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Shambhala Music Festival 2015 Preview

Whilst many major music festivals can often suffer by becoming little more than corporate advertising franchises, it’s good to know that there are still some truly freaky festivals out there like Shambhala Music Festival. This festival is now in its eighteenth year and offers the very best in cutting-edge electronic music in beautiful British Columbia from August  7 – 10, 2015.

What marks this family-run festival out from many others is the fact that it doesn’t accept any corporate sponsorship and is entirely run by volunteers. The creative atmosphere works perfectly on a 500 acre cattle ranch amidst the West Kootenay mountains to ensure that the focus is on the music and art.

There’s also a great deal of variety throughout the five days and four nights with many stages such as the Pagoda, the Village, the Fractal Forest, the Living Room, the Amphitheatre and the Grove, all providing some seriously mind-enhancing entertainment.

Furthermore the Salmo River Ranch is fully covered by Telus, Bell, Koodo and Virgin phone networks so that festival goers can document their festival experience on social media or even relax by playing their favourite online casino at which all adds to this truly multimedia festival.

But what people really come for is the festival’s great selection of current electronic music. For Shambhala Muisc Festival 2015, The bizarre supernatural sci-fi Village stage hosts names such as Haywyre and Datsik. Whereas, the incredible Fractal Forest area features the likes of DJ Jazzy Jeff and Mix Master Mike of the Beastie Boys performing amidst an enchanted and blissful beat-driven woodland.

In the constantly rearranging Living Room stage there’s performances by Tipper, Coyote Kisses and a special four-hour set from garage pioneer DJ Harvey. Whereas the Amphitheatre marks a shift towards a more urban feel with sets planned from beat-heavy artists like Crnkn, Ganz and Herobust. A newer addition, The Grove has a welcoming dance floor surrounded by towering cedar trees, lush pathways, creative art installations and interactive chill zones featuring Bonobo, Liquid Stranger and also Tipper.

However, festivals are always about so much more than the music, and Shambhala Music Festival is no exception as it is routinely declared one of the most friendly and fun festivals. Everywhere there’s an endless supply of facepainted festival-goers in bizarre fancy dress ranging from multi-coloured tutus to alien spacesuits.

Furthermore with a host of on-site services like the artisan market and eighteen specialist food vendors, you’ll be fully looked after in this wonderfully freaky festival!

Don’t miss out! Tickets are over 90% sold!

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