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The First-Ever Inside Look at the Making of Shambhala Festival [WATCH]

Cover photo by Dave Van Photo

Known for its immersive stages and mythical atmosphere, Shambhala Music Festival has captivated the hearts of thousands of fans, adventurers, dreamers and wanderlusters.

Located along the Salmo River Ranch in the West Kootenay mountains, Shambhala had its inaugural event in 1998 and has grown to become the largest and longest-running music festivals in Canada, despite the fact that it's remained a family-run event with no corporate sponsorships.

On top of the breathtaking setting and eclectic array of talent it hosts and attracts each year, Shambhala's crown jewel reputation also hails from the fact that it's widely considered the safest festival in electronic dance music.

This year's edition, which will take place August 11-14, 2017, will mark the 20th anniversary for the beloved festival. Leading up to this landmark celebration, the co-creators behind the event are finally sharing, for the first time ever, the magnificent amount of work that goes into each iteration. It's all being revealed in a new mini documentary called Set the Stage, presented by Shambhala Fims.

You'll hear straight from the stage directors, the head lighting tech, animators and more in this special behind the scenes look at what goes into creating such a remarkable music festival experience.

Read the note from the organizers below and then watch the mini documentary below.

"Shambhala Films is pleased to release 'Set the Stage'– a mini documentary that explores the people and passion that goes into constructing the festival’s six different stages. Our crew followed the transformation of dance floors from early spring all the way through to the famed “opening of the gates.” With hundreds of staff and thousands of moving parts, with each venue moving from fallow field to detailed works of living art in just a matter of weeks, the transformation of The Farm is nothing short of astounding.

Join us as we give you a behind the scenes glimpse of 2016’s Shambhala Music Festival.."