disrespect towards stallholders. 

All shop vendors who wish to set up stalls please apply for the Boom Bazaar.


Cardboard Village

Following up the success of a sustainable accommodation option, cardboard tents are back at Boom in 2020. It means you carry less and arrive (and leave) feeling feather-light.

All the details and specifications are listed on the Cardboard Village webpage.

From getting here and camping, to maximising the potential for a magnificent Boom: we hope the above information and ideas will help you plan the journey ahead.  Driven by the excitement of seeing you all again, we are busy working our magic with a fantastic team to produce one of the best editions yet. Six full moons to go lovely people. And we can’t wait to see you.