Transformational Festivals

What’s your take?

What’s your feeling about Transformational Festivals like Burning Man? Do you feel they have a valuable place in Art and Society? The art at these festivals is much more interactive than those pieces generally found in galleries. They are also usually much larger than those pieces found in our homes and museums.

A lot of these festivals claim to be spiritual and believe that they help people evolve to be more conscious and caring. What has your experience been?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transformational_festival

Transformational festival

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“A transformational festival is a counterculture festival that espouses a community-building ethic, and a value system that celebrates life, personal growthsocial responsibility, healthy living, and creative expression.[1] Transformational alludes both to personal transformation (self-realization) and steering the transformation of culturetoward sustainability. Some transformational festivals resemble music festivals, but are distinguished by such features as seminars, classes, drum circles, ceremonies, installation art (or other visual art), the availability of whole food and bodywork, and a Leave No Trace policy.[1] Transformational festivals are held outdoors, often in remote locations, and are co-created by the participants.[2] The events are psychedelic inspired, involving visionary art, speakers on topics of entheogenic substances, as well as audio and visual entertainment intended to amplify psychedelic experiences.

Transformational festivals exhibit features commonly found in cults and new religious movements.[3] The events are characterized by heightened transpersonalism, collective ecstasisutopian narratives, and community allegiance. They attract the atypical attendance of a social class characterized by expendable amounts of financial and temporal wealth.[4] Their charismatic deployment of spiritual and entheogenic information emboldened by on-site ecstatic experience closely parallels religious revivals. Attendees may disengage conservative social norms and identify as an “evolved culture”—a worldview influenced by millenarian archetypes of planetary transcendence, and the evolution of consciousness.

Some examples of transformational festivals are Boom Festival in Portugal,[5] Transylvania Calling in Romania, Fusion Festival in Germany, Lightning in a BottleSymbiosis Gathering,[6] and Lucidity in the United States,[7][8] and Yaga Gathering in Lithuania. The prototypical transformational festival is Burning Man.

At TEDxVancouver 2010, filmmaker Jeet-Kei Leung presented a TED Talk about transformational festivals, and discussed their similarities to pagan festivals.[9] Less than a year after a successful Kickstarter campaign, Jeet-Kei Leung and Akira Chan screened the first installment of their four-part documentary film series, The Bloom: A Journey Through Transformational Festivals (2013).[10][11][12]

A.C. Johner’s documentary Electronic Awakening (2012) investigates the emergence and origins of the festivals.”[13]

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Added Reading

https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-lists/7-wildest-transformational-festivals-68486/symbiosis-gathering-152091/

