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Anytime I attend a new festival I try to keep my expectations in check. Of course when one gets voted best festival in North America my expectations start to shift. I have heard only amazing things from those that have attended Shambhala. They speak to the love in the air, the positivity of the people, the immaculate production, the awesome food, and the amazing music. For 3 days (and a few more if you arrive early) you can experience this bliss. So naturally, I had high expectations.

After 3 days, I came away with a smile on my face and some tears in my eyes, I realized I experienced something special. I have been to some of the biggest festivals in the world (Tomorrowland, EDC, Ultra, etc.) and Shambhala is different. It offers a unique experience than the others. It is more intimate with your fellow ravers. Shambhala frees your mind and opens your soul.

As for the festival grounds, there were 6 beautiful stages of music. Pagoda, The Village, Fractal Forrest, AMP, The Living Room, and The Grove.

Shambhala Music Festival features dance music and its culture at its finest. You will have a new family at the end and be ready to do it all again.

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The Grounds

Tucked away in British Columbia, Canada is the Salmo River Ranch. The private campgrounds are also farm year-round. When there are not 20,000 people dancing the night away, there are cows and chickens roaming around. In fact, these animals roam around in the exact place ravers camp out (just in the months outside the festival). I have heard a story or two of farm dogs still running around during the festival though.

I can’t think of a more perfect place for a festival. For the size of the festival, it fits just right. Many camp under trees while some choose to camp in the fields. The fields allow for more space and I saw 20-person decked-out campsites. Most had speakers and some even DJs to entertain us when music wasn’t playing.

There also was an Artisan village with more shopping options than you can imagine. There was so much Rave attire, sunglasses, hats, fans, jewelry, and other festival merchandise. I had a very good time walking around there (my wallet on the other hand did not).

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The Stages

Pagoda was the Main Stage and impressive at that. For the big acts, there were more lasers than you can imagine. Lasers synchronizing with the music will leave your jaw dropping. My eyes were quite happy with the vibrant colors of the stage as well. Best of all, there was space to dance.

The Village was the dedicated Dubstep and Bass stage. The best acts in the genre come to break necks and thrust bodies. My favorite part of it is the tree house bridge that lines the outside of it. If you want a break from the crowd, simply climb some stairs and get a bird-eye view. The stage design is easily the most impressive of any stage with LED-lined columns and trees throughout.

My favorite stage is Fractal Forrest. The production of it was mind-blowing at times. The lights and lasers that lined the trees paired with the total 360 of the crowd is all I needed to stay there most of the time. I found the vibes to be best here and it was a joy to dance with strangers. I have never been to a stage so fully immersed in nature. As a fan of national parks, it felt like I was dancing in one.

AMP is a multi-tiered stage built with a carnival tent. It is a fun one to be at in the daytime being located downtown of the festival next to food and vendors. AMP featured special dance performances that paired perfectly with the music.

The Living Room has a waterfront view of the river. A cute small stage featured more than DJs with live music from various genres. It is known as Shambhala farmily’s home and after you take a dip in the water, kick your shoes off and dance.

Last but not least is The Grove and fittingly the one I found last. It is tucked away behind The Village. It has a really cool tree house deck that fits 30 people to look over the crowd. Also lodged within the trees, The Grove is intimate with the artists.

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The Food

Great festival food is hard to come by. It usually tends to be overpriced with small portions. At Shambhala, you get bang for your buck. While the food does lean towards the pricy side (you are in the middle of a forest after all) the portions are huge. On top of that, it’s fresh.

Some of the chicken, meat, vegetables, and fruit are sourced directly from the farm. Talk about farm to kitchen. The Shamburger is probably the most popular item. Don’t overlook the Wraps vendor though. I am a sucker for Chicken Cesar Wraps and this was easily one of my favorites I have ever had.

If I wasn’t too hungry I would eat one of the many snack options. Smoothies were my favorite. They were super refreshing and a jolt of energy. I also felt ~healthy~. The donuts were exceptionally delicious when I had my sugar craving.

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The Community

I can’t say enough nice words about the people there. We were first greeted with “Happy Shambs” from just about everybody on the first day. We didn’t realize it, but people treated Shambhala like a family reunion in many ways. They were overjoyed to hear it was my first time there. Everyone was smiling throughout their campsites ready to offer you whatever you needed.

The good vibes didn’t stop there and overflowed into the festival itself. I felt so comfortable around everybody and ready to dance however I wanted. People were accepting of whoever you were and however you wanted to act. On top of this, everyone cared for each other. If you were in a moment of need, someone you never met would be there for you.

One particular thing I noticed was the lack of garbage on the ground after each night. I had stayed out till sunrise 2 nights and I was baffled. Every festival I have been to there is a sea of trash littered on the floor. Not this one. People have respect for the farm and do not just clean up after themselves, but others.

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The Artists

There were more headliners on this line-up than I could list. But some of my favorites that I caught a glimpse of were Zeds Dead, Dr.Fresch, GRiZ, John Summit, Tchami, RL Grime, Black Tiger Sex Machine, Excision, and Sub Focus. Each of them with their own unique sound that turned everyone feral.

There was one of the best runs I have seen at a stage occurring at Fractal Forest. On Sunday, I stumbled on Neon Steve while walking around and stayed for his whole set. Shiba San was after which fed into Tchami and then Valentino Khan. Dr.Fresch came on to close the run and everyone was going bananas.

There of course was plenty of other talent that made my feet move. Odd Mob might have had my favorite set of the weekend, just something about the sunset set at AMP that gets me going. It was my first time seeing Sub Focus and that DnB had me going let me tell you. I think everyone at the festival was at The Village at that moment.

