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PLEASE DO BRING:

  • A water bottle – we have no bottled water for sale onsite.
  • Plastic or tin cup (china cups may break/no glass allowed onsite)
  • Fancy dress for Freedom Friday and for Saturday’s Carnival
  • An instrument to strum around the fire and Coyote Moon open mic stage
  • Wellies and warm stuff etc. Just in case!
  • Your courageous, inquisitive, creative and warm-natured self

PLEASE DON’T BRING:

  • Flares / fireworks or fire lanterns (sad we know, but cows die from eating the metal)
  • Glass – we cannot allow glass on site for safety reasons
  • Anything to sell – we don’t allow fly pitching
  • Nitrous Oxide / laughing gas (It will be confiscated)
  • Any other illegal substances – Shambala Festival has a no drugs policy and reserves the right to eject anyone suspected of taking illegal substances or infringement of this policy.
  • Excessive amounts of booze – our bars are reasonably priced.
  • Dogs, chimps, lizards or any other family pets.
  • Huge Tents! We do not permit excessively large tents, as we simply do not have enough land to accommodate everyone in such large tents if used for single families. Specifically on the banned list is the 8/10 berth Vango Colorado and Hi Gear Kalarhi 10 berth – both very large in comparison to ‘normal’ family sized tents. 5m Bell tents and similar sizes (roughly 5 x 5m) is a good guide to the maximum size we expect/permit/can accommodate.
  • Sound systems

BRINGING THE KIDS?

WE ASKED SHAMBALA FAMILIES WHAT THEIR CHECKLIST IS WHEN COMING TO THE FESTIVAL, AND THIS IS WHAT THEY SAID:

  • Refillable water bottles
  • Plenty of good bedding
  • Torches (particularly head torches for kids)
  • Walkie talkies
  • Warm clothes (hats, jumpers etc.)
  • Baby sling
  • Entire contents of dressing up box!
  • Hot water bottles
  • Handwash gel
  • Toilet roll
  • Toys and colouring books to play with back at camp
  • Towels
  • Dressing gowns and warm slippers
  • Snacks
  • Portable potty
  • Sunscreen
  • Ear defenders
  • Comfort toys
  • Face paint
  • Late night treats like marshmallows
  • Disposable cameras for kids to capture their Shambala memories
  • Trolley decked out with a warm rug, cushions, and fairy lights 

Happy packing! x