august, 2019

22aug(aug 22)09:0025(aug 25)18:00Shambala FestivalShambala Festival


22 (Thursday) 09:00 - 25 (Sunday) 18:00


Shambala Festival

Event Details

Shambala takes place across four days on the August Bank Holiday Weekend at a stunning secret location in the heart of the Northamptonshire countryside. The variety and quality of entertainment on offer is staggering for a festival of its size.  Discover 200 diverse musical acts across 12 live stages, world-class cabaret, an amazing array of workshops, stand-up comedy, inspirational talks and debates, jaw dropping circus and acrobatics, interactive theatre and nationally acclaimed poetry all housed in beautifully decorated venues.

Two decades of motley collection

You are likely to find dreamers, thinkers, artists, radicals and romanticists decided to get together under the stars over a summer weekend. We wanted to make a place to party, free our minds, lose our hearts, learn, discuss and be inspired and see what is achievable as a genuine community.

Adrian Freedman playing shakuhachi B&W closeup press
Photo: Martyn John Taylor.

Shambala is a space to play

Reinvent, revitalise, and return to the world fuelled-up on the beauty of being alive. It’s a playground, a realm for wild experimentation and alternative education, where unforgettable life skills are shared, learned and put to use. 

More than just a monumental party

It’s a haven, a think-tank, a happening – all infused with a heartfelt, purposeful hedonism. So let’s revel in being human, in all the things we do so well – the euphoric heights to tangible solutions – and see how much we really can do together.

Adrian Freedman and Matthew Barley will perform on at 21.00hr on Sunday the 25th of August on the Sankofas Stage a live version of Night Journey – Odes for Shakuhachi and Cello. This will be a unique performance featuring Shakuhachi and cello. The musicians will  play a range of pieces, taking you on a lyrically improvised meditative sound journey.

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Matthew Barley dark portrait. Photo: Nick White Projects