Shambhala 2018 Drops Full Stage Line-up


In 111 days, thousands of people will make their way to an evergreen forest nestled in the magnificent mountains of Southern Canada for Shambhala Music Festival. In its 21 year, Shambhala has transformed from a small gathering of 500 people, to a staple of electronic dance music – without losing the core values it established in 1998. Celebrating music, art, and sustainability, the festival is one that previous attendees describe as “the best place on earth.”

With six stages, each managed by their own stage director, you can expect carefully curated talent and production. Recently, the festival announced which talent will be at what stage, and we’ve got the full line up for you.

Fractal Forest

This year marks the 20th time that the Fractal Forest Stage has been around, originally built on an old-growth tree stump. Boasting funk, glitch hop, and drum ‘n’ bass, you can expect to see Mix Master Mike, Gramatik, Opiuo, The Funk Hunters, Sticky Buds and more.

The AMPhitheatre Stage

Always showcasing the up-and-comers along with the mad scientists of electronic music, this stage will definitely get weird. You can expect to see Claude VonStroke’s alter ego Barclay Crenshaw play here, along with Liquid Stranger, Mr. Carmack, Space Jesus and more. There will also be a special “1985 Music Showcase” with Alix Perez, Skeptcal, Chimpo and Monty who will transform into professors of drum ‘n’ bass, and grime history.

The Living Room Stage

Located next to the Salmo River, this stage is the favored daytime spot of many festival-goers, allowing for a relaxing cool-down in the river while listening to live bands, hip hop, and bass. Mark Farina, 29 Palms, Dirtwire, Tyler Stadius and so many more will play the Living Room.

The Grove

For five years The Grove has been bringing a diverse mix of musical talent and this year is no different. Leading the line-up is Grammy award-winning Brasstracks, along with CharlestheFirst, Edamame and The Librarian. Grime and dubstep artists D Double E, Kahn & Need and hip-hop producer Clams Casino will be in attendance as well.

The Village Stage

Your booty will percolate at this stage full of all things bass. Described as a  “supernatural, sci-fi, Tiki town” you can watch from above the dance floor as tree forts connected by bridges surround the stage. Here you will find Boombox Cartel, Snails, DC Breaks, Perkulat0r, ill.Gates, and a DJ set by The Glitch Mob.

 The Pagoda Stage

Last but certainly not least, Pagoda Stage carries big names and bouncy house music. Here you’ll find some Dirtybird sounds from Claude VonStroke, Fisher, & Justin Martin. Along with Claptone, Malaa, Boogie T and space mom Rezz.

Find your tickets for Shambhala here, and get ready for the upcoming festival with these playlists for each stage on Spotify.