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The Full Lineup for Shambhala 2016 Has Been Announced and It’s Massive!

Between six stages and 300+ artists it is looking like the 2016 edition of the sold-out Shambhala Music and Arts Festival in British Columbia is going to be one trek through the Canadian forests you’re going to want to take, eh? This is the 19th anniversary of the festival, but you wouldn’t even know that this is the year before the big 20 because they held nothing back. 400 hours of raw entertainment is headed your way at Salmo River Park in Salmo, BC from August 5 – 8! Check out the full line-up stage by stage below:

The AMPhitheater:

Headlined by none other than The Gaslamp Killer, The Amphitheater is a stage dedicated to producers from the furthest reaches of the globe, representing all levels of notoriety from all-stars to up and comers. With a unique blend of hip-hop, soul, and house, artists like Troyboi, Stwo, and Sam Gellaitry will stun the crowds of Shambhala, while Shades and others will destroy the audience with the bass.

They have also assembled a massive team of Saturaterecords artists that will make up the most bizarre and dirty show the day-lit forests of Salmo have ever seen. Artists from Shanghai to Cali to Hamburg are going to make for a filthy day full of earth-shattering vibrations.

The Village:

Oh you like dubstep? You like trap? Well, apparently there’s this little stage called The Village that is housing some of the biggest bass artists in the industry. Among the dubstep, trap, DnB, and genral bass music artists listed on this phat lineup are Snails, Andy C, Excision, Keys N Krates, Omar LinX, Sub Focus, and many more.

This bit of the lineup has a little something for everyone. Let’s rage in the Village!

The Grove:

The Grove is for all of you looking for a little live performance and musical satisfaction. Kicking off the weekend with the Australian electronic hip-hop duo Hermitude, and continuing with XXYYXX, Emancipator, Troyboi (again), and Shigeto, Shambhala isn’t messing around.

For those craving a bit more live music, The Russ Liquid Test, Late Night Radio, and the return of Five Alarm Funk are there for you to get groovy to. Needless to say, 2016’s Grove is going to be lit — up.

Fractal Forest:

If the filthy grooves from The Grove weren’t enough for you, take a step into the fractal forest where all of your favorite glitch, breaks, hip-hop, house, funk, and DnB will be bouncing off the forest walls and vibrating throughout the dim fogs. Start with Questlove, the legendary producer and member of The Roots. Then take on Green Velvet, Felix Da Housecat, Cut Chemist, Z-Trip, Skratch Bastid, Ghastly, and more, and you have yourself quite the ensemble of headliners and turntablists.

Also… expect special guest performances from Santa Clause and the Easter Bunny… shhhhhh….

The Living Room:

Marking the 15th year in a row that The Living Room stage has been curated by The Pride, this is the chillest stage at the festival, serving as quite literally, the festival’s living room. Headlined by one of Shambhala’s favorite artists, Nightmares on Wax, as well as Branko, Dirtwire, Sabo, An-Ten-Nae, and more.

In addition, the stage will house production from some of the best VJs in west Canada equipped with upgraded projectors set to deliver some mind blowing visuals. Likewise, aerialists will be present throughout the weekend. So, with that said, do yourself a favor and check out this unique addition to the Shambhala experience.

The Pagoda:

And this is the big one. Headlining The Pagoda, what most closely resembles a mainstage, is the forever sought-after Boys Noize, one of the most talked about sets of Shambhala 2014 What So Not, as well as artists like Marshmello, Mija, Destructo, Nore En Pure, Amine Edge & Dance, Getter, and many more names that are slaying the game right now.

Featuring virtually everything from Dirtybird beats, Mau5trap synths, OWSLA bass, live sets and everything in between. The Pagoda is going to rock your brain to the point of no salvation.

Also worth mentioning is the appearance of Everyman from LA presenting a tribute recently deceased Pumpkin that is sure to hit very close to the heart.

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