Shambhala is back in 2023 and it’s already shaping up to be one of the festival’s biggest lineups to date. The Pacific Northwest’s premier Canadian music festival is just a few months away. With tickets sold out and anticipation growing, Shambhala has begun to release the performers for each of the festival’s six incredible stages. Similar to past years, Shambhala is announcing each stage’s lineup one at a time, starting this week. Stay tuned throughout this week for daily updates.
AMP Stage (Monday, March 13)
First up we have the AMP stage, living up to its name with a star studded list of farm favorites and first time performers. Ranging from old school dub and drum and bass DJ’s like Skream and Alix Perez to new age electronic and house DJ’s like Ahee and Mr. Carmack, this’s year’s AMP gives us a stellar mix of legends and newcomers alike. The AMP will also be hosting several live performances you will not want to miss, ranging from electro-funk to hip-hop.
The Village (Tuesday, March 14)
Next up we have The Village, one of Shambhala’s most iconic, immersive stages. Traditionally treated as the bass-heavy stage, this year features enough dubstep and heavy bass music to turn this Village into a nonstop rager. This lineup includes a special back to back performance from Big Gigantic and NGHTMRE, as well as performances from all-stars like RL Grime, BTSM, Sub Focus, and the dubstep don himself, Excision. Add in the yearly DnB girls takeover and we should all be prepared for a vicious visit to The Village.
Fractal Forest (Wednesday, March 15):
Forever famous for being Shambhala’s funkiest stage, this year’s Fractal Forest lineup will be stacked with talent, including sax-master GRiZ, hard-hitting house maven Shiba San, and the legendary Valentino Khan to boot. Joining them will be Dr. Fresch, Tchami, and a veritable who’s who of Fractal favorites, including The Funk Hunters, A. Skillz, Neon Steve, and plenty more.
The Grove (Thursday March 16)
The Grove’s natural settings and lounge aesthetic is the perfect place for anyone looking to dance and find some chill vibes. Loaded with acts from around the world and from countless genres and subgenres including hip hop, alt-R&B, nu-disco, and electronica. These acts include timeless artists like Mura Masa, Hermitude, and Mala, who will be sure to pull anyone within hearing distance straight to the dance floor.
The Living Room (Friday March 17)
The Living Rooms is just the place for those looking to cool off while jamming to some of the best Rap, Hip Hop, and Disco that Shambhala has to offer. Artists like Del The Funky Homosapien with Hieroglyphics and Souls of Mischief, The Librarian, and Chill Gates, will be spinning the perfect jams while you take a swim and embrace the natural Canadian scenery. Listeners can take a dip in the famous Salmo River that runs adjacent to the festival grounds while enjoying the sights and sounds of this homey and welcoming stage.
The Pagoda (Saturday March 18)
Last but certainly not least we have the ever picturesque Pagoda Stage. The always recognizable “house” stage will be certainly providing plenty of house music with some huge performances from deep house and tech house superstars like John Summit, Hannah Wants, and Destructo. To take this stage up a level we are getting plenty of wubs and wonky bass music from acts including Liquid Stranger, Of The Trees, and Wreckno. And to really put the cherry on top of this stacked lineup, dubstep all stars Zeds Dead and Whipped Cream will be performing among many others to make this lineup an absolute jaw dropper.
For any and all information about Shambhala’s lineup, campgrounds, or festival details, please visit their website here.
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