August 13, 2017 5:21 pm
Updated: August 13, 2017 5:22 pm

Shambhala Music Festival that was cancelled is back on for final night

Organizers of the Shambhala Music Festival at the Salmo River Ranch asked guests to pack up early. Tanya Beja reports.


SALMO, B.C. – A weekend music festival in southern British Columbia that was cancelled due to an encroaching wildfire is now back on.

Organizers of the Shambhala Music Festival say in an email that damp, cool weather has downgraded the threat of the fire moving close to the Salmo River Ranch property where the event is held.

They say the decision follows hours of meetings on Sunday morning with the Regional District of Central Kootenay and other local government.

READ MORE: B.C. wildfire status Sunday: New evacuation orders issued as fires continue to burn

Sunday will be the final night for the festival, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

The regional district had issued an evacuation alert Saturday morning after the BC Wildfire Service reported that flames had crossed the Salmo River and were heading toward Salmo, B.C.

Sunday’s email from the festival says the schedule of music might change, and that attendees should stay tuned for updates.

© 2017 The Canadian Press

Report an error


Want to discuss? Please read our Commenting Policy first.

Global News