Shambala Festival news: Well.. that was just a little bit special wasn’t it?…

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Well.. that was just a little bit special wasn’t it?
That may just have been our favourite Shambala ever.
A huge and slightly emotional thank you to the following:

– Our amazing, tireless and talented crew who worked their bottoms off bringing this whole shebang together – building utopia from the ground up, keeping us all fed, watered, safe and smiling.

– The phenomenal musicians, artists, performers and workshop leaders who kept us all dancing, laughing, learning and wondering and left us with huge smiles, aching muscles, big ideas and nourished souls.

– The thousands of caring, hilarious and giving Shambalans who remind us every year why we do what we do, and love doing it. You lot give us a peek into the world we want to live in year round and remind us that behind bleak headlines and gloomy world events, this planet is still bursting at the seams with kind, open hearted people who want to live better, love more, laugh harder and tread lighter.

– Also, thanks to our last minute, unexpected headliner, ‘blazing sunshine’ who played a stonking, four day set.

Big, big love – the Shambala team x






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REBEL SOUL: Politics thinly veiled as entertainment. By day, it's wall-to-wall workshops and debates from the country's front line campaigners - this years' line up includes: 'Unmasking the Spycops', 'Consent Workshop: How to read unspoken rules', 'Introduction to Anti-Racist practice and how to be a white ally' and 'how to stop a deportation flight'.
By night, we celebrate with banging bands and DJs from all over the world, covering everything from punk, to soca to techno.
Rebel Soul also has a store full of books, zines and delicious cakes - with all proceeds going to support grassroots campaigns.
Delve into their line up, here: www.shambalafestival.org/2018/venue/rebel-soul/
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Cátia!!!! Soca and also anti-racist practice!?!? My dream x

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2 days ago

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As Pride month draws to a close, we've got some announcements for you - buckle up, as it's a slightly wordy one..

🌈 The SanQtuary 🌈
This month has been a time to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community, reclaim histories and learn better allyship within and from outside of the community. With this in mind, we are immensely proud and excited to announce a new venue debuting at Shambala this year: our all new Queer clubhouse, The SanQtuary.

Run by and for the LGBTQ+ community and its allies, it is an intersectional and intergenerational space, inspired by the ancestors. During the day get cosy by the wood burner, for some holistic healing, and tap into rich Queer heritage, through talks, workshops, meditation and a good ol’ brew.

As the sun begins to set, Queens & Cocktails, Shambala’s daily meet and greet, will be a chance to segue smoothly into each night’s offering of cutting-edge performance, wild dance parties and slick DJ sets. Come along, explore visions of, and play in, our own Queertopia!

🌈 FREEDOM FRIDAY🌈
Who doesn’t love a make over? It’s about time Fruity Friday slapped a little proverbial lippy on. New and improved, we want Friday to be more than just a titillating play at ‘cross-dressing’: the gender binary’s dead now anyways! We want Friday to be the time when people have free reign to experiment with their gender expression – to be bold and open, in safe and silly, Shambolic surrounds!

“Fruity,” the delicious cocktail of sweet plant matter, can also have pretty damning connotations. In Britain, the word has historically meant naughty, bawdy and spicy (no bad thing there!), but has also been substitute for notions of the wicked, impure and rotten. In the US “fruity” has subsequently been used as a homophobic slur. This etymology lesson has left us with a sour taste in our mouths… perhaps it’s time to do away with the word? Time to make Friday as inclusive as possible.

So, we’re welcoming in FREEDOM FRIDAY – a day for ludicrous, lovely, larger-than-life gender play; a chance for people to experiment; to dress their truest or to test out the absolute opposite; to play pretend; to proclaim “IT’S ME”; to revel in body positivity. We hope you’ll get stuck in and embrace the name change. This is an invitation to up-the-ante, covered up, stripped down or dressed to the nines – and celebrate freedom, as we enter this next chapter in our adventures.

