Shambala Festival - CANCELLED 2021

Thursday 26th to Sunday 29th August 2021
a secret location near Market Harborough, Northampton, Northamptonshire, England MAP
£229 - SOLD OUT
daily capacity: 15000
last updated: Thu 15th Apr 2021


This festival has decided to cancel in 2021 and not yet confirmed dates for 2022 - tickets will not roll over so all current tickets for 2021 will be refunded. Organiser's statement.




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 20th Shambala will be held at a secret location on Bank Holiday Weekend from Thursday 26th until Sunday 29th August 2021 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.


No acts have been announced yet.


Tickets were priced as follows:-
Adult weekend: £229 - SOLD OUT
teen (aged 15-17) weekend: £95
kids (aged 5-14) weekend: £45
under-5s weekend: FREE but needs ticket
car parking: £38
camper van pitch: £60

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.

Recycling Deposit

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 2020 will be fully-vegetarian with what is offered from the trader stalls. Attendees are welcome to bring their own food to cook for themselves.

Bottled-water-free festival

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.

Green credentials

The festival aimsto 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.

Kids activities

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.

Carnival Theme

The festival is famous for its outrageous fancy dress. 

More information will be here when available.

Shambala 2014


Thursday 26th to Sunday 29th August 2021
a secret location near Market Harborough, Northampton, Northamptonshire, England MAP
£229 - SOLD OUT
daily capacity: 15000
last updated: Thu 15th Apr 2021

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