Shambhala

Drugs

Fentanyl Is Being Sold At Canadian Music Festivals, Tests Confirm

The opioid was found in cocaine, MDMA, and ketamine.
Manisha Krishnan
8.18.17
Drugs

Here’s How North America’s Most Advanced Festival Drug Testing Is Going So Far

The 15,000-person dance party known as Shambhala is using a mass spectrometer to detect trace amounts of opioids this weekend.
Sarah Berman
8.11.17
Drugs

People Do Drugs at Music Festivals: Organizers Need to Stop Ignoring This

A critical look at how fests in Canada are preparing for overdoses during the opioid crisis.
Allison Tierney
7.10.17
The Festival Harm Reduction Project

Tainted Drugs at Music Festivals a Major Concern for Canadians: VICE Survey

Over 4,600 people responded to our questionnaire about substance use and harm reduction at concerts.
Max Mertens
7.10.17
The Festival Harm Reduction Project

Take Our Survey About Drug Use at Canadian Music Festivals

We're looking at what can be done to make summer events safer for everybody—but we need your help.
Max Mertens
4.24.17
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Celebrate Shambhala's 20th Anniversary with A-Trak, Datsik, Slushii, and More

The beloved British Columbia electronic festival unveils their 2017 lineup.
Corinne Przybyslawski
4.6.17
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Get Ready for Summer Festival Season with this Turbo-Charged Mat The Alien Set

Listen to the Really Good Recordings boss' performance from Shambhala 2016 while you dream of warmer days.
THUMP Canada Staff
3.15.17
Features

Everything You Need to Know About the Drug Threatening Canada’s Party Scene

With fentanyl-related deaths on the rise across the country, here's what clubs and festivals are doing to fight back.
Hollie McGowan
11.22.16
Features

These Photos of Sober Ravers at Shambhala 2016 Prove You Don’t Need Drugs to Have Fun

Behind the scenes of the Canadian electronic music festival's substance-free zone Camp Clean Beats.
Johnny Erwin & Daniel J. Pierce
8.17.16
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Shambhala Festival Wants to Expand Its Drug-Testing Services to Include Fentanyl

The decision was spurred by British Columbia’s recently-declared public state of emergency.
Krystal Rodriguez
7.29.16
Features

How Do We Stop Drug Deaths at Canadian Music Festivals?

More organizers and promoters want to offer drug testing kits on site, but fear having their operating licenses revoked.
Sarah Ratchford
6.6.16
Features

These Amazing Music Festival Photos Will Make You Feel Like You’re Tripping on Acid

Canadian photographer Sarah Anne Johnson discusses her new exhibition 'Field Trip.'
Rebecca Krauss
5.11.16
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