2nd June 2011
Shambala Festival confirm Lamb, Johnny Clarke, The Bollywood Brass Band and The Correspondents
Engine Earz Experiment, Congo Natty featuring Tenor Fly and a few more for the festival that doesn't usually confirm its acts in advance Shambala Festival has blended music, art, creativity and participation into perfect, bite size chunks of brilliance for well over a decade. Set across 4 days on the August Bank Holiday weekend, the variety and quality of entertainment on offer is quite something for a festival of its size. With over 200 diverse musical acts across 12 live stages, world-class cabaret, stand-up comedy, inspirational talks and debates, jaw dropping circus and acrobatics, interactive theater and nationally acclaimed poetry all housed in beautifully crafted venues.
The complete line up is kept under wraps, but a few gems included in this year’s program of world class acts include; Lamb, with material from their new album “5”; Jamaican roots reggae legend Johnny Clarke; the infectious party spirit of The Bollywood Brass Band; the relentless energy of Shambala favourites, The Correspondents; Red Snapper, who have just dropped their first album in 11 years; the Asian infused dub-step vibes of the Engine Earz Experiment; and Junglist legends Congo Natty feat. Tenor Fly.
The acoustic venue will welcome one of the UK's most innovative singer songwriters, Nick Harper alongside a stripped down set from Bristol's Beth Rowley. From further afield there's the American troubadour Willy Mason and the German gypsy masters, The 17 Hippies.
Stumble across late night secret hideaways curated by acclaimed arts collectives from all over the UK including; The Recursive Function Immersive Dome (RFID) with their unique 360 degree visuals and the sumptuously decadent 1930’s inspired Lost Picture Show cinema featuring live film scores and classic celluloid. Learn the art of rebellion, resistance and explore positive futures in the Rebel Soul tent.
There will be over 200 timetabled workshops and activities at Shambala plus the legendary Shambala Fancy Dress Carnival Procession. This year’s theme is “Around the world in 80 ways” brimming with adventurous and exotic potential- so get those thinking caps on and join in.
Test your handicap in our giant sized Crazy Golf Tournaments or your table tennis skills with the annual Kings of Ping Championship, or, if you think you have you got what it takes, enter The S-Factor Talent Contest.
Shambala is set on a beautiful country estate in the heart of the English countryside with stunning lakes, lush flat fields, woodlands and meadows. Over the bridges find healers waiting to massage and pamper fun fatigued limbs, lounge around in hot tubs sipping cocktails or swim in the lake amongst giant lotus flowers.
You'll find 6 bespoke bars on site with over 50 local ales, ciders and beers and sumptuous cocktails designed by our in house mixologists await. The 6 on-site bars all have their own themes including: The Calypso- a Caribbean disco-dancing hotspot, The Wonky Cock- where you can try your hand at Blingo or join in the new Debating Chamber where the free flowing liquors will lubricate your oratory skills.
This year Shambala have a dedicated quiet family camping area a stones throw from the car-parks, a toddlers tent, baby bathing, one of the biggest kids areas and bedtime stories with cocoa in the family yurt.
The event is 99% powered by wind, sun and waste vegetable oil and has been judged the greenest outdoor event by Industry Green and A Greener Festival.