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What’s ‘Appening, Shambalans?
If you’ve read your Essential Guide email you will have seen mention of a little something we’ve been working on..
For the first time ever, Shambala has an App -and not just any App – rather than using a ‘free’ off the shelf event app, we built our own, with the expertise of a few amazing developers.

Why? Because we discovered that off the shelf event apps aren’t ‘free’ at all – you lot pay a hefty price for it, with your personal data. They harvest it. They keep it. They sell it. We want to resist (and debate) the relentless march of ‘big data’ capture and it’s effect on our world.

The App is somewhat different to the Souvenir Programme. Our programmes have all your listings, but are also packed with behind the scenes features, photography, updates on our green initiatives and plans, secrets and hot tips. We know lots of you like to have the programme as a souvenir, but don’t find it easy to carry around with you, as it’s not pocket sized.

The App however is pure, pocket-sized listings, locations and useful info. It’s totally free, totally anonymous and collects zero personal data. The app is built to work offline, and phone signal at Shambala is patchy at best, so download it and update it before you arrive and it will be cached to your phone so you won’t need signal, data or wifi to use it. It’s meant to enhance your experience, not dominate it – we totally appreciate some people see festivals as a much-needed chance to escape their smart phones!

This isn’t something we’ve done before, and is something we will keep working on, tweaking based on your feedback (you can send feedback through the app) and building on in the coming years.

Download it for IOS here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/shambala/id1255976495?ls=1&mt=8

Download it for Android here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kambe.boma

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2 days ago

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If you're planning on buying some Shambala merch for a special someone this year, firstly, let us congratulate you on your excellent taste.
Secondly, please be aware that orders have to be in by December 17th for delivery in time for the big day.
Currently in stock:
⭐️ Official reusable coffee cup - made of bamboo, dishwasher safe and a delight to behold: £5.00
⭐️ Stainless steel Shambala water bottles (profits go to FRANK Water): £12.00
⭐️ Our very last few 2017 Shambala t-shirts, designed by the eye-wateringly talented Anna Higgie Illustration: £6.00
Place your orders here: www.shambalafestival.org/shop/

(If you're pulling out all the stops and fancy treating one of your nearest and dearest to a full blown adventure in utopia, 2018 tickets are on sale now and are flying out record-breakingly fast - you can find them here: www.shambalafestival.org/buy-tickets/buy-tickets/)
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If youre planning on buying some Shambala merch for a special someone this year, firstly, let us congratulate you on your excellent taste.
Secondly, please be aware that orders have to be in by December 17th for delivery in time for the big day.
Currently in stock:
⭐️ Official reusable coffee cup - made of bamboo, dishwasher safe and a delight to behold: £5.00
⭐️ Stainless steel Shambala water bottles (profits go to FRANK Water): £12.00
⭐️ Our very last few 2017 Shambala t-shirts, designed by the eye-wateringly talented Anna Higgie Illustration: £6.00
Place your orders here: http://www.shambalafestival.org/shop/

(If youre pulling out all the stops and fancy treating one of your nearest and dearest to a full blown adventure in utopia, 2018 tickets are on sale now and are flying out record-breakingly fast - you can find them here: http://www.shambalafestival.org/buy-tickets/buy-tickets/)

 

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Uurrmmmm shambala I love you however this is a cheaply disguised attempt to flog excess merchandise ??? really?..

Shavona V Longoria the coffee cup is super duper

4 days ago

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A career in festival production: Bizarre, occasionally stressful, unbelievably fun and incredibly rewarding.

If you're 18-25 and interested in getting into the industry, listen up! You Produce is a brand new festival producing programme based in Bristol. This is an evening course delivered in collaboration with Portland Productions and Creative Youth Network (hence the age restriction) and will see you spending time with festival producers, quizzing them on their journeys and gaining experience in areas such as production management, marketing, set design and ticket selling. There are also opportunities to produce festival content at some amazing UK festivals, including Shambala!

For more information and to apply for your spot, please visit: www.creativeyouthnetwork.org.uk/Event/you-produce
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A career in festival production: Bizarre, occasionally stressful, unbelievably fun and incredibly rewarding. 

If youre 18-25 and interested in getting into the industry, listen up! You Produce is a brand new festival producing programme based in Bristol. This is an evening course delivered in collaboration with Portland Productions and Creative Youth Network (hence the age restriction) and   will see you spending time with festival producers, quizzing them on their journeys and gaining experience in areas such as production management, marketing, set design and ticket selling. There are also opportunities to produce festival content at some amazing UK festivals, including Shambala! 

For more information and to apply for your spot, please visit: https://www.creativeyouthnetwork.org.uk/Event/you-produce

 

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Only for 18-25 year olds, the demographic currently rich with their parents money. Don't go to college, work for us for free under the notion of learning something.

Oh my god Shambala marketing team you are angels for being so patient with all these ridiculous comments 😂 I’d be swearing by now “IT’S A *$^<\>% CREATIVE YOUTH INITIATIVE!!!”

