Shambala Festival news: Just a friendly reminder not to buy tickets from anybody you don’t know! We’ve a…

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Just a friendly reminder not to buy tickets from anybody you don’t know! We’ve already started to see Shambala tickets pop up on various ticket selling sites (often for vastly inflated prices). Every year, people get stung, because the ticket they forked out a fortune for was not genuine, or did not have their name on – names MUST match your ID on arrival – a lot of third party ticket selling sites do not allow contact with the seller, meaning there’s no way to get that ticket changed into your name.

Even if you buy off somebody who has shown you that they have changed the name on the ticket over to yours, be aware that, as the original buyer, there is nothing to stop them changing it again. The only 100% safe way to know your ticket is valid is to buy it through the Shambala website, or through our only official ticketing partner, There are a few adult Shambala Express tickets remaining (though not many!) but you must get the coach to the festival for these tickets to be valid:

Big love x

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22 hours ago

Shambala Festival

Voting for the Shambala Festival 2020 carnival theme is now open!

*Please note social media comments do not count as votes, you need to head to the website to cast your votes here:

Voting will close at midday on Tuesday 4th February and your winner will be announced shortly after. As in 2019, we ask you to create your costumes from second hand or recycled materials rather than falling into the plastic tat from the internet trap!

Your options are as follows:

We live in a time of increasing uncertainty and challenge - it's easy to feel down on being a human. But there's so much to be proud of too! Get creative with your interpretations of the greatest moments of human history - from courageous feats, to genius discoveries and artistic masterpieces. Think the moon landing to the Mona Lisa and the pyramids to penicillin. A raucous journey through Shakespeare to Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club, via the Sistine Chapel and sliced bread...

2. 🎲GAME ON! 🎳
What's a birthday bash without a few party games? We invite you to pay tribute to the power of PLAY; from haughty chess queens to slippery snakes and ladders, monopoly to Professor Mustard in the drawing room with a candlestick. Giant eggs on giant spoons, an orchestra of noisy musical chairs, a living twister board, a lake full of hungry hippos - it's all to play for, just roll the dice...

A new decade heralds a time for both retrospection and future dreaming. Let's fall through the space time continuum and give the hourglass of time a good hefty shake. Take it as literally as you want - come as a giant cuckoo clock or one of Dali's melting timepieces. Bring your best Viking A-game, don your fanciest Medieval finery or peer into a future of billionaires colonising Mars, or floating brains in jars with personalities uploaded to the cloud. It's Carnival O'Clock!

Cast your votes wisely, Shambalans! x

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Ooh, a tough choice this year. I kind of want all three, but the opportunity to be a Viking for a bit swung it for me. A Love Viking, obvs.

‘Just a minute’ fits all 3 categories RIP Nicholas Parsons you marvellous human 👏

Carnival themed Carnival!!! No I’m not taking the piss (too much) a proper Caribbean Carnival!!!!!

Tricky Newts get voting r kid!

Defo number 1

Felix Lai Mairead Cleary Emily Boyd Noah Haas. Get voting and join their email newsletter for important updates like these

Laura Williams Stacey Pritchard Oakley Morgan

Will Ashby Katie Spokes Harry Robinson

Izzy Necessary Brandon Langford Alana Wright Sam Morley Abi Heydon Kynan Wright

I went for human one

Good lord, these are all brilliant! I will of course, as I have done for the last 19 years, ignore the theme entirely and just dress like a prat for my mates amusement.x

Georgie Amy Mitchell Isa Oster Joshua George Jennings time to vote!

Ohhhh which one, all really good and I'm already bursting with ideas.

Josh Ydott White Lucy Ashcroft Luke Wilson-Tancock Rufio Matata Adam Rabone Jenna Randall-Smith vote 🤓🤗🤗

Time time time ⌚

Emma Jane Hickson

Excellent choices, it was so hard to decide, I randomly picked once. My mind was popping with ideas for all 3 themes!

Phil Waltonwalton Jill Waltonjill i voted #3 i want to be a wood nymp because hipfully our future generations turn back the clock and remember that loving our earth is the first priority as a human!!!!!!

