Journey Beyond: The Grove, Amphitheater, and Living Room Round Out Shambhala 2017 Lineup
Last week the stages of Shambhala revealed their individual lineups for this year’s festival. The Pagoda kicked things off with their assortment of dance music tastemakers. The Village and The Fractal Forest came through with a mix of bass behemoths and funky phenoms. Rounding out the week of announcements, The Grove, Amphitheater, and Living Room put the final of the pieces of the puzzle together for the Shambhala faithful.
Last year during my first ever trip to Shambhala, I came to understand the unique personalities of each of the festival’s stages. The Grove is much more demure and mysterious than its brasher counterparts The Village and Pagoda. Deep within the wooded bosom of Shambhala, The Grove is a special hallowed place. As the only stage at Shambhala outfitted with Funktion-1 rigs rather than PK Sound systems, The Grove has a feel and vibe all its own.
The Grove seems to bring together the most naturalistic sonic energies to one location. This year headliners The Polish Ambassador, Phaeleh, Clozee, An-ten-nae, Maribou State, Nicola Cruz and Ivy Lab will bring their talents to The Grove. The Librarian, Moontricks, Goopsteppa and Tor will also be joining forces at this special stage among many more fantastic artists.
The Amphitheater is the youngest of all the Shambhala stages. As the youngest sibling, they naturally feel inclined to try and outdo their bigger brothers and sisters. Well, The Amphitheater has certainly made its presence known with this unreal roster for 2017.
ARAABMUZIK, Billy Kenny, Crywolf, J. Phlip, Pomo, Falcons, and Ekali take top honors on this year’s lineup; however, what I am most pumped for this year is the litany of sick b2b performances slated for this August at the Amp. Truth b2b Stylust, The Librarian b2b Matt The Alien, Bleep Bloop b2b Proko, and Liquid Stranger b2b Space Jesus, is a night of madness that will become instant Shambhala folklore.
The Living Room
Scenically situated on the banks of the pristine Salmo River, The Living Room could be a festival venue all its own. Shambhala is a festival where nature plays a massive role. Nowhere is that sentiment more apparent than at The Living Room. Putting down roots by the river this year will be The Orb, Idjut Boys, Nicola Cruz, Random Rab, Soohan and Moontricks just to name a few.
Shambhala takes place from August 11-14!