CULTURE

ROTOTOM SUNSPLASH

Leave your wellies at home and head to Benicassim in Spain this August for one of the biggest reggae festivals in Europe. Over 8 days, Rototom Sunsplash brings the biggest acts from all around the world, with artists such as Seun Kuti and Chronixx performing this year. The festival encourages an eco-conscious community, even planting trees in the campsite area. Sunbathe on the beach, do a workshop, or even see one of the artists speak in the day and then…

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SHAMBALA FESTIVAL

Shambala Festival is an award-winning green event, hosting a diverse mix of acts, ranging from music to acrobatics. 100% renewably powered, 100% vegetarian, and each year improving its recycling rates – it sets the standards for other festivals trying to be more green. One food stand even has a chickpea mincing bike to make falafels! And if the inevitable festival muck is getting to you there’s the option to drink champagne in a hot tub by the lake…mmm.  www.shambalafestival.org

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PUNTA ARABI, HIPPY MARKET, IBIZA

This colourful explosion of everything ‘peace and love’ has been in existence since 1973 when Hotel Club Punta Arabi offered the hippies a chance to sell their handmade products. Since that very day, the Hippy Market has flourished into a must see destination. The market is full of beautifully handcrafted organic and eco-friendly products. With an abundance of vistors, colourful stalls, live music and food this gem has and will continue to run every Wednesday in Es Canar, Ibiza.

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