North America has some pretty epic music festivals. From Coachella to Stagecoach and everything in between, North America has it. However, did you know that the best music festival is in North America is actually in Canada? This festival even beat out Coachella for the number one spot!

According to DJ Mag's annual Best of North America Awards 2019, the best music festival is actually right here in British Columbia! Out of five other nominees, this music festival was the only Canadian location to be mentioned on the list.

Beating out Coachella, Movement, Lightening In A Bottle, and Bonnaroo, BC festival Shambhala came in at the number one spot. 

This epic trip of a music festival has been going on for 22 years in Canada! The comprehensive award list has recognized the festival for being a private hideaway on a beautiful BC farm that is “dance music heaven.”

It was also recognized for its state of the art production mapping and sound, huge acts, climbable structures, and over the top stages!

Not to mention, the vibe at the festival is one that you can’t experience anywhere else. The relaxing, close-knit community thrives in Shambhala, BC and every year it just gets better. Throughout its 22 years in operation, it has drawn in people from all over the world – not just BC residents.

Although it gets bigger and better every year, the festival consistently brings in good acts, amazing production, and a positive environment. 

“It is absolutely incredible and humbling to win this award,” says founder and owner of Shambhala, Jimmy Bundschuh. “Having started as a dance party in the forest with 300 people in 1998 to being voted as the Best Festival in North America by DJ Mag 22 years later, we really are just blown away and honoured.”

This year, Shambhala will take place from August 8th to 12th. It will have some of the best lineup, with artists like Chase & Status, Silk City, Bonobo, and FKJ performing. 

If you want to experience the festival magic for yourself, tickets to the music festival are available now on the Shambhala Music Festival website. 

This article’s cover image was used for illustrative purposes only.

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