Shambhala Music Festival 2018 The Village Stage
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Shambhala is rapidly approaching and with so much to participate in and experience, here’s everything you need to avoid missing a thing!


The 22nd edition of Shambhala Music Festival is less than a week away. Ten’s of thousands of attendees will arrive at Salmo River Ranch to participate in a weekend full of art, music, and creativity. The three-day festival features six stages each with their own directors and vision. It is a festival that has used a tradition of participation and connection to create a beautiful community, a family.

Related: Looking to explore the stages at Shambhala this year ahead of the festival? Check out these playlists!

The lineup has exploded since their early days in 1998 and features music from around the globe from a variety of genres. Whether you’re looking for that groovy, funky, house, or that hard-hitting bass line with a side of wubs, Shambhala has curated a diverse and beautiful array of artists.

To help you maximize your experience at the festival, we’ve compiled all the info you need to know before you go. Check it out below and let us know what you’re most excited for this year at Shambhala!


Shambhala 2019 Essential Info:

Dates: Thursday, August 8 – Monday, August 12, 2019
Ages: 19+ with Government Issued ID
Venue Address: Salmo River Ranch, Salmo, BC, Canada
Tickets: Shambhala 2019 is Sold Out
Facebook Event Page: RSVP HERE

Electronic Tickets:

This year Shambhala is using Electronic Tickets for the first time. Each ticket must be assigned to one person through their online portal and individually claimed before coming through the gate. Download it to your phone or print it before you arrive.

If you do not do this prior to your arrival you may experience delays at the gate.

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 Music Festival 2019 Set Times:

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Shambhala Music Festival 2019 Festival Map:

Shambhala Music Festival 2019 Map


Shambhala 2019 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:

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Carlos was first introduced to the world of EDM in 2014 when he attended EDC Las Vegas. The event changed his entire perspective on music and community. Now you can find him traveling to festivals such as Mysteryland USA, Summerset Music Festival, Tomorrow World, Spring Awakening, and many others. By day he works as a full time application developer.

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