Ticket Info

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Tickets for the 19th Annual Shambhala Music Festival at Salmo River Ranch near Salmo, BC, Canada were released Monday, November 2nd, 2015 at noon (PST).

Pricing for 2016 tickets are as follows (all prices are subject to handling, processing and shipping fees):

  • $300 CAD – Extra Early Bird Tickets (limit of 3 per customer)
  • $335 CAD – Early Bird Tickets (limit of 4 per customer)
  • $365 CAD – Regular Priced Tickets (limit of 5 per customer)

All tickets are subject to a processing fee of $8.25 CAD per ticket. In addition, those that wish to have their tickets shipped to them, or have their order held at will-call, will incur the following extra fee in addition to the $8.25, per ticket, fee:

  • Shipping to Canada via Registered Mail – $12 CAD per order
  • Shipping to the US via USPS Priority Mail – $25 CAD per order
  • Will-call handling fee – $12 CAD per order

All pricing is subject to 5% GST. All tickets are General Admission and grant access to the Salmo River Ranch at 8am on Friday, August 5th, 2016. Limited quantities are available for each tier, so be sure to get them early.

6 uniquely themed stages. Farmily-run. 100% attendee-sponsored. Powered by Shambhalove.

“It’s all about the people on the dancefloor.”

19+ event

If you have questions about tickets? Visit our Ticket FAQ

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  1. Profile photo of Sarah Ritchie

    Sarah Ritchie

    April 10, 2014

    Is there any chance that there will be no camping spots if we arrive on the Friday? I’ve never gone before and don’t really know what to expect, want to buy the Early Bird tix which say they include camping.
    Thanks

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      Andy

      April 10, 2014

      Hey Sarah,

      There will always be camping available as it is quite a large farm. Our one car-camping zone, Starlight, will likely be full by Friday. If you park in our Free Parking lot, and pack really light, your chances are good that you can still find a nice spot on Friday.

      The rules change a bit if you want to camp with your car as those lots require a paid vehicle decal.

      Camping and parking is very unique at Shambhala and it is hard to sum up our lots, decals, rules, etc. accurately in a comment. I’m going to be re-writing our Camping and Parking section soon (maybe even sooner thanks to your questions!), I’ll get off my butt and redo the Camping and Parking page on the website over the next couple of days and will send you an email once it’s ready.

      Short answer is yes though. There will still be camping spots available on Friday.

      Thanks for your questions, and welcome to your first Shambhala!

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    arabok13

    July 3, 2014

    Why is paypal charging me $17 for shipping even if I select Will Call for my ticket?

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      Andy

      July 4, 2014

      Thanks for your comment. I appreciate your argument that we do not actually ship anything.

      We charge a handling fee equal to the price of Canadian shipping as we actually prefer to mail out our tickets whenever possible in order to prevent long line-ups at the show. Managing will-call accurately at the show is a complex task and something that requires quite a large amount of staff resources on our end to ensure lists are complete, tickets are reconciled, and nobody is left out. We have had to dedicate a large portion of pre-show management time and allot additional staff resources to prepare, document and reconcile our will-call process which is why we charge a fee equal to the price of Canadian shipping.

      We have raised the issue of the labelling with PayPal in the past to see if we have any means of changing the text on the PayPal shopping cart without making significant changes to our ticket processing regime (we have always wanted Shipping and Handling to say Processing Fees instead). Unfortunately, they are unable to provide any assistance or an administrative field to modify this field. As PayPal offers processing in a wide variety of languages, I can understand their unwillingness to provide this level of customization.

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        Shane Finnerty

        January 7, 2016

        So the $17 fee titled “will call” actually is the cost of shipping the tickets? And there is no actual will call?

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          Fargatron

          January 8, 2016

          Hey Shane, Our Canadian shipping and will call cost the exact same ($17.00CAD). We do this to encourage customers to have their orders shipped to them and prevent will call line-ups at the festival.

