A reminder to all you keen costume crafters, our 2022 Carnival theme is a rollover from the simple, halcyon days of early 2020, when you lot voted in your droves for the following theme:
♣️ GAME ON! ♠️
What’s a birthday bash without a few party games?! We invite you to pay tribute to the power of PLAY; from haughty chess queens to slippery snakes and ladders, a rambunctious rabble of Scrabble letters or Professor Mustard up to no good in the drawing room with a candlestick. Swooping space raiders, giant eggs on giant spoons, an orchestra of noisy musical statues, a living twister board, a lake full of hungry hippos, human skittles – it’s all to play for, just roll the dice…
It’s a biggun for us this August. Not only will we finally be reunited with the whole Shambala family for the first time in years(!) but it’s also our 20th birthday. Sort of… technically it was in 2020 but the less said about that year the better – and what better way to celebrate than with….
The BIG Shambolic Gift Swap! We’re inviting ALL of you to bring along a birthday gift for a stranger. We’re not asking you to spend money or to raid the poundshop for plastic tat – we’re hoping you can rustle up something with special meaning to you; a beloved book that changed your outlook, a legendary family recipe*, a mixtape that never fails to turn your mood around.
*No edible gifts please, allergies are a serious business!
Bring ’em with you over the weekend and keep your eye out for a kind-eyed stranger to bestow your gift upon… maybe it’ll be a chatty kindred spirit you meet in the woods at 2am, maybe it’ll be the family camped next to you who made you a morning brew, maybe it’ll be a helpful steward on the night shift – you’ll know it when you meet them. Make their day/night/week and bask in the warm glow of being a total sweetheart.
It’s that time again! We’ve just opened a whole load more applications for Shambala 2022 – if any of the following sound ups your street, we want to hear from you!
Hit the links below to access the application forms – all of the below close on 17th April 2022, though we’d recommend getting applications in sooner rather than later, to maximise your chances of bagging a spot:
Band applications have now closed – our bookers will wrap their ears around all of them and get back to you over the coming months. Traders, don’t forget that both Food Trader and Non Food Trader applications close at the end of this month.
Applications for volunteers, bar staff, medical team etc will open next month, so keep an eye out 👀
INSTALMENT TICKETS WILL COME OFF SALE AT THE END OF THIS MONTH!
If you’re yet to book your tickets for this year and would prefer to spread the cost over a few months rather than paying for it all up front, don’t hang about, as all remaining instalment ticket types will come off sale at midnight on Monday 31st January.
The only instalment ticket types we have remaining at this point are Coach and Cycle packages. After the deadline, these will be turned into regular (non instalment) Coach and Cycling packages. As ever, by booking a Coach or Cycling package, you commit to arriving by coach or as part of a Red Fox guided bike ride for your tickets to be valid for entry.
We have less than 200 adult tickets left in total for Shambala 2022 so don’t miss out…!