‘Best Shambala ever‘ was cried by many that weekend! Although I swear that happens every year – it truly was a stonker of a year with incredible weather and lovely vibes.
Shambala is festival season’s best-kept secret – I almost don’t want to shout about it as it sells out every year and is pretty much the perfect small festival. It was my 4th year in the Fashpack (where has the time gone?!) selling my silky wares and headpieces and face painting alongside some other wonderful creatives.
Those Festival Facts
Where? A beautiful ‘secret’ location in Northamptonshire
Who? 10,000 wonderful colourful people of all ages
When? Bank Holiday weekend in August
Fruity Friday was, as ever, a spectacular gender-bending show of wonder and the carnival theme this year was my favourite; ‘Cloud Cuckoo Land’ (here was my costume inspiration post!). Shambalans really know how to do fancy dress! I was underprepared as usual but managed to fashion a light-up cloud headpiece… make sure you get to the end of the photos to see people’s amazing costumes.
Shambala Festival 2017 in Photos
Me and gorgeous Caro! I’m wearing Fat Pom Poms hoops, she’s in a Zedhead headpiece.
Get Fruity on Friday!
“Cloud cuckoo land is a state of absurdly, over-optimistic fantasy & an unrealistically idealistic state where everything is perfect. Someone who is said to “live in cloud cuckoo land” is a person who thinks that things that are completely impossible might happen…”
This family were absolute goals, how incredible are those costumes? Just wow!!
Catch up on some more of the festivals I’ve adventured to and perhaps you’ll discover some new ones to visit too!