Excitement builds around the 2012 Shambhala line up

As each stage director for Shambhala posted their list of who would grace the stage ticket holders reacted with overwhelming enthusiasm.

Chali 2na is one of the great artists taking the stage at this summer's Shambhala Music Festival in Salmo.

Shambhala Music Festival has announced the line-up for their 2012 event.

As each stage director posted their list of who would grace the stage ticket holders reacted with overwhelming enthusiasm.

This year highlights how Shambhala aims to offer something for every music lover, no matter their taste.

“I first reacted with an extra large grin, which led to a bit of a pre-festival dancing, followed by a similar celebration to when one gets a unexpected few hundred dollars back on their tax return,” said Jacob Oudshoorn, who first got involved with Shambhala’s talent department.

Oudshoorn said he didn’t really have any expectations leading up to the festival’s line-up release but was thrilled to see some names from previous years along with “fresh names” he has yet to witness.

“All around I believe that each stage is always trying to top their line-ups from the last year and as tough as it is, they are doing a good job,” he said.

The stage Oudshoorn will be spending the most time at this year’s event will be the Living Room Stage which will be hosting acts like Robot Koch, Thriftworks, Nasty Nasty, Adahm Shaikh, Fort Knox vis. Thunderball, Yan Zombie, Buck Lee, Gisto and more.

For those lucky enough to have a ticket, Oudshoorn recommended any artist from Vancouver’s Lighta Sound crew playing at the Living Room, followed by the limitless Fluxo at the Rock Pit and Lorne B.

For Tee Haynes who recently took up a full time role with Shambhala after volunteering last year, Sigma, Evol Intent, Chali 2na, JFB and Keys and Krates are some must sees at this year’s festival.

“After picking my way through the line-up, and finding plenty of artists to get excited about, my reaction was something like ‘man I wish I wasn’t working during the festival so I had more of an opportunity to get to the stages and teach everyone in Salmo how to dance.,”’ said Haynes. “The line-up is a good representation of the many hours of hard work and negotiation from the stage directors. Not being from this part of the world there are plenty of acts that I am not familiar with but last year I loved walking around the festival and exposing myself to all the quality local talent. I hope to get a chance to do the same this year as local talent rules!”

Haynes came to Canada from Perth, Australia and is recommending some homegrown talent from that part of the world at this year’s Shambhala.

“I would love to see El Hornet (Pendulum), ShockOne (Viper Recordings) or Phetsta (Technique Recordings) rocking out at the Village,” said Haynes. “I also think Shambhala is screaming out for the services of Shad. Other than that, how about a James Brown hologram for Saturday afternoon on the beach at the Living Room?”

In addition to Chali 2na, Delhi 2 Dublin, Scientists of Sound, the Boom Booms and Hank and Lily will be taking the stage at the Rock Pit.

The Labyrinth will showcase music by DJs and artists like Dessert Dwellers, Dela, Gemma Luna, Foggy Mountain Rangers and We the Sheep People.

Mat the Alien, Love and Light, Comic Strips and DJ Dan are among the line-up at the Pagoda Stage.

Funk Hunters, A Skills, Smalltown DJs, Jpod, Stickybuds and The Gaff are a few of the acts taking the stage at Fractal Forest™ this year.

For more information about Shambhala and this year’s full line-up visit shambhalamusicfestival.com

Visit each stage’s Facebook page for up-to-date information on what’s coming up at this year’s event and keep reading {vurb} for information on all of this summer’s music festivals.


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