Community 2023
Community 2023

Connections, Awakening & Spirituality

Friday 14 July – Monday 17 July 2023

Community is about personal awakening and social change.

Russell Brand and friends are back in Hay-On-Wye for 3 days of camping, conversation on spirituality, wellness, healthy living and our environment.

Limber up for yoga or Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, enjoy musical performances , relax with meditation and massage from a range of holistic healers on site.

Be inspired by the natural beauty of the area with a canoeing experience on the River Wye.

Profits from Community will go to our Stay Free Foundation which proudly supports people through recovery and addiction.

Line Up

Wim Hof

Dutch extreme athlete Wim Hof got his nickname ‘The Iceman’ by breaking a number of records related to cold exposure including: climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in shorts, running a half marathon above the Arctic Circle barefoot, and standing in a container while covered with ice cubes for more than 112 minutes.

Using ‘cold, hard nature’ as his teacher, his extensive training has enabled him to learn to control his breathing, heartrate, and blood circulation and to withstand extreme temperatures.

Wim Hof is convinced that everyone can tap into their inner potential without having to invest the same decades worth of study, travel and daring.

Wim has made it his mission to share what he’s learned with the rest of the world and so he developed the Wim Hof Method: a combination of breathingcold therapy and commitment that offers a range of benefits. With his Wim Hof Method, he teaches people from all over the world, from celebrities and professional athletes, to people of all ages, to control their body & mind and achieve extraordinary things.

Dr. Vandana Shiva

Dr. Vandana Shiva is a physicist, environmental activist, food sovereignty advocate and author. She combines sharp intellectual enquiry with courageous activism. Dr. Shiva has been identified as an environmental “hero”, one of the top Seven most Powerful Women on the Globe and called one of the five most powerful communicators of Asia.

Among her many awards are the Alternative Nobel Prize, Order of the Golden Ark, Global 500 Award of UN and Earth Day International Award, the Sanctuary Wildlife Award 2018 and International Environment Summit & Award 2018. Back for the second year to Community, she is a close friend of Russell and the event.

Ryron Gracie

Ryron Gracie is the Head Instructor at Gracie University Headquarters in Torrance, Ca., a martial arts school dedicated to teaching jiu-jitsu as an art of self-defense to men, women, and children. With over 25 years of teaching experience and a lifetime of being a student of jiu-jitsu, he teaches young children how to face bullies with confidence while also helping men and women face life’s challenges. Whether you have absolutely no martial arts experience or a lifetime of training, Ryron humbly welcomes you to the mat.

Ryron’s wife, Victoria Gracie, will be teaching alongside Ryron. Victoria is a self-defense expert and head instructor of the Women Empowered® program at Gracie University of Jiu-Jitsu. She is passionate about having a trauma-informed approach to self-defense instruction and a fierce advocate for healthy relational dynamics while teaching thousands tools for non-violent communication. She has authored two Best-Selling children’s books on building confidence, emotional intelligence and bullying education. Appreciating the complexities of humanity’s ability to love both arts and science, Victoria has taken on managing her daughters education while they travel and teach all over the world.

Nick Mulvey is an acclaimed artist and songwriter. Nick’s work pushes boundaries in songwriting and sound, music both traditional and experimental, acoustic and electronic. On his most recent album, New Mythology, our shared humanity becomes common sense and this humanity and the natural world are enmeshed. Nick also credits his friends and family, teachers past and present who’ve helped him arrive at this point. Now Nick finds himself at the precipice of change and is ready to share his raw musings with the world.

Nick Mulvey

Nick Mulvey is an acclaimed artist and songwriter. Nick’s work pushes boundaries in songwriting and sound, music both traditional and experimental, acoustic and electronic. On his most recent album, New Mythology, our shared humanity becomes common sense and this humanity and the natural world are enmeshed. Nick also credits his friends and family, teachers past and present who’ve helped him arrive at this point. Now Nick finds himself at the precipice of change and is ready to share his raw musings with the world.

Bruce Parry

Bruce Parry has led a life of exploration and is at home in the furthest reaches of the physical and metaphysical realms. Driven initially by a sense of personal adventure, Bruce soon shifted his attention to documenting the peoples and places he visited, often for television and film. His interest has long now been focussed on understanding the social and environmental impact our ’civilised’ way of life is having at home and on the planet.

