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“We have been to Starry Skies 3 years in a row and it is by far the best family holiday we have had!”

Calling all Shambala families! Missed out on tickets for this years’ festival? There’s still time to book on to our little sister families-only event, Starry Skies. Taking place from 8-12th August on a beautiful, new site in Usk, Monmouthshire, Starry Skies is something of a hybrid between a festival and a family camping holiday. Now in it’s sixth year, this is a five day back to nature retreat for just 250 families – think treehouse-building, rope swinging, den making, forest school, cooking over campfires and a jolly good knees up each evening.

Tickets are now over 80% gone so don’t hang about! Find out more and book, here: https://www.starry-skies.net/

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One for the Bristolians in our midst - Shambala favourites Honeyfeet will be playing at Trinity Centre on Saturday, 5th May, alongside Nuala Honan Music, Binbag Wisdom, DJ Dad & Sally Jenkinson - poet - to raise funds for the The Misfits Theatre Company CIO, who provide creative opportunities for people with learning disabilities in Bristol.

This is going to be a serious knees up - grab your tickets and we'll see you there: www.3ca.org.uk/whats-on/2017/honeyfeet-misfits-fundraiser
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One for the Bristolians in our midst - Shambala favourites Honeyfeet will be playing at Trinity Centre on Saturday, 5th May, alongside Nuala Honan Music, Binbag Wisdom, DJ Dad & Sally Jenkinson - poet - to raise funds for the The Misfits Theatre Company CIO, who provide creative opportunities for people with learning disabilities in Bristol. 

This is going to be a serious knees up - grab your tickets and well see you there: https://www.3ca.org.uk/whats-on/2017/honeyfeet-misfits-fundraiser

 

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Jack Frank Murphy Slliehs Martin Holly Weaver are you guys free for this gig?.... I'm feeling the need for a Bristol visit!

2 days ago

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This Earth Day, we're standing with more than 60 independent festival across the UK in our commitment to being disposable plastic free. All participating festivals have pledged to to ban the use of plastic straws on site, and to eliminate all single use plastics on site by 2021, which is a fantastic step forward for the industry.

We eliminated single use drinks bottles, pint cups and straws back in 2013, but we are now determined to tackle the last few, pesky little bits of plastic at the festival - and we need your help.

✨ LISTEN UP, GLITTER JUNKIES - WE NEED TO TALK ✨
We’ve avoided this as long as we could whilst tackling the ‘bigger’ issues, but we have to accept that microplastics on our land or in our waterways or is not OK. In 2018, plastic glitter is banned at Shambala, with on-site traders using Bio-Glitter® only - but we need you to work with us, on what you bring to site. If you can not face a festival without your sparkles, stock up Bio-glitter® from a reputable source - we recommend EcoStardust, ecoglitterfun or Glitterlution Biodegradable Glitter.

💪 THE PLASTIC CHALLENGE 2018 💪
One of the last frontiers in our quest to become entirely plastic free, is working with you lot, to reduce the amount of plastic brought on to site...

1. Bring your own water bottle/drinks in metal bottles and wherever possible buy cans or be clever about what you bring to avoid plastic.

2. Plastic free periods! Due to be on your period at Shambala? There's a brilliant factsheet on plastic-free menstrual products available here (bit.ly/shambalaperiods) or pop into the Red Sea Travel Agencyon site for more information on making the switch.

3. Food and drink packaging - Avoid bringing 'convenience' food or drink that comes with unnecessary plastic packaging - those 'snap pots' of baked beans are a great example of packaging gone mad - embrace the humble tin.

4. Smokers - switch to biodegradable filter tips, for your roll ups. These are easily found online.

5. Bring your own reusable cup or mug - plastic, bamboo or metal (no ceramic or glass for safety reasons please!) or, if you haven't already, buy a beautiful Shambala Bamboo Ecoffee cup or steel water bottle in advance to pick up on arrival (or onsite from any cafe serving hot drinks while stocks last). You can pre-order yours now, under ‘Ancillary Items’ on our ticket page.

Our friends and partners at RAW Foundation have put together a Plastic Free Guide for festival goers, packed with clever ways to help you reduce the amount of plastic you bring to site and in every day life - download it for free, here: bit.ly/plasticfreefestivals

And finally, this year, we're also attempting to build the festival without traditional cable ties - gulp! - wish us luck!
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This Earth Day, were standing with more than 60 independent festival across the UK in our commitment to being disposable plastic free. All participating festivals have pledged to to ban the use of plastic straws on site, and to eliminate all single use plastics on site by 2021, which is a fantastic step forward for the industry.

We eliminated single use drinks bottles, pint cups and straws back in 2013, but we are now determined to tackle the last few, pesky little bits of plastic at the festival - and we need your help. 

