Shambala Festival 2023

Shambala Festival 2023 - Shamble 2023
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Shambala Festival 2023

Thursday 24th to Sunday 27th August 2023
a secret location near Market Harborough, Northampton, Northamptonshire, England MAP
£246.95 incl. fees
Daily capacity: 15,000
Last updated: Sun 16th Jul 2023

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.

This year's 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 44 separate areas ranging from music, to poetry, yoga, dance, and a whole lot more. The areas this year are: The Shambala Stage, Chai Wallahs, Kaleida, Sankofa Stage, The Enchanted Woods, Roots Corner, The Phantom Laundry, Windy Van Hooten’s, House Party, Playtopia, Squatter’s Tights, Swingamajig, Compass Presents, The Data Mine, Dance Workshops, The Pleasure Parlour, Rebel Soul, The Puppet Parlour, The Family Yurt, Back A Yard, The Shambolympics, The Imaginarium, Reflex, Red Sea Travel Agency, Hertz So Good, Yoga Space, Meditation Space, Meadow Garden, Woodland Tribe, Carnival Tent, The Pink Flamingo Jazz Club, The People’s Front Room, Heatwave Sauna, The Craft Area, Melody Yurt, Harmony Yurt, Random Workshops, Cottagecore Kitchen, ‘Chew On This’ Tent, The Thrive-all School, The Sustainabubble, The Community Garden, The Lake, and The Waiting Room.


Acts include OKI, L’entourloop with N’zeng, Troy Berkley And Blabbermouf, Newen Afrobeat, Bia Ferreira, The Go! Team, Los Dedos, Eskimo Nebula, Fabio & Grooverider with MC GQ, Muertito, Tryani Collective and many more. 

For the details as available please see the line-up page.


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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 2023 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.

This year Shambala are also offering 'bottles for life' from their ticket page.

Green credentials

In 2023 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.

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.

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