The people, the location, and the artists of Shambhala Music Festival make it one of the most unique environments in which to enjoy quality music. From several themed stages to lineups that even the biggest festivals around the globe nod to, all of the ingredients for special moments and lifelong memories are there.
This year is no different from Shambhala’s past, and we’re mentally preparing for the glorious options we’ll have at The Farm this summer. We’ve been blessed with the lineup announcement, giving us ample ammo for daydreaming over the next few months. Acts like Andy C, Alunageorge, Green Velvet, Excision, Snails, and more are already filling our hearts with hope and anticipation.
While Shambhala is far from the only festival with multiple, themed stages, it’s safe to say that there isn’t a festival that does it quite like Shambs. Impossible to replicate, the atmosphere and sound-quality available at legendary locales like The Pagoda, The Village, and The Fractal Forest are worth the cost of admission themselves. The way with which the Shambhala stage-curators utilize these theaters is second-to-none, and 2016’s batch of acts has our minds racing.
Bouncing between stages at Shambs is one of the best aspects of the festival, and taking in a few sets from each is a must for attendees. It’s easy enough to do, with a lineup like this, so we broke down a few sets from each stage that caught our eye.
Of course, you can’t go wrong at any time, at any stage at Shambhala. But, if you’re looking for some daydreaming material or food for thought, check out our list of can’t miss sets from each stage at Shambs this summer.
The ‘mainstage’ of Shambhala, The Pagoda has housed incredible acts throughout the 19 years the festival has taken place. Last year’s squad included a Dirtybird Takeover and a mystery headlining set from Zeds Dead. While 2016’s Pagoda lineup doesn’t have anything quite like that, there’s plenty to get excited about.
Breaking out with his Shambhala set at The Village in 2014, Getter makes his return to The Farm at The Pagoda. His open discussion of wanting to shift sounds, and showcase his talents outside of filthy dubstep, make The Pagoda the perfect place for Getter to show us exactly what he means. Another young artist, REZZ, has us excited for what she prepares for The Pagoda. Working with mau5trap, REZZ is on everyone’s radar this summer, and we can’t imagine a better way to get even more familiar than a set at Shambs.
Watching young talent is always great, but when Boys Noize takes over, we know we’re in the hands of a vet. The German has won awards and his reputation both in the industry, and among fans, is superb. He’s performed all over the world, but we know his performance at The Pagoda will be unlike any other.
While that’s three sets we can’t miss for The Pagoda, we’ll also be making time for the EVeryman tribute to Pumpkin, also known as Nicholas Alvarado, who tragically passed away earlier this year.