There’s a slim chance that Shambhala programming will proceed

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The sun might not set on Shambhala just yet.

Located on the Salmo River Ranch, the festival closed early yesterday afternoon amid reports of a nearby spreading wildfire. Although Shambhala was clear in its statement that the fire posed no immediate threat to ticket holders, festival organizers recognized that the festival’s cancellation would be in everyone’s best interest from a health and safety standpoint. Much like Saturday, the third day of the festival has been cancelled, shutting down more than eighty scheduled performances.

While prospects remain bleak for a Shambhala restart, on social media, festival organizers are hopeful that some of the weekend’s programming could resume due to a predicted rainy forecast for the day. The festival, however, is officially over unless further notice is given by festival organizers. The chance that the festival will reopen is slight, but nonetheless, possible.

 

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Earlier today, August 12, Shambhala organizers issued a pre-evacuation alert for the festival. The surrounding McCormick Creek wildfire has been spreading rapidly, jumping the Salmo river to inch close to festival grounds while adding toxicity to the air.

Risk of endangerment has ultimately led the iconic festival to proceed with an “early closure,” per a PSA on its social media pages and websites that was erected initially at 3pm PST. According to Shambhala’s statement, Saturday evening will continue as planned, but the closure will begin afterward. They also requested guests to begin packing up their campsites accordingly to prepare for a smooth exit.

Sunday’s programming is completely cancelled, though guests don’t necessarily have to be out that morning — they simply have to be prepared to leave in the worst case scenario. Shambhala clarified later on in the comments of their Facebook announcement that “This is not an evacuation, it’s an early closure. We begin egress as we normally would Monday tomorrow morning.”

 

 

This post will be updated as the story develops.

 

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An evacuation alert has been issued at Shambhala Music Festival, today August 12, due to rising concern of the McCormick Creek wildfire and its jumping of the Salmo River.

While this evacuation order area does NOT yet currently include Shambhala Music Festival and mandate for its attendees to leave the premises, the McCormick Creek Fire Evacuation Alert area has been expanded to include the Salmo River Ranch as advised by BC Wildfire.

At this time the evacuation alert is merely a notification of risk in the area and not yet an order. Attendees should be aware of the rising concern, remain in communication, and stay informed as an evacuation order from the area may follow an alert, although often times an area may remain on alert for an extended period of time.

Updates are set to follow on Shambhala’s blog here, but until then the festival wishes for its attendees to “be safe, stay positive and dance to bring the rain!”

H/T: Penticton Western News

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