Relax or ‘Go Loco’ at Shambala Festival
23 Aug 2010
Want to hear live music, go to inspiring workshops, meet new people and have fun, all while having a minimal impact on the environment? Look no further than Shambala.
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Want to hear live music, go to inspiring workshops, meet new people and have fun, all while having a minimal impact on the environment? Look no further than Shambala, which is offering an alternative festival experience in Northamptonshire this weekend.
Established 11 years ago, it is quietly renowned as a creative, non-commercial, ethical and family-friendly event with a wild side. The festival is completely independent from advertising and sponsorship and has grown entirely through word of mouth.
Organisers aim to keep it down-to-earth, providing quality entertainment while cultivatinga warm and friendly atmosphere. They encourage participation rather than just consumption, and offer plenty of ways to get involved. Alongside intimate, unique and lively music stages, there are workshops in dance, spirituality, crafts and circus performance, with cinemas, a sauna, cafes, and massive art installations also on site. Children’s activities ensure all ages are catered for.
‘You can relax or go loco,’ say organisers.
The festival is built on a belief that we should take care of each other and the planet. This year it will be powered entirely by renewable energy, almost all waste will be recycled, and they’ve invested in compost loos. Traders and suppliers are carefully selected for their ethical credentials.
Shambala promises to be a break from normal life, where co-operation and a rich tapestry of creative experiences inspire festival-goers to take an extra bit of positivity back into society.
“We are not yoghurt weavers, more pragmatists, but there is certainly some magic involved in Shambala that has evolved of its own accord,” say organisers.
To buy tickets or for more information, visit: www.shambalafestival.org or phone 0844 870 0000
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