The Pagoda Stage is based around DANCE music, plain and simple, but always unreal. Known as Shambhala’s Main Stage, the music is not genre specific, but rather a happy/comfortable vibe, featuring one of the best audio visual productions on the planet. The sights and sounds will blow your mind, and 2016 will be no exception.
Expect sick new renovations, more art, more lights, more decor, more sound, more insane video mapping, and more LOVE! See you there!
Shambhala’s very own Pagoda Stage is proud to present its stacked 2016 lineup! We have wanted to host Boys Noize for years – head of Boys Noize Records in Germany and comprising half of collaborative project Dogblood, alongside Skrillex – his unique style of analog gritty techno is prefect for late nights at The Pagoda.
What so Not was one of the most talked about sets at Shambhala 2 years ago and we couldn’t be more excited to have him back. Bass and trap has evolved so much in the past year, spawning a new arsenal of amazing artists, and we are lucky to have many of them at the Pagoda this year! The mysterious Marshmello, whose identity is hidden behind an electronically automated marshmallow mask, is making waves with his heavy bass and amazingly catchy synth riffs. Getter, Mija, The M Machine, and Holy Ship (HARD) boss man Destructo are all returning to Salmo, to tear the roof off the Pagoda. Rezz is also a force to watch out for – at 21 years old, she is just old enough to get into her own sold out shows across the USA without an escort. Her beats are raw and MASSIVE, catching the ear of labels like OWSLA and Mau5trap.
Of course, The Pagoda wouldn’t be The Pagoda without the dirtiest bird, our house staple, Justin Martin – who is back again. His new album “Hello, Clouds” is a masterpiece and we can’t wait to hear it BOOM on our oversized PK rig. Gorgon City, Hotel Garuda, Nora En Pure, Teemid and Chris Lorenzo will also be on hand, offering some of the highest quality modern house music. Amine Edge and Dance will bring the G House vibes, and SNBRN will pump the more bangin’ end of he tropical spectrum. If you want good house we have you covered – Pagoda will be BUMPIN’ with it!
On top of this, add 3 full live acts! Beats Antique Live will blow everyone’s mind with their carnival-flavoured bass grooves. London based AlunaGeorge is an incredible duo with soulful, sugarcoated live vocals and we are so excited to host them for their Shambhala debut. Finally, Autograf’s live set, featuring super tight production alongside live instrumentation, will literally melt your mind!
Everyman and 2Tight from LA will also be in the house, presenting a tribute to our man Pumpkin that will hit very close to the heart – RIP Pumpkin…
All of this, and so much more amazing music from regional and national artists, rounds out one of our most exciting and forward-thinking lineups to date. We are literally counting the days until we see your shining faces at The Pagoda Stage at #Shambhala2016.