The Shambhala Music Festival is where it all began. For many of us, it is a life-altering homecoming and we couldn’t be more honoured to be asked to cover a festival that has meant so much to us and many others. This years rendition was a very challenging festival fraught with rain which makes recording audio more difficult than normal. Sadly, more interviews had to be left on the cutting room floor than we would have liked, but c’est la vie. We hope you enjoy listening to it! Much love and respect to The Dream Zine for collaborating and working on this project with us.
Shambhala Interview Series:
22nd Annual Shambhala Music Festival – August 9-12, 2019.
Shambhala Music Festival was born from a vision as grassroots as it gets. On a sunny Labour Day weekend back in 1998, some 500 people gathered at the Salmo River Ranch for a party that showcased local art and music. From those early, heady days, Shambhala grew with enthusiasm by word of mouth, quickly becoming a staple event for the West Coast underground electronic music scene. Today it attracts world renowned DJs and artists and some of the most eclectic, energetic fans in the universe and is Canada’s longest running electronic dance music festival. Shambhala Music Festival is cutting edge in its production and does not accept any corporate sponsorship. This allows the festival to retain a true reflection of the people on the dance floor and their vision of what their community looks like. This mission is important to hold down as electronic dance music culture has moved into the mainstream where opportunistic corporations have threatened to water it down. In this respect, this festival’s community is like no other. You will not see one advertisement or corporate logo on the farm.
Shambhala Music Festival is an annual event not to be missed, boasting six uniquely themed stages, each managed by their own Stage Director. All Stage Directors will book their talent, dream up the stage’s vibe and deliver unforgettable experiences year after year. The festival features the best in electronic and live music from around the globe and our very talented backyard. Ultimately, Shambhala Music Festival is a celebration of music, art and life, steeped in one of the most beautiful festival venues in the world – it’s all about the people on the dancefloor!
For more information, head over to the Shambhala website.