The Shambhala Music Festival returns August 7th-10th to the immaculate Salmo River Valley of Canada for an impressive 18th year! Announced headliners include Kygo, Pretty Lights, Skrillex, Big Gigantic, Bonobo, Camo & Krooked, Claude VonStroke, Crnkn, Datsik, DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Harvey, Dusky, Koan Sound, Kry Wolf, Lucent Dossier Experience, Griz, Mix Master Mike, MK, Mr. Carmack, Thomas Jack, and Zomboy.
Shambhala began in 1998 as a grassroots gathering of 500 people on founder, Jimmy Bundschuh’s family farm, and has grown primarily by word-of-mouth thanks to its past patrons and artists.
Shambhala’s six stages are each curated and independently run by their own respective stage directors; in most cases they are tastemakers in the Canadian music scene who have been returning to the festival for more than a decade. Each stage has its own theme: Pagoda, Shambhala’s main stage will feature a blend of beautiful, melodic and uplifting dance music in the world today, from the funkier side of bass music to the crunchier side of house. The Village stage will feature a mix of drum and bass, trap, glitch hop, hip hop and dubstep. This year’s Fractal Forest stage pays homage to old school hip-hop and house, and is widely considered the fest’s funky haven. The Living Room stage is a range of the deepest of dub, zouk, bass, disco funk, house and latin flavours. The Amphitheatre is perhaps the most eclectic of all the stages, running the gamut between urban beats and future bass music. The fest’s newest stage, The Grove, curates world bass music, deep dubstep, and garage. Look out for each stage’s lineup in the coming weeks beginning March 30.
Tickets are currently on sale for $365 for the entire weekend here. High-end camping packages are offered in addition to some other accommodation packages for those traveling from afar.