Shambhala made the decision today to postpone the latest edition of their music festival until July 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
After the initial round of cancellations and postponements that occurred back in March in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, more festivals and events around the world have continued to shift their dates in response. Now, after anticipating the possibility of a postponement themselves, Shambhala Music Festival has joined the growing list.
Originally set to take place July 24-27, in Salmo, B.C., Shambhala was set to celebrate its 23rd edition, but today they took to social media and their website to announce that the festival will be postponed until 2021. Lovingly referred to as The Farm and considered by many to a kind of family reunion, Shambhala will very much be missed along with many other festivals but will return in July 2021.
In their statement, Shambhala said: “Shambhala is not only a music festival, but it’s also a yearly reunion with our Farmily and a time to return home to ourselves. It’s a place where we can freely express ourselves without reservations, and to lose that this year is devastating, however, your safety is what is most important. It has always been about the people on the dancefloor, and we know once we are all reunited again, it will be a Shambhala to remember.”
Those who purchased tickets should know that the festival’s organizers have plans in regard to transferring tickets to a future edition. All 2020 tickets and lodging packages will be valid for Shambhala in 2021, 2022, or 2023, and their team will be reaching out to help transfer.
No refunds will be offered by the festival due to their terms and conditions. Instead, they are asking for all attendees who cannot attend the festival within the next three years to sell and transfer their tickets to another hopeful attendee. More information can be found on their website.
Stay tuned for more information about other cancellations and postponements from around the world as we continue to follow the impact coronavirus has on the festival season this year.