Where? Roots is back with a new fest in El Palmar, Andulacia in Southern Spain. This small surfing village in the countryside next to the sea provides the perfect backdrop for the festival by providing a great environment to disconnect, get on with the business of surfing and enjoying the festival activities.
When? 7th to the 13th of September 2018. Yes, say goodbye to the summer in style by greeting those first autumn waves whilst still enjoying days of magnificent sun.
What? There is never a boring moment at Roots! As always there will be loads of independent music from travelling to local acts. From folk, Hip Hop, Reggae through to Indie styles and much more, music is always at the forefront of the agenda including intimate mic’less concerts that have provided some of the best shows in the past. There will be Dj’s and parties – the night is yours with Drum & Bass, Breakbeat, Jungle and Balkan beats for sonic company.
Yoga? There will be yoga with morning and afternoon sessions – the specially prepared workshops with the Roots Yoga teacher ‘Amanda Quiambao’ are perfect preparation for the body and mind to help get you up onto a wave and for a soothing warm down.
Are there other workshops? Yes! they include Longboarding, Kickboxing, Body Percussion, Massage, Improv’ , Seed bomb making, Creative Writing & Ocean Conservation.
& More? There is also stuff like Anti Karaoke, Air Guitar Competition, Open Air Cinema and Open Mics. Staying true to our sea friendly ethos we will plant tree’s and do a beach clean…yes! Never a boring moment!
Who? Expect surfers, Expect learners, Expect people from all walks of life. Roots Surf Fest is a no boundaries, communal experience and for sure there will be people who have been before and others new to the fold. Expect travellers, locals – expect to make friends
How? Place your deposit now to secure one of the limited places in one of giant dorm tents. Don’t miss out, get on board now. There are 3 payment options! – check carefully what is the best one for you.
Full Price 429€: Your roots stay is completely catered for with Bed, breakfast, Dinner, Access to all festival activities – Surf Board, Wetsuit & Classes
Mid price 389€: Bed, breakfast, Dinner, Access to all festival activities – Surf Board, Wetsuit & NO Classes
Low price 329€: Bed, breakfast, Dinner, Access to all festival activitie, NO Surf Board, NO Wetsuit & Classes
***Please note these are large dorms we cannot provide rooms but we can put you together with your friends.
Anything else? Food is kept as eco and local as possible and we provide for all diets – so no need to worry! Bedding is NOT provided so we recommend a sleeping bag. Each bed has secure locker for which you pay a 10€ deposit. There are Mail and Female showers & toilets in the beautiful and clean block with electricity for dryers & shavers etc
Honestly if your looking for a 5* hotel this is not for you – you are essentially camping for the week but for us that is part of the experience and how we manage to keep this years fest price down and affordable for all.
Parking? If you want to park your car onsite there is a cost of 4.95€ per day, with some patience you can find a place to park off site.
Travel? Check out the location and its nearby connections to make travel arrangements. You should not have trouble arriving. We provide pick ups and drop offs from nearby town ‘Conil de la Frontera’ for a 5€ return ticket.
Nearest train & mainline coaches – Cádiz
“Roots was totally amazing and made my summer! I’ll be back for sure”
“This was more than a typical week at at a Surf School, there were loads of different things to do”
“Due to the nature of the festival I bonded with everyone really quickly and all week it was non-stop fun!”
“I loved the care and attention given, I totally disconnected from my busy life, see you next time guys!”
‘Amazing festival with great ambitions! Keep up the good work guys!’
‘Arrrright! Keep this fire burning’
‘Thanks for everything you did for the ocean, the people and me’
‘Keep up the fantastic work you do for the environment it is already spreading’
‘Really enjoyed the trip and feel energized for the next one’
‘An amazing event, thanks for everything’
‘The music at Roots was my personal highlight’
‘Our luggage is full of great moments from this festival week’
‘A week in which I did so many new things, it was awesome!