Big love, The Shambala Team x
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As Pride month draws to a close, weve got some announcements for you - buckle up, as its a slightly wordy one..

🌈 The SanQtuary 🌈
This month has been a time to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community, reclaim histories and learn better allyship within and from outside of the community. With this in mind, we are immensely proud and excited to announce a new venue debuting at Shambala this year: our all new Queer clubhouse, The SanQtuary.

Run by and for the LGBTQ+ community and its allies, it is an intersectional and intergenerational space, inspired by the ancestors. During the day get cosy by the wood burner, for some holistic healing, and tap into rich Queer heritage, through talks, workshops, meditation and a good ol’ brew.  

As the sun begins to set, Queens & Cocktails, Shambala’s daily meet and greet, will be a chance to segue smoothly into each night’s offering of cutting-edge performance, wild dance parties and slick DJ sets. Come along, explore visions of, and play in, our own Queertopia! 

🌈 FREEDOM FRIDAY🌈
Who doesn’t love a make over? It’s about time Fruity Friday slapped a little proverbial lippy on. New and improved, we want Friday to be more than just a titillating play at ‘cross-dressing’: the gender binary’s dead now anyways! We want Friday to be the time when people have free reign to experiment with their gender expression – to be bold and open, in safe and silly, Shambolic surrounds! 

“Fruity,” the delicious cocktail of sweet plant matter, can also have pretty damning connotations. In Britain, the word has historically meant naughty, bawdy and spicy (no bad thing there!), but has also been substitute for notions of the wicked, impure and rotten. In the US “fruity” has subsequently been used as a homophobic slur. This etymology lesson has left us with a sour taste in our mouths…  perhaps it’s time to do away with the word? Time to make Friday as inclusive as possible. 

So, we’re welcoming in FREEDOM FRIDAY – a day for ludicrous, lovely, larger-than-life gender play; a chance for people to experiment; to dress their truest or to test out the absolute opposite; to play pretend; to proclaim “IT’S ME”; to revel in body positivity. We hope you’ll get stuck in and embrace the name change. This is an invitation to up-the-ante, covered up, stripped down or dressed to the nines – and celebrate freedom, as we enter this next chapter in our adventures.

Big love, The Shambala Team x

 

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hoorah!

Mel, it's no longer cross-dressing, it's free dressing ( or non-dressing). Get your rainbow socks on!

This is fantastic. I love the fact that Shambala openly loves the LGBTQ+ community. We love you too Shambala xxx

Wooooahhh I've already started making a rainbow outfit for the Friday it's as if it was meant to be!! 😍❤🧡💛💚💙💜🌈

Binary is for computers, people are analogue.

FREEDOM FRIDAY gang Lauren Kalinauckas Kate Parker Nikki Sally Burnham Tom Lomath Joanna Byrne

Well done Shambala!!! Yet again you do the perfect thing 🌈🌟❤️

This is why I ❤️ Shambala😍

Georgina Rowbotham - got a dress that will look good on me?!

Rainbow Socks at the ready Abigail carder 🤗 🌈 😘 🌈

Ole Rudd poster boy! 😀

Kay Wilson Isabel Aragao ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

Love this ❤️

Love this 🌈❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🖤💝

Seen this, Ole Rudd? 🤩

Woo hoo

Ardis Florine im so excited !!!

🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈

Dana Boodoo glitter beard time

Alex Hood.....

Enfys ❤️

Lucy Huzzard

Silas Keeling

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22 thoughts on “Shambala Festival news: Well.. that was just a little bit special wasn’t it?…

    The London Disco Society

    (August 30, 2017 - 12:12 pm)

    Still the best festival around by a incredibly long shot. Shambala is pure love. Xxx

    Durran Eden

    (August 30, 2017 - 12:13 pm)

    Wonderful festi once again. Any news on tickets for next year?

