Missing festivals? Now you can go to one for free, all month long, as wellbeing fest Happy Place opens its ‘doors’

If you’re gagging for your next festival fix, we have just the solution for you.

Okay, so it might not be Glastonbury. But better still, this one will leave you without the hangover as it works wonders for your physical and mental wellbeing.

Say hello to Happy Place, the virtual festival boasting a one month-long schedule.

The festival, founded by Fearne Cotton, promises to connect your mind and body, as well as unlock your creativity, and (as the name suggests) help you find your happy place.

While the festival was previously an event the public could attend in-person, due to the coronavirus pandemic, it has metamorphosed into a cyberspace activity.

People are being invited to roam the virtual grounds and find inspiration from the amazing performances, tutorials, and talks that are on offer.

The main stage features guests such as Dame Kelly Holmes, a dance cardio workout with personal trainer Danielle Peazer, and the man who needs no intro, Mr Motivator.

There is also a craft village to unleash your inner artistry, meditation mountain where you can rejuvenate with meditations, a wellbeing garden for revitalising yoga, a talk lounge to draw inspiration from panel discussions, and a pledge wall when you can support others.

Speaking to the Independent, Fearne – who has a podcast of the same name – said: “Straight off the back of the last festival, we’d already started planning the 2020 one.

“When we first saw what was going on globally [with the virus], we thought we might have to miss it for a year. And then we started thinking, people are on their screens a lot.

“The more we thought about it, the more we thought we can make this bigger and better than if it were a live event.

“It’s completely inclusive of everyone, because you can just do it from home for free.”

She added: “The festival is full of curated content from people that I massively trust and respect and love. There are classes every day throughout the month, ranging from yoga classes to arts and crafts workshops, meditation and talks with amazing people.

“It offers an opportunity for lots of people to hear some brilliant speakers… I want you to hear what they’re saying and be helped by them because they’ve really helped me.”  

While the festival is free, a donation to their charity partners is encouraged – including CoppaFeel, NHS Charities Together, Black Lives Matter, Mind and Prince’s Trust.

For more info, click here: Happy Place.