For over two decades, Shambhala Music Festival has built its reputation as an independent anomaly. Taking place on a breathtaking family-run farm, festival-goers have the chance to experience the full majesty of scenic Canadian mountain views while witnessing hundreds of world-class artists across six unique stages, each curated and run by their own stage directors. Now “Shambs” is back and better than ever. Canada’s premier and longest-running electronic music festival has now released its twenty-third annual lineup.
The initial lineup features heavy hitters, up-and-comers, all-time favorites, and everything in between. Included in the 2020 billing is Black Tiger Sex Machine, trap and bass extraordinaire RL GRIME, German ouse producer Claptone, Vancouver producer and multi-instrumentalist Ekali, the anonymous masked Malaa, hybrid trap-house-jazz act Masego, Techno icon Richie Hawtin, critically acclaimed ambient producer Tycho, deadmau5’ brainchild TESTPILOT, Space Mom and farm favorite REZZ, Trap legends Slander, UK producer Tipper, Canadian electronic duo Bob Moses, hotly rising dubstep DJ Subtronics, UK drum and bass legend Sub Focus, melodic mastermind and Ophelia Records helmer Seven Lions, YouTube sensation Marc Rebillet, and the world-renowned What So Not, who will be delivering one of his only sets of 2020 due to a recent career hiatus.
For months, the redesign of the renowned Village Stage has been under lock and key. This summer, lucky Shambhala attendees will be greeted to the next generation of West Coast Bass legends on a completely revamped stage. In addition, Shambhala attendees can expect to see close to 200+ TBA artists roll out between March 2 and 7 as the Living Room, the Grove, the Fractal Forest, the Amphitheatre, the Village and the Pagoda each release their own respective lineups.
Shambhala was founded in 1998 as a grassroots gathering of 500 people on founder Jimmy Bundschuh’s family farm. Set in an evergreen forest beneath breathtaking mountains, the festival has largely grown through word-of-mouth, cutting-edge curation, and landmark on-site amenities like its world-class harm reduction tent.
Shambhala takes place from July 24 through 27 in Salmo, British Columbia. For more information and to purchase tickets, see the Shambhala Music Festival website here. View the initial line-up and watch the 2019 after movie below.