This great family friendly festival promises four days of fun, with a large kids area, masses of workshops, woodland antics, crazy carnivals, roaming theatrics, and everyone in fancy dress. There's no separate arena from the campsite, and there's no restriction on alcohol.
The 19th Shambala will be held at a secret location on Bank Holiday Weekend from Thursday 22rd until Sunday 25th August 2019 with the site closing on Monday at Midday.
The festival is expected to have 200 acts across a dozen or so stages of music programming, plus a roller disco, karaoke, contemporary circus performances (tightrope walking, swinging trapeze, pole dancing), and loads more. Stages confirmed include Barrio Afrika, Chai Wallah's, The Cocoon The Shambala Stage, Continental Drifts Presents Madame Bayou's, The Kamikaze, The House Party, Garden O'Feeden, Idlaer Academy Presents Utopia, Carnival Tent, Naughty Morty's Ska Bar, Compass Presents, The Craft Area, Sankofa's, Tree House Stage, Alfresco Disco, The Imaginarium, The Enchanted Woods, The Healing Meadows, The Kids' Field, Koo Kou's Nest, Making Waves, The Play House, Rebel Soul, The Roots Yard, Shambala Springs, Sham City, The Social Club, The Story Telling Yurt, Swingamajig Speakeasy, Wandering Word, and more including theatre spectacles, cabaret and circus.
Acts include Idles, Henge, BCUC, The Comet Is Coming, JP Bimeni & The Black Belts, Rozi Plain, Moonlight Benjamin, Marcus Gad & Tribe, Debashish Bhattacharya, The Fullee Love Collective, Melissa Laveaux, Saul Williams, Electric Swing Circus, Sister Nancy, The Age Of L.U.N.A, and many more.
For the details as available please see the line-up page.
Entrance tickets are sold out.
Tickets were priced as follows:-
Adult weekend; £199
Teen (aged 15-17) weekend: £95
Child (aged 5-14) weekend: £45
Under-5s weekend: free but needs ticket
Campervan (under 6m): £50
Campervan (6m-10m): £75
Car parking: £38
Tickets are e-tickets so ticket holders must make sure they have their PIN and password ready for entry. Routing passes must be placed in the windscreen before arrival on site.
Shambaholics also have the chance to balance their travel-related carbon with a donation directly into renewable energy.
Shambaholics will be charged a refundable deposit of £10 per booking. Simply exchange a bag of recycling at the event for £10 cash or a festival pack!
Shambala 2019 will be fully-vegetarian with what is offered from the trader stalls. Attendees are welcome to bring their own food to cook for themselves.
Instead of being able to buy bottles of water festival goers are being asked to bring a reusable bottle which they can refill with free filtered water available at all of bars on site. Festival organisers enthusiastically predict this will reduce waste by an estimated 10,000 plastic bottles.
This year Shambala are also offering 'bottles for life' from their ticket page.
In 2019 the festival hopes to once again be 100% powered by renewable energy, by the wind, sun, waste veg oil and pedalling! Lot's more eco initiatives are expected to be on site too.
Each year Shambala offers a wealth of kids activities with a full and diverse program of activities for all ages, such as trampolines, inflatables, music workshops, circus skills, art tent with full programme each day, play equipment and swing-boats, festival newspaper team, puppet shows, cinema, co-operative games, a kitchen academy, DJing, magic, and even a bedtime story tent. Many activities will have themes around cultural awareness, and the environment.
A world of entertainment and experiences
The on site entertainment is extensive.
The festival is famous for its outrageous fancy dress. The 2019 theme is 'extinction carnival'.
More information will be here when available.
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