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Shambhala has just released its lineup for 2019 – for the 22nd annual Shambhala Music Festival in British Columbia, Canada. This year’s lineup features headliners Anti Up (Chris Lake + Chris Lorenzo), BTSM, Bonobo, Chase & Status, Excision, Ganja White Night, GRiZ, JAUZ, Kaskade, Liquid Stranger, Nero (DJ set), Rusko, TroyBoi, Zeds Dead and ZHU. The festival started the 2019 hype by releasing three headliners before the initial announcement. The first headliner announced was ZHU, followed by GRiZ a week later, and then Excision another week later. Now we have the initial lineup for 2019 and it might just be the best Shambhala lineup yet! Check it out below.
Besides the major headliners, the lineup also includes other amazing artists like house hitters AC Slater, Anna Lunoe, Billy Kenny, Cazztek, Dr. Fresch, Jack Beats, Justin Martin, Mija, Noizu, SNBRN, and VOLAC. To balance out all that amazing house, Shambhala also added some amazing dnb, dubstep and bass artists including Alix Perez, Boogie T, Champagne Drip, CharlestheFirst, Downlink, Ivy Lab, Minnesota, Spag Heddy, TRUTH, and Tynan. We also can’t forget to mention the Shambhala “favourites” who are mostly Canadian DJs that have been playing at Shambhala for years. These include artists like Neon Steve, Skiitour, Smalltown DJs, Stylust and The Librarian. Over 200 more artists will be announced between April 4th and 9th so keep your eyes open for more announcements!
Shambhala began 22 years ago as a small grassroots gathering of people and music on the founder’s family farm. From then, it has grown by word of mouth into what it is now. Because Shambhala started as a small grassroots event, that vibe has stayed with it over all of these years and why Shambhala focuses so much on keeping a healthy and sustainable environment. This year will also make Shambhala Canada’s longest running electronic music festival. “With a history steeped in diverse electronic music, mesmerizing attractions and art installations, educational workshops and a progressive harm reduction production, the festival continues to remain a unique, independent force in the festival world.”