12 - 16 July 2017

Shankra guide

The Shankra Festival offers you a five-day experience in an uplifting natural ambient below the summer sky, to celebrate life connecting with people from all over the world.

Packing time

Try to pack light and take only what is useful to make your experience plesurable.

Sleeping bag
Sleeping pad
Cutlery and camping dishes
Some food and dressing (There will be food shop as well)
Eco-friendly toothpaste and soap
Garbage bags
Portable ashtray (if you don’t have it, we will give you one at the gate)

Light Daytime wear
Sun hat
Sun glasses
Hoodie or jumper
Long pants
Warm shoes / rain boots

Money (Euro and CHF)
Insect repellent
Ear plugs
Bottle for water
Spare batteries

Not allowed
Set fire
Bad vibes


Car Parking Tickets: 5.00 CHF Buy Now
No tents in the car parking
(camping area inside the festival)

Camper/Van Tickets : 5.00 CHF Buy Now

Entering the Festival

Double-check if you have your ticket, your ID and positives vibes.

You can leave your car in the parking area.
The camping area is only for camping.
Please don’t bring any personal sound-system, music is on the stage for you, camping is for sleeping and relaxing, respect those around you.
On the path to the gate you will be amazed by the decorations we have made for you, where it will be marked, feel free to leave your print.

Get familiar with all the areas (stage, food, market, healing, bar, camping site, etc.), then go have some good fun on the dancefloor surrounded by majestic trees and mountains which are there for you.
We have free fresh spring water for everyone, just look around and take it.

Info Point

A group of volunteers will be on hand to answer your questions, inquires or just give you Shankra’s maps and flyers. You can also charge your phone at our info point.
At the lost & found you will be able to recover/bring items you may find or lost.

Waste management

Try to leave behind Shankra Festival a positive trace cleaning the ground, collecting your own garbage and throwing it in the places arranged for that.

Use pocket-ashtrays, and if you lose them, please don’t throw cigarette buds in the grass, they it takes two years until they decompose and and they are hard to pick up!

Use toilets. Don’t go all around the forest. Try not to leave tissues or tampons around.

Clean crew

A clean crew will be here to help us keep the Shankra Festival site clean.
Members work as volunteers, so you can make their job a lot easier if you don’t leave a mess in the areas.
When in need, you can always ask them for extra garbage bags.
Don’t be afraid to give an hand, the volunteers working here wants to enojoy Shankra Festival like you!

First Aid – Theft - Security

We have a professional First Aid team, working at your service 24h/day. They can provide any kind of medical care.

Don’t hesitate to contact them if you need or if you see someone who might need any help.
To keep yourself safe, drink lots of water, eat well, sleep at least 6h per day, don’t make any abuses, keep balance and you will have an incredible experience.

We have a brave team of security. They are always ready to help, with a great sense of humor but they will take action if needed.

After the Festival

Sunday 16th of July 2017 at 6 PM music will stop, and you will have time untill Monday at noon to slowly pack your tents and leave.
Don’t forget to leave the Shankra Festival scene the same way you found it.

If you have time, plan a trip around Ticino.
Locarno offers you a beautiful scenery on the lake Maggiore surrounded by verdant vales Verzasca, Maggia and Onsernone, where you can find small coves where you can refresh and regenerate. Bellinzona’s castles are the best way to take a leap into the past.

Lugano and its subborgs on lake Ceresio to Malcantone… and Mendrisio where you can have a tipical meal in the grottos.

The summer season it is just began.. go in for it!

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Shankra Crew

Shankra Festival offers you a beautiful camping area in the middle of a valley which is crossed by river Moesa and surrounded by the mountains.

The camping area will be marked and there is enough space provided for all participants.

For a comfortable camping experience don’t forget to bring some warm clothes for the night time when it can get a little cold and also bring waterproof clothes, ponchos and shoes to keep yourself dry in case of rain.

Your tent will be your new home for 5 days.
The Festival area will be lighted, but not all around, so don’t forget to bring torches and batteries.

For cooking, you can use small camping stoves, and of course bring cutlery, non-breakable dishes, drinking recipients, paper towels and garbage bags.

Fresh water will be provided from the natural springs which can be found in the Festival site.

You are allowed to bring your own food and drinks, but only for personal use, not for selling, it’s absolutely forbidden to bring any kind of glass.

We do not allow fire in the Festival areas, the forest is a protected site.

Camping area is equipped with showers and toilets.


Camping Opening: 11.07.2017 @ 12:00 AM
Camping Closing: 17.07.2017 @ 18:00 PM

For washing, please use only natural and biodegradable detergents.
Everything goes into the soil and any toxic substances will affect the environment and could intoxicate the forest.

Pets are not allowed. This is for the safety of children and everyone around, please respect it.

Extra garbage bags and ashtray pockets will be given to you at the entrance.

Be sure to respect nature and those around you.

Terms, Conditions & Rules:
  1. Take the garbage bag and the pocket-ashtray that you got for free at the gate and use it please, we love mother nature and you must respect it. Once your garbage bag is full, you can throw it out at the entry in the big container and ask for a new one.
  2. All the guest must have the wristband. If the security will see that you don't have it, they will take you at gate and you will pay the entrance fee. In case your wristband its damaged, please go to the gate and change it.
  3. Children must be supervised by their parents and wear headphones.
  4. It's absolutely forbidden to make fire in the camp, if this rule is violated a fine will be charged.
  5. During the night, always keep with you a torch.
  6. Illegal shops are not allowed.
  1. Own audio systems at the Festival are not allowed.
  2. Drug trafficking, possesion and consummation are strictly forbidden.
  3. Park your car on the marked area and not in other places outside the Festival.
  4. Dogs are not allowed.
  5. Keep yourself hydrated, drink clean water or pure fruit juices, eat regulary, don't forget to rest, take care of your skin, bring sun cream with you and don't forget to use it, bring warm clothes - during the night it will be cold, if you get sick or feel bad please go immediately to the first AID, drugs are illegal in Switzerland, don't leave your money in your tent and if you notice any crimes come at the Info point to let us know and we will immediately take action.
  1. Organizers do not take responsability for possibile damages occuring in people or valuables.
  2. You are at Shankra Festival at your own risk, we assume no responsability for lost or stolen things, damages to your property or your person.
  3. A photo and video recording will be produced during the Festival. Every person who appears in the records can be namechecked only with their agreement, however they may not have any claims to the photographers and videomakers or to the Shankra Crew.
  4. It is forbidden to carry out any commercial or advertising activities without the written permission of Shankra Crew.