The Countdown has started! 倒计时开始了！
Shalanaya is, indeed, a labour of love. We are glad and excited to welcome you all very soon to the site which will be our beautiful home for the weekend. Thanks once more and always to the amazing group of friends and volunteers who make this festival possible! Please remember, Shalanaya is yours: Yours to participate and interact in your own way! While doing so, please give appreciation and respect to others, the venue, and of course nature and the environment.
In a year when all around the planet everything that has happened is either a tragedy or a radical experiment- when everything has been canceled or disrupted- it is a privilege to be able to gather with the Shalanaya family and celebrate life, nature, and music. We are grateful to come together and collectively rise to create the best of vibes.
Before setting out to a 3 days outdoor festival, planning and preparing are required. What necessities to bring, what’s the best way to get to the venue, and what to expect once there, our thorough survival guide has you covered. Take some time to get your gear ready, and pack what is necessary and leave out what is not. Travel open minded, light weighted and with a free spirit!
安全卫生 Safety and Health
Although Shanghai has been a green zone for a while, we are still gathering people from all over and we have civic responsibility to take care of safety and health.
There will be temperature checks at the entrance, you will be requested to show you green QR code and to scan the Shanghai Health Code. Please wear a mask during check-in, this would help health management and collaboration.
Thanks to everyone who makes the festival possible. Shalanaya is a non-profit event completely run thanks to the generous love and efforts of volunteers: people just like you! With so many of us creating a new home away from home, we really believe the experience of a community, a tribe, a family, or whatever you wanna call it. Every year this becomes even more of an important reason why we do all of this.
We need a crew of about 20-30 motivated and engaged people to help with logistics, organizations, and the care of the land and the participants. If you are interested in volunteering or helping out with any skills (building/deco/media/bar/kitchen is what we need the most) please reach out asap at firstname.lastname@example.org
For different safety and permit related issues, we are not able to offer an open camp ground this year. However, the venue provides accommodation (either in dormitories or tents) at an additional cost.
This money is not kept by Shalanaya but goes to the venue itself. Because we want this to impact as little as possible on our participants’ wallets, we are paying more than 60% of the accommodation rental costs from the ticket sale. The final accommodation cost per person will be 140yuan for 2 nights in a dorm bed, or 120 yuan for 2 nights in a tent.
You can select your accommodation type when you book your tickets. Tents will each fit 2 people (no single tent options will be allowed) and will be there already up and ready for you with a nametag when you arrive. It will also be dismantled for you after you leave.
Make sure to bring your own sleeping bag if you choose the tent (or rent one from us)! Again, no private tents allowed, if you try to pitch yours, we will take it down!
Similarly, there are also dormitories and they are cosy, have private bathrooms with showers and fit 7 people. Expect the best night of sleep you’ve ever had at a festival in them. You will have the option to “name your room” when booking your bed. If you fill up a room with your friends, make sure each person puts in the room name so you’re put together.
If you want to have more privacy and fancy getting your own private room, the venue provides a few hotel rooms very close to the festival grounds. To book a private room (around 500元/night）, you can book directly on their system here :
or scan here 或直接扫描：
Private Room Booking
Hotel Name: 上海前小桔桔享家酒店
Contact Number: (021)60199130
They usually go out pretty fast, so if you do wish to book them, now is a good time to do it 🙂
There is also another slightly cheaper hotel (around 400元）nearby the venue with the following information (notice: this hotel is outside the venue)
Hotel Name :上海前小桔桔享家酒店
Contact Number: (021)31821966
音乐节时间表 Festival Hours
Shalanaya opens 4pm Friday and closes 6pm on Sunday. By that time, participants are requested to leave. We are going out both weekends leading up to the event for setup and we will return to take everything down. If you want extra time on the land and be a hero, get in touch with us to join the build or strike crew. (See below for details)
Gate opening hours: Friday 3pm to 1am, Saturday 9am to 1am, Sunday 9am to 12pm.
Tickets will be on sale at the gate too, but accommodation will not. If you plan to just show up at the gate make sure you have an accommodation plan outside of the venue. No private tents allowed!
