Shambala Festival

In 2022, Shambala, UK (capacity 25,000) took several steps to further its long-term sustainable travel strategy. Measures included: 

  • All sustainable travel tickets were subsidised by £20 to encourage sales. 
  • All vehicle passes have a compulsory carbon balancing levy and all other ticket buyers, crew and artists are encouraged to balance their travel emissions with ecolibrium.
  • 95% of buggies, tele-handlers and other plant were run on sustainable HVO fuel. 
  • Introducing a new rail traveller package for 2023, with a subsidised ticket price to encourage attendees to travel by public transport. 

All these measures significantly reduced Shambala’s year-on-year footprint, and helped the event reduce their total carbon footprint by over 80%.

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This case study is part of the Green Travel and Transport Guide for Festivals and Events 2023.