Our Values

Shambhala Music Festival acknowledges and is grateful to the Syilx, Sinixt and Ktunaxa nations on whose land we work, live and play.

We recognise that our Farmily comes together amongst the mountains, forests and rivers of the unceded, traditional lands of the Syilx, Sinixt and Ktunaxa Nations, and we honour that it is on this land that we are able to create the magic that is Shambhala Music Festival. We hope our guests will feel a connection and respect to the past and the future of the Syilx, Sinixt and Ktunaxa peoples when they set foot on the farm.

Value #1

Safety and Harm Reduction

Safety always comes first! Look out for the safety of yourself and others. Party responsibly and familiarise yourself with our ShambhaCares services to contribute to a safe and fun environment.

Group hug at Shambhala Music Festival
Yoga posing at Shambhala Music Festival
Value #2

ShambhaLove and Community

The magic of this shared collective experience is fueled by Shambhalove, which shines brightly to this day. Care for and support others through positive contribution, participation, and selfless acts of Shambhalove. Love yourself and others by practicing compassion in a community-based atmosphere.

Value #3


Engage in friendly interaction, while respecting personal space and boundaries. Consent must be given enthusiastically and clearly. If your actions are going to alter the experience of another person, you should get their explicit and specific consent first.

Dressed up at Shambhala Music Festival
Fashion, art and creativity at Shambhala Music Festival
Value #4

Music, Art and Creativity

Art, music, culture, and creativity flourishes freely in abundance at Shambhala. Explore every corner of the farm to inspire and be inspired. Engage in creative participation and discover a mystical realm of world-class electronic music and art - all styles and sounds are represented here!

Value #5

Acceptance and Freedom of Expression

The farm is home to all walks of life, so welcome others as your fellow Farmily members with friendliness and acceptance. Release any judgment towards yourself and others by using an open-hearted approach to all that you encounter. Come as you are and allow your unique, beautiful personality to shine. Escape the realm of the ordinary. Anything goes here!

Dancing at Shambhala Music Festival
River party at Shambhala Music Festival
Value #6

Respect the Environment

Our six unique stage environments are interwoven into the natural landscape, offering a state-of-the-art auditory and visual experience against a beautiful, wilderness backdrop. Immerse yourself in an environment that celebrates music and dance, while honouring the natural surroundings. The Sylix, Sinixt and Ktunaxa nations have lived on, looked after and helped this land to thrive for thousands of years. It’s important we do the same. Respect the land, river, facilities, farm, culture, and natural wildlife. Keep the Salmo River Ranch pristine by following the “leave no trace” mindset.

Value #7

Tradition and transformation

Shambhala Music Festival is truly a transformational experience with a legacy of long-standing traditions. Uphold Shambhala traditions through active participation and selfless acts. Embrace the old, while welcoming the new with open arms.

Stage crowd at Shambhala Music Festival
Dancing at Shambhala Music Festival
Value #8

Have fun, let go and dance

Last but not least, Shambhala Music Festival is a celebration of music, art, and life - so let loose, get weird, and have the time of your life! How you choose to embark on your experience is up to you. Take a deep breath and let the magic of Shambhala Music Festival navigate you through the endless possibilities.

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