‘A Taste of Shambala’: Our Digital Weekender Line Up

We’re so excited to share what we’ll be beaming to you over our would-be-Shambala-2020-weekend. Streaming exclusively on AIDU (with the exception of a participatory Zoom game and our App afterhours takeover), we’re supporting the #StopHateForProfit campaign while keeping you all safe from Facebook scammers.

Feast your eyes on our full line up poster below, and keep on scrollin’ to delve into more detail on each act!


Kicking off the Shambala weekend in style, we have two very special experiences from two beloved Shambala venues:

7-11pm: THE SOCIAL CLUB PRESENTS: SOCIAL MUSCLE CLUB (ZOOM EDITION): A simple yet lifechanging sharing game. Offer something you are willing to give, and make a request for something you’d like to receive – fresh bread, tax return support, a tattoo, a holiday apartment in Costa Rica, a sofa, a shoulder to cry on – anything! Compered by Queen of the Social Club, Annabelle Holland, the game will be punctuated by live performances from Camp Fit, Megan Clark-Bagnall and Wilfredo.

This activity is FREE to join but places must be booked in advance – spaces are limited so book your free tickets HERE.


Everyone’s favourite festival speakeasy will be kicking things off with a livestream-of-dreams, featuring performances from :

  • HEAVY BEAT BRASS BAND – remixing pop and funk classics with the sounds of New Orleans.
  • MR SWITCH – 4 times World DJ Champion, 7 times UK champion and the first DJ in history to have performed at BBC proms!


8-9pm: Bayou’s presents: SON OF DAVE: A one-man Bluesman, playing harmonica, layering up beatbox grooves, stomping and playing percussion, topped with growling, infectious lyrics. You may have heard his tunes on shows such as Breaking Bad and Preacher. 

9-10pm: Barrio presents: WIYAALA: If you missed the Lioness of Africa’s now legendary performance at Shambala last year, do NOT miss this. If you were there, lucky you, you can relive it. 

10-10:40pm: HENGE: You love them, we love them, they love you. Beaming in to Planet Earth, from a far flung corner of the galaxy, our favourite ravelings will teach us all to love and dance again!


5 – 6pm: PLAYTOPIA SPECIAL: BigTopMania‘s astounding juggling, ladder and unicycle tricks, circus and comedy with Marky J & Loz, puppetry from Chris Brown (aka Mr Brown’s Pig), mouth-juggling-with-cherry-tomatoes with Jackie Clementines and a catch up with The Flying Seagull Project. The campfire king Richard Lobb will be bringing the tunes!

6 – 6:30pm: URBAN LATINO DANCE WORKSHOP: It wouldn’t be Shambala without a dance class with Nigel & Sarah! Get your best tropical finery on, limber up, and get ready to DANCE! 

6:30 – 7pm: SHAMBALA DANCE CELEBRATION WORKSHOP: Grace has been bringing her Joy in Dance workshops to Shambala for 10 years. Join her for this special edition workshop with simple to follow moves, catchy tunes & a big dollop of Shambala silliness! 

7 – 8pm: ANTI-SOCIAL CLUB CABARET TAKEOVER: A blast of world-class circus and cabaret from last year’s Social Club Cabaret, a once in a lifetime special guest appearance mash-up from Reeps One, Solomon OB and MC Zani, all rounded up with a quick Jimi Needles set to get you off your seats. This hour long Social Club is presented by your hostess-with-the-mostest Goldie Fiasco and a few special friends.

8 – 8:30pm: KRAFTY KUTS: A verified living legend in electronic music and the undisputed king of breaks. His deft dexterity on the decks means he is in home territory in any genre – setting us up for a no-holds-barred trip to many destinations.

8:30 – 9pm: NEXTMEN & DYNAMITE MC: Gather your crew and kick back with big boss turntablism that pulls on dancehall, D&B, reggae, roots, true hip hop, UK funky, soul, leftfield, pop and straight-up jars-up pleasers. They’ll be hosted by the finest of vocalists, Dynamite MC.

9 – 9:30pm: FREESTYLERS: Celebrated for their renegade approach that leaves no stone unturned in the Bass music spectrum, Aston and Matt have 5 albums under their belt and a performance history that covers all festivals, venues and slots worth their salt.

