Smoky Tentacles was born ten years ago as the original shisha lounge on the festival circuit. Our café and stage is now known as one of the best festival spaces in the business. We also hire stunning Moroccan marquees for weddings, events and private parties through our sister company Fancy Tentacles.
Our team has a background in the arts, set construction and the underground party scene. 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 one of our exclusive Moroccan marquees Smoky Tentacles is a beautiful and unique 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 a staple of fifteen flavours of shisha in traditional Egyptian hookah pipes, delicious fairly traded teas and coffees from around the globe, freshly made chai, organic soft drinks, amazing breakfasts, gourmet toasties and lush cakes.
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 the last five 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 provides the soundtrack to the summer.
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 tents have been used backstage for VIP rooms, press tents, crew chill-out spaces and to house arts workshops at festivals as diverse and far flung as Rocket in the south of Spain, The Electric Picnic (Ireland), Secret Garden Party and Out There in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.
With stunning Moroccan marquees at our disposal, ten years experience in festivals and events, our own stage and strong links to the set building industry and some 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, fire dancers or authentic North African cuisine, our fingers are in all the right pies!
Just contact us to discuss your plans. 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
Bristol, United Kingdom