Shambhala Music Festival 2016 Warm Up at Foundation Nightclub- Headed to The Farm with DJ Mkulima (The Farmer)

Written by DJ Mkulima (The Farmer) on July 22, 2016


Spirits were high as can be at Foundation Nightclub for the NorthWest edition of Shambhala Music Festival 2016 official pre-parties featuring The Gaslamp Killer and Space Jesus! Flow toys filled the streets outside Foundation, and excitement buzzed around the air about upcoming 19th annual Shambhala Music Festival in Salmo, British Columbia. Inside Foundation, Shambhalove filled everyone’s hearts bringing the dance floor together and the vibes beautiful.



The Gaslamp Killer and Space Jesus bringing the Shambhalove at Foundation Nightclub, Seattle!

Each year “The Farm” (Salmo River Ranch) hosts Shambhala Music Festival, an immersive interactive music and arts festival specializing in Electronic music. What started as a grassroots festival of 500 has grown to Canada’s premiere (yet still underground) electronic music summit with a family 10,000 strong. One thing Shambhala takes pride in is they are completely free of corporate sponsorship and their food is raised on-site on what is a working farm/ranch most of the year. Literally, Shambhala is farm to table experience growing from the roots nurtured by the farmers.


Fractal Forest


This 4 day festival has a stacked lineup with music running from 10am-8am on 6 stages with some of the biggest names in electronic with stellar local support from the greater West Coast. Each stage has a unique vibe with elusive “The Fractal Forest” stage centered in a hollowed out log with 360 degrees of dance space! “The Living Room” stage sits on the river bank and features a bridge leading to a dance-island experience! Another unique facet of Shambhala is the stage managers each curate their own dream lineup sometimes meaning internal competition ultimately meaning the best lineup possible. Each stage is an interactive art installation uniquely curated to bring complimentary out of this world experiences to the entire Shambhala Family.


During the brief moments during the day when there isn’t any music playing or when your legs just get too tired take a nap by The Salmo River which runs through the ranch. Purify your soul in waters which give life to the ranch itself. Chill out under an old growth cedar tree, and listen to some tunes hangin in a hammock patch.


This year, KPSU’s Learning to Grow with DJ Mkulima (The Farmer) is featuring pre-Shambhala special episodes! Learn more about how this festival brings the Shambhalove from Britz Robins aka “Shambhamom” a Shambhala legend. July 27 tune in for an interview and mix with Tomas Avendano of Danio Management stationed in Kelowna BC, creative melting pot and hometown to many of Shambhala’s most cherished acts.

Stay tuned to for more exclusive content leading up to and following the 19th edition of Shambhala!






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