New blog post! Ever thought about going to #oktoberfest in Munich? Well, what about #Springfest? It's less touristy, cheap and best of all it's next month! Read all about my friend Bailey's experience with Stoke Travel last year in her guest post. I even managed to sort out a code which will get you FREE BOOZE when you get there!
THIS IS INCREDIBLE! So happy I'm going for both days!!
Fabulous work from the lovely Shambala Festival! The Red Sea Travel Agency is a GENIUS idea!!
Today is International Women’s Day - which seemed an appropriate time to announce some of our brand new facilities for 2018…
🔴THE RED SEA TRAVEL AGENCY 🔴
PERIOD...S. They happen. Hundreds of you get yours when you’re at the festival. We’ve been there and it can really suck - which is why we’ve developed a brand new, dedicated space: The Red Sea Travel Agency, to assist you with your ‘monthly trip.’ Puns aside, this is a calm and comfy chill out space with dedicated toilets, hot water for your moon cup and hot water bottles for those that just need to take some time out. This is also an information hub for those that want to find out more about ditching plastics from their periods. It will also play host to talks around menstrual health, feminine folklore and more.
🚽FEMALE URINALS 🚽
We’ve seen a real uplift in requests for these, so this year, we’re making it happen. If you’ve ever cursed your lack of appendage, when comparing the toilet cubicle queues with the speedy in-and-out of the urinals, then visit the dedicated female version in the main arena.
👶🏽PARENT & BABY TENT 👶🏽
We love that so many of you bring your littlest ones along to Shambala. We also know that, no matter how prepared you are, navigating a festival is much trickier when you’ve got to consider breast feeding, nappy changing and nap time. This year, we’ve got a dedicated space in the thick of it, for parents and babies to seek sanctuary. Look for the giant breast, it’s going to be quite hard to miss…
🖤SAFE SPACES AT FESTIVALS 🖤
This isn't a new one, but we remain signed up to the Association of Independent Festivals' Charter of Best Practice for Sexual Assault at Festivals. Shambala has a zero tolerance policy towards sexual assault (defined as 'any unwanted sexual act or activity'). We take a victim led approach and promise to always respond to reports of harassment or sexual violence from a place of belief - with support services available on site. Sexual assault or harassment can happen to anybody, of any gender - and is unacceptable. We encourage all attendees, staff, performers and volunteers to not be a bystander to any sexual violence or intimidation they may witness - if you see it, report it.
Happy International Women’s Day, you beauties! x
Brand new district announcement for Chapter 10...
Bang Hai Real Estate presents a huge opulent gated complex filled with leisure and relaxation facilities for ...the movers, shakers, and the gilded risk takers...
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Welcome to Paradise Heights!
I must say I’m a little gutted I’m missing this this year! I’ve wanted to go to LeeFest for a while, and they’ve done so well with their bookings for 2018! I’ll be at Brighton Pride, but this is a great festival option if you’re looking for a more intimate yet totally magical festival! And I’ll see you there in 2019!
The capacity is going to be kept intimate, so tickets are extremely... limited now! Don't miss out: neverworld.co.uk/tickets
They'll be joined by other amazing new additions, including My Nu Leng, Hollie Cook, Maraki Records, Bushbaby, Barely Royal, AIRWAYS, Honey Lung, Forever Cult, Estrons, Wolf Note, The Scruff, Hudson Taylor, Ferris & Sylvester, Lissy Taylor, GIRLI, LOOP and Lady Bird, and of course already-announced stars like Declan McKenna, Tom Grennan and We Are Scientists!
Elsewhere, we've got Rae Morris, Sub Focus, Jeremy Loops, Keston Cobblers' Club, Denis Sulta, The Lottery Winners, pink kink, whenyoung, Elvana: Elvis Fronted Nirvana, The RPMs, LUCIA, THE NINTH WAVE, Hammer, Percolate & RAM Records. It's going to be special!
Tickets for this year's incredible Boomtown Fair will be sold out in a matter of hours! Don't hesitate, get yourself a golden ticket and I'll see you in August!
All standard weekend tickets will be gone in the next couple of hours, leaving only a small number of festival traveller packages available.
For... more information on our new Park & Ride traveller packages, new 50/50 split tickets & more, go here:
Today I'm talking about... Line ups! We're right in the middle of festival line up announcement season, I'm sure there's still some big ones to come, but I thought I'd give my thoughts on my favourites so far.
Get yourselves to Church! I can't recommend these guys enough for a hilarious evening of sinners, absinthe and redemption!
Latitude pulling out the big guns! Anyone thinking of paying a visit to the pink sheep this year? Looks amazing!
Yes Boomtown! What a lineup for phase one! Such an awesome selection of metal/alt in there! This is gonna go off. Who’s got their ticket?