Shambhala Music Festival 2012

Wed 8th Aug 2012 to Mon 13th Aug 2012 Canada / Salmo


This is Canada’s premiere Electronic Music Festival. Cutting edge Talent, Lights and Sound come together in Paradise to give life to a non-sponsored family run anomaly. Shambhala Music Festival began in the summer of 1998 when approximately 500 people gathered at the Salmo River Ranch. Over the years, the festival grew organically by word of mouth – friends bringing friends to create a community built upon Shambhalove. In 2010, for the first time, we reached our 10,000 guest capacity. In 2011 the festival saw it’s first sell-out in advance of our gates opening. Online tickets for Shambhala 2012 sold out in just 17 days, in November 2011.

Shambhala is a family-owned business. Farm owners Rick and Sue Bundschuh’s three children produce the festival. Jimmy, the youngest of the three, is the Executive Producer. Anna, the middle child, and Corrine, the eldest child, are the Producers.

Shambhala does not accept any corporate sponsorship and thus retains a true reflection of the people involved and their own vision. The attendees are the sponsors.

When not hosting the festival, the 500 acre Salmo River Ranch is a working farm. Cows roam, farm dogs, horses, pigs, chickens, miniature donkeys (yes, you read that right), gardens and hay fields are the normal business affairs. There is also a small sawmill on the property that transforms into the main gate during showtime.

A dedicated crew of 2000 workers and volunteers keep the bustling city of Shambhala operating during showtime. Combined with the ten thousand guests, this makes Shambhala the largest city in the West Kootenays for five days. All of this on a farm without so much as an electricity hookup. Everything is brought in to bring this temporary city to such vivid life. When we depart, the farm returns to its off gird existence. Hay fields replace campgrounds and cows roam the forest trails.

Shambhala is held annually in early August and boasts 6 uniquely themed stages, each managed by their own Stage Director. Each of them books their talent, dreams the scene and delivers a cutting edge experience unlike any other. Shambhala aims to bring the best in up & coming electronic music talent from around the globe. They believe in supporting the local community and strive to excel in the festival and events industry.

Above all, Shambhala is a celebration of music, art and life. Your participation is so imporant – they set the stage, you bring the party. We thank each and every one of you for sharing your spark of Shambhalove with each other. They will see you when you come Home in August!

Line up inlcudes:

12th Planet | Ajax | Amadeus | Bare | Bitchin’ | Blue Lunar Monkey | Break Science | Comic Strips | Craig Mullins | Dan Solo | Danny Corn | Datsik | Deiselboy | Desert Dwellers | Dillon Francis | Disco Dave | DJ Brad | DJ Dan | DJ Woody | DJ Yoda | DOV | Dreadsquad | Dub FX | Ed Solo | Emotionz | EOTO | Evol Intent | Excision | Fat Pat | Figure | Fort Knox Five | Funkanomics | Hoola | Hxdb | Ill Gates | Jack Master | Joseph Martin | JPOD the Beat Chef | Justin Hale | Kastle | Knowa Knowone | Koan Sound | Longwalkshortdock | Mat the Alien | Max Ulis | Mustard Pimp | Omar LinX | Piranha | Porter Robinson | Pretty Lights | RaRa Avis | Robot Koch | Self Evident | Sigma | Smalltown DJs | Stickybuds | Subvert | Tantrum Desire | Terravita | The Correspondents | The Gaff | Thievery Corporation | Think Tank | Thunderball | Torro Torro | Trolley Snatcha

Tickets SOLD OUT apart from Shambaloding camping accommodations package!!


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12th Planet, Ajax, Amadeus, Bare, Bitchin', Blue Lunar Monkey, Break Science, Comic Strips, Craig Mullins, Dan Solo, Danny Corn, Datsik, Deiselboy, Desert Dwellers, Dillon Francis, Disco Dave, DJ Brad, DJ Dan, DJ Woody, DJ Yoda, DOV, Dreadsquad, Dub FX, Ed Solo, Emotionz, EOTO, Evol Intent, Excision, Fat Pat, Figure, Fort Knox Five, Funkanomics, Hoola, Hxdb, Ill Gates, Jack Master, Joseph Martin, JPOD the Beat Chef, Justin Hale, Kastle, Knowa Knowone, Koan Sound, Longwalkshortdock, Mat the Alien, Max Ulis, Mustard Pimp, Omar LinX, Piranha, Porter Robinson, Pretty Lights, RaRa Avis, Robot Koch, Self Evident, Sigma, Smalltown DJs, Stickybuds, Subvert, Tantrum Desire, Terravita, The Correspondents, The Gaff, Thievery Corporation, Think Tank, Thunderball, Torro Torro, Trolley Snatcha