9:30 – 10:30pm: DJ DAZEE & MC CHICKABOO: Dazee’s bouncy mix of jungle rollers and steppers, with a peppering of jump-up and classic vibes, have come to characterise the Ruffneck Ting sound. Known for her noughties hit with Timo Maas , MC Chickaboo is a rapper who has been about the block in the electronic music scene, namely BreakBeat, starting out in Birmingham with GE Real working the big raves such as Jungle Fever and Dreamscape. 


With lockdown easing, we know plenty of you might not want to spend the Saturday night of the August bank holiday, sat at home on your laptop – so why not take our Party-In-Your-Pocket out and about with you?

We’ll be streaming six hours of banging music, exclusively through the Shambala app (available on iOs and Android!) meaning we can tune in and dance together, whether we’re up mountains, camping on the beach or raving in the garden.

Tune in on the app from 8pm for the audiostream version of Krafty KutsNextmen & Dynamite MC, Freestylers, DJ Dazee & MC Chickaboo – followed by takeovers from iconic Shambala venues; The Roots Yard, Chai Wallahs, The House Party & Datamine.

Guaranteed the best soundtrack to your bank holiday mischief. Make sure you’ve downloaded the Shambala App in advance – just search SHAMBALA on your app store and look for our logo!


6-7pm: THE IMAGINARIUM PRESENTS: RE-EMERGENCE: Join speakers Ed Gillespie (Jon Richardson & The Futurenauts, Greenpeace), Mya-Rose ‘Bird Girl’ Craig (Greenpeace, Black2Nature) and Cleo Lake (Bristol Green Councillor) as they dissect the deep societal shifts that the pandemic has wrought, what this moment means and how we rebuild something better.

7-7:30pm: ALICE PHOEBE LOU: Berlin-based South African singer songwriter Alice Phoebe Lou puts storytelling first in her pared–back bluesy folk. Inspired by her landing in Europe, her music is indebted to a creative community in Germany that is at once fiercely independent and collaborative at heart. Settle back for music flecked with jazz, sleazy brass flourishes, beatnik beats, vagabond spirit and sleepy soprano vocals.

7:30 – 8:15pm: Phantom Laundry Presents DIZRAELI & FRIENDS: Master lyricist Dizraeli takes the helm for our digital flavour of  Phantom Laundry. He’ll be joined by quests for a jam session that uses spoken word as a springboard. Joining Dizraeli is Vanessa Kisuule, Fran & Flora and DJ Dad.

8:15 – 8:45pm: SONA JOBARTEH: A real treat to close things down and end the Shambala digital weekend in serious style. We’re humbled to present a pioneering musical icon born to a Griot family from the Gambia which includes Toumani Diabaté. She is the first woman from this tradition to take the Kora to the global stage. A composer, singer, and activist, Sona draws on her rich cultural heritage positioning herself a new kind of Griot for a new generation of West Africians.  Her collaborations include Damon Albarn and Oumou Sangaré.

8:45 – 9pm: FIREWORKS FINALE: Crack open the bubbly, and raise a toast to what should have been (and what will be again!) as we enjoy a fifteen minute mash up of our favourite Shambala finales to date, to close down this digital weekender. 


It wouldn’t be a Shambala weekend, digital or not, without a dress up theme – so we’re inviting YOU to get creative with what you can find round the house, to make the most over the top, ridiculous home-made costume creations, around the theme ‘Home Is Where the Art Is’.

Think house-plant headresses, cutlery-draw-couture, tin-foil tuxedos and teabag tiaras!On Saturday 29th August, get your costume on, take a snap of your creation and upload it to The People’s Gallery on the Shambala app, using the ‘Digital Carnival’ tag, to create a visual, virtual Carnival parade!  In true Shambala-carnival-style, there will be a mystery prize for our favourite costume. 

Download the Shambala app for Apple HERE and Android HERE if you haven’t already, so you’re ready to upload your creation on Saturday 29th August!


.Whilst we might not be able to make new Shambala memories this year, we miss you lot and would love for you to share your memories of Shambalas’ past with us and with eachother. We’ve set up a new ‘SHAMBALA MEMORIES‘ tag on the People’s Gallery on the Shambala App for just this reason, so you can post your photos, or share words and writing about your favourite Shambala moments for all to see!


Big love, Team Shambala x