Shambhala Music Festival Teaches Lessons With 2018 Lineup
Every year, without fail, Shambhala Music Festival leaves us absolutely blown away by its unparalleled lineup. Following a heated 20th anniversary celebration in 2017, the world-renowned festival has returned with yet another mind-blowing cast of characters primed to take over Salmo River Ranch from August 10-13. As always the sixth unique stages of Shambhala; The Living Room, The Pagoda, The Grove, The Village, The Fractal Forest and The Amp, have curated their own lineups for the event which has taken place in the Kootenay Mountains of British Columbia for over 20 years now. This lineup might, in fact, be the most devastating of all time though.
With superstar talent from all musical backgrounds and genres, Shambhala has taught a lesson with this first phase of headliners. It really does not matter what you are into their is certainly something for everyone this year.
Lovers of deep bass will, of course, be well represented with the likes of New Zealand pioneers TRUTH, groundbreaking London duo Stooki Sound, UK bass legends Feed Me and Koan Sound, ‘Purple Sound’ sub-genre creator Joker, Wakaan label-head Liquid Stranger, bass phenoms Snails, J Kenzo, Stylust, Pigeon Hole, Boogie T and many more all bringing their talents to the equation.
If you can’t wait to get down and shuffle with your friends to tasty house and techno tunes then brace yourself. Dirtybird heavyweights Claude Vonstroke, Justin Martin, Christian Martin and Fisher will be in attendance along with the mysterious Malaa, Kyle Watson and Destructo.
Hip-Hop aficionados will be relishing the inclusion of Barclay Crenshaw, Claude Vonstroke’s alter-ego, dynamic beatsmith Mr Carmack and grime legend Dizzee Rascal. Those who like it funky can rest easy with the knowledge that Opiuo, The Funk Hunters, Fort Knox Five and glitch-hop mastermind Gramatik are on the roster as well.
As always a delectable selection of drum and bass artists will make appearances including Camo & Krooked, Delta Heavy, DC Breaks & Loadstar and Alix Perez.