It feels like just yesterday that we left the Farm behind, and closed up shop on yet another incredible Shambhala Music Festival. Now, it’s already time to start planning for next year, as general public tickets for the 2018 iteration of Shambhala go on sale at noon, September 1st.
This year, things will be working a little differently — the festival will not feature early bird tiers, instead offering all tickets at a single flat rate of $420 CAD ($339 in U.S. dollars). Shambhala’s official website also gives us some solid info on what we can expect from additional fees:
All tickets are subject to a processing fee of $9.25 CAD per ticket. In addition, those that wish to have their tickets shipped to them, or have their order held at will-call, will incur the following extra fee in addition to the $9.25, per ticket, fee:
- Shipping to Canada via Registered Mail – $13 CAD per order
- Will-call handling fee – $13 CAD per order
- Unfortunately we are not offering shipping to the US at this time, only Will-call or Electronic Delivery ticket options are available to US customers.
- All pricing is subject to 5% GST. All tickets are General Admission and grant access to the Salmo River Ranch at 8am on Friday, August 10th, 2018. Limited quantities are available for each tier, so be sure to get them early.
If you plan on staying in ShambhaLodging, we highly recommend making that purchase ASAP as well — last year, all Lodging packages were sold out by the end of Labor Day weekend, and the resale market for those is scarce to say the very least.
That all being said, if you miss out on this round of tickets, the best advice we can offer you is this: Be patient. Shambhala has made a habit of selling out of tickets early on, but that doesn’t mean that all hope is lost. Unlike Lodging passes, the resale market for tickets is incredibly robust, and only gets stronger the closer you get to the festival date in August.
Keep an eye on the Shambhala Ticket Exchange on Facebook for resales at face value — do not give in to scalpers selling tickets at marked up rates. The festival’s resale market traditionally makes a concerted effort to ensure all tickets are redistributed at the exact price the original owner paid, and come the summer months next year, there will be plenty of people trying to unload their tickets. That all being said, don’t panic if and when this initial round sells out quickly.
So what are you waiting for? It’s time to start solidifying those Shambhala 2018 plans! Grab your tickets here, and we’ll see at the Farm next year!