Sri Lanka

Discover the beauty of Shankra Festival 2023 in Sri Lanka: located in the wild vegetation, be prepared to be amazed by pristine landscapes, mesmerising beaches, ancient heritage and culture. Be part of our international gathering and start this seven-day adventure into psychedelic trance music, discovering exciting sounds, enriching activities, and local traditions.

Shankra Sri Lanka - Postponed to 2023
Dec 29, 2021 | Shankra Sri Lanka

Dear Shankra Family,

We started this festival in 2015 and thanks to the enormous trust and effort by all our artists, deco crews, architects, volunteers, workers and most importantly by every single person who participated, we were able to make reality out of our desires and deliver five festival editions, year after year till 2020…when the pandemic hit the globe.

It’s with deep regret and sorrow that we have to postpone our Sri Lankan edition to February 2023. The current travel restrictions to and from Sri Lanka (7-day quarantine at arrival for unvaccinated people, and potential quarantine in the nation flying back for both) and due to the new variant Omicron, we would need to separate areas inside the festival venue for vaccinated people and unvaccinated people (after a negative PCR test at the entrance). With these given conditions, we are not able to conduct our event.

We acknowledge that with this late postponement our integrity might be in question since other festivals on the Island have been postponed 6 months ago. We didn’t want to postpone our event that early as we believed in our intention and worked towards it, hoping that the constant changes hitting the world would have been positive and worked in our favour.
Ultimately, this didn’t manifest as wished and it’s our moral responsibility to owe you our most sincere apologies.

Nevertheless, our gratitude goes to the Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of Health of Sri Lanka, for dedicating their time and effort during the past months and for being supportive during the meetings that have been held.

All ticket holders of Shankra Sri Lanka 2022 will be granted access to Shankra Sri Lanka 2023, which will host the same artistic value as we were planning to offer this year and will take place from the 13th to the 19th of February 2023.

Optionally, if you wish to participate in Switzerland 2022 instead of Sri Lanka 2023, you can transfer your ticket accordingly, if you wish to resell in a secure way your ticket you can do it using our partner TicketSwap’s platform.

For Name Change (Active during January and May 2023), please write to:
shankra.ticket.transfer.lk@beetickets.ch

For TicketSwap use the following link: https://bit.ly/ShankraTicketSwap

For Ticket transfer for Switzerland 2022 (Active during January and May 2023), please write to: shankra.ticket.conversion.lk.ch@beetickets.ch

If you have any inquiry or reclaim, we kindly ask you to write to support@shankrafestival.org


Your Life is Your Message
Shankra Team

Location

Shankra Festival 2022 will be located in Galle, Sri Lanka.

Music

We begin a new journey, always driven by our love for music. Exploring the realms of Psychedelic Trance, you will have the chance to feel immersed in exciting sounds and musical experimentations.

Participate

We believe that every human being can contribute to the creation of something unique by expressing their talents, skills and knowledge. Connect with us by sharing your competences!

Children's Village

It would not be a connective experience without including one of the most important elements of our lives, family. Spend time with your children, surrounded by nature: cultivate with them a curious mindset, through the diverse activities organized in the Children's Village.

Workshops

Inspiration is the primary source of action: we find something new that awakes our interest, that becomes enthusiasm and may change our daily routine. Get inspired with our program of workshops and activities: you will have the chance to learn new and exciting skills, training your body and feeding your soul.

Lectures

Knowledge is the most precious value we can gain. Through knowledge, we can get in touch with deep meanings and unexpected connections that can change our perception of reality. Enrich your personal culture by following our program of lectures: a broad range of topics will be addressed, covering different areas of interest.

Live Painting

The most powerful way of creating is using our imagination. Sharing our visions with people is like selling plane tickets to our personal world: you will be able to travel through the artistic expressions of painters and creators, presented in a unique environment.

Healing Practices

Reconnecting with your body, touching inner spots and cleaning your spirit is sometimes a much-needed process that we tend to underestimate in our daily routine. At Shankra Festival, discover techniques to consciously work towards a deeper understanding of yourself, your spirit and the planet with the precious help of worldwide healers.

Theatre

We can explore much about ourselves, through watching somebody else's interpretation of reality. Theatre is not just a show to enjoy, it is a journey inside human nature. Explore innovative point of views and discover the emotional approach of life through our theatre program.

Cinema

Watching a movie can be a profound transformative experience: we observe, we learn, we feel and we come out with new ideas that modify our interaction with reality and people around us. Find new inspiration and get in touch with the work of visionary directors from around the world.

Performance

Expressing what we have inside is the engine that makes us create. At Shankra Festival we want to showcase diverse performances, from dance shows to theatre acts, fire performances and juggling exhibitions.
Shankra Festival