Biet Simkin

Biet Simkin is the world-renowned spiritual teacher and best-selling author dubbed “The David Bowie of Meditation”. She creates huge meditation and breathwork experiences that she scores with her own music. She is a true artist and redefining enlightenment. Russell says, “the only other means he knows to achieve the states she induces are illegal.

Helena Norberg-Hodge

Helena Norberg-Hodge is a linguist, author, filmmaker, pioneer of the new economy movement, founder and director of Local Futures, and the convenor of World Localization Day. She is author of the inspirational classic Ancient Futures, and Local is Our Future and producer of the award-winning documentary The Economics of Happiness and of Planet Local. She also founded the International Alliance for Localisation, and co-founded the International Forum on Globalization and the Global Ecovillage Network.

Jay and Kestrel

Jay & Kestrel Oakwood are internationally known teachers & healers, specialising in Shamanism & Shamanic Healing. With over 40 years experience, working with tribal people world wide and at the Bridget Healing Centre in Glastonbury, they offer their 1-1 work in Shamanic Healing and year long training courses ‘Call of the Shaman’ and ‘The Healing Drum’. They are widely known for their inspired, warm & humorous way of opening others to their true potential and their magical ability to create a sacred safe space to be in.

Brad Evans

Brad Evans is a political philosopher, critical theorist, and writer, who specialises on the problem of violence. He is author of over 20 books, and has worked with Russell on a live show “Books With BraNd”. He previously led a dedicated columns/series on violence in both the New York Times and the Los Angeles Review of Books. Brad currently serves as chair of political violence and aesthetics at the University of Bath, United Kingdom.

Mr Gee

Mr Gee has been a veteran on the UK’s Live poetry scene for over two decades. Perhaps best known as the “Poet Laureate” on Russell’s award-winning Radio show, he has delivered two Tedx talks and his work has featured in the Times, The Guardian & the New Statesman. He has most recently been mixing poetry with Data Analytics to create the digital art-piece: “Bring Me My Fire Truck” for the Open Data Institute which was showcased at the Tate Britain for their 2020 “Blake Now” series.

Sadie Horler

Growing up in Devon, indie-folk artist Sadie Horler has taken influence from her surroundings. Sadie’s heartfelt lyrics are inspired by events and people around her, with each song performed with warmth and authenticity. BBC Introducing have described Sadie as “Phenomenal” & “One of the finest young female musicians they have discovered.”

Kehinde Andrews

Kehinde Andrews is Professor of Black Studies at Birmingham City University, and an author. His latest book The Psychosis of Whiteness will be published in 2023.Kehinde has written opinions pieces for outlets including the Guardian, Independent, Washington Post and CNN and regularly appears on television, podcasts and radio. He advised a number of corporations on equality and diversity issues and is an international keynote speaker. Kehinde is founder of the Harambee Organisation of Black Unity and editor-in-chief of Make it Plain

Lucy Sesto

Lucy Sesto is a Yoga instructor and ex – acrobatic GB gymnast. She has always been drawn to fitness and movement. Through yoga and meditation, she has been able to learn valuable tools that have truly changed her life. She is a firm believer that yoga is for everyone.

Sandra Barnes

Mama & daughter duo Sandra & Sofia are co creators of Love all ways yoga. Together they love creating & holding space for others through workshops, classes, retreats & ceremonies. Their offerings weave together embodied movement, sound journeys, ritual, guided meditation & beyond in an inviting & joyful manner. Their aim is to bring you home to your inner beloved.

Kirsty Gallagher

Kirsty Gallagher is a moon mentor, soul alignment and spiritual coach, yoga teacher and meditation teacher. Described as down to earth, warm-hearted, compassionate and inspiring, Kirsty is known for bringing ancient mystical practices and wisdom to modern day life in a relatable way that anyone and everyone can take something from.

