Shambala Festival news: Shambalans of Facebook, we need your help to track down this amazing rainbow fam…

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Shambalans of Facebook, we need your help to track down this amazing rainbow family from the Shambala 2017 carnival. Does anybody know them? And if so, could someone ask them to drop us a message on here asap, or alternatively email us on if they aren’t on Facebook? Thank you in advance! x 🤞🌈

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7 hours ago

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Perhaps you (like us) are celebrating a landmark birthday and want to pull out all the stops. Maybe your knees can't take a long weekend in your old tent or perhaps you'd just rather travel light.

Accommodation bookings are now open - from hobbit huts to cosy yurts, tipis, bell tents and colourful canvas showstoppers. If you're after something without the bells and whistles, CampLight are on hand with their reconditioned tent packages.

Browse all the options and book here:

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Did you have to remind me about my knees 😂😂😂 wishing for a Hobbit hut ✨

Craigypoo Holland

Pedro Shillingford Lau Ren

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

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 👏

Tricky Newts get voting r kid!

Defo number 1

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

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

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!

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

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!!!!!!

Laura Williams Stacey Pritchard Oakley Morgan

Will Ashby Katie Spokes Harry Robinson

Debbie Cowley Rachel Barradale Nick Barradale

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

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

I voted for game on!! It would be loads of fun, and Encourage EVEN more fun!!!! 😁

Graeme Watson get involved, although I think I can guess what you will vote for 😂❤️ xx

Shambala team, Becka Whiteley - I never fail to be amazed at the choice of themes. Brilliant xxx

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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

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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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Anonymous July 23, 2018 - 1:43 pm

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Anonymous July 23, 2018 - 3:41 pm

That was an amazing costume

Anonymous July 23, 2018 - 5:22 pm

They were the best!!

Anonymous July 23, 2018 - 7:09 pm

They were giving out gold coins too! Amazing family! My fave!

Anonymous July 24, 2018 - 3:12 pm

This would be my family….from 2025 😊


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