We’ve just teamed up with the UK’s best yoga-based festival Colourfest (June 5-8 at St. Giles House, Dorest), which also includes a great mix of live music, dance, story-telling and theatre events. It’s an event like no other, and we’re helping its fans get there together by sharing lifts. Not only will they save a great deal of money on travel and petrol costs, they’ll meet great new people while doing their bit for the environment too.
Here are six reasons you should car share to Colourfest this year, and why it’s an event you shouldn’t miss out on in 2015.
6. Colourfest has a great message
Liftshare understands that many people go to festivals for the music, but it’s always nice to see alternative events in the UK that exist to promote a positive message to the masses. Colourfest is no different if this mission statement is anything to go by:
“Colourfest is a festival that blends inner rest with more active expressions and promises to be playful, deep and insightful. We are a creative upbeat event that explores the depths of life through intelligent movement, performances, music, sound, exploration and the arts.”
Now if that doesn’t sound like a fun, friendly and insightful weekend in the sun, we don’t know what does. You can also check out their great trailer for 2014’s festival to give you a proper view of what to expect:
We’re convinced. How about you?
5. It’s ideal if you want a quiet weekend away from it all
Have you ever come back from a festival and thought, “I really need another holiday now?” Or how about that first hot shower after spending a weekend in a muddy festival field? Feels pretty good doesn’t it? Well, Colourfest goes as a far calmer pace than the likes of Glastonbury or Download, so if you truly want to get away from it all, then this is the festival for you. Thanks to Colourfest you can leave all the noise, technology and stress of the city behind and simply drink in the atmosphere while meeting some truly great people.
4. If you like Yoga, Colourfest is essential
While Colourfest offers many wonderful things it’s primarily a yoga event, and fans will be spoiled for choice during their visit. There are sessions held throughout the weekend from yoga pros such as Ashtanga Yoga with Scott Parsons, The Beat Goes Ohm with Scott Parsons and Natalie Cresswell, and Hridaya Yoga ‘Spiritual Heart’ with instructor Naz. These sessions are ideal for gaining a clear head, a new perspective on life or simply helping yourself relax.
3. Dance like there’s no tomorrow
Colourfest’s Dance and Intelligent Movement offers dance sessions across a wide range of influences from all over the world, each intended to get you moving and immerse yourself in outstanding music. The weekend includes such sessions as the Afro-Brazilian percussion of URUBU (“You are you. Be you!”), Indian Temple Dance workshops, and much more. There’s singing, dancing, yoga movements and other inspiring activities to explore in the festival’s dance offering.
Here’s a trailer of what’s on offer:
2. Of course, there’s music too
It wouldn’t be a festival without music – let’s be honest – and Colourfest certainly doesn’t disappoint thanks to a diverse line-up of various styles. You’ve got the likes of songwriter and guitarist James Frost, who was voted a Pick of the Week on BBC 6Music and praised highly by Folk Radio UK. There’s also Scottish guitarist and singer Fraser Anderson – also praised by the BBC – Indo Jazz outfit The Teak Project, the trancey soul of Bob Hillary and the Massive Mellow, among others. Explore the full line-up here.
1. Theatre and fun times for all
To top it all off, Colourfest offers a full schedule of theatre for adults and kids alike, spiritual, music and yoga workshops, as well as great activities for young festival-goers at the Treehouse Theatre. Kids can also make their own instruments, try out yoga and enjoy the likes of giant Jenga and parachute games.
So if you’re intrigued by what Colourfest has to offer, remember that you can save big money on travel by car sharing there with Liftshare. It’s free to sign up, costs less than most forms of public transport and you’ll meet great people on the road too. Why not try it today?