Paul Foot

Paul Foot has made numerous television and radio appearances, the most recent of which include 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, ABC Australia’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala, Breaking The News (BBC Radio Scotland) and Dave News for Dave at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe. In 2019 he also made a triumphant debut at Glastonbury to which he returned in 2022 and played the comedy tents of many of the most prestigious summer festivals. Paul has also appeared on Would I Lie To You? (BBC 1) and excerpts of his many much-loved appearances on Never Mind The Buzzcocks (BBC 2) have garnered over a million views on YouTube. He has been nominated twice for the Best Show at The Melbourne International Comedy Festival, has been voted Best International Act at the Sydney and Perth Comedy Festivals, and has performed at the Just For Laughs Montreal Festival.

Math and Lauren

Girders of Warmth is Mathew Plumb’s first published collection. It reflects the poet’s profound connection with nature and the Welsh Landscape and offers a fresh and challenging vision of our place in the world.

Delving into the core of creating with nature as both implement and muse, professional artist, Lauren Youngs studied Fine Art Painting at Wimbledon College of Art. Through a deep connection with the landscape Lauren has acquired specialist knowledge in eco-art therapy, tutoring, illustrating, and her primary love of painting.

Dan Turner

Arriving from a fitness background, Dan connected with yoga and felt inspired to teach Hatha and Yin forms to share the many benefits yoga has to offer. Dan aims to make his classes welcoming for all and they typically explore movement, stillness, joy, expansion and release.

Beans on Toast

Essex born folk songwriter ‘Beans on Toast’ is an extremely unique performer. Twisting an age-old genre with a D.I.Y. approach and contemporary concerns has earned him the title of a cult figure who tells it like it is. A festival favourite (he’s played Glastonbury every year since 2005) and a prolific writer and performer. He’s written and recorded 15 albums and he’s played every bar, club, venue, pub, festival, party and honky-tonk you can think of.

He’s a hippy, a punk, a poet, a die-hard romantic and an eternal optimist. Singing simple songs that tackle big issues. Political protest songs for the modern-day, honest and open Love songs. Songs that will make you laugh, but also make you think with no holds barred honesty and quick wit.

Flying Seagull Project

Professional entertainer Ash Perrin founded The Flying Seagull Project in 2008 to bring happiness to children who are underprivileged, marginalised or suffering. The UK-based charity currently has more than 20 entertainers engaged in arts workshops, music and dance lessons, circus shows and clown doctoring. Together they’ve spread love, light and laughter to more than 289,600 children in hospitals, orphanages, deaf/blind schools, refugee camps and slums around the world.

Paul Powlesland

Paul Powlesland is a barrister and founder of Lawyers for Nature, which aims to transform the relationship between law, lawyers and nature. He acts to protect trees and rivers in the courts and campaigns for the Rights of Nature. He lives on a boat on the River Roding in East London, and set up the River Roding Trust, through which he carries out hands-on restoration and protection of the river.

Ben Calder

Ben has been practising Qigong for over 30 years and teaching for the last 9, being one of very few teachers to be offering LifeForce Qigong in the UK – a pragmatic, trauma-informed, mindful movement system to help regulate and restore vitality and harmony to body and mind.

Ben will be sharing his mindful movement classes and integrated approach to bodywork in private sessions throughout the weekend.

Tickets

Tickets

More About Staying With Us

Tee and Toast Glamping

  • Luxury boutique glamping service
  • Experience the comfort of a hotel within the event
  • Beds with comfortable mattress and fresh cotton linen
  • Fairy lights, lanterns, Moroccan boho rugs, and plants
  • Private glamping facilities including luxury showers and toilets

Self Pitch Camping

  • Pitch your own tent in our on site campsite
  • Showers and toilets on campsite
  • Field next door to the main event site with easy access

Camplight Pre Pitch

  • Using a regenerative approach to campsites, re salvaged tents in perfect condition
  • Pre pitched for when you arrive, making your journey easier from start to finish
  • The most environmentally friendly camping solution
  • Fully managed reception, access to main event campsite and facilities

Live In Vehicle

  • PLEASE NOTE: On site live in vehicle pitches have sold out. We have a local supplier a 10 minute walk through Hay on Wye to the event site. You will be able to come and go from the event site as you please. Click the link below to find out more.
  • Secure campsite with easy access to the main event site
  • Experience the event with all the home comforts you bring in your own camping vehicle or caravan

Get Involved

Volunteer

Russell and Laura Brand are building a database of Volunteers to help run Community from the ground up. Having their friends and audience involved at the very core of the event is integral to the ethos of Community. This event could not run without you!