✨ LISTEN UP, GLITTER JUNKIES - WE NEED TO TALK ✨
We’ve avoided this as long as we could whilst tackling the ‘bigger’ issues, but we have to accept that microplastics on our land or in our waterways or is not OK. In 2018, plastic glitter is banned at Shambala, with on-site traders using Bio-Glitter® only - but we need you to work with us, on what you bring to site. If you can not face a festival without your sparkles, stock up Bio-glitter® from a reputable source - we recommend EcoStardust, ecoglitterfun or Glitterlution Biodegradable Glitter.

💪 THE PLASTIC CHALLENGE 2018 💪
One of the last frontiers in our quest to become entirely plastic free, is working with you lot, to reduce the amount of plastic brought on to site...

1. Bring your own water bottle/drinks in metal bottles and wherever possible buy cans or be clever about what you bring to avoid plastic. 

2. Plastic free periods! Due to be on your period at Shambala? Theres a brilliant factsheet on plastic-free menstrual products available here (http://bit.ly/shambalaperiods) or pop into the Red Sea Travel Agencyon site for more information on making the switch.

3. Food and drink packaging - Avoid bringing convenience food or drink that comes with unnecessary plastic packaging - those snap pots of baked beans are a great example of packaging gone mad - embrace the humble tin.

4. Smokers - switch to biodegradable filter tips, for your roll ups. These are easily found online.

5. Bring your own reusable cup or mug - plastic, bamboo or metal (no ceramic or glass for safety reasons please!) or, if you havent already, buy a beautiful Shambala Bamboo Ecoffee cup or steel water bottle in advance to pick up on arrival (or onsite from any cafe serving hot drinks while stocks last). You can pre-order yours now, under ‘Ancillary Items’ on our ticket page.

Our friends and partners at RAW Foundation have put together a Plastic Free Guide for festival goers, packed with clever ways to help you reduce the amount of plastic you bring to site and in every day life - download it for free, here: http://bit.ly/plasticfreefestivals

And finally, this year, were also attempting to build the festival without traditional cable ties - gulp! - wish us luck!

 

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Plastic free periods... Would love to, but it's tricky for festivas to provide a place to discretely wash a mooncip, soap n water is necessary! In fact non-applicator tampons require better washing facilities, a squirt of gel.... Yuck! Be great to solve these problems x

I think the obvious solution is being missed. Use PLA alternatives to plastic for everything, coffee cups, straws, whatever, and then compost the waste.

I've got a collection of various plastic glitters, I'm going to switch over to biodegradable, but what to do with what I have now? 🤔 glue it onto everything? 😂

Already on it fully stocked up with eco glitter 💥💫

So this might be a step too far, but last year with the proliferation of gorgeous sequinned items everywhere, we noticed a whole tonne of sequins on the ground that had been shedded... Do you know if there's a bio alternative that your traders could explore? Much love xx

Yay! Great news Shambala! www.wildglitterstore.com sell Bioglitter® too. 💚

Genuine question, are tin cans for food and drink a lot better for the environment? Could someone link to resources on this? Is it not possible to recycle both?

Thank you Shambala! I hope the biodegradable stuff is kinder if it gets into your eyes too.

Well done Shambala. Camping always makes me notice how much packaging and waste we throw away at home ( not to mention water use!). If you have to lug it across a field it makes you notice it more! We switched to bio glitter last year and we still have our festival cups ready to being back this year. Thank you for making us think about our impact on our beautiful festival site and our beautiful planet. See you in August x

Reusable cable ties... ?

All sounds doable.. then I got to the cable ties bit - oh my stars we are getting serious !!!! 💪💪💪

I've been coming to, and playing at, Shambala Festival for 13 years: this is the first time I've considered (or actually, been encouraged to consider) plastic packaging: those muffins we bought last year came in plastic. Our party will do our best to keep it to a minimum.

Graeme Rundle see, good job I've ordered eco friendly med team glitter 🙂 can still be Shambala Baby Sparkly and keep within the ethos of the festival 🤩

YES!!! Glitterlution is the way forward! ♥️

Well done Shambala, keep up the leadership.

glitter-palace.com sell a fantastic range of biodegradable glitters, check them out! ✨🌸💫

Another idea -- metal or bamboo straws!! ❤❤

Shennandoah O'Brien Tallman another reason i wanna go to this festival

Dawn & Sue need to stock up on Ecoglitter

Tamsin Sargeant maybe too late for this year but worth thinking about. I bought EcoStardust last year and it is quite expensive though

Michelle and Amberlea... hurrah for eco glitter! 😃

YES GOOD GREAT CONTINUE ⚡️🌱💕

Love this! I’ve already stocked up with EcoStardust ✨💖✨ ( you get 15% off your first order too 🙌)

Seriously impressed.

Hannah Nicholls some Bio-glitter tips

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