          If you want to find out more about our will call, check out our ticket FAQ.

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    Arctic Marc

    July 14, 2014

    I bought a couple of standard tickets, and I would like early entry access so I can be among the first to stake a camp area. What is the best way I can go about this?

    Thank you,

    Marc and Emma

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    Elishia Mcburney

    July 30, 2014

    Hey, We can only make it on the sunday!! Is there going to be camping available the night?? Or a place to park the jeep and sleep in the back???

    Thanks!!

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      Andy

      July 30, 2014

      Hi Elishia. You are welcome to stay the night on Sunday, if you let parking know your situation, they will find a great place for you. We are always more than happy to let our guests get some sleep before hitting the road.

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    Hannah Dreger

    November 4, 2014

    A friend and I are coming to Shambhala for the first time this summer and are super stoked, but were wondering as the tickets include free camping – can we substitute a tent for a camper van?

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      Andy

      November 17, 2014

      You are allowed to bring a camper van, but as you will be requiring to camp with your vehicle, you will be required to purchase a car-camping decal when you arrive at the farm. These decals are sold on the festival grounds on a first-come, first-serve basis. Pricing for these decals has yet to be finalized, but once we solidify the pricing for 2015, we will update our camping and parking page at:

      http://www.shambhalamusicfestival.com/camping-and-parking

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    Dominic Joshy Berleth

    December 27, 2014

    I bought a ticket at November 2th over paypal and haven’t got my ticket yet? address is correct on my order and with paypal.

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    Facebook - brooklynskok-matwiiw

    January 18, 2015

    can people 18 years old still go if supervised by someone 25 years or older like back in 2010 i seen a post on the facebook page but it was back in 2010 and i was wondering if it was still applied and is there any other steps we would have to take to get an 18 year old in?

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      Andy

      January 19, 2015

      Hey Brooklyn, we used to have a chaperone program in 2010, but we found many minors were separated from their chaperones. For this reason, we discontinued the program and Shambhala is now a 19+ event.

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      Andy

      January 21, 2015

      Hey Natasha,

      If you want to come during the early entry days (Wednesday / Thursday), you don’t need to purchase any special tickets or anything. Once you arrive to the ranch, if you are at the gate prior to 8AM on the Friday, we will just collect the applicable additional fee from you at that time. Please note that gate fees and parking decals are cash only and we are unable to accept credit cards at the gate.

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          Andy

          January 27, 2015

          Hey Natasha,

          There isn’t a special “Early Entry” ticket. You just buy a regular ticket, and if you show up early, we collect the extra cash from you upon your arrival to the farm.

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    Danielle 'dilly' Mckenzie

    January 27, 2015

    Hey! Do you have any more information on the ‘pay in installments’ tickets ?! When will they be released? How many payments usually ? My boyfriend and I’s first time and if we’re able to stretch out the payment, it would be financially perfect for us ! Do they usually sell out fast ?!

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        Danielle 'dilly' Mckenzie

        January 27, 2015

        That’s great; thanks so much for the info. Last question. For these specific instalment tickets.. is it credit card only? or paypal only ? or either or.
        Thanks.

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          Andy

          January 27, 2015

          Payments are handled through PayPal, so you should be able to do a direct payment through your bank account, provided you have attached a bank account to your PayPal account.

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      Andy

      March 2, 2015

      Currently, trailers and RVs are not allowed within the ShambhaLodging camping area or parking lot. Over the next two weeks, we will be starting to rollout a new product for serviced RV / trailer camping, please follow our ShambhaLodging Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/shambhalodging as we will be releasing information there first.

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        roorwade

        March 13, 2015

        how many tickets are left and approximately how many “just the site” shambhalodging tix are available still

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      Andy

      March 5, 2015

      We usually don’t confirm Sunday ticket prices until around May or June. Last year, I believe they were $165, so they will probably be somewhere in that range.

