Shambhala organizers have decided that the show will go on.
After announcing yesterday that the music festival would end a day early do to the threat of wildfires, they say the damp, cool weather today has downgraded that threat.
As a result, the festival will remain open for the final night.
“We invite all our guests to stay and celebrate with us for the final night of our 20th annual Shambhala Music Festival,” they said in a message to guests. “Music acts might not continue as scheduled, but we will have a new schedule for this evening.
99.3 The Goat’s LaRae Vig is at the festival, and says the crowd is smaller today.
An estimated 19,000 people were on site over the weekend, between guests, staff, and vendors.
Yesterday officials said the McCormick Creek wildfire remained about 9 km southwest of the festival site and 20 km southwest of Salmo. The festival grounds are on evacuation alert and 39 Nelway-area properties are on evacuation order.
Today BC Wildfire said the fire remains on the south side of the Salmo River. The RDCK has sent a structural protection unit to the area with 40 firefighters.