Like a crowd to a stage, Shambhala fans were drawn to their computer screens this morning as the electronic music festival announced their 2014 lineup.
“Boom,” posted Shambhala’s Britz Bitz as the much-anticipated announcement came at 9 a.m.
The 17th annual Shambhala festival held at the Salmo River Ranch will feature ANDYC, BEARdyMAN, joining already announced headliners Mark Farina, Hannah Wants, DJ Sabo and Bassnectar.
“Shambhala is one of the most special venues in North America because it has no corporate involvement. it holds a very special place in my heart,” said Bassnectar, aka Lorin Ashton of Santa Cruz, California.
James Bundschuh, executive producer said there is really something for everyone at this year’s festival.
“It’s going to be a great year,” he said. “This is our biggest lineup yet, and the reaction from the fans this morning has been incredible.”
Excited fans posted positives like “Shambhala, you’ve done it again” and “This is unreal” on Facebook in the minutes after the announcement.
The top 80 artists revealed also include beats antique, CAKED UP, DATSIK, emancipator, GRiZ and Justin Martin.
“This summer, we’re bringing some of the biggest names in electronic dance music to the Kootenays,” said Bundschuh. “Some of the top acts we have this year are ANDYC, Bassnectar, Emancipator, Griz, Mark Farina, Moby, Mr. Scruff, What So Not, Z Trip, Zion I. We have two hosts from BBC Radio One — Skream and Nelson, BC-native, B.Traits.”
For a full list of the 80 headliners check out headliners.shambhalamusicfestival.com
The full line up that includes over 300 artists will be announced April 8.
Shambhala goes from August 6 to 11.