Category: Festival Recaps

Recaps of Past Festivals

Video ~ Shambhala Music Festival Official 2014 Afterstory, “A Journey Home”

“Shambhala Music Festival presents the teaser to our Shambhala Music Festival Official 2014 Afterstory – “A Journey Home.” Take a trip back to the Farm and experience the wonder of last year’s festival, what many are calling the best in our exciting 17 year history. Stay tuned to our channels for the Worldwide Premiere of “A Journey Home,” October 28, 2014 at 10AM PST.”

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Videos ~ Shambhala Aftermovie: Act 1 & 2

Success has many measures, but for the organizers of the Shambhala Music Festival (SMF) it really comes down to two, festival-goer experience and safety. With a record, sold out crowd of 11,000 people highlighted by 300 acts on six uniquely themed stages, the feedback rolling in from guests has been overwhelmingly positive.

“I think our staff did an incredible job this year,” says Jimmy Bundschuh, SMF’s founding owner. “From the gate to human resources through to our stage directors, everyone put an incredible amount of passion and energy into the festival, and it showed. It’s not everyday you get Bassnectar texting you saying it was the best Shambhala ever.”

Highlighted by what many in the EDM community are calling the best line-up of the summer, featuring international acts like Bassnectar, Andy C, What So Not, Lucent Dossier, Griz, Z Trip, A Tribe Called Red, Skream and many others — the only problem with the festival was trying to take it all in.

Stage production was also at an all time high, with cutting edge audio/visual, live performance, sound and set design. The Grove stage—new for 2014—was packed the entire festival, while mainstay stages like The Village, Pagoda, Fractal Forest, Amphitheatre and Living Room each had their own vibrant energy and exquisite artistic sensibilities.

“After 17 years it’s amazing that Shambhala still gets better every year,” explains Jeremy Bridge, stage director at The Village. “It’s a feat that is very difficult to achieve since the bar is already so high. This is thanks to all of the incredible people who pour their love into the show so relentlessly, something money can’t buy. When I look around The Village it’s breathtaking to see how it has evolved to be so much more than just a stage. It’s now a completely immersive environment, something that cannot be packaged or copied, a place truly unique in the world.”

On the safety side of the equation, the festival experienced a very low number of incidents. There were only seven transports of guests to hospital, with no life-threatening injuries.

While SMF’s security and first aid staff are leaders in the festival world, organizers attribute these low numbers to a increasingly intelligent crowd. “I think people have responded well to recent incidents at other festivals,” says Bundschuh. “Our crowd did an amazing job of taking care of each other and themselves. These are some of the lowest incidents we’ve ever seen when it comes to public safety.”

Shambhala Music Festival is proud to announce their dates for 2015: August 6-10, 2015, Salmo River Ranch, BC. Tickets go on sale November 1st. To everyone who participated in the festival—as a guest, volunteer, artist or staff, from all of us at the festival, we’d like to extend our heartfelt thanks and gratitude. It’s an honour to share these magical days with you all. Shambhalove!

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Video ~ The Do Lab Presented by Fest300 at Coachella 2014

From Do LaB

For the 10th consecutive year, both The Do LaB and Lucent Dossier Experience provided the heart and soul to Coachella 2014. The Do LaB’s hand crafted stage/installation masterpiece was seemingly dropped on site from the inner fibers of the most vibrant sunsets and darkest nights. It was accompanied by an excellently curated music lineup which included Odesza, LowRIDERz, Sweater Beats, Slow Magic, Kraddy plus many more, as well as their famous misting guns that kept the crowds cool under the Coachella sun.
Lucent Dossier Experience plunged their eager audience into their world of mystifying magic at The Do LaB stage on Friday night and closed out the entire festival on the Gobi stage on Sunday night. Both performances delivered a totally unique and unparalleled energy that left festival-goers stunned and inspired as they stepped back into the world outside. Through a synthesis of heart pounding music and outrageous acrobatics, a new era of Coachella performance art was born. As a window into a new vision of humanity, Lucent Dossier Experience crafted a portal in which such otherworldly conceptions could be realized by all who attended.
As your guide to the best 300 festivals in the world, Fest300 captured the magic of The Do LaB and Lucent Dossier in this beautiful video or visit the Fest300 website and Facebook page.
To get more from The Do LaB and Lucent Dossier Experience, come experience their magic at The Do LaB’s 9th Lightning in a Bottle festival this memorial day weekend near Monterey, California. Plus look out for announcements on Lucent Dossier’s North American summer tour at Check out August Bradley’s images of Lucent Dossier here and The Darkness After (new film) and Lucent Dossier Gateway Video.
If you’re looking for more action from The Do LaB before LIB next month, check out the LiB pre-parties starting April 25 and in the weeks leading up to Lightning in a Bottle! Check out the LiB Website and LiB Facebook for info more on those.”

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Video ~ My Morning Jacket’s One Big Holiday Official Recap

“My Morning Jacket’s One Big Holiday was an all inclusive musical vacation that took place January 26-30, 2014 at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya and featured My Morning Jacket, the Flaming Lips, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Mariachi El Bronx, and Rob Garza.”

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Video ~ Scene from “Spark: A Burning Man Story” with Original Song “Let It Go” by Michael Franti & Spearhead

From Scene from “Spark: A Burning Man Story”

“This scene from “Spark: A Burning Man Story” from the Golden Spike and Fence Day a month before Burning Man marked the turning point in a challenging year. Inspired by the story and by his own experience at Burning Man, Michael Franti & Spearhead wrote and performed the original song “Let It Go.” 
Spark is an independent film about the story and aspirations behind Burning Man as the event faces new challenges and growth. It premiered at SXSW 2013 and in theaters in August. Download the full movie from Vimeo On Demand at”

Websites & Links: BurningMan.comSpark Pictures on Vimeo