What/where is it?
Shambala is a small, tranquil, family-friendly festival based in Northamptonshire and one of the most diverse and imaginative festival weekends in the calendar. Described as the “festival goers’ festival”, it is committed to promoting renewable, sustainable energy, recycling and low carbon offsetting at every opportunity. Shambala is free of corporate involvement and all the better for it.
How much does it cost?
- Adult tickets: £134 for the whole weekend
- ‘Early bird’ bookings: £114.99
- 15 to 17-year-olds: £83.99
- Five to 14-year-olds: £38.50
- Admission is free for children under five
Vieux Farka Toure (dubbed “the Hendrix of the Sahara”), UK hip-hop artist Roots Manuva and underground dubstep heavyweight Shackleton.
Why will the family love it?
Shambala boasts hundreds of inspiring activities for children and the organisers are apparently working flat out to bring a “blinding” programme of workshops to this summer’s event.
As one parent says: “Shambala appeals to us because it’s a really good balance between, fun, partying, family and random activities. It’s brilliantly set up for children and adults.”
The Shambala Festival