Community 2023
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Community 2023
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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.

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.

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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.

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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
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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
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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
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Live In Vehicle

  • Bring your own campervan or caravan to site – 8m x 5m pitch
  • 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
  • Access to main event campsite and facilities
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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.

Apply Here

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.

Apply Here

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.

Apply Here

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

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

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.

Please lift-share where possible, reducing the event’s carbon footprint is so important to everyone. There is further travel information on our page under the Travel section.

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. The site is in postcode area HR3 5, 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 from 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, there are no campfires, portable barbecues or camp stoves allowed. Please note: 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.

More information coming soon

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