A POPULAR Hampshire festival has revealed the line-up for its 2019 instalment.

Boomtown’s 11th annual festival is set to draw crowds of over 60,000 to the Matterley Estate near Winchester, and has announced some popular names to hit the stage.

Britain’s most successful reggae band UB40 will play a headline set with Ali Campbell and Astro. Punk duo Slaves are also among the headliners.

Rapper Ms Lauryn Hill and and rap-rock group Prophets of Rage will feature, as well as The Streets, reggae act Chronixx, drum-and-bass duo Chase and Status, and the female rap crew Salt-N-Pepa.

American gypsy punk band Gogol Bordello will return to play their third set at the festival, following appearances in 2011 and 2015.

A strong DJ contingent will also be in attendance this year, with Carl Cox, Four Tet, Amelie Lens and Ben UFO b2b Joy Orbison lined up to lead the Area 404 stage, a new addition for 2019.

Boomtown organisers said: “This is by far the most eclectic and diverse line-up we’ve ever had, it’s even more ‘Boomtown’ than ever before.

“There is something really special about completely different artists, who are at the top of the genre they represent all together together on the same bill.

“It feels like a true privilege to be able to introduce thousands of people to a huge amount of totally different music from all over the world and the entire spectrum of musical tastes.”

The festival is one of the UK’s largest, and will run between August 7 and 11.

The full line-up will comprise more than 500 artists across 27 main stages and 80 interactive street venues, featuring music from over 80 genres.

Boomtown follows a storyline that evolves each year and is played out across 14 differently themed ‘districts’ within the site.

Announcing the headlining acts comes after the unveiling of the festival’s Sustainability Mission for 2019.

The festival has grown in size from 1,000 to 66,000 capacity since 2009 and organisers will be working with a number of partners to reduce the five-day event’s impact on the environment.

Winchester Action on Climate Change (WinACC) have been unveiled as the festival’s charity partner for this year and will help complete the sustainability plans.

To reduce fuel consumption by half compared to last year, LED lighting will be used across site, and mains power supplies will use green energy rather than diesel powered generators.

Organisers will also work with the Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) on the Drastic on Plastic campaign, aiming to entirely eliminate single use plastic from the 2019 site.