Heading to Shambala ?

"A truly individual festival in a sea of mediocrity. Long may it reign." - The Independent.

An all singing, all dancing adventure into utopia. Back for it's 19th year, Shambala is a 100% independent and anti-corporate explosion of colour, nonsense and communal giddiness. This is a place where you play, revitalise, make lots of new friends and return to the world fuelled-up on the beauty of being alive. This year, Shambala sold out of regular tickets back in January - a new record!

The variety of entertainment on offer is staggering for a festival of its size and 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 single use plastics have been banned on site since 2013. Shambala has also been a veggie paradise, since 2016, when it went meat and fish free in response to the catastrophic impacts that intensive mass farming has on our planet - and in 2018, sent zero waste to landfill!

This year, the dress up theme for Shambala’s legendary carnival is Extinction; A raucous, howling, squawking Mardis Gras dance party, for the species come and gone from our little rock (and those teetering on the edge) inspired by New Orleans’ Jazz Funerals – wild, musical parades to celebrate loved ones we have lost. Dance for the dinosaurs, rumba for the rhinos, march for the mammoth and sing for the sabre tooth tiger!

Better start planning those outfits then!"

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GoCarShare Booking System

Passengers ‘book’ the journey. Once the driver has accepted, the passenger will be asked to prepay via PayPal.

A week after the journey has been completed we will transfer the money to the driver, minus our fee of 15%, which usually works out as just a couple of pounds. Drivers are welcome to factor this cost into the price they quote to take a passenger.

We don’t enforce the booking system, but it is important to use because:

1.     It prevents people dropping out at the last minute so offers the drivers security.

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


"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)