Gate will be closed at night so access to the festival is not possible in these hours. Please plan your arrival accordingly.
Have a screenshot of your ticket or a printed version of it.
As part of the regulations in the venue, participants must sign a disclaimer before entering the site. Please have your original ID or passport to show when signing the disclaimer. Thank you for your understanding.
Children 12 years and under can attend Shalanaya for free. Any participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
The bracelet you will receive upon entering should be worn throughout the whole festival. It is our indication and your proof for legally entering festival grounds. People with no bracelet will be asked to leave or to pay.
If you want to sleep at the venue: you need to buy a ticket + accommodation option. Bring your sleeping bag in case you choose the tent, or rent the sleeping bag from us.
If you plan to leave by night time, or you have other accommodation outside the venue: you can buy a single festival entry ticket.
Tickets will be on sale at the gate too, but accommodation will not, so if you plan to just show up at the gate make sure you have an accommodation plan outside of the venue. No private tents allowed!
Main stage will open 4pm to 8pm Friday, 9am to 8pm Saturday, and 9am to 4pm Sunday. Twenty-two hours of techno, psytrance and all the shades of colors and darkness in between. This is the dancefloor where your body can liberate, restore, and energize.
Chillout opens 3pm Friday till 6pm Sunday, non- stop. It is a curated experience bringing you ambient, psybient, tribal and world music: expect live shows, relaxing visuals, jam sessions, and of course, drum circles.
Chill out and Fire Stage will be the playground for workshops, art performances, live shows, fire and flow arts, which will be happening both day and night.
Music is the core of Shalanaya and it is possible thanks to amazing musicians and crews who keep the vibe high and deep: the main stage is curated with the help of Dark Moon Tempo and and chillout from Xia: we are immensely grateful to all of them.
Music and dance are our best way to honor life and we thank you all for filling and warming the stages, full-on.
Your work and imagination make this possible! Shalanaya is beautiful every year thanks to all the contributions from the community. Calls for workshops, artists, vendors are open. Do you want to bring something to Shalanaya and need a schedule and a placement? Get in touch email@example.com
As usual, there is so much to explore! Whilst you move between the dancefloors, the dome, the creative market, the teahouse, the cinema, arts and crafts, workshops, activities and all the greenery of the venue, remember that there is always room for something more- something only you can manifest! Impromptu and spontaneous workshops and discussions are always welcome at this event.
On site you’ll also find hot meals, food, and drinks. We strive to keep ticket costs as low as possible to be affordable to all of our community. Because of this, the bar and kitchen are the fundamental way we can pay the rental fee and allow this event to continue. We ask everyone to please refrain from bringing drinks and meals, and help support Shalanaya! Of course you are very welcome to bring and share some snacks with everyone 🙂
Water will be available, bring your own bottle and cups! We really want to step up the collective effort of producing less trash at our festival, please participate and help us make a greener and more eco-responsible event! (See below for more)
不留痕迹 Leave No Trace
Shalanaya is a Leave No Trace event in which we expect everyone to take care of their waste footprints and to cherish the environment.
We have been so inspired by other festivals in Europe which are completely Zero Waste, and we want to transition into that direction too. For this to become possible as soon as possible we need the collaboration of everyone. There are trash-bins on site but we need each of you committed to reduce the impact. What to do and how to help:
- Recycle in appropriate way
- Reduce the packaging and the waste produced while packing
- Bring with you cups, bottle and plates to be reused for meals and drinks
We provide water for free. Drink it, don’t waste. Avoid plastic water bottles please!
We are currently looking for a supplier of reusable cups for the bar. Please, if you have any connection or link to share we would be grateful for your suggestion. Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or get in touch on wechat.
Cigarette butts are a nasty waste. Make/bring yourself a old candy box, a portable ashtray, anything useful to keep your butts together and dispose them into the garbage bins. Thanks!
