Shambhala 2017 Preview Mix – ShambhaLove Special
Written by DJ Mkulima (The Farmer) on April 13, 2017
This week’s episode of Learning to Grow with DJ Mkulima (The Farmer) is a Shambhalove special, celebrating the upcoming 20th edition of Shambhala Music Festival with a love-focused mix prepared by DJ Mkulima!
The Pacific Northwest’s most iconic electronic music festival celebrates twenty years of cutting edge music, mind-blowing visuals and life-affirming dance floors this August 11-14, 2017 on the Salmo River Ranch. After selling out of tickets in a record-breaking 16 hours last September, on April 5, Shambhala Music Festival has revealed its headlining performers for 2017.
Over the past twenty years, the festival has delighted audiences from around the world who are seeking to connect with nature while gaining true exposure to groundbreaking new sounds and trends. Each of Shambhala’s six, independently operated stages are curated by their own Stage Director team – creating an immersive, unique experience in time and space. For this year’s festival The Pagoda Stage, known as Shambhala’s “temple of dance,” will be rebuilt from the ground up following a complete tear down last fall. Our beach-side source of beats and life,, The Living Room Stage, will also be experiencing a full rebuild. Exciting times!
Throughout its history, Shambhala has been known for booking up-and-coming talent, and the twentieth anniversary is no exception. Featuring artists like Crizzly, Illenium, Slushii, Medasin, Ivy Lab and Black Tiger Sex Machine on the bill, these fresh faces will be keeping some of our biggest names like A-Trak, Z-Trip, DJ Craze and Kill The Noise company as they find themselves side-by-side, in command of the most breathtaking festival stages the Pacific Northwest has to offer. We’re also especially keen on welcoming some new Canadian artists to the fold – some massive in stature, some still coming up: namely Adventure Club, Vanic, Shaun Frank, and POMO!
For long-time attendees seeking nostalgia, our lineup includes electronic music legends like The Orb, Pendulum, Stanton Warriors, Idjut Boys, and LTJ Bukem. Of course, Shambhala wouldn’t be the same without some of our household (or is it “campsite”?) names like Truth, A.Skillz, Justin Martin, Krafty Kuts, Excision, Datsik, Stylust Beats, Opiuo, Mat The Alien, Beats Antique, The Funk Hunters, and Fort Knox Five – just to name a handful.. Hip Hop is fully represented with Dilated Peoples, Araabmuzik, Jazzy Jeff, Chali 2na all onboard, while acts like internationally-celebrated duos Calyx & Teebee and Delta Heavy are holding down the Drum & Bass arena, amongst others. Our favourites in the realm of House, Breakbeats, Techno, Trap, Dubstep, World Beats, and Turntablism – they’re all in there!
While it’s safe to say that many things have changed throughout the festival’s evolution, one thing remains the same: the Shambhala Experience is unparalleled.
The Bundschuhs and the rest of the Farmily are anticipating the arrival of their 11,000+ guests with delight, as we wait patiently to celebrate our twentieth annual affair with you all this August. It always has been and it always will be, all about the people on the dance floor!
Check out Shambhala 2016 feature episodes of Learning to Grow with DJ Mkulima (The Farmer) below! And watch out for 2017 Shambhala featured artist interviews on Learning to Grow as the Shambhalove approaches!
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