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    Alyse Nicole

    March 20, 2015

    Hey :)

    I bought my tickets from Beat Street here in Van. We have decided we want lodging now, do I need proof of Ticket purchase before I can get lodging?

    Cheers!

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      Andy

      March 23, 2015

      No, you won’t require any proof of ticket purchase in order to get Lodging. You might get a call from our ticketing department confirming that you indeed have tickets, but that’s about it.

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    tashina

    March 24, 2015

    Shambhala is a month before my 19th birthday party :'(
    Next year I guess. Can’t wait to see Canada.

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    Frazier

    April 8, 2015

    I just bought my ticket today….i’m coming all the way from Atlanta, GA. When i bought my ticket, shipping & handling was like $37. Did that automatically include $20 that i read about to ship to the US because I didn’t select an option to do so?

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      Andy

      April 10, 2015

      Hey Frazier, you’re all good! That is the correct amount for shipping to the US. You should be receiving your tickets around 4 weeks from now.

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        Frazier

        April 12, 2015

        Thanks for getting back to me so quickly, i’m so stoked for my first adventure out to Shambhala. I am thinking about purchasing shambhalodging now and i already bought my ticket…is that something like a pass that is sent in the mail as well? or do you check in at the festival? how will that be added on? i hope its not too late for me to get it…i really want to be camping in the woods in August! thanks so much!

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      Andy

      April 13, 2015

      Although I don’t have an exact number, I would suggest snapping them up soon as they have been flying out the door ever since our line-up announcement. Maybe a month or two remaining, maybe a bit more.

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    Frazier

    April 14, 2015

    I am thinking about purchasing shambhalodging now and i already bought my ticket…is that something like a pass that is sent in the mail as well? or do you check in at the festival? how will that be added on? i hope its not too late for me to get it…i really want to be camping in the woods in August! ALSO, if i wanted to bring my own tent to use in the area assigned is that doable? Thank you!

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      Andy

      April 14, 2015

      Thanks for the questions Frazier. You can purchase lodging as an upgrade anytime, you just need to go to https://tickets.shambhalamusicfestival.com and purchase the lodging package you are interested in. You don’t need to purchase your tickets at the same time. We don’t mail you anything, but will send you check-in instructions as we get closer to the show.

      If you want to bring your own tent, you might be interested in the “Just a campsite” package. It’s just a plot of land in our ShambhaLodging zone and doesn’t provide you with a tent or air-mattress.

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      Andy

      May 12, 2015

      Tickets labeled as Promo tickets are given to executive and industry guests. You do not have to pay early entry fees if you have a Promo ticket. Everything else is the same as a regular guest ticket.

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    mike

    June 19, 2015

    Hey I was just wondering how many tickets were left, it doesn’t seem to say it anywhere this year.

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      Andy

      June 22, 2015

      Hey Mike, we just crossed the 90% sold level, so we have less than 1100 tickets remaining.

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    Jessica Lynn

    July 8, 2015

    An anyone tell me where the “unofficial” shambhala ticket page is? I’m looking for a couple in calgary.

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      Jake Dubconscious

      July 8, 2015

      If you search for ‘Shambhala Ticket Exchange’ on Facebook you should find it, but please do exercise the utmost caution!

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    Timothy Joshua Starkes

    July 30, 2015

    Hello! 

    I moved to western Canada in 2011. at the time I heard about Shambhala and decided I couldnt miss the event that year and needed to go. So I purchased my ticket online.  But unfortunately due to work I was unable to go.  I didn’t sell my ticket however, I pinned it on my wall and it’s been there ever since. Each year I always tried to make it but my job always prevented me. 

    This month we are extremely slow, due to the recession. So I finally have an opportunity to make it to Shambhala, however you are sold out. Hahaha.   That sucks.   But i am hoping you guys might consider being extremely cool and honor my past ticket. I would be extremely grateful and will def give you guys props on social media. 