You will receive a weekend ticket in return for your time, click below to find out more details about becoming part of the Stay Free family.

There are limited spaces available to volunteer. In the case that your application is unsuccessful there will be tickets held back to purchase so you can still attend the event.

Food Trader

Community 2023 needs a range of delicious and sustainable vegan food traders to come and serve the 4000 attendees. Click below to find out more details about how to apply.

Non Food Trader

Click below to find out more about coming to trade at Community 2023. We are looking for a range of services and suppliers to become part of the family, with a focus on improving the customer experience from start to finish.

Local and sustainable market traders and holistic therapists please apply to get involved.

FAQs

Yes. There is parking, but please do try to lift-share and use public transport to help reduce the event’s carbon footprint.

Yoga mats, towel, swimwear, sun protection, extra layers, waterproof, reusable water bottle – a full heart and a big smile!

Yes, please do bring cash for any extra things you want, there will be some card machines to take payments, but not all traders will have them. It is always wise to have some cash with you just in case.

We have limited childrens tickets, and 3 age brackets. Any under 18 must have a ticket and be accompanied by an adult.

Yes, there is a children’s area which will have educational and productive content curated throughout the day. This is to include a forest workshop, yoga for children and canoeing! The children’s area will be managed by fully DBS checked staff and there is a child safeguarding team on site.

Community is a small festival set in a beautiful greenfield site on the river Wye, postcode HR3 5LA, just 5 mins walk to Hay-on-Wye town centre.

The nearest train station is Hereford 25 miles from the site where there are buses to Hay Castle, around 15 minutes walk / a short taxi ride to the site.
Full address and access info will be sent to ticket holders before the event. We encourage attendees to use public transport and lift share where possible.
Please note: If you are planning on driving, a car park pass will need to be purchased at the cost of £10 in advance via the ticket page.

No, we are very sorry, but no dogs allowed.

Tickets have now all sold-out. No tickets will be sold at the gate. To avoid disappointment please do not come to the site without a valid ticket. Sign up to our mailing list to find out & how to purchase our feature film of Community AND when tickets go on sale for Community 2023.

Plastic, glass, pets, alcohol and bbqs.

There will be plenty of locally sourced healthy food on offer, so no need to bring a picnic.

This is an alcohol free event.

Gates open – 0900hrs
Gates close – 2130hrs

Please email [email protected] with any questions

FAQs

Our aim is to make Community open and accessible, and for everyone to feel welcome and included at the event. Please read and fill in the accessibility form here or alternatively send an email to [email protected] and one of our team will get back to you soon.

Community is a small festival set in a beautiful greenfield site on the river Wye, postcode HR3 5LA, just 5 mins walk to Hay-on-Wye town centre.

The nearest train station is Hereford 25 miles from the site where there are buses to Hay Castle, around 15 minutes walk / a short taxi ride to the site.
Full address and access info will be sent to ticket holders before the event. We encourage attendees to use public transport and lift share where possible.
Please note: If you are planning on driving, a car park pass will need to be purchased at the cost of £10 in advance via the ticket page.

Community is a family friendly event. There will be a family area that will have educational and productive content curated throughout the day including forest school, children’s yoga and more.

We will have many vegan food traders onsite this year serving a delicious mix of locally sourced, healthy food and drinks throughout the weekend. You are also welcome to bring your own food with you, camping stoves that use gas canisters or 450g or less in size are allowed in the campsite. Please note that portable barbecues, campfires and larger gas canisters are not permitted.

Community is an alcohol-free event – please do not bring alcohol to the event.

There are a variety of camping and glamping options available onsite – please view options and purchase under tickets. If you’re planning to bring your own tent or live in vehicle to the campsite, please make sure you purchase your pitch in advance.
Alternatively there are plenty of local campsites and B&Bs available in nearby Hay-on-Wye.
Once you have your wristband (and car park pass if required), you are free to come and go throughout the weekend.

Content will be continuously released throughout the year, with the full programme coming out a few weeks before the event. We’re currently speaking with some amazing minds about attending – very special announcements coming soon!
Some of the activities will be available to book in advance – information will be released on the website about these when they are available.

