Shambhala 2016 is fast approaching, and it’s safe to say it snuck up on a lot of us. Many would argue that we’ve left the thick of festival season, as we approach the final months of summer post-EDC and Paradiso. We would say quite the opposite though: Shambhala is quite easily the festival experience worth counting down to when it comes to a wholly unique lineup and locale. The schedule is set, preparations over at the Salmo River Ranch are already underway, and it’s slowly sinking in that soon, we’ll be in a place that to many feels like home. More Reading: Why Shambhala is Our Favorite Festival of the Summer There’s a fair amount of preparation that goes into any festival, and Shambhala is no exception. As one-of-a-kind as it is, you could say that there’s even more there normally is to get nailed down in the weeks leading in. As one of the few festivals to take place on a private estate, it comes with a unique set of rules. 2014 was DMNW’s first ever journey to the Farm, and with three-plus years of experience under our collective belts, we’d like to impart all the knowledge we gathered over some of the best weekends of music and reveling we’ve ever had. Prev1 of 6Next Nick Cannata-Bowman Pop culture junkie, dinosaur enthusiast, and proud Editor-in-Chief. While an avowed basshead, has been known to be ever-so-slightly trance-curious under the right circumstances.