Shambhala 2017 Pagoda Stage
Photo Credit: James Coletta

Be prepared for Shambhala 2018. Check out the festival map, set times, and other essential information!


Shambhala is nearly upon us! While we’re all out-of-our-mind excited, before you completely lose your marbles, check out all the essential information you’ll need to know before entering the festival!

Don’t forget to check out our top artists that you shouldn’t miss at this year’s edition of Shambhala, and let us know who you’re most excited to see! If you’re looking to get hyped with some of the sounds from artists this year, check out the official Spotify Playlists that will surely keep your caravan bumping along the way!


Shambhala 2018 Essential Info:

Dates: Thursday, August 9 – Monday, August 13, 2018
Ages: 19+ with Government Issued ID
Venue Address: Salmo River Ranch, Salmo, BC, Canada
Tickets: Shambhala 2018 is Sold Out
Facebook Event Page: RSVP HERE

Gate Hours: Gates open Tuesday, August 7 at 8:00AM. Those entering before Friday, August 10 must purchase Early Entry passes at the gate with cash only. Early Entry works as follows:

  • Tuesday, August 7 @ 8AM: $150 per person; cash only
  • Wednesday, August 8 @ 8AM: $100 per person; cash only
  • Thursday, August 9 @ 8AM: $50 per person; cash only – 2 of 6 stages are open
  • Friday August 10 @ 8:00AM: $0 – All 6 stages are open

Please note: Guests who arrive before Tuesday at 8AM will be placed in a special holding lot and processed after all of those who arrive on time.

Acceptable Forms of Identification for Entry
  • Valid government issued ID (passport, driver’s license, etc)
  • A second supporting piece of ID (credit, health card, etc. Anything with your name, signature or photo)
Unacceptable Forms of Identification for Entry
  • School identifications
  • Expired identifications of any kind
  • Birth Certificates
  • Social Security Cards
  • Voter Card
  • Photocopies of any identifications
  • Consular identification

Shambhala 2018 Set Times:

Shambhala 2018 Set Times


Shambhala 2018 Festival and Parking Maps:

Shambhala Festival Map


Shambhala 2018 Do’s & Don’ts:

Prohibited Items
  • Alcohol
  • Fire
  • Fuel
  • Generators
  • Glass
  • Lasers
  • Illegal Substances
  • Motorized Vehicles
  • Pets
  • Weapons
  • Hate Speech
  • Confiscated Items
  • Synthetic Feathers and Boas
Recommended Packing List:
  • Camping gear
  • Bandana
  • Sunglasses
  • Water containers
  • Jacket
  • Backpack
  • Food
  • Biodegradable shampoos and sunscreens
  • Flashlight
  • Comfortable footwear

Reminder To Mind Your Belongings:

Unfortunately, many people have reported pickpockets, bag slashings, and theft of wallets, smartphones, purses and other valuables during this festival season. While this small number of bad apples in the bunch doesn’t define an entire crowd, there are opportunistic people who come to these events to take advantage of unsuspecting partygoers and it’s important to be mindful of your valuables while at Shambhala Music Festival.

Looking for tips to keep your belongings safe? Check our post highlighting some ideas! 


Connect with Shambhala on Social Media:

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube | Facebook Event Page




Gina relocated from monotonous central California to the damp, musically dense Pacific Northwest in 2009. Not long after, she became completely enveloped in the vibrant world of electronic dance music. Obsessed with the catharsis of dance and unparalleled sense of community, her life’s pursuit became attending as many live music events as possible. While she doesn’t limit her eclectic musical taste by any means, bass music is what most activates her tumultuous soul. Soon, within her grew the desire to become more involved and contribute to the community which has shown her interminable acceptance and purpose. In that pursuit, she began working with the artist relations teams at local powerhouse Foundation Nightclub and its parent company USC Events in Seattle. She’s now found a space where meaning and motivation converge and intends to embed herself as much as possible within those musical spaces.

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