By: Mitchell Treend
In less than a week, we will be setting off for the misty mountains of southeastern British Columbia to take part in the 19th annual Shambhala Music Festival. Returning to Salmo River Ranch in the sleepy hamlet of Salmo just outside the bustling bohemian burg of Nelson, BC from August 5-8, this long-running event continues to set the bar for production, lineup, and general intensity that most festivals can only strive to capture in part.
Shambhala is one of those truly unique events that have utilized the true power of community to create its revitalizing atmosphere and all around “Totally-thick vibes.” This year is no exception to this sentiment. Spread across six stages, all catering to wildly different atmospheres, moods, and styles of music, fans will find something for everyone across the Pagoda, Amphitheater, Living Room, Village, Fractal Forest, and The Grove. Super heavy bass, funky breaks, or chillout psychedelic tunes can be heard at any time, with plenty of classic house, techno, and drum & bass to keep the festival grounded in its roots.
This year you can kick it to the sounds of Space Jesus, Caspa & Rusko, Nora En Pure, Boys Noize, Gorgon City, Stwo, The Funk Hunters, Liquid Stranger, Hotel Garuda, REZZ, Nightmares on Wax, Getter, Marshmello, and so many more. It’s a virtual smorgasbord of sonic delights. Dive into the schedule if you’re already feeling lightheaded.
It is going to be physically and virtually possible to cram in all of the goodness that Shambhala has in store for its attendees this year so coming up next week we are going to try and nail down a top ten list of things to see and do at Shambhala Music Festival.
If you are heading out to “The Farm” as well this year, let us know about your Shamb favorites and who we should check out on this year’s lineup. Stay tuned for our “Shambhala Top 10” and in the mean time peep the Shambhala artist profiles and their curated mix series to discover those hidden treats awaiting beneath the starry sky at Shambhala 2016.
Visit shambhalamusicfestival.com to get all the info.
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