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Boom is closed, we don’t like it but we really mean it. An explanation.

If you don’t have a ticket, please don’t come to Boom. That’s a bummer, but please: Let us explain.


Boom 2014 is sold out. Now that’s a bummer – for those who wanted to join the festival but who don’t have a ticket yet. And, please believe us: Also for us, the team.

Yes, we knew there was the possibility this could happen. However, we regarded this possibility to be very, very little. The increase of popularity we are experiencing for this edition is simply overwhelming.

The decision to limit the size and to close the ticket sale wasn’t easy, we had a really hard time making it. However, we are still convinced that this was the only right decision. Why? Please read the statement we published already some time ago.

There’s yet another scenario that worries us. The scenario of hundreds, maybe even thousands of people gathering outside the festival. It worries us because the local authorities and also the people who live in the region would not be happy to see this happening. Ultimately this scenario could be a risk for the existence of the festival as a whole, because good relations with the locals and the authorities are vital.

If you don’t have a ticket for Boom 2014, please don’t come to the festival. Yes, that’s another bummer. But we just explained why we kindly ask you to do so, and we hope for your understanding. If you like Boom, if would love to be a part of it, but if you don’t have a ticket this year – please make the best of the summer somewhere else.

If you already planned your trip to Portugal, maybe you even have a flight – it’s not that bad after all. It’s a beautiful country with a guarantee for warm summer days, with lots and lots of pristine beaches, the wild beauty of its hinterland, the urban laid-backness of Lisbon, and some absolutely splendid food. So why not explore one of these aspects of Portugal if you didn’t get a ticket for Boom? For sure you will meet other travellers, and for sure you will have a great time.

Once again: A big, big SORRY for those who don’t have a ticket. We really hope for your understanding of what we explained above.

Are you using the Boom App for your smart phone already? It provides you with information about the event, also it give you access to our huge media archive. If you are using the Boom App on an Apple device: We’ve just released a major update. It will fix some bugs, but you might have to install it manually. Please check the App Store.



Back in 2013 we established a maximum population count based on our idea of a comfortable experience with enough water, toilets, food, shade and a low impact on the environment. It is and has always been our firm commitment to provide the best possible experience for all Boomers, and it is this commitment that inspired us to stop ticket sales once we reached the maximum carrying capacity for the land itself.

Boom values quality over quantity, and we would rather close ticket sales than create discomfort and inconvenience for tens of thousands of people coming from all corners of the globe. It is one of Boom’s principles not to turn into a mainstream festival, for we value the family spirit and the feeling of connection that can be created among Boomers when the festival is not overcrowded.

We are aware that a sold out event will prevent many people from buying that last-minute ticket at the door. We are truly sorry about that. It is as painful for us to say “no” as it must be for you to hear “no.” But it is our greater responsibility to enforce this limit.

Tickets have been available online since November 3RD 2013, and we have done everything in our power to ensure that everyone could experience Boom using whatever payment methods that are available: online tickets, Bitcoins, direct sales from 100 Boom Ambassadors in 50 countries. And each phase of ticket sales had multiple pricing systems (Regular Price, Social Price, Friendly Price, Guest Country) to make sure that economic difficulties would not prevent anyone from being part of Boom 2014.

Reaching full capacity is an amazing collective success and we must thank every single Boomer who is supporting this year’s edition. This has allowed the Boom Team to manifest the amazing beauty, creativity, love and technological mastery that is blooming all over Boom Land!
A sold out event also means that more and more new people are becoming aware of the existence of this independent culture nurturing alternatives to dominant culture. One of the Boom’s primary intentions is to spread new ideas like seeds, to begin to build a new social, cultural and ecological model.

In less than two weeks we will open the gates to all ticket holders and together we will make magic happen again!

But we will not forget about the rest of you who could not come.

We are, in our hearts, All One.

Your Boom Team

Healing Area: Chi Nei Tsang.

As you might know there’s a vast Healing Area at Boom Festival. The name is somewhat self-explaining, but exactly what happens there? Today we want to introduce one example: Chi Nei Tsang.

Based on the Taoist model, Chi Nei Tsang simultaneously heals the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of the individual. It’s a hands-on practice, similar to a massage. The idea of Chi Nei Tsang is to harmonize the Qi, the natural energy that floats through the inner organs of our body. The practice stimulates the deepest internal structures of the human organism – it literally goes very deep, to the roots of various ailments. After a session the receiver often experiences a great sense of well being, grounding and spaciousness. Try it yourself at this year’s Boom Festival!

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