The car park and campsite will be open at 11:00 on Friday 14th July. After the event, the campsite and car parks must be clear by 14:00 on Monday 17th July. More information and timings will be shared closer to the event.

Gates Close – 1100hrs Monday 17th July

We will have a limited number of volunteer and trader positions available for those who would like to help out and get involved on site – please keep an eye on our website and mailers for updates on how you may be able to get involved.

We have a couple of options to try and help support…

  1. A deposit ticket – this spreads the cost of the ticket over multiple payments before the event.
  2. Volunteering – this will allow you access to the event in return for some hours worked. There will still be a deposit that must be paid, but this will be returned to you after the event and when shifts are completed.

The Stay Free Foundation is a charitable organisation run by Russell and Laura Brand. The Foundation will make grants using proceeds, focussing on people with addiction and mental health issues and the non-profit organisations that help them.
100% of profits from Community will go to the Foundation.

If you’ve purchased a ticket, you should have received an email with information, which will be required for entry. We are unable to accept any liability to replace any tickets lost, stolen, damaged or unauthorised use of e-ticket codes. If you can’t find the email with your ticket, please make sure to check your spam folder before contacting Ticket Sellers. Full ticket Ts & Cs can be found here.
 
We are unable to offer a refund unless the event is cancelled or postponed. If you purchased Booking Protection, you may be able to claim a refund through Booking Protect in certain circumstances, you can see a list here. These tend to be more serious things outside your control, such as injuries and accidents, so you will not be covered if you change your mind about attending. Booking Protect may also ask for evidence alongside your refund request.
  • Your downloaded ticket, car park and camping pass as required
  • A water bottle and/or camping mug
  • Comfy and warm clothing and waterproofs – just in case!

For safety reasons and for the consideration of your neighbours, we kindly ask that you leave the following items at home:

  • Fireworks or sky lanterns – as pretty as they look, they can and have set trees and fields on fire
  • Any glass bottles, for safety reasons
  • Alcohol or illegal substances – Community is an alcohol free event
  • Pets – as much as we really love them, unfortunately only service dogs with proof sent in advance are permitted on the site :(
  • Sound systems
  • Generators
  • BBQs, campfires and open flames – these are not permitted in the campsite

More information coming soon

Missed out on the 2022 event?

Pre order our Exclusive Feature Film with all the best bits from Community 2022.

Radhika Das

For more than a decade, Radhika has spent much of his time falling in love with and sharing Kirtan and the ancient practices of Bhakti yoga.

Samantha Moyo

Samantha Moyo is a creative entrepreneur and movement builder. She founded the global movement, Morning Gloryville. Samantha will offer a pecha kucha style talk on “Community Building + the Power of saying YES”.

Lucy Sesto

A Yoga instructor with a background as an acrobatic GB gymnast. As an ex GB acrobatic gymnast, Lucy has always been drawn to fitness and movement.

Kirsty Gallagher

Kirsty Gallagher is a moon mentor, spiritual guide, meditation and yoga teacher, and Sunday Times bestselling author of Lunar Living.

Biet Simkin

Biet is the world-renowned meditation leader dubbed the “David Bowie of Meditation”. As a musician, Biet weaves the world of pop culture and spirituality, teaching practical applications of ancient spiritual wisdom.

Want to Canoe!

The Wye is by far one of the most beautiful rivers in the British Isles and one of the few you can navigate by canoe, and have a guided taster session during your time with us.

Rooted Forest School

Rooted Forest School is a collective of creative nature-based educators who have been facilitating Forest School and Outdoor Learning experiences for many years. Their mission is to create space and time for children and their families to experience nature, connect with themselves and others and have lots of messy fun at the same time!

Jasmine Hemsley

Jasmine Hemsley is a wellbeing expert, a chef and writer with a passion for Ayurveda, Jasmine believes in conscious, joyful living. Her 360-degree approach to health marries Eastern wisdom and holistic philosophies with the latest technology and developments in Western wellbeing.

Jay and Kestrel

Jay & Kestrel Oakwood are internationally known teachers & healers, specialising in Shamanism & Shamanic Healing. With over 40 years experience, working with tribal people world wide and at the Bridget Healing Centre in Glastonbury.

