Shambhala announces initial 2018 lineup: Claude Von Stroke, Destructo, Feed Me, Gramatik, Christian Martin, Mr. Carmack, Opiuo, & more

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After celebrating a historic two decades last year, Shambhala Music Festival returns to the pristine Salmo River Ranch in British Columbia, Canada, on August 10–13, 2018. Organizers of the transformational event have already dangled some tantalizing teasers in REZZThe Glitch Mob, Kyle Watson, and DJ QBert. Today, the festival announces the first phase for its 21st annual edition. 

This year’s roster will boast the first-ever Canadian debut of UK hip-hop legend Dizzee Rascal!, Dirtybird founder Claude VonStroke and his hip-hop leaning project Barclay Crenshaw, legendary UK dubstep aficionado Feed Me, renowned bass renegade DESTRUCTO, crossover hip-hop/electronic producer Mr. Carmack, mysteriously masked Malaa, world-class producer Gramatik, British creator of the “purple sound” sub-genre Joker, French world-music producer Fakear, UK drum & bass duo Camo & Krooked, melodic dubstep duo Adventure Club, the electrifying 2¢ project from DJ CRAZE and Four Color Zack, Mad Decent’s Boombox Cartel, electro house trio Black Tiger Sex Machine, Montreal bass music phenomenon Snails, Grammy winning live duo Brasstracks, and the glitched out Australian act OPIUO, plus many more.

Arriving as the most intriguing act of the weekend, arguably so, is 29 Palms, a collaborative side-project between Ooah and Boreta of The Glitch Mob.

Shambhala’s full line-up will arrive April 9th. Tickets and travel packages are almost sold out, grab yours here

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Shambhala Music Festival announces The Glitch Mob and REZZ will headline 21st-annual installment

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Shambhala Music Festival has announced The Glitch Mob and REZZ will headline its twenty-first installment.  Both artists will bring their beloved idiosyncrasies to the immaculate Salmo River Ranch British Columbia, as the festival takes place August 10–13, and allude to the fervent lineup set to unfold.

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This year, the festival is also set to launch the “Ultimate Shambhala Music Festival Experience Contest,” which offers attendees a chance to win flights, accommodations, tickets, merchandise, food vouchers, a stay at the Savoy Hotel in Nelson, and more to the festival.

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More information and tickets are available here.

Photo Credit: James Coletta

Shambhala unveils REZZ as first of 2018 headliners

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When REZZ made her extraordinary debut appearance at Shambhala Music Festival in 2016, her beloved performance was widely regarded as one of many breakout moments in her, at the time, short career. The mau5trap signee was also among Shambhala’s most anticipated returning artists among organizers and attendees in 2017.

Sadly, REZZ was instructed not to travel to last year’s event when the festival faced imminent cancellation due to raging wildfires in the area.

Now, less than 200 days out from Shambhala’s return, organizers have made a special, unexpected announcement that REZZ was the first of the 2018 headliners to be announced.

Affectionately known as “Space Mom” by fans, the Canadian-bred female powerhouse talent tweeted to her cult following over her shock and gratitude at the sudden festival announcement.

Shambhala will return to Salmo River Ranch near Nelson, British Columbia this August 10th–13th, 2018. Tickets and ShambhaLodging camping packages are available online.

Photo cred: Rukes

 

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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The first video of the series features a FULL set from Sub Focus!

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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