Shambhala 2020 tix are on sale now! To get a taste of what’s in shop for subsequent year, make confident to verify out the Aftermovie, which was also released right now. It is pretty much as thoughts-bendingly trippy as the festival and will give any one that sees it a severe sense of FOMO.

2019 Aftermovie

It begins in the bustling streets of downtown Vancouver, just before speeding you away from the city and into the deep green forests of British Columbia, exactly where the neon lights and thumping electronic music lead you into an totally diverse planet.

Shambhala Music Festival Official 2018 Aftermovie from Shambhala Music Festival on Vimeo.

Shambhala Music Festival Official 2018 Aftermovie from Shambhala Music Festival on Vimeo.

What’s new for 2020?

The subsequent Shambhala will not be at the very same time as its earlier 22 iterations. The electronic music festival has just announced that, for the initially time ever, Shambhala will be taking place in July, about two weeks earlier than usual.

The official dates for Shambhala 2020 has been announced July 24-27, and if you are a Shambhala veteran, this break from tradition may really feel like heresy, as the festival often requires location in early August, but the cause for it is a sobering reminder of the effects of climate adjust.

When one particular of Canada’s most significant and longest-operating electronic festivals almost certainly is not the initially point that comes to thoughts when you consider of climate adjust, it just goes to show how wide-ranging its effects genuinely are.

In Shambhala’s case, it is wildfires.

BC’s “wildfire season is becoming longer and additional explosive”

According to the Southeast Fire Centre, the agency that monitors and fights forest fires in the Shambhala-region, the threat of fire is far much less in July than in August.

In the previous decade, the Southeast Fire Centre identified that July averages 11 days of higher fire threat and four days of intense fire threat, whereas August averaged 16 days of higher fire threat and six days of intense fire threat, according to a Shambhala press release.

As festival founder Jimmy Bundschuh mentioned:

“We stand at the precipice of a new era, that is not lost on any one in the Kootenays right here in British Columbia. We know the planet is in a period of fast transition and our date adjust is just one particular additional reflection of our commitment to our guests and the music neighborhood as a whole”.

Get your tickets Sept. 16 and make confident to verify out the epic Aftermovie which drops the very same day.

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