Hi Shambala is there a way of applying to you for work as an adult? Or a contact that I could have to see if there is any opportunity’s with the festival for older more experienced people?

Why is there an age limit on it ??? Kimberley Louise Hurrell we would rock this even if we are too old!

10 week course???? ive got qualifications that allow me to dispense medication, plan and write safety assessments for an entire organisation that took me less than that.

Why the limit ? That's sad to see a limit ?

Why do WE HAVE TO BE UNDER 25, WHATS SO SPECIAL ABOUT THAT NUMBER...WHY NOT HAVE FESTIES THAT ONLY 20 SOMETHINGS CAN GO TO THEN PAH

Luke Bliss-Thompson

Jack Wade - this is what I was telling you about Friday ☺️

Alison Chambers I’m sure you know some bright young things who would love this xx

Adii Lørraine give up on life and just do this with me 😂

Justin Strong i think we should do this bro

Jim Drummond let's apply ! Be great experience ! X

Tanisha-leigh Dunn what a great opportunity! Real interesting! X

Liz Miss-Daisy. Know anybody that this may interest?

Freya Grayson this would be so cool!!

For those sad about the age limit on this opportunity, I just want to recommend the Charity Apprentice course with Child.org as an alternative. It includes a whole module on event management and loads of opportunities in management and operation positions at UK festivals with Charity Concierge. We have many people on the course who are looking for experience in event management: charityapprentice.org

Rose let's do it

Rosie McLay seems up your street!

Shame there's so much negativity about this , I am really excited about this opportunity for any young people who can get on this, especially if it's my son Kain Finn Zahiri!!

This sounds brilliant take no notice of the moaners. I worked on the Festival circuit in the 80s and 90s and had the time of my life. Now as a comfortably middle aged vicar I am toying with the idea of venturing forth once more into fields of green...

I'm astounded at the amount of people who don't love this initiative! And who clearly haven't read about the amazing work these organisations do. I work in this area and seeing the outlook of young people change through opportunities like this is incredible. There needs to be more of this!Keep up the good work Shambala 💕

Hmm shame about the age limit..I review events and would love to be able to do a course like this. Eventually I want to be hosting not reviewing. Using what I have learned along the way

Ben Flava reckon you could get away with being 25? Xx

Zoe Dines Lisa Goodwin..kai might like this...xxxxx

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  1. Lucy, have you seen this? Handy tool. I checked the app and it doesn’t deal with what to do if you’ve booked in a campervan section but have neither a campervan or a tent. Not sure how useful this app will be for my type of queries 🤦‍♀️😂

  2. Oh yes you bunch of crotch toting yogis.. press the love button for #powerballadyoga on Friday and Sunday. Pack your best PBY wear and thrust your way onto a higher plane. G-tards, thongs, short shorts, neon, bandanas, tassles, RAWK, DUDES!

  3. I’m so disappointed to see that a festival that is supported by a lot of vegans and veggies is going to be serving up ‘invasive species’! Do you realise that at this time of year, squirrels are having second litters and you will very likely be killing nursing mothers so that you can serve up ‘food’? Also, greys are not the villains they are made out to be. It’s such a shame that you have fallen for this propaganda!
    Humans wiped out the native reds long before greys were introduced. We used many of the same arguments for killing them that we use against greys. We then decided that we wanted reds back so we imported Scandinavian reds to the UK. The reds we see today are descendants from those! Are you planning on serving up those as well? No, because there would be a public outcry! Once the reds began to do well, we wiped out their habitats. Unlike greys, reds cannot thrive in lots of different habitats which is why we see so little of them. The greys had nothing to do with the decline of the reds! The majority of deaths in reds now are due to being hit by cars and lack of habitat.
    Also, you might want to take a look at the good that greys do for our environment. They are very good at storing food up for the winter and they eat seeds and nuts that are not in great condition and will store the good ones. They cannot always find their caches of food and once left, we get new trees growing from those stores. Greys are amazing forest regenerators.
    The persecution of these amazing animals needs to stop!

  4. If you are a “green”, environmentally aware festival, please can you tell me why you will be killing grey squirrels and teaching people ways to cook them? If it is as your literature says because you consider them an “invasive” species, then your thinking is extremely out-of-touch and speciesist.. I would draw your attention to the research done by Animal Aid and other groups which demonstrates that culling of grey squirrels is not necessary to protect the red squirrels (whose main threat is humans). Please reconsider your plans to kill and eat what you term “invasive” species (grey squirrels and crayfish) and instead make yourselves a really ethical, environmentally aware event by keeping the festival vegetarian – and maybe vegan in 2018?

  5. Hi. I saw on your website that this year you are going to be having “invasive species” on sale as food.
    As the human race is the most invasive species of them all can I ask if you’re also going to be having human meat on sale?

    Genuine question

    Thanks

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