Journey Beyond: The Pagoda Stage Announces Lineup For Shambhala 2017
One of the reasons that Shambhala has become one of the most innovative festivals in the world, is it’s unique approach to stage curation. Shambhala features six permanent stages that are engrained in the fabric of the festival. The Pagoda, Grove, Living Room, Amphitheater, Village and Fractal Forest are the pillars that create the foundation of the Shambhala experience.
Each stage has its own team of hard working creatives who come together to make their vision a reality. The six stages of Shambhala each have their own feel and energy, which gives the festival a dynamic and multi-faceted atmosphere. Last week, Shambhala announced it’s highly anticipated lineup and now it’s six stages will be revealing their individual lineups all week long. Today, The Pagoda stage kicked things off with their assortment of diverse talent.
The Pagoda Stage is Shambhala’s unofficial main stage and is also perhaps the most sonically diverse of the six stages. While all of Shambhala’s stages bring a wide array of musical styles to the party, The Pagoda really attracts acts from all corners of the dance music spectrum. If you don’t believe me, all you need to do is take a look at the ridiculous roster of artists slated for an appearance at the Pagoda. From house and techno merchants like Destructo, Chris Lake, and Justin Martin, to heavy bass hitters like Illenium, Herobust, and Adventure Club, The Pagoda has an absolutely absurd lineup in store for Shambhala’s 20th anniversary.
After killing it at the Pagoda last year, REZZ will be returning for another legendary performance. Is this a new Shambhala tradition in the making? Rising stars and budding dance music tastemakers are also on this lineup like Jai Wolf, Medasin, Dimond Saints and Black Tiger Sex Machine. Mainstays like Matt The Alien and Beats Antique are also returning from 2016.
This year marks the revival of The Pagoda Stage. The entire site will be undergoing massive changes and a complete overhaul is in the works. Personally, I can’t wait to see The Pagoda rise from the ashes with a new stage design and an awesome collection of artists. Keep it locked all week long as each of Shambhala’s stages releases its lineup for this year’s festival. Next up will find out what weird beats will be bumping in the Fractal Forest.