Shambala Festival have revealed that 75 per cent of all tickets have been sold for next summer’s 20th-anniversary edition of the festival, just over two weeks since they went on sale on 29th October.
Organisers said yesterday: “We’ve never had to do this in November before but there you have it.. a warning to anybody who has yet to book – tickets for Shambala Festival 2020 are 75% sold – please don’t leave it too late if you’re keen to join us.
“Huge love to all who have booked already, it’s an incredible feeling to know so many of you want to celebrate 20 years of Adventures In Utopia with us.”
The 2019 edition of the meat-free, 15,000 capacity festival sold out in record time, with all regular adult tickets sold by 31st January. The previous year, the event sold out on 19th March.
Adult weekend tickets are currently priced at £209 plus fees, reduced to £189 for those travelling to the festival on an official ‘Shambala Express’ coach. Some £169 tickets remain available to anyone who fancies cycling to Shambala on an organised bike ride.
Shambala takes place at a secret location in Northamptonshire, with the 2020 event set for 27th – 31st August. The line-up is yet to be revealed; the full poster wasn’t released until June last time, though some acts were announced week-by-week from January. Tickets are available from ticketsellers.co.uk.
Shambala banned the sale of meat and fish at the event in 2016 and last year banned the sale of cow’s milk, with plant-based dairy-free alternatives like coconuts or hemp used instead.
Organisers say Shambala is “not a vegan festival” and eggs, organic cheese and some other dairy ingredients are still sold on site.
When the dairy-free policy was announced, they commented: “We are not saying that we think you should be 100% plant-based. We are saying that we absolutely believe that a more responsible diet contains far fewer animal products than we have become used to, and that the poor old dairy cow is a significant source of environmental impact.
“We dearly hope that Shambala provides an opportunity to explore often complex issues, break bad habits and get inspired to make changes that are good for health, happiness and planet.”
They added: “Also, quite frankly if it pisses off Piers Morgan, we’re game.”
Featured image credit: George Harrison / Shambala