Who would've thought that Skrillex and Kygo would be headlining a festival that started on a farm? And who would've thought that farm is actually tucked into the thick Canadian Selkirk Forest?
The Shambhala Music Festival just released their 2015 lineup with a shocking amount of talent. In addition to Skrillex and Kygo, you get Pretty Lights, Big Gigantic, Camo & Krooked, Bonobo, Claude VonStroke and that's just naming a few.
All this in a festival that brought in just 11,000 people last year. A festival that started on a family farm. If you haven't heard of it, it's not your fault. It's been a pretty well-kept secret, relatively speaking, spread largely through word-of-mouth until now - its 18th year.
Around 300 artists are already on the bill at the festival which houses six stages. Unlike other festivals, each of the stages are curated and independently run by their own respective stage directors. Each stage having its own theme.
Pagoda - the main stage, The Village - bass stage, Fractal Forest - old school stage, The Living Room - deep stage, The Amphitheatre - future stage, and The Grove - the new stage for more worldly sounds.
Shambhala is also a camping festival but this year the festival will have its own wastewater treatment plant. That means far fewer trucks hauling waste water. It also means more fresh water, more fill stations and... wait for it... longer running showers. Showers people.
Tickets are going for around $360. The festival goes from August 7 - 10th.