The Pagoda Stage cc: Louis Bockner, Eye of the Mind Photography
Going to a music festival is an amazing experience. Music festivals are a fantastic place to meet people, to dance to great music and to create memories that you won’t soon forget. At Shambhala Music Festival they have a saying, “it’s all about the people on the dancefloor,” and put every effort into giving their attendees the best experience possible. Every year they bring in top-notch performers which makes it hard to decide which stage you should be at or which artist you want to see. We are here to help you make those hard decisions by letting you know who we think you should go see.
Ultimate Guide to Shambhala 2013
General Shambhala Information:
You can still purchase tickets on their website. But hurry, there aren’t many left.
Shambhala is a family run event with no corporate sponsorship whatsoever.
The Performance Schedule is available.
Shambhala Day 1 Highlights (Thursday August 8th)
Thursday is considered an “early entry” day so all of the stages aren’t open yet. That being said it is the perfect way to get the party started a day early. One of the stages that is open on Thursday is the Amphitheater, formally the Rock Pit. They completely redid this stage and we’re excited to see what it looks like this year.
K+Lab [Amphitheater Stage 11:30 p.m.-1:00 a.m.]
Hailing from New Zealand, K+Lab is full of glitchy goodness and will keep you rocking throughout his set.
Kairo Kingdom [Amphitheater Stage 2:00 a.m.-3:30 a.m.]
Check out Kairo Kingdom to get your Thursday night dubstep fix.
Shambhala Day 2 Highlights (Friday August 9th)
This is the first day all the stages are open. We recommend being at the Fractal Forest at noon when that stage opens its gates.
Stylust Beats [The Village Stage 9:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.]
Stylust Beats ability to blend genres is the perfect set up for the first full night of the festival.
Nick Thayer [Fractal Forest 11:30 p.m.-1:00 a.m.]
Once night arives, Shambhala turns into a different world and there’s no bigger example of that than at the Fractal Forest. Nick Thayer is a great act to see the Fractal Forest when its on full display.
A-Track [The Pagoda 1:00 a.m.-2:30 a.m.]
Legendary DJ A-Track graces the Pagoda stage on Friday night, so be prepared for some dope beats and trap.
Shambhala Day 3 Highlights (Saturday August 10th)
Be sure to check out the Hip-Hop Showcase from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at The Village hosted by the wonderful Erica Dee.
Brillz [The Village 10:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.]
Get your twonk on with Brillz on Saturday night.
Excision [The Village 11:00 p.m.-12:30 p.m.]
Excision loves this festival more than any and uses it to premiere new tracks from himself and Destroid; so don’t miss out on this set so you can get a first look at what he has in store for the upcoming year.
UZ [The Pagoda 1:30 a.m.-2:30 a.m.]
Do we really need to tell you why you should see UZ?
Kastle [The Amphitheater 2:30 a.m.-4:00 a.m.]
Wind down from the shenanigans of Saturday night with Kastle. His chill beats are a great way to end Saturday night and get you ready for Sunday.
Shambhala Highlights Day 4 (Sunday August 11th)
During the day, be sure to check out the Fractal Funk Jam with Smalltown DJs from 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Fractal Forest.
Mayhem [The Village 10:00 p.m.- 11:00 p.m.]
Mayhem is on top of his game right now and his set at The Village is a must see.
People Under The Stairs [The Amphitheater 11:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.]
Get your Hip Hop fix from People Under The Stairs and be sure to bring your stuff to blaze up.
Foreign Beggars [The Village 12:00 a.m.-1:30 a.m.]
Robotic Pirate Monkey [The Amphitheater 2:00 a.m.-3:30 a.m.]
Robotic Pirate Monkey has produced an array of different music and we’re excited to see what they have in plan for Shambs.
With all the dancing you’re going to be doing, make sure that you stay hydrated. There is a centrally located water station where you can fill up water bottles and camel backs for free with purified water from the river. That being said you don’t just lose water when you dance so make sure to eat plenty and replenish your electrolytes so you can party all night. Also, if at any time you become uncomfortable or need to relax for a bit, there is a chill area set up away from the people and stages behind the vendors where you can go at any time to get away from the madness and calm down. Be sure to show some Shambhalove to all the hard workers and volunteers out there making this festival happen and remember, “it’s all about the people on the dancefloor.”