http://festivalfire.com/festivals/

http://pinkplankton.com/music-festival-vs-transformational-festival/?i=1

REVOLUTION New Years Eve Festival

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REVOLUTION – New Years Open Air Music Festival 2016/17
❖❖❖ Feat. International Acts ►
❖ EffectivE (Israel)
https://soundcloud.com/effective_music
https://www.facebook.com/EffectiveOfficial
❖ Starspine (Spain)
https://soundcloud.com/starspine
https://www.facebook.com/DJStarspine
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Close your eyes and listen intimately, in the distant future you will hear the call, allow your heart and soul to follow the beckoning, as the time has come to rise up and DANCE, can you feel it – the voice of REVOLUTION is upon us, let it draw you in as you take each breath – let your voice be heard In the spirit of change and renewal – free your body, free your mind as it explores the journey through melodic bliss and allows every inch of your being to be liberated!
Join us for a grand celebration of unity as Johannesburg’s ‘underground dance music community’ comes together to present this earth quaking, mind baking, soul shaking 3 day open air festival!!!
REVOLUTION is the place where you leave all in habitations in the land that is reality – march onto the dance floor as the sun dwindles into a beckoning night and the celebrations of artistic and musical freedom are shared and embraced in unison, comrades side by side as one – beating like a heart, as one year comes to a close and a new fresh instance dawns with the rising of the New Years sun
Bring on the sunshine; bring on the fun as our excitement intensifies for this approaching season of musical freedom and self expression.
◄◄●★ MAIN STAGE (psytrance, progressive, full-on) ★●►►
● EFFECTIVE
● STARSPINE
● HEADROOM
● DAVE MAC
● PORTAL
● MANIFESTO
● DRE’AMA
● BIONIC
● DIGITAL DREAM
● HIPPIE MAFIA
● THALIA
● KALAHARI
● KINETIKA
● PSYNAPSE
● GWEN C
● BAZOOKA BOY
● KAOSS KONTROL
● THORNE
● FILTIARN
● JAMANJI
● SOLARA
● SWEET IZ
◄►◄►◄►◄► ELECTRONIC STAGE ◄►◄►◄►◄►
● SOUND LANGUAGE
● NICK GRATER
● METRO TICKET
● JUSTSMART
● SENJO
● MR GREEN
● BENSON
● SEBOTAGE
● THALIA
● DIRTY DISCO KID
● TIM SLOAN
● ELLA G
● CHRIS PALMER
● GAVO
● EVAN KOTTON
● SHAOLIN FUNK
more acts to be announced soon
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★ TICKETS ★
▷ PRESALE:
▷ ONLINE:
PHASE 1 – R320 (Earlybird) – SOLD OUT
PHASE 2 – R340 (Limited) – SOLD OUT
PHASE 3 – R380 (Normal)
PHASE 4 – R400 (Latebird)
Webtickets Link:
| http://www.webtickets.co.za/event.aspx?itemid=1465805873 |
★ OUTLETS ★
R350 @ presale outlets
Randburg :: Keith 083-394-9077 -Tribal Sun: Brightwater
Roodeport :: Richard Dennehy 076-585-7234
Pretoria :: Royston 076-654-0189 – Chapmans, Arcade Empire
● PLEASE NOTE
All presale ticket holders can enter the festival on the 30th December at 11am – 11:55pm and gain access to the Revolution preparty
▷ AT THE GATE:
R450 (30th December from 9am)
R200 (1st January day pass from 6am)
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★ TENT NATION HOTEL ★
R1400
2 Man Tent (with mattress)
2 full Revolution Festival passes
Private camping area with VIP parking.
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★ FEATURES★
•. 3 day music dance festival feat. 2 Int artists & over 40 DJs & Live Acts
•. 2 epic outdoor stages
•. Something OUT OF THIS WORLD !!!!!!
•. Insane UV decor by Acura decor
•. Intelligent Sound & Lighting
•. Licensed Bar & Restaurant
•. ATM
•. Swimming pool
•. Clean Toilets and hot showers
•. Tent Nation Hotel
•. Secure Camping / Accommodation & Parking
•. Food / Art / Clothing / stalls
FOR STALL BOOKINGS Contact:
Info@teknotribe.co.za
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● VENUE:
Hornbill Lodge, Magaliesburg
● DIRECTIONS:
> From Jhb
(+/- 45 Mins – 63 Km from the Malibongwe off-ramp from Jhb)
• Take the Malibongwe off-ramp and head north towards the N14 highway
• Turn left on to the N14 highway towards Krugersdorp and continue until you reach the N14 intersection, 4-way stop (Sasol Garage)
• Turn right onto the N14 towards Ventersdorp and drive 9km to T-Junction (Oaktree Zenex Garage)
• Turn right on to the R563 towards Hekpoort and ‘keep right’ past the ‘left fork’ after 500m
• Drive for 19Km (NB* must measure this distance) and turn left onto the ‘2nd’ R24 sign to Magaliesburg
• Drive for 10.3km and Hornbill Lodge will be on your left before the T-Junction
> From Pretoria
• Take the N14 highway to Krugersdorp and continue until you reach the N14 intersection, 4-way stop Sasol Garage)
▷ Follow directions as above
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★ WHAT TO BRING ★
Friends, Cash, Toothpaste, Warm Jersey, Painkillers, camera, Lip- ice, Umbrella, Suntan lotion, Refuse Bags, Tent, sunglasses, sleeping bag and a sense of humor…
★ STRICTLY NO ★ Glass bottles, Under 18’s. ID on request, fires, weapons, domestic animals, independent sound systems, bad attitudes, illegal substances, don’t drink and drive. P.L.U.R.
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● PROMOTER LINKS:
https://www.facebook.com/mansion.rec
http://www.facebook.com/teknotribe
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★RIGHT OF ADMISSION RESERVED★
Entry is entirely at your own risk. The promoters accept no responsibility whatsoever for injury, death, loss or damage of any nature to persons, vehicles & belongings. This applies even to negligence of any kind by the promoters, venue and contractors. Due care has been taken to make this event safe & secure. All rights reserved.