Afriquoi

An underground sensation, bringing an uplifting fusion of African music and live electronics. The masterful 5-piece live show combines Gambian kora, Congolese guitar + Mandinka percussion styles with electronic music drawing on house, soca, hiphop, soul + jungle to create something entirely unique.

Sadie Horler

With her haunting vocals, Sadie performs with warmth and authenticity, captivating her audience with her engaging but unaffected presence. Her heartfelt lyrics are inspired by events and people around her with every song telling a compelling story you do not want to miss.

Man Like Nells

Man Like Nells is a trilingual artist / producer bringing innovation to British landscape and culture using English, French and Sangho to showcase his lyrical dexterity.

Black Mountain Roast

Boca Loco

Origin Pizza

Passion4juice

Rule of Tum

Shepherds Parlour

Stable & Ground

Field and Found

La Madre Silver

Rachel Peacock

Stag & Seer

Reflexology With Alice

Tracy Holloway

Truth Codes

Hay therapies

River Flow Yoga

Moonstone healing

Berkshire printmakers

Chris Cleere BJJ

Turning Point

Treasures

The Welsh Girl

Samsara

OHM Illuminated

Brass Monkey

Dirtea

Savage Cabbage

Mossy Walkabout

Kayleigh Hunt Face painting

Dreamz Grow Trees

Couldn’t make it or just want to relive the day?

Don’t worry! We are putting together a feature-length experience to enjoy from home. All the best bits from the day with some exclusive content and behind the scenes footage.

Plant Based

We’ve sourced the best local and sustainable vegan food traders to keep you nourished.

Expect Origin Pizza, Boca Loco, Shepherds Ice Cream and Passion4Juice.

Getting There & Around

Hay is on the edge of the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park. The site is located on a green field on the banks of the River Wye, just five minutes walk from the centre of Hay.

Hay-on-Wye is situated just off the A438 between Brecon and Hereford. Community will be signposted.

The nearest railway station is Hereford, 21 miles away, and Hereford bus station is served by National Express coaches.

Options for travel:

Car / Train / Bus

Public transport information 08712 002233

https://www.traveline.info/

Bus services in Herefordshire are currently FREE at the weekend: herefordshire.gov.uk/bus-it

The nearest bus stops to Community are:  Clock Tower and Hay Castle.

On Sundays, the 39A bus service runs Hereford – Hay – Hereford. Timetable: bustimes.org/services/39a-hereford-hay-on-wye

https://bustimes.org/localities/hay-on-wye

https://www.traveline.info/

Other bus services, Stagecoach South Wales and Yeomans Travel

http://yeomanscoachholidays.com/Bus-Timetables

Hereford bus station is served by coaches:

From London Victoria, London Heathrow, Cirencester and Gloucester

From Bradford, Leeds, Sheffield, Derby, Birmingham and Worcester

Coach information 0871 781 8181 https://www.nationalexpress.com/en

Railway enquiries: 08457 484950 www.nationalrail.co.uk

The nearest railway station is Hereford, 21 miles away. Hereford train station is served by regular trains:

  • Great Western Railway (GWR) from London Paddington, Reading (rail/air link from London Heathrow) and Oxford
  • Transport for Wales (TfW) from South West Wales, Swansea, Cardiff, Newport, Cwmbran and Abergavenny
  • Transport for Wales (TfW) from Manchester Piccadilly, Stockport, Wilmslow, Crewe, Shrewsbury, Church Stretton, Craven Arms, Ludlow and Leominster
  • Transport for Wales (TfW) from North Wales, Chester, Wrexham and Gobowen (Oswestry)
  • West Midlands Trains from Birmingham New Street, Bromsgrove, Worcester Foregate Street, Great Malvern and Ledbury

A2B Taxis 01874 658 899
Booktown Taxis 07881 726 547
Julie’s Cabs 07899 846 592
Radnor & Kington Taxis 07831 898 361
Hay Bus Taxi 07974 106 656

Use Sat Nav postcode HR3 5LA

Car park at Hay On Wye is £10 / car this is to encourage lift sharing wherever possible, the car park is located next to the Community site, a short walk to the main entrance.

