Shambhala Music Festival





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What's is it about the Shambhala Music Festival?

Let's take you back a bit. To 1998, before Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior was the 'must-be-seen-to-be-reading' Buddhist book for backpackers - that's when the Bundschuh family opened their farm for a party that showcased local art and music. The attendance of 500 eager music fans meant the event was a roaring success and Shambhala Music Festival was born.

Fast forward to present day and Shambhala has become the West Coast electronic music scene event of the year, attracting 10,000 of the most eclectic, energetic fans in the universe to enjoy six uniquely themed stages where world-renowned DJs and artists promise to delight for three mad days before the Salmo River Ranch goes back to being a genuine working farm.

Kickin’ off ma boots, getting back to grassroots

Shambhala Music Festival may have been born from a vision as grassroots as it gets, but this year, some extra special guests are lining up to camp with you under those endless British Columbia skies in the West Kootenays. So, whatever kingdom, genre or subgenre of electronic music you’re into, Shambhala Music Festival will be a mindblowing experience - we know it. There's such an awesome choice of phat beatz, revellers of every taste can lose themselves in a kaleidoscope of lights, colour, and sound at six uniquely themed stages, each offering their own world of magic.

No really, we're serious.

Need to fuel your bass beatdown with a recently upgraded PK sound system and a ridiculously stacked lineup of back-to-back sets? Get yourself down to The AMPhitheatre. Fancy chillin' deep within the Shambhala forest on a welcoming dance floor, surrounded by towering cedar trees, lush pathways, creative art installations and interactive chill zones? Head to The Grove! You can also catch organic, dubbed-out funky soul and rare groove in The Living Room, feast your eyes and ears on The Pagoda's experimental video mapping or check out the breakdancers, performance art, turntablists, MCs, and aerialists of the supernatural, sci-fi, Tiki town known as The Village.

What's not to love?

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In short:

  • Something for everyone at Canada’s West Coast EDM extravaganza
  • Hundreds of world-renowned DJs and artists
  • Camp under the stars in the North West PacificEasy access from Vancouver, Seattle and Calgary
  • Celebrate in style at Shambhala Music Festival

Will Howell Cornes
Will Howell Cornes Author & Events Manager