If you are a fan of dance music, Shambhala showcases it at its best. The culture and ranch are perfect for the music to thrive. Happiness comes easily here. Till next time Shambs.

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Creamfields To Build Largest Indoor Stage Ever For 2024


Creamfields is going big for 2024, really big. The UK Music Festival took to Instagram to announce an incredible new stage for 2024. The APEX Stage will be the largest indoor festival superstructure ever.

Called ‘APEX’, it will have a capacity of 30,000. The stage will be open Friday-Sunday of the festival with an extended 4 am close time on Saturday. This is the latest end time of the festival to date.

Previous mainstages of Creamfields always featured a giant LED screen and plenty of production around it. However, given the unpredictable weather in England, this structure will shield festival-goers from the elements.

The pictures of the proposed stage look stunning. Creamfields will take place from August 22nd – 25th at Daresbury, Cheshire. It has a daily attendance of 70,000 over the 4 days. There are limited tickets available here.

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Tomorrowland Winter Confirms Full 2024 Lineup With Vintage Culture, Nina Kraviz, + More

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Just because it’s getting colder outside doesn’t mean excitement for festivals has to slow down. Tomorrowland Winter has confirmed the full lineup for its 2024 return to the French Alps.

From March 16-23, 2024, over 150 artists spanning the entire electronic spectrum will ascend to the Alpe d’Huez ski resort for a week of dancing on the highest peaks surrounded by panoramic, snow-capped views.

New additions include underground titans like ANNA, Yulia Niko, Mind Against, and Sama’ Abdulhadi, alongside champions of bigger sounds like Alesso, Laidback Luke, Vini Vici, and Blasterjaxx.

A cornerstone of the Tomorrowland Winter experience is dancing in complete cold weather gear, which attendees will be able to do on the stage aptly titled Top Of The Mountain (which sits at 3,300 meters above sea level). This comes in between hitting the slopes and even having the chance to go dog sledding or paragliding over the icy peaks.

However, throughout the week, attendees will also be able to dance indoors as the festival takes over the entire Alpe d’Huez resort. Many of the stages are covered and heated, and guests can enjoy all the other amenities the resort offers like fine dining and spa experiences.

Check out the full lineup for Tomorrowland Winter 2024 below. Click here to purchase tickets.

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Swedish House Mafia To Play Exclusive New Track In Roblox

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On December 1st, at 6 pm EST, DJ’S World is bringing you an extraordinary experience – the Swedish House Mafia Roblox Concert Interactive Experience. Get ready to be immersed in a world where music transcends boundaries and brings people together.

For those who might not be familiar with Roblox, it’s a platform where users can create and play games, as well as socialize with others in a virtual environment. It’s a place where imagination knows no limits, and now, it’s becoming a hub for unforgettable musical experiences. The Swedish House Mafia Roblox Concert Interactive Experience promises to be an event like no other, blending the worlds of music and gaming in a way that will leave you in awe.

The Swedish House Mafia

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Let’s take a moment to dive into the incredible journey of Swedish House Mafia. The trio, consisting of Axwell, Steve Angello, and Sebastian Ingrosso, burst onto the electronic dance music scene in the early 2000s. Their top songs and energetic performances quickly captured the hearts of millions around the world.

Swedish House Mafia’s unique blend of Progressive House and Electro-House created an unmistakable sound that set them apart from the rest. Tracks like ‘Don’t You Worry Child‘, ‘Save the World,’ and ‘One‘ became anthems of a generation, filling dancefloors and festival stages with unparalleled energy. Their music became a symbol of unity and celebration, bringing people from all walks of life together.

Now, imagine being able to witness the magic of Swedish House Mafia’s music in a virtual environment. The Swedish House Mafia Roblox Concert Interactive Experience will transport you into a world where you can relive their greatest hits, surrounded by fellow fans who share the same passion for music. It’s an opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals and create memories that will last a lifetime.

A New Era of Virtual Concerts

The Swedish House Mafia Roblox Concert Interactive Experience is not just another virtual concert – it’s a groundbreaking event that pushes the boundaries of what is possible in the digital realm. Through the power of Roblox, DJ’S World has created a fully immersive experience that will make you feel like you’re attending a real-life concert.

But the Swedish House Mafia Roblox Concert Interactive Experience goes beyond just visuals. Thanks to the interactive nature of Roblox, you’ll be able to dance, jump, and interact with the environment, making the experience feel even more immersive. You’ll have the chance to explore different areas of the virtual venue, meet other fans, and even participate in mini-games and challenges. It’s a concert experience like no other, where you become an active participant, not just a spectator.

How to Join the Experience

Now that you’re eager to be a part of this groundbreaking event, let’s talk about how you can join the Swedish House Mafia Roblox Concert Interactive Experience. The first thing you’ll need is a Roblox account. If you don’t have one yet, don’t worry – creating an account is quick, easy, and free.

Once you have your Roblox account read. On the day of the concert, simply login to Roblox and search for the event. DJ’S World will provide a dedicated space for the Swedish House Mafia Roblox Concert Interactive Experience, where you’ll be able to join in the party.

The Swedish House Mafia Roblox Concert Interactive Experience is set to be an unforgettable event that brings together the worlds of music and gaming. Get ready to dance, jump, and connect with fellow fans in a virtual environment that will leave you in awe. The birth of Swedish House Mafia’s music, the new era of virtual concerts, and the steps to join the experience – it’s all coming together on December 1st, at 6 pm EST. Don’t miss out on this extraordinary opportunity to be a part of something truly groundbreaking. See you on the virtual dancefloor!

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