Smoky Tentacles | The Original Festival Shisha Experience


Smoky Tentacles was born fifteen years ago as the original shisha lounge on the festival circuit. Over the years our café and stage has become known as one of the best festival spaces in the business.

We also hire stunning Moroccan marquees and luxury shisha lounges for weddings, events and private parties through our sister company The Fantastical Tent Co.

Not only are we a highlight at all the summer’s top festivals, we are also available to design and deliver your own perfect party or wedding.


Housed in an exclusive Moroccan marquee, Smoky Tentacles is a beautiful and ethically run chill-out lounge and café, the perfect place for the festival-goer to relax with friends until the small hours. Think comfy rugs, cushions and low slung tables, ambient lighting, oil projections, great tunes and vibes to create one of the most popular spaces on the festival scene.

We serve delicious ethically sourced and home made food, shisha in traditional Egyptian hookah pipes and freshly made speciality coffee and teas such as fresh mint in Moroccan tea sets and delicious organic chai made from fresh spices.

We can be found at all the biggest and best parties on the festival circuit and have run our own stage to rave reviews at the Beatherder Festival for over ten years!

We'll take you on a musical journey from fresh singer songwriters and acoustic acts through to the best up and coming live reggae, ska, jazz, hip-hop and funk bands that this country has to offer.

With our ear firmly to the ground, our music policy always provides the soundtrack to the summer.

Expect amazing breakfasts, delicious homemade falafel, vegan fritters, mezze, slaws and salads along with our fresh homemade sauces!


Marquee Hire

Each one of our tents is unique to us and is sourced directly from our master marquee maker: a supplier of the top riads in and around Marrakech.

With the Moroccan royal family on his CV of clients, these tents are of the highest order and synonymous with quality both in looks and manufacture. Our marquees all feature stunning linings and exude a sense of opulence.

From alternative weddings and private shisha lounges through to festival green rooms and summer balls, our tents create the wow factor each and every time.

For more information about how to hire these stunning tents and to see some examples of the most popular packages head over to our sister site The Fantastical Tent Co.


Bespoke Weddings & Parties

With stunning Moroccan marquees at our disposal, fifteen years experience in festivals and events, our own stage and access to the most fantastic caterers, we’re experts in bringing together all the components that create an amazing party.

With our bespoke events packages we can now bring the festival vibes directly to you. Tailor-make your own wedding, private bash or mini festival!

From licensed bar, shisha lounge, sound system and professional engineer to DJ’s, live bands, performers, belly dancers or authentic North African cuisine, our fingers are in all the right pies!

Just contact us to discuss your plans or head over to our sister company The Fantastical Tent Co. Together we can ensure that you host a party unlike any other that you or your guests have ever been to.



““When we first came across Fancy Tentacles, after what felt like months of trailing the internet looking for the perfect venue, we couldn’t believe our luck that they were still available. Luke and his team were amazing, always going the extra mile. What makes them different is they actually care, a business which prides itself and enjoys nothing more than a successful event, and a happy customer. They took the stress away from the entire experience and were always there to help. If there’s one thing guest our wedding guests will always remember it will probably be the beautiful marquees - they set the scene for what was a truly spectacular wedding - one we will always remember. Thank you Fancy Tentacles.””

Adam & Natasha, Festival Wedding Bride and Groom, Summer 2017

“It was a pleasure to work with Luke and the guys at Fancy Tentacles. The tent looked amazing and was just what we were after, they were flexible with erection dates and delivered everything they promised exactly as discussed. If you are looking for something “a bit different” we can’t recommend Fancy Tentacles highly enough!”

Ian Officer, Ross-on-Wye

“My husband and I just wanted to say thank you so much for your brilliant service! Our guests absolutely loved the Shisha tent at our wedding and it added something really special, fun and chilled to it!”

Saffa Freebrey, Bristol

“There are other shisha lounges out there, but there is nothing else like this..!”

Benedict Holden, Chairman Winter Ball 2016, Merton College Oxford

“Thanks so much for the hire of your beautiful tents, they looked fantastic in the space and you and your team were a pleasure to work with from start to finish.”

Eve Russell, Event Manager | Port Eliot Festival



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Luke Brewer


Bristol, United Kingdom

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