One of the things most people will come to appreciate is when they can start buying event tickets in Bitcoin. I’m not talking about just Bitcoin events either, but what if there was a festival you wanted to attend and pay in bitcoin? It would be so much easier to pay your ticket directly in BTC compared to cashing it out to fiat currency first, right?
Bitcoin in the United Kingdom is a bit of an odd creature. Although the government is not openly against the digital currency, they don’t condone it, either. The banks are openly against Bitcoin, continually thwarting any attempt of establish banking relations with a Bitcoin-related company, whether based out of or operated in the UK itself.
It comes as a bit of a surprise then when you find out that Shambala – a festival in the United Kingdom – is selling their tickets for Bitcoin. Shambala is not just an ordinary one-day event, either, as the festival runs from August 27th until August 30th at Secret Country Estate in Northamptonshire. During this festival, over 200 diverse acts, spread over 12 stages, will make you forget all of your sorrows.
The ideology of Shambala Festival is to offer something intimate and innovative to their attendees. Diverse acts range from musical performances to cabaret, debates and inspirational talks, interactive theatre and acrobats, to workshops and stand-up comedy. This is a festival for the entire family and their ticket prices are a lot lower than you might expect.
For those of you who are willing to stay more than one day at the event, there is a camping site at your disposal which will even house camper vans, if so requested. There are plenty of things to do for small and young children, such as the Bees Creche and Bush Camp, as well as the Shambala Springs packages – which include hot tubs and wood sauna!
Tickets for Bitcoin
So why is this festival selling their tickets for Bitcoin all of a sudden? Bitcoin is the first decentralized peer-to-peer currency that remains at some level of anonymity. Even though the Shambala organisers admit that Bitcoin is far from perfect, they do feel that blockchain technology as well as Bitcoin itself, are game changers that can not be ignored.
In fact, the Shambala crew strongly feel the time has come to level the financial playing field once again. They believe in finding ways to redress the current concentration of power, which is dominated by central authorities and governments. The value should be community-based and democracy should exist on a global scale.
Seeing a multi-day festival such as Shambala embrace Bitcoin is a major leap forward for the digital currency community. It remains to be seen whether more event organisers and promoters will follow in these footsteps, but it sets a precedent at the very least.
Source: Shambala Festival
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