Shambhala Music Festival welcomes one of its best lineups for the festival’s 22nd installment at Salmo River Ranch this August.
The 2019 billing claims headliners Anti Up, a new collaborative project with house-music tastemakers Chris Lake and Chris Lorenzo, Black Tiger Sex Machine, Bonobo, Chase & Status, Excision, FKJ, Ganja White Night, GRiZ, Jauz, Kaskade, Liquid Stranger, Nero, Rusko, Silk City, a Diplo and Mark Ronson project, Troyboi, Zeds Dead, and ZHU. The headliners alone include some of electronic music’s most prolific artists, exciting new collaborations, and a diverse range of A-list DJs from around the globe known for producing music ranging from filthy dubstep to future-funk.
The lineup only becomes more enticing as your eyes dance down the list. Other notable acts include boss-lady Anna Lunoe, the hypnotizing Beats Antique act, trap-music talents Charlesthefirst and Ivy Lab, legends Doc Martin and Dr. Fresch, Dirtybird veteran Justin Martin, and wub-master Subtronics (just to name a few).
Although in its 22nd year of production, this year Shambhala is introducing the all-new “Shambhala Favourites” billing. This prestigious list features the likes of A-Skillz, Defunk, El Papachango, Father Funk, Fort Knox Five & Qdup, JFB, JPOD, K+Lab, KJ Sawka, Longwalkshortdock, Mat the Alien, Neon Steve, Phibes, Skiitour, Slynk, Smalltown DJs, Stickybuds, Stylust, The Librarian, and WBBL.
Aside from boasting extensive talent set to take over BC this August 9-12th, Shambhala gets to add “longest running Canadian Electronic Music Festival” to its list of accolades this year. The wonder, intrigue, and lore of the event are a couple of reasons fans keep coming back for more. With six unique stages situated on a pristine family-run ranch, attendees can expect to enjoy the blissfulness of nature while being submerged in the festival’s traditions of diverse electronic music, art installations, workshops, and an inspiring and loving culture that festival fans so dearly chase.
One of the headlining acts, Jauz, said of the festival, “One of my favorite things about Shambhala, aside from actually playing the festival, is just getting to hang out there, walk around and catch sets from my favorite artists. When I walk around the festival and meet fans, there’s no “taking pictures for the gram.” I get high fives, hugs, and people telling me to have a great day. I get to feel like just another kid in the crowd, which makes the SMF experience so unique from just about every festival in the world. Everyone is just so positive and happy to be there and I always leave with a smile on my face.”
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