Debbie Cowley Rachel Barradale Nick Barradale

Well they are pretty good themes 😁💓🌈 actually they are blooming brilliant themes!!! Oh my, which one to choose??? 😱🤯😂

Just voted for Game On! Eeeeeeee

Jon Robins Elinor Softley-Robins time to vote for the carnival theme 🙂

Alice Leonard

Becca Beeks Jack Warburton 🤔🤔🤔

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2 days ago

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This has never happened in January before, but we can now confirm that all tickets for Shambala Festival 2020 have now been snapped up. Shambalans, we can’t thank you enough for your support - we’re so excited to celebrate 20 years of adventures in utopia with you this August.

If you didn’t manage to nab a ticket, we recommend keeping a very beady eye on our ticket page, as we do offer refunds up to 4 weeks before the festival. We do not operate a waiting list and any returned tickets are popped back on sale automatically by The Ticket Sellers so it’s a case of checking regularly and moving quick if you see one appear.

Please do NOT risk buying from strangers or third party sites. Sadly, every year scammers operate - do not be tempted to buy tickets from anybody you don’t know. Remember that tickets bought from anywhere apart from our website or (our ONLY valid ticket agent) may not be valid for entry. We’ve seen Shambala tickets popping up on various ticket tout sites – not only are they on offer at hugely inflated prices, if they don't match your ID on arrival you are highly likely to be turned away at the gate and considerably out of pocket – don’t risk it!

Big love x

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Psssst! 2 Shambala tickets up for grabs! Fill in this quick survey about Shambala/festivals in general, from our pals at the Association of Independent Festivals before the end of Feb and you could win 2 tickets to Shambala 2020 (just select Shambala from the dropdown in question 1 and remember to leave your contact details when asked, if you'd like to enter the competition)

Bloody hell, that's a bit quick innit. X

Adam Perona-Wright one day with Leni 🙂 x

Abi Bowsh Er Charlotte V Mandela I spy you guys in this vid! Looking smiley smiley 💙💙

Stephanie Vasey here is the link as even the cycling ones gone now.


Hi. Once I've paid off all of my instalments will I be able to get a refund on my ticket?

When are themes up please?

Brilliant, why not have a free shambala party to celebrate at Easter, please 🙂

Emily Blablably Rachel LH Lily Anne 🙌🙌🙌❤️

Got ours 😎

Wowzers. Beautiful work X

Zak Cupitt why didnt you get one!?!?! 💔


Rose Marsden !!!

Eva Whittaker Paulette Woodward

Nima Lajevardi

Rebecca Notté 😪

Next year

Can't wait to see everyone! 💕❇️💥🥂💦🤩🤪

Wonderful ❤


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5 days ago

Shambala Festival

We're in need of talented artists to bring our green fields to life and transform our site with a whirl of colours.

Send us some examples of your work and ideas you have for murals at Shambala 2020. Odes to the past 20 years, vibrant fabulations of what's to come, or simply killer motifs - all welcome!

Applications will close 28th February 2020. Apply within -

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Laura Jane Jones

Michelle Harrison

Nina Raines Collab????? Seriously can we

Adelle Gough you should totally do this!

Richy Alexander

Rebecca Jo Lesley xx

Hatter Tatter xx

Ailsa Yexley xx

Rachel let's collab

Dan Roberson

George Nicholas


Laura Bawcutt Adam Clarke would be good at this

Pea Jayne Restall mama

Eoin McGinn

Lily Brett

Luke Cornish

Becky Boo x

Hazel Brown

Glen Keep

Montgomery Bumcivilian

Michael Mowgli Martindale

Nancy Fallows mural take 2?

Balla Jaazz

Clare Schild

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7 days ago

Shambala Festival

In the cold January drizzle, we're dreaming of Summer and all of your beautiful faces. Luckily the very talented Guy Reece of Striking Faces did an amazing job of capturing you all last year 😍can you spot yourself? ...

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Mia Violet.... x


Beautiful humans!

Gina Cubitt this is Shambala. Xx

Laura Rose - something to look forward to! X

Striking Faces

Callum Constant time to get excited & inspired!

I can, yes!

I'd love to be more body positive this year - if it's hot anyway!

This makes me so happy!ll

Samantha Dee great festival for the kids xx

Amazing shots. Great composition and nice natural colours . Well done ! X Would like to know camera/lens combo ?!



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Anonymous March 15, 2018 - 4:33 pm

Hello, we want to buy a ticket, and there are some left, but the ticket is ticket+coach only and there are no coach tickets from London. What do we do? thanks! 🌈🦄 Angelina Ballerina


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