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Shambhala Music Festival cancelled for this summer

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April 21, 2020 - 3:16 PM

Another summer staple had to be cancelled in B.C. due to COVID-19.

"It is with the heaviest of hearts that we must announce the 23rd Annual Shambhala Music Festival, originally scheduled for July 2020, will be postponed to July 2021," organizers of Shambhala in the West Kootaneys said Tuesday, April 21, in a post put on Facebook.

"The festival will be held at the same location it has called home since 1998: the Salmo River Ranch. We are truly sorry for any inconvenience our postponement may have caused, and we give our full support and recognition to Dr. Bonnie Henry and her colleagues for the difficult decision they had to make."

Organizers pointed out that Shambhala is not only a music festival, but it’s also a yearly reunion for the Shamhala "Farmily."

"It’s a place where we can freely express ourselves without reservations, and to lose that this year is devastating, however, your safety is what is most important," reads Facebook post. 

"It has always been about the people on the dance floor, and we know once we are all reunited again, it will be a Shambhala to remember."

Tickets and lodge packages already purchased for the 2020 festival will be valid for three years, from 2021 to 2023, organizers said. The customer service team will be reaching out over the coming weeks to transfer tickets and/or lodging to a future year.

"We would like to thank you for your patience as we roll out this process," the announcement reads. "If you are not able to attend in the next few years, our online ticketing system allows you to manage your own order."

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