    Is this something you guys might consider? Thanks regardless for your time and consideration. 

    Please find attached pictures of my ticket. Thank you very much. 

    -TJ 

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      Jake Dubconscious

      August 1, 2015

      That’s a nice thought, but no that’s not how it works.. Sunday entry is available as of 8am for $140 if you wanted to join us for the last day, otherwise we hope to see you pay us a visit next year!

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    Shelby

    September 27, 2015

    Hi. The web site’s main page says that tickets will be coming on sale November 2. I was just wondering what the prices are for the 2016 tickets? That information doesn’t seem to be updated on the ticket info page yet.

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      Andy

      October 27, 2015

      Each customer can purchase up to 3 extra early bird tickets, 4 early bird tickets, or 5 regular price tickets.

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      Andy

      October 29, 2015

      Yes they are. Thank you for catching this, I will update the page to provide more clarity.

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      Andy

      November 2, 2015

      Hey Vanessa, yes, there will be early entry fees in 2016. They will likely be the same as 2015 ($80 per person before Thursday at 8am, $40 per person from Thursday until Friday morning at 8am).

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    Sean

    November 2, 2015

    Hello – will all types of lodging be going on sale today (including Fancy Pants and Central Park)? If yes, will you post prices before the on-sale time? Thanks

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    Maria

    November 23, 2015

    Will the tickets get to me by Christmas? Got one as a present for someone and don’t really want to put a confirmation page in a box instead of an actual ticket LOL

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      Fargatron

      November 24, 2015

      Hey Maria, Depending on the day you ordered and where you live, there is a chance you will receive your order before Christmas. We are hoping to start shipping orders as soon as the end of the week. Current wait times for tickets is approximately 4-6 weeks. Once your order is ready to leave our office, we will send you a tracking e-mail with all of the information you will need. If you have additional questions or concerns about your order, please feel free to contact our sales team with your PayPal transaction ID (sales@shambhalamusicfestival.com).

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    Mike

    December 15, 2015

    I ordered when the tickets went on sale, is there any chance these will have shipped out in time for christmas or do we have to wait until next year?

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    Samantha Baker

    December 24, 2015

    What happens if your ticket is delivered while you’re not home and it’s stolen from your mailbox before you get home that day?):

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      Andy

      January 4, 2016

      Hey Samantha. You will want to reach out to sales@shambhalamusicfestival.com. Most of the time, there isn’t much we can do in this situation given the fraud opportunity present in cancelling and resending tickets, but Kristin will assess your situation to see if any options are available.

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      Andy

      January 4, 2016

      Sorry Cory, but we do not offer payment plans anymore.

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    Adam M

    January 5, 2016

    Hi!

    Am I able to purchase tickets for a single day? Sunday, for example.

    Thanks!

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      Andy

      January 6, 2016

      Hi Adam,

      Although we don’t offer day sales for the Friday, or Saturday, we DO offer day sales for the Sunday. These tickets are only sold on-site and tend to go on sale on Sunday, at 8:00am. Given the number of people that unfortunately have to travel back to reality on Sunday to make it to work on Monday, we usually have enough space to accommodate all Sunday guests who arrive. However, we do encourage you to arrive fairly early as there is always the possibility that parking will tell us “We’re full” and we need to cut-off sales.

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    Steve Shortridge

    January 20, 2016

    So I have tried to purchase tickets several times with 4 diffrent credit cards off my phone tablet and laptop. Everytime I get an error saying that the credit card is not valid. What is going on?!

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      Andy

      January 20, 2016

      I’m sorry to hear this, Steve. As we do utilize PayPal, I would suggest contacting them to see what the issue may be. They may have access to better troubleshooting logs and can likely let you know what the error is.

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    Nicholas Peru

    February 11, 2016

    Hey guys, I ordered my sham tickets about a month and a half ago and still haven’t got a shipping confirmation. Was just wondering if I should have gotten an email by now? Thank you haha just don’t want that prescious cargo to get lost or something because I am looking so forward to this summer!

