Every ticket for Shambala Festival’s 20th-anniversary this summer has now been sold, after the last remaining tickets, which included a guided bike ride to the festival, were snapped up today.
Tickets have been selling at record speed and organisers announced 75 per cent of tickets had gone just two weeks after they went on sale back in November.
Standard tickets sold out before Christmas and tickets packaged with coach travel sold out about a week ago, leaving only the last few cycling packages available. Last year, standard tickets sold out at the end of January.
The guided bike rides, operated by Red Fox, depart from Bristol, London, Sheffield or London and include one or two nights at “beautiful campsites” along the way. Cycle groups are accompanied by a support vehicle, so you won’t need to lug your tent along on your bike, and you’ll be able to get a coach back home on the Monday morning.
Tickets sold with coach or cycle travel are only valid when you arrive via the booked transport and can’t be used to access Shambala if you arrive by car. If you don’t fancy volunteering but really want to attend, keep an eye on the ticket sales page as any cancelled tickets will be automatically placed back on sale as soon as they are refunded to the original purchaser.
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.
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.”
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