“Twenty-two years deep, Canadian fest Shambhala has more than made its mark on the North American electronic music scene, and now has the Best Festival award to prove it…” – DJ Mag
If you have ever had the chance to experience the magic of Shambhala, you will see exactly why it has now been named the Best Music Festival in North America 2019. For 22 years, Shambhala Music Festival has worked tirelessly to create something truly unique in the festival scene: a place where guests feel like they’re coming home. Other nominated festivals include Coachella (CA, USA), Movement (MI, USA), Lightning In A Bottle (CA, USA) and Bonnaroo (TN, USA). Shambhala Music Festival is thankful to their dedicated guests for their continued support over the years. This festival holds a special place in many peoples hearts. A place where people feel free to be themselves and celebrate each other’s differences. After a weekend at Shambhala, thousands of people who arrive as strangers leave as family (or should I say farmily!).
“It is absolutely incredible and humbling to win this award. Having started as a dance party in the forest with 300 people in 1998 to being voted as the Best Festival in North America by DJ Mag 22 years later, we really are just blown away and honoured. We are counting down the days until we are reunited with our ‘Farmily’ deep in the British Columbia wilderness”
– Jimmy Bundshuh, founder and owner of Shambhala
Tucked away in the British Columbia mountains, Shambhala Music Festival is held on a private farm, the pristine Salmo River Ranch, and boasts six uniquely curated stages that are permanent structures. In addition, the annual event attracts attendees worldwide with their mind-blowing visuals, lighting, sound, and a stacked line-up year-after-year, hosting some of the biggest names in Electronic Dance Music.
“The production at Shambhala, which touts larger-than-life stages, climbable structures, state-of-the-art projection mapping and cutting-edge sound, is unlike anything else on the continent.” – DJ Mag
Shambhala provides a safe space for their guests. Supported by a world-class Harm Reduction program and a unique natural setting in the interior forests of British Columbia, guests can experience something truly life-changing in a safe environment. The festival also offers magical art installations, transformative workshops, yoga, and other attractions.
This year’s festival takes place August 9-12, 2019 and the lineup is one of their best lineups to date with acts like Chase & Status, Silk City, Bonobo, FKJ, along with many others. Tickets are over 80% sold out but still available at https://tickets.shambhalamusicfestival.com/. To see the other DJ Mag Best of North America Awards 2019 winners visit: https://djmag.com/longreads/here-are-all-dj-mag-best-north-america-awards-2019-winners
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