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      Fargatron

      February 11, 2016

      Hey! Currently we have completed have completed ticket sales up to November 18, 2015 in Canada and December 25,2016 for our US customers. Although this does not seem like much, it represents a large portion of our ticket sales for 2016. If you ordered before these dates, and have not received a notification of shipment, please contact sales@shambhalamusicfestival.com with your transaction ID.

      Due to the unexpected popularity of our tickets this year, we have quite the backlog of orders to get through and wait times for tickets is approximately 4-6 weeks. Once your order is ready to leave our office, we will send you a tracking email with all of the information you will need.

      We thank you for your love, support and patience!

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        Nicholas Peru

        February 11, 2016

        Thanks so much for the prompt response!! And I think I ordered them in mid January and I’m in the US so that all makes sense :) can’t wait for this summer. Shambahlove!!

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    Charlotte Nelson

    February 17, 2016

    Hello there!

    Will there be an announcement when tickets are down to a certain percentage left? I remember there being something that told you how many were left on the ticket page a few years back, and I also remember seeing a few Facebook posts about it last year, but I haven’t heard or seen anything official regarding how many are left for this year yet.

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    Elysia Brooke Elliott

    February 18, 2016

    A friend told me that there is a link on the page that shows how full the festival is… In terms of being sold out. However I can’t see that on my mobile. Can you tell me how full you are now? Or when you typically sell out? Is there ever an option to buy a ticket once you arrive? Or the week before maybe? Or does that never happen? Thanks for your help!

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      Fargatron

      February 18, 2016

      Hi, We do not have exact numbers on our webpage, but we are approximately just over 70% sold out. It is always hard to predict when tickets are going to sell out each year. The only way to guarantee your entrance into Shambhala 2016 is to purchase sooner than later. Currently there is no plan to have tickets for sale at the gates of the festival as we are predicting that we will be sold out well in advance to the big event.

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    Eddie Knippelberg

    February 24, 2016

    Is there any information on rv camping on this site ? I want to bring an rv, can we just have a regular camping pass or is there something more I need for this ? Thanks.

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      Fargatron

      February 24, 2016

      There sure is! Check out our Camping and Parking page on the website. If you would like to camp in an RV there are additional parking fees depending on what campground you are in (Starlight $160 / Sunshine $80).

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    Lucas Rowe

    March 1, 2016

    Hello, I am looking to purchase our tickets but am unsure of how to include early arrival into the ticket cost? When is this expense incurred?

    Thanks!!

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      Fargatron

      March 2, 2016

      Hi Friend! If you choose to show up early to the festival (Wednesday/ Thursday) there are additional fees. Guests that choose to arrive early will pay their Early Admission Fees in cash as you go through the front gates of the festival.

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    Kristyn Foster

    March 22, 2016

    Hey! I failed to choose the option and pay extra when I purchased my ticket online to get in a day early. I heard from a friend that we can show up and pay cash when we get there to get in one day beforehand? Is that true? Let me know, mucho love! Thanks!

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    Seth Noggin

    April 21, 2016

    Hello, I have heard that you can rent camp equipment. Since I am coming from over 2000 miles away this is the most difficult thing for me to attend the festival. This would be my first time and I know very little. Any advice and insight is much appreciated. Thank you.

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      Fargatron

      April 22, 2016

      Hey Friend! We can definitely understand the logistical problems that are created when travelling to the festival. We do have lodging add-ons such as bedding, coolers and lawn furniture. However, you must have have purchased a lodging package in order to rent these additions. If you have already purchased a lodging package, please e-mail lodging@shambhalamusicfestival.com to add on these items. If you have not purchased a package, we recommend that you stop in a city prior to the festival to purchase camping gear. Remember to bring warm gear, as the farm can drop to extremely low temperatures at night. Safe travels!

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