Guests dance to the music at the Amphitheatre.

Shambhala Celebrates music, art and Shamba-love

Nearly 15,000 festival goers and staff descended on a ranch near Salmo this past weekend for the four-day festival now its 17th year.

Nearly 15,000 festival goers and staff descended on a ranch near Salmo this past weekend for Shambhala, a four-day festival now its 17th year.

The festival brings people together to listen to electronic music, watch live performances, artists at work and vendors selling their hand made goods.

The festival was packed with guests from all over North America, and some had driven for days just to get there.

Artists from all over the world came to preform for the crowds and some artists, like Excision, were celebrating their tenth anniversary at Shambhala.

Performers included acrobats, live painting beside the live music, belly dancing and some circus-like acts.

When the temperature rose during the day, crowds flocked to the Salmo River to cool off.

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