BREAKING: Shambhala Is Uncanceled And Cleared For Final Day To Continue

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Shambhala has just announced via Facebook that due to damp weather and cool temperatures the British Columbia officials have cleared the festival to continue for it’s final day. This decision after the festival was forced to cancel the final day and have the attendees of the event evacuate earlier this morning. The festival has said

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Shambhala Music Festival Cancels Last Day For Evacuation, Offering No Refunds

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So far August has been a rough month for music festivals. We have seen many go the way of the Dodo this year, from Mysteryland USA to Karoondinha to most recently, UpNorth which was canceled just a week away from it’s starting point. Many other festivals including Lollapalooza and Moonrise have been forced to have

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BREAKING: Shambhala issues “pre-evacuation alert” as nearby wildfire continues to grow

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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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Shambhala Brings the Festival Home with New Live Series [VIDEO]

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Shambhala to crowd-source funds for new drug screening machine

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Shambhala is asking attendees of the Canadian festival to help crowd-fund a miniature mobile mass spectrometer, a drug screening device that would detect the presence of the fentanyl, an opioid that is significantly stronger than both heroin and morphine. Shambhala has provided drug-screening services for attendees in the past but is seeking to up their precautions in response to an epidemic of abuse currently ongoing in Canada.

The festival kicks off August 5th and is ambitiously looking to raise $250,000 by that time. Some local authorities have balked at the price of the machine and also question how effective it can be, since it is unable to detect the much more potent synthetic form of fentanyl W-18.

The introduction of the device also raises some legal concerns, with the festival’s medical director Sam Gautman warning screening technicians it would be illegal to test attendees’ drugs if they were unable to sign a liability waiver due to intoxication.

The crowd-funding page for Shambhala’s miniature mobile mass spectrometer is available here.

Photo Credit: shambhala_mf/Instagram

H/T: EDM.com

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Shambhala Seeks to Minimize Drug Deaths Through Crowd Funding

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The Canadian festival seeks to minimize drug overdoses caused by the dangerous opioid fentanyl