For electric cars – there is one fast charger available in the local area at Drover Cycle Hire (HR3 5EH) 01497 822 419

No parking on roads or grass verges near the site, there is ample parking in our car park.

People can connect with drivers with spare seats if they need help getting to the event. This can be a big contribution in reducing carbon emissions and congestion – it also saves money and a great way to meet like-minded people:

https://gocarshare.com/

https://www.blablacar.co.uk/

https://liftshare.com/uk

If you are feeling more ambitious and conscious of your travel footprint, why not consider walking some of the journey to Hay? Slow Ways is an initiative to create a national network of walking routes connecting all of Great Britain’s towns, cities and villages. Using existing paths, ways, trails and roads, people can use Slow Ways routes to walk or wheel between neighbouring settlements. It’s designed to make it easier for people to imagine, plan and go on walking journeys:

https://beta.slowways.org/Settlement/Hay-on-Wye

Community does not offer camping as part of the event. However, there are two suppliers in the next door field! Both of these will be offering the opportunity to come and stay with them for the days before and after the event.

Arrive early and explore the magical area that will be the ‘Community’ home – with the Wye Valley Walk and Offas Dyke Trail running through the site. Hay on Wye is a brisk 5 minute walk away. If you stay the night before you will be the first to gain access to the site and the range of inclusive activities that will require booking in person on the day.

Glamping Wales
Glamping Wales will be providing luxury tented accommodation exclusively for Community ticket holders, offering furnished, spacious bell tents, generously spaced around the field. There will be a welcoming communal marquee in which to relax and catch up with friends (or make new ones). They will be lighting a communal firepit on the Saturday night and non-alcoholic drinks will be served from the bar. Breakfast will be available to purchase on site.

In your tent you’ll find:

  • A comfy double futon bed with cotton bedlinen and towels
  • Fitted flooring, bedside tables
  • Battery lantern, mirror
  • Fairy lights and bunting

Onsite there will also be:

  • Welcoming communal marquee with non-alcoholic bar
  • Phone charging in the marquee
  • Communal fire pit
  • Hot showers
  • Portaloo toilets
  • Breakfast available to purchase

Prices from £495 for a double tent.

Additional single beds can be provided for £60 each (max 3).

Maximum of 5 people per tent – £675 (including children).

All Glamping guests must have a valid ticket for Community.

All Guests must be booked in prior to arrival.

Check-in from 12pm Sat 9 July, check out by 10am Mon 11 July.

There will be no access to the Community Event until the official opening of 0900hrs 10th July.

Larchwood Self-Pitch Tents
There are self pitch field camping pitches situated next to the Community site, these are run by Larchwood Studios and are suitable for tents with 20 x spaces for modest camper vans (such as V.W. campers or similar sized camping vehicles). There are no caravans or motorhomes spots available.

Family pitches
Shower and toilet block close by at the Larchwood Studio complex
Mains water points throughout the site
Braziers for open fires and cooking available
Firewood and charcoal for sale
Electric point for charging phones, etc
N.B. They do not offer electric hook up and we do not have any disposal facilities for chemical toilets
No dogs allowed

Hay-on-Wye and the surrounding area offer superb B&Bs and hotels set in some of the UK’s most glorious and spectacular countryside.

AirBnB
Prices from £53 upwards

Baskerville Hall, Hay On Wye
From £55 per night, per person

The Seven Stars, Guesthouse B&B, Hay On Wye
From £109 per night

The Firs, Hay On Wye
From £150 per night

Kilverts, Hay On Wye
From £115 per night

The Black Lion, Hay On Wye
From £106

The Griffin, Llyswen
From £60 per night

Green Dragon, Hereford
From £140 per night B&B

Russell Brand

I am a comedian. I am interested in change. I am interested in awakening – I feel we can do this together because I have changed so much in my own little life.

Wim Hof

‘The Iceman’ Wim Hof. Armed with his motto ‘what I am capable of, everybody can learn’, Wim Hof is convinced that everyone can tap into their inner potential without having to invest the same decades worth of study, travel and daring.

Vandana Shiva

Vandana Shiva Indian scholar, food sovereignty advocate and environmental activist. Shiva founded the Research Foundation for Science, Technology, and Ecology (RFSTE), an organization devoted to developing sustainable methods of agriculture.