A Transformational Gathering near London
Come join us and experience cutting edge multi-genre music & bands across
three stages & dancefloors, an extensive art gallery, handcrafted décor & land art, live painting,
performance arts, multimedia visual arts and installations, workshops, lectures,
healing village, free spa area and wellness sanctuary with wood-fired sauna
A New Kind of Festival with over 15 inspirational spaces & areas with dedicated programme. Eco-conscious, delicious 100% vegan food & drink, solar power, a tree planted for every attendee!
Tickets include: full programme, spa access, camping & more
Thursday to Monday: 5 days of camping + round the clock programme
Friday to Sunday: 90 hours continuous Music
Our Five Core Values
Our core values are Growth, Exploration, Balance, Connection and Celebration. We believe in building a sustainable future which is inclusive and diverse. As a crew we aim to have a positive impact on not only your personal experience as a festival participant but also on the broader culture beyond that. Environmental awareness is at the heart of our festival. We want to explore new ideas and think about where we might be able to move to as humans, together. Highlighting the very best of the human experience, we believe that everyone's voice is important and brings something unique to this reality that we shape together.
Anthropos Festival is a community focused gathering, the project is volunteer-led and run. It is bottom up, horizontal, and decisions are made using a consensus-democratic process. All funds and efforts go towards making the festival be the most amazing experience it can be!
The name 'Anthropos'
Anthropos means human in both ancient and modern Greek. Join us in a celebration of all of humanity throughout all time: past, present and future. We will explore the unique nature of our consciousness - our drive to create beauty through the arts and music, combined with our innate ability to gain wisdom through introspection. Together let us re-remember how to be human!
About the Logo (Hand Stencil)
The festivals logo is based on pre-historic hand stencils. Hand stencils and prints are amongst the oldest types of human art and can be found all over the world. They are a universally human symbol. See this page for more info.
Why 12023HE (HUMAN ERA)?
We're currently in the year 12023 HE, going by the Holocene Calendar.
The Holocene Calendar is a year numbering system that places its first year near the beginning of the Holocene geological epoch and the Neolithic Revolution (which adds 10,000 years to the currently dominant Gregorian calendar). It's a more inclusive system that makes our past more impressive and incorporates all humans from all cultures into our calendar.
For more context on the Holocene calendar, check out this video by the Kurzgesagt − In a Nutshell YouTube channel
Location: Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire (NEAR LONDON)
Getting to Anthropos: By car less than an hour from central London, smoothly up the A1! Check our car parking scheme. Catch the train from London in 40 minutes to the festival! 3h from Bristol + Manchester and 1h40 from Heathrow Airport or Stansted if you’re flying internationally. Find others travelling from your local area by joining our lift sharing group.
ceremonies and deep meditation.
Teaching and learning.
Become an integral part of the festival:
Communicate, connect and make new friends.
Create, join discussions, make art,
play music and jam!
Or just chill.
Celebrate humanity throughout time: past, present and future.
Delve into creating beauty through the arts and music.
Examine our innate ability to gain wisdom through introspection.
Every culture is welcome, we’re a community coming together into a nurturing environment.
We all are Anthropos!
We’re a community of festival goers, creatives, artists and musicians, local and international, coming together to create something new.
Anthropos Festival is a community focused gathering, the project is volunteer-led and nearly entirely volunteer-run. It is bottom up, horizontal, and decisions are made using a consensus-democratic process. All funds and efforts go towards making the festival be the most amazing experience it can be!
A participatory event with diverse and expansive round the clock programme and music, it is a transformational experience we all co-create together, as a community.
It is entirely self-funded by the Anthropos crew, friends and supporters like you and everything goes towards making this be the most amazing experience it can be. We receive no funding or support from corporate sponsors, advertisers, the Government or any other third party funding streams. Buying tickets is and will always be the best way to support the project!
Full of friendship, we are a community coming together into a nurturing environment. Anthropos is a place for you to come create, participate!
Together we examine our innate ability to gain wisdom through introspection and are growing our awareness and exploring the infinite potential of human consciousness. We want to explore new ideas and think about where we might be able to move to as humans, together. Highlighting the very best of the human experience, we believe that everyone’s voice is important and brings something unique to this reality that we shape together. Join our ANTHROPOS Community Group on Facebook!
As a crew we aim to have a positive impact on not only your personal experience as a festival participant but also on the broader culture beyond that. Environmental awareness is at the heart of our festival. We strive for a green and sustainable future. Plant based food and drink only. We’re planting a tree for every ticket sold. Compost toilets and a leave no trace approach.
Join our community, get involved and be a part of this unique gathering!
All ANTHROPOS EVENTS are held in accordance with these principles:
- Open & Transparent
- Horizontal & Bottom-up
- Volunteer Led & Participatory
- Ecologically Conscious
- Pro-social & Inclusive
- Fully Self-funded via Sales, the Crew & Supporters
To find out more about Anthropos and our various projects, please visit:
VISIT ANTHROPOSORG.ORG - Anthropos Organisation Overview
Opportunities to learn and grow as humans permeate the festival and are fundamental to the Anthropos ethos. Joining us in the field will be a plethora of incredible minds and inspiring wise souls who are passionate about sharing their knowledge and wisdom. You will find a great variety of scheduled activities ranging from talks on science and anthropology to dance and circus workshops. Alongside these, meditation sessions and body work such as yoga and qigong will encourage reconnection with the self and the growth of self-knowledge.
General Workshops at Anthropos (Music, Creative, Ecology, Bushcraft, Social & More!)
Healing Village Workshops at Anthropos (Healing Workshops, Guided Meditations, Mindfulness, Yoga, Qigong and More!)
Together we will learn and grow!