The I/O (input/output) computing term is defined as the communication between an information processing system (such as a computer), and the outside world (such as a person). I/O is a reflection of the relationship between electronic music and those who listen to it.



Official Trailer

"Really Good Intentions" Clip

The Shambhala Experience reveals the reasons countless passionate patrons return to the Salmo River Ranch every summer to participate in what they like to call, "a life changing experience". For many it's not just another music's an amalgamation of creativity and independence where its colourful attendees can truly be free of judgement and societal influence. This film showcases some of the fascinating qualities of electronic music festival culture which will be explored more in depth in the upcoming feature film, I/O: An Electronic Music Documentary. Performing artists making appearances include Stickybuds, LongWalkShortDock, ill.Gates, Dub Fx, Opiuo, Kytami, ill-esha, Chali 2na of Jurassic 5, SkiiTour, and more.

A film about why people love Shambhala, the documentary is comprised of footage filmed from 2012 - 2014. It speaks the message that this world renowned music festival spreads: that its community is the most outstanding foundation for why festival goers put Shambhala in a class all its own.

It's all about the people on the dance floor.


The Shambhala Experience is available for immediate download with a $10 e-transfer sent to, which goes directly into funding I/O: An Electronic Music Documentary. A contribution of $25 grants downloads of both The Shambhala Experience and I/O: An Electronic Music Documentary once it is available in 2018.