Celebrities and A-Lister’s have edged their way into the wellness world, putting their stamp on the industry through a passion for healthy living and mental health. The list of celebs who have hopped into the wellbeing market is endless, from the likes of Rosie Huntington Whiteley and Kate Moss turning their hand at beauty entrepreneurship, to Gwyneth Paltrow and Kourtney Kardashian-Barker bringing wellness content to the masses in a similar way we do here at H&H! Taking it up a notch, this summer sees festivals and retreats run by the stars springing up over the UK. You may even catch a glimpse, or better so, get a hug from your favourite wellness-loving celebrity!
Happy Place Festival • Fearne Cotton
Returning to Chiswick and Tatton Park this summer, Happy Place Festival, the festival born out of Fearne Cotton’s much-loved podcast, is back for two weekends filled with uplifting positivity. The tapestry of immersive workshops, enriching talks and delicious food features top-tier guests and speakers to get you inspired. Enlisting the help of friends and like-minded wellness tycoons including Adele Roberts + Kate Holderness, Jonny Wilkinson, Tom Grennan, Giovanna + Tom Fletcher, Sophie Morgan and Aaron Roach Bridgeman, Fearne aims to spark powerful conversations alongside a mix of activities to set your soul on fire!
Details: Chiswick House & Gardens, West London- 15th & 16th July 2023 • Tatton Park, Cheshire- 3rd & 4th September
Community • Russell Brand
This intimate festival run by Laura and Russell Brand takes place in Hay-On-Wye for 3 days of camping beside the awe-inspiring River Wye. Russell Brand does not gatekeep about the profound effects mindfulness and meditation have had on his life, sharing his journey along the way. The Community is an extension of his bid to help others on their journey, whether it’s overcoming addiction or mental health battles. Focusing on connections, awakening and spirituality, Community is a safe space to spark social change. Limber up for yoga or Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, enjoy musical performances, relax with meditation and treat yourself to treatments from a range of holistic healers on site. Hear from wellness gurus such as Wif Hof and incredibly knowledgeable activists like Dr Vandana Shiva, you may even get a welcoming hug from Russell himself!
Details: Hay-On-Wye, Wales • 14th-17th July 2023
The Dreaming • Charlotte Church
Singer-songwriter, Charlotte Church pivoted her career, delving deep into the world of wellness to launch ‘The Dreaming’. Taking place at Rhydoldog House, a fairytale location in rural Wales, ‘The Dreaming’ operate retreats inspired by the healing powers of the natural world. Spread over 4-days, the magical retreats provide escapism from reality, a chance to reconnect with nature and come together with like-minded individuals. Each day brings new possibilities, from yoga, sound healing ceremonies, foraging, mythic storytelling, star-gazing, cold water immersion, singing at dawn, den building, sensory portal building, painting, dance, dreamwork, outdoor cinema, herbalism, woodwork, meditation, Qi Gong, silent disco, night time forest bathing and more!
Details: Rhydoldog House, Rhayader, Wales • Year Round
SpaFest at CarFest • Chris Evans
Created by Chris Evans, CarFest is the honeypot that has a little bit of everything go, from the fastest cars, performances from some of the UK’s best artists, bands and DJ’s, plus TV, theatre, music and sports legend appearance. Commonly, motorheads descend to Carfest, but the reason it’s earned a place in this round-up is its newer field, SpaFest. In its separate entity, SpaFest hosts wellness advocates and gurus, including Dr Rangan Chatterjee, to impart their expert knowledge on all aspects of physical, mental and spiritual health. The healing and wellbeing spaces houses fitness classes, mindfulness workshops, a No-Lo bar, ice bathing and the Soul Stretch spa to provide rejuvenating interludes to the CarFest bustle.
Details: Laverstoke Park Farm, Hampshire • 25th-27th August