Shambala’s Hopeful Utopia
We were on our way to Shambala, a festival promising ‘meaningful hedonism’. To be honest, we were not sure quite what that meant but we were soon to find out…
Double rainbow day with hollyhocks and thistles.
A good omen before Shambala Festival.
Installation by Lunar Rising at Shambala Festival
Gazing out across the lake with the Tree4Hope at Shambala Festival.
Rocket stove workshop at Shambala Festival.
You try 11 festivals in a row ;)
Roll up! Roll up! Rosa Bloom's boutique of curiosities!
Hot air balloon landing behind the Tree4Hope at Shambala Festival.
Upcycle philosophy - imagine if we all lived by this.
Upcycle operate from shacks created from used Tetra Pak containers - Tetrashacks!
These Upcycle Tetrashacks are light, waterproof & inspire us to be more conscious of the waste our consumerist lifestyles produce.
The Upcycle Free Shop is an interactive recycling centre. Bring your trash, leave with an upcycled treasure.
Runa's wonderful shop beneath a tree at Shambala Festival.
Vintage browsing at Shambala Festival.
Elvis and some foxes with the Tree4Hope outside The Lost Picture Show cinema.
We've met the foxes at a few festivals. They told us that every hope they've added to the tree thus far has come true!
We had a strange feeling that we were being watched at Shambala Festival.
JazzHands at the Jazzification Station. The glitter train stops here!
Sangita helped us collect hopes.
The Lost Picture Show is a sumptuous travelling cinema which evokes the golden era of movie-going.
If you ever need a tutu, a pair of wings or some nipple tassles, Jester is your man.
A young boy's hope :'(
Sangita, our Shambala helper.
At Shambala Festival with the Tree4Hope!
Sunset at Shambala Festival.
One last hope tied to the tree for this year and the foxes strike a pose.
Shambala Festival firework reflections.
Bonfire amongst the giant tulips.
ALWAYS SAY YES - graffiti wisdom.
'Waste' is a purely human construct signifying our disconnection from nature & our loss of balance in the flow of life. Upcycle aims to readdress this balance.
Upcycle Eco-Rangers! These umbrellas have been saved from landfill & are going to be used to create the new Band4Hope tree!
There's a lot of rubbish left after a festival. Thankfully, Shambala Festival make sure it's all recycled.
Packed up & ready to go, so long Shambala Festival! Thanks for having us!