VIDEO: Thousands attend Shambala festival at Kelmarsh Hall

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Shambala went down a storm this year with a sell-out audience of just under 15,000 people making their way to the event at Kelmarsh Hall.

The festival, which started 13 years ago, has again received rave reviews from those attending on its Facebook page.

This year's festival

This year's festival

Helen Rose Poole, commenting on the festival’s Facebook page, said: “I’ve loved every Shambala I’ve been to and absolutely wouldn’t change a thing about any of them. This year was no different! Perfect weekend yet again.”

Creative director of Shambala Sid Sharma said that one of the great things about the festival is that it is for all types of people and for all ages.

He said it is suitable for newborns to grandparents and that his 74-year-old mum was there this year.

The festival, which ran from Thursday until Sunday, was made up of a vast array of attractions and acts, some of which included a mass meditation, more than 200 diverse musical acts performing across 12 live stages, cabaret, an impressive array of workshops, stand-up comedy, inspirational talks and debates, circus and acrobatics, interactive theatre and nationally-acclaimed poetry all housed in beautifully decorated venues.