烟头是令人讨厌的。 给自己带一个旧的糖果盒，或者一个便携式烟灰缸，将烟头收集在一起并放入垃圾箱。 谢谢！
做好准备 Getting Prepared
Shalanaya is a rain or shine event so better get prepared for every possible weather. Don’t forget your gear for possible chilly nights and rainy days. Pack warm clothes (layers!) and sleeping bags, rain gear, flashlights, insect repellent, toilet paper, and everything you need to make yourself comfortable whilst dancing and chilling.
- Dont forget your original ID card or passport
- A screenshot/printing of your ticket
- Cups and plates to be reused
- The best of your good vibes!
Pack Warm and Rainproof Clothing/Equipment
The location is in the countryside and nights can get very chilly! This is a 3 day outdoor event, be mindful and pack for the possibility of very cold temperatures, which are always possible. Also, we may get lucky so pack for potentially hot days and always be ready for rain (better safe than wet)!
音乐节的位置在乡下，夜晚会变得很冷！ 这是一个为期3天的户外活动，请注意始终可能发生的极低温度。 另外，我们可能会很幸运，所以请也带上热天气的行装，并随时准备面对下雨！
There is enough lighting in the venue but a headlamp and some lights for your tent are always useful to help you find the way to sleep easier. (You may not want to end up in the wrong tent at the end of the night – or maybe you do!)
The venue includes camping grounds, washing facilities, showers, a restaurant and charging points. Here is a list of the essentials all campers should have:
- 保暖衣物（夜晚会比较凉爽）warm clothes (nights might be chilly)
- 舒适的鞋子 comfortable shoes
- 牙刷、牙膏 toothbrush and toothpaste
- 毛巾 towel
- 雨具（伞、雨衣、雨鞋等）rain gear (you never know)
- 充电器 phone charger
- 防蚊液 – 不需要! 🙂 mosquito repellent – no need this year woohoo no mosquitoes here! 🙂
- 手电筒 flashlight
- 睡袋, 睡垫/防潮垫 (租帐篷的话）sleeping bag, sleeping mat (if you’re renting a tent)
- 卫生纸 toilet paper
- 环保水杯和餐盘(不提倡一次性的) cup and plate (leave no trace!)
- 门票的截图 a screenshot of your ticket
- 现金（支持支付宝、微信）cash (we also accept Alipay and Wechat pay)
请勿携带 Don’t Bring
liquor and drinks (we have a bar on site with friendly prices, please support us)
food (we have a restaurant cooking homely food on site)
weapons or illegal substances
如何到达 Ways of Arrival
We will be hosted again from the Orange Farm in Changxing Island. We love them and they love us. They have been very excited and supportive throughout the process of overcoming challenges and limitations to bring this event to you.
The venue is surrounded by water, grassy fields and trees. It is detached and isolated, yet easily accessible from downtown Shanghai. We love it because it is comfortable, very relaxed, and offers us a very beautiful playground for our stages and activities.
The venue is part of Shanghai’s municipal area, thus it’s easily reachable by either public transport or by taxi. And all while you’re not leaving the province!
Venue Address : 场地地址：
Chongming District, Changxing Island, Fènghuáng gōnglù 1599 (Qian Xiaoju Creative Farm)
Public Transport 公共交通
1. Take metro line 2 to Shanghai Technology Museum (上海科技馆站), exit 6
2. Take public bus 申崇四线 (Shēn chóng sì xiàn), , get down at 长兴岛枢纽站 ( zhǎngxìng dǎo shūniǔ zhàn)
3. Walk (20minutes) or grab a taxi to the venue.
- 乘坐2号线到上海科技馆站, 6号出口
- 乘公交申崇四线, 在长兴岛枢纽站下
Public Transport + Taxi 公共交通+ 出租车
1. Take metro to end of Line 9 Cao Lu – 曹路
2. Take taxi to the venue (60RMB taxi +20RMB bridge fare)
Better to go green, but if you need to take a taxi, a ride from Shanghai downtown to the venue costs between 150-170RMB (+20RMB bridge fare). Share it!
Words cannot express how excited we are to share in this beautiful weekend together. See you in a few weeks to look up at the full moon together and connect deeply to the universe and ourselves. That’s really all we need.
Much love, the Shalanaya team 🌕🍃🌱✊🏼💛 ✨