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Why attend Shambhala Music Festival?

Back in 1998, before Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior was the 'must-be-seen-pretending-to-read' Buddhist book for backpackers, before a looming US Presidential impeachment, before Putin, before MySpace and Star Wars: The Phantom Menace ruined everything, the Bundschuh family opened their farm for a party that showcased local art and music. Five hundred 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 got being a 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, to celebrate its 20th birthday, some extra special guests are lining up to camp with you under those endless British Columbia skies in the West Kootenays.

Last year's lineup boasted Canadian turntablist A-Trak dropping electro hip-hop beatz, Adventure Club and heRobust will be getting serious with some dark dubstep and D n’ B, Chris Lorenzo will be rollin’ in his Benzo, Destructo will be taking you “Higher” plus there’s Liquid Stranger, Rezz, The Polish Ambassador and what EDM event would be complete without a DJ set from Pendulum? If you haven’t seen über-talented (and funny) British beat-box exponent Beardyman before, he’s my must-see tip.

In essence, whatever kingdom, genre or subgenre of electronic music you’re into, Shambhala Music Festival serves up some phat beatz for everyone.

In short:

  • 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’s 20th birthday!

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