Giant boombox takes to Bournemouth streets

Giant boombox takes to Bournemouth streets

A bus decked out as a ‘boombox’ has gone into service on key routes in Bournemouth as part of a collaboration between Unibus, Arts University Bournemouth and branding agency Creative Forager.

The Boombox bus idea emerged from the university and Creative Forager, and is designed to demonstrate how creativity can transform familiar surroundings and give people a fresh perspective. 

The wrapped double-decker bus has bass speaker cones for wheels, a tape deck between its windows and is covered with more than 80 dials, switches and speakers. The long top window takes the place of an AM/FM radio display. 

The bus is operating on the recently-launched Unibus service which is a partnership between Go Ahead-owned Morebus, Bournemouth University and AUB. 

“The boombox bus is an excellent way for us to demonstrate the innovation and creativity of students studying here in Bournemouth,” says Andrew Wickham, managing director, Unibus. 

“We’re delighted to be showcasing these impressive talents - and are looking forward to seeing the reaction of those travelling with us in the region.”

The boombox bus will operate across Unibus routes for a year.