Last month we happily revealed that Hotel Bell Tent would be revisiting our old friends at House of Honey for the truly charming GIVE! Festival. Kept deliberately small to preserve its unique vibe, GIVE!-goers are enticed back year after year for this reason and many more besides.


We caught up with founder Ben to get the inside word on what GIVE! is all about.

1) How did GIVE! come about?

GIVE! has been running for over 20 years, first as Kimberley, now as GIVE! We were the first – and for many years the ONLY – boutique Festival. Many would say that we were the seed of an idea that was just SO MUCH FUN that it germinated and grew and has now blossomed all over the land.

2) What makes GIVE! so special?

We’ve kept it SMALL and intimate.

GIVE! is about generosity of spirit and intimate connection between a supportive network of family and friends. We emphasise being collectively conscious and individually responsible. When we come together with the intention of finding a common frequency, we may possibly become greater than the sum of our parts, to think with an expanded mind and to feel with an expanded heart.

3) What was your highlight of GIVE! 2015?

The whole event is a highlight from start to finish; it’s a journey of pleasure and connection from the moment you arrive until we wave you goodbye.

4) What tips or suggestions do you have for someone coming to GIVE! for the first time?

Dive in and allow yourself to be immersed and embraced by the experience.

5) Can you give away any sneaky preview snippets of what is in store for ‘event’ 2016? Unadulterated bliss ;)