    Dee Hampton

    (August 30, 2017 - 12:25 pm)

    I want to be back x a big thank you to the medical team when I had a seizure we think it was due to no sleep from camping by the red zone music blasting till 7 am then parties and music round our tent next year we will camp in a quiet area x

    Rachael Garside

    (August 30, 2017 - 12:33 pm)

    A wholehearted thank you for putting this on. Your efforts are so appreciated. Mwah! xx

    Robert Lock

    (August 30, 2017 - 12:45 pm)

    Was lovely festival. Have you ever thought to invite Morning Gloryville. It’s a before work sober rave and I think they’d fit in nicely.

    Simon Plant

    (August 30, 2017 - 12:45 pm)

    Our first time at Shambala. We loved it and were bereft to leave. Many thanks for a wonderful festival. 🙂

    Jennifer McLaughlin

    (August 30, 2017 - 1:50 pm)

    You get better every year, I don’t know how its possible. This year was particularly special for me and next year will be even more so! I love you shambala.

    Kate Stanley

    (August 30, 2017 - 2:24 pm)

    I’m missing Shambala a lot. The weekend flew by. Well done again everyone. Xx

    Emily Thomas

    (August 30, 2017 - 3:03 pm)

    First shambala for this one. He had an absolutely fantastic time.

    Kathryn Bonner

    (August 30, 2017 - 3:03 pm)

    Thank you for everything shambala!!! Until next year <3

    Claire Merritt

    (August 30, 2017 - 3:22 pm)

    Wow Shambala! It was our first, it won’t be our last 😁
    I’ve not got a single complaint, not one, the staff, security, the creativity, the effort, the atmosphere, even the loos, it’s the best run, most super friendly, outrageously fabulous festival I’ve ever been to 😘 thank you 😊

    Claire Merritt

    (August 30, 2017 - 3:25 pm)

    Ayesha, Joy Rhino Jessica
    & others who cannot be tagged! Please keep august bank holiday free next year and come to this. It’s amazing!

    Jade Cole

    (August 30, 2017 - 3:31 pm)

    Thanks for a great long weekend!! It was the first of many for us and the kids. We all LOVED it! (Runs off to buy more sequins and glitter for next year). 🎉❤️🤹‍♂️💃🎊🎀🎈

    Oliver Barnett

    (August 30, 2017 - 4:21 pm)

    Is shambala moving next year ?

    Charlotte Payne

    (August 30, 2017 - 5:14 pm)

    Thanks right back at you Shambala…I’m all charged up with love! See you next year xxx

    Nathan Allatt

    (August 30, 2017 - 5:21 pm)

    Great festival, shame it was just vegan though 😒

    Miriam Sophie

    (August 30, 2017 - 7:14 pm)

    WE LOVE YOU SHAMBALA – thanks for restoring my faith in the goodness of humanity ❤️

    Cariad Woodley

    (August 30, 2017 - 7:45 pm)

    Thankyou for the most magical weekend!!! 7 years in and still getting better year upon year! Shambala you are the greatest 💜💛💚

    Mo Jones

    (August 30, 2017 - 7:56 pm)

    This happened pretty much before driving off the field, tired but incredibly happy ❤️

    Mark Porter

    (August 30, 2017 - 8:21 pm)

    Thank you for the beautiful experience. The woods were magical, the whole place was , but the woods were especially xx💚💚💚xx
    Peace and love

    Roxie Rho

    (August 30, 2017 - 9:48 pm)

    😍 my home! Can’t believe it’s over again 😥😪😫😭
    Keep doing what you’re doing, the staff, the responsible element, the veggie food, the art without the pretentiousness, the magical woods, the wonderful world music, the gorgeous gorgeous humans xxx

    Lolly Hoop-it Winter

    (August 31, 2017 - 6:34 am)

    This is by far the most incredible, friendly, fun, colourful, exciting, loving & laughter filled festival I have ever been to (and I’ve been to MANY!) I adore you Shambala and I will be back every year from now on. Thank you from the botton of my heart for everything! X

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