Heading to Shambala ?

Shambala is a family friendly, proudly independent and socially-conscious festival and will be continuing its ‘adventures in utopia’ with another four day celebration of all things music, art, dance, poetry, comedy, workshops and theatre on 24th – 27th August.

The variety and quality of entertainment on offer is staggering for a festival of its size and as ever, participation is the name of the game. This isn’t a festival where you park your bum in front of the main stage all day – it’s a place to get your hands dirty, whether that means building your own adventure playground, or honing your fine art skills in a c*ck drawing class.

Over 200 diverse musical acts will provide the sound track for this year’s adventures – no identikit festival line up here, but show-stopping musical gems and discoveries from all corners of the globe.  

Shambala is committed to being as environmentally sustainable as possible and is considered truly pioneering. In the past five years, the onsite carbon footprint of the festival has been reduced by 81%, the festival is 100% renewably powered and has banned single use plastics on site.

Whilst Shambala has always been a four day escape from reality, this year will take it to another level: with the 2017 Carnival dress up theme, ‘Cloud Cuckoo Land’‘a state of absurdly over-optimistic fantasy where everything is perfect and the impossible might happen’. Just the tonic, given the state of current affairs. Expect dancing cupcakes, candy floss clouds, a month of Sundays at the end of the rainbow, where pigs fly high past blue moons. An all singing, all dancing adventure into utopia. 

 

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"Working with GoCarShare to explore ways to increase car sharing has been a pleasure, and has helped raise the profile of car sharing. Our audience feedback is that its a great service to use."

Chris Johnson, Festival Director Shambala (2014)

 

“Shambala was fab and the car share a godsend. It's such a good idea.   Will use again and recommend - thanks for providing such a great service.”

- Candice Clark GoCarShared to Shambala (2016)

  

Carbon Savings

For every medium sized car taken off the road, a journey from London to Shambala will save 26kg in CO2 emissions

 

The GoCarShare Booking System

We’ve introduced a booking system: passengers ‘book’ the journey. Once the driver has accepted the passenger, they’ll be asked to prepay via PayPal. 

A week after the journey has been completed we transfer the money to the driver, minus our fee of 15% which usually works out a few pounds. We don’t enforce the booking system, but it is important to use: 

  1. It prevents people dropping out at the last minute.

  2. It helps ensures the safety of the platform, everyone is trackable.

  3. This is our way of funding the development of GoCarShare and ensuring that we are here next year too. 

We hope you value GoCarShare and support us in using the booking system. Please shoot through any questions at hello@gocarshare.com.