The flood of lineup announcements that precedes festival season each year is one of the most exciting aspects of being a fan of dance music. From Electric Daisy Carnival and Ultra Music Festival to Bass Canyon and Beyond Wonderland, there’s no shortage of quality lineups. Shambhala Music Festival proved that last week, releasing their latest lineup and revealing (most of) the artists who will be performing at The Farm this summer.
Finding out which artists are coming to Shambhala is always great, but finding out which stage they’re performing at is even better. Each of the six stages at Shambhala has its own unique vibe and sound, adding to the environment and performances.
We’re receiving the stage-by-stage lineup announcement for Shambhala 2020 this week, with each stage getting their own special release date. We’ll be following each and every stage announcement throughout the week, while daydreaming about the incredible memories we’ll be making in just a few months. After that, all we’ll need are the set times, and we’ll be gameplanning our Shambhala stage-hopping in no time.
The Village (Monday, March 2nd)
The Village crew is bringing tons of fantastic drum and bass to The Farm this summer, featuring the likes of Sub Focus, Dimension, Friction, Phibes, and Tantrum Desire. Attendees will also be treated to the annual Ragga Jungle Rinse Out, as well as a new feature, the DNB Girls Takeover, featuring an all-women led session of drum and bass. Of course, there’ll be plenty of other, non-DnB goodies, like Seven Lions, Woofax, Whipped Cream, and more, ready to bring all of the bass tunes you can handle.
The Fractal Forest (Tuesday, March 3rd)
Per usual, there’s no shortage of funk at the Fractal Forest. Along with headliners DJ Premier, Malaa, and Marc Rebillet, Shambhala-favorites The Funk Hunters, Slynk, Defunk, OPIUO and Skiitour will be making sure the Fractal Forest is the funkiest place on The Farm. That’s not all though, with plenty of hip-hop, turntablism, and house music to go around, there’s something for everyone on this lineup. Also, the stage is one of the most unique environments in which to enjoy music on the planet. So, whether or not you’re currently a fan of any of the artists on this list, make sure to go out of your way to experience the Fractal Forest this summer. You won’t regret it.
The Grove (Wednesday, March 4th)
Full of Shambhala-favorites, The Grove features a bevy of beautiful artists performing at The Farm this year. Headlined by the return of CloZee, the Shambhala-debut of Leikeli47, and the unique blend of music that is Masego, The Grove is sure to become the favorite stage of many new attendees. Showcasing everything from hip-hop and trap to dubstep and techno, The Grove is the perfect place to find yourself while roaming The Farm. And adding acts like Too Many Zooz, Lazy Syrup Orchestra, and Shiny Things to a lineup that already features a takeover from Innamind Recordings and a Mat The Alien x The Librarian set, is too much to keep us away from The Grove for long.
The Living Room (Thursday, March 5th)
The Living Room holds a special place in every Shambhala attendee’s heart. The riverside stage hosts tons of live music, performances, and unique acts each and every summer. This year, Tycho, Greg Wilson, Pleasensations (aka Neon Steve), and Steve Raskin of Fort Knox 5 fame join a loaded group of new faces and old favorites. Bands like Boogie T.Rio, Dirtwire, and Moontricks will keep the diverse sound of the Living Room going, while acts like The Librarian, Lion-S, and S2 will keep us coming back to the stage year after year.
The AMPhitheatre (Friday, March 6th)
The stage curators outdid themselves for Shambhala 2020, and there may be no stage that better reflects that truth than The AMP. With massive headlining sets from Skream, Space Jesus, What So Not, and CharlestheFirst, alongside the long-awaited return of Tipper, The AMP is full of diverse entertainment. That’s before we’ve even mentioned Wajatta, the combination of Reggie Watts and John Tejada, which will also feature at the stage. Joined by festival-favorites Mat The Alien, SkiiTour, Longwalkshortdock, Meow Mix, and more, The AMP’s 2020 lineup is everything we love about Shambhala in one fun-filled stage.
The Pagoda (Saturday, March 7th)
Featuring some techno, some house, some riddim, and plenty more, The Pagoda crew is highlighting a different aspect of dance music each night this year. Friday, it’s house-night with Claptone and Bob Moses. On Saturday, it’s techno’s turn, with Richie Hawtin making his Shambhala-debut and Testpilot (aka deadmau5) taking the stage for two-hour sets. Then on Sunday, bass music will be on display with the likes of Subtronics, BTSM (Black Tiger Sex Machine), and Boogie T performing. On top of that, headliners REZZ, 1788-L, Destructo, Said the Sky, i_o and more will be taking control of Shambhala’s main stage for what will undoubtedly be an unforgettable weekend at The Pagoda.
We knew these stage lineups would look great after the initial headliner announcement for Shambhala 2020. But, now that we’ve seen the different special touches added by the festival for certain sets at certain stages, we’re blown away. Let us know which stage announcement you’re most excited for, and which stage lineup you’re most impressed with! With a lineup like this, there isn’t a way to misappropriate your time at The Farm. Share your thoughts by commenting below, on Facebook, or reply on Twitter!
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