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From Enchanted Forest2016
“The sixth annual installment of Enchanted Forest Gathering,Northern California’s celebrated music, yoga, flow-arts and conscious movement festival, has just announced its most heavy-hitting music lineup to date. Taking place July 22-24, 2016, the Gathering’s headliners include England’s forefather of psychedelic electronica Shpongle,the festival circuit’s unofficial Funkiest Diplomat The Polish Ambassador, plus MartyParty and Ooah (of The Glitch Mob) who combine forces as the melodic bass duo PANTyRAiD making a highly-anticipated return after a three year hiatus. Rounding out the electronic list of headliners is West Coast bass movement champion Minnesota and soulful Chicago trio Autograf.
Included among the much-hyped live acts headlining in 2016 is a three-hour, otherworldly trance set from groovy world-hip-hop fusion group Hamsa Lila, a vivid harmonic storytelling experience by ethereal melody-weaver Ayla Nereo, and two passionately devotional music sets from Fanna Fi Allah – a leading representation of ancient Sufi Qawwali music. Grammy-nominated, drum and bass Reggae stylist Youssoupha Sidibe, indie-rock electronica band Lila Rose and ecstatic vocalist and innovative composer Suzanne Sterling will also deliver spirited live performances over the course of the weekend.
Joining the musical headliners for the three-day festival at the musically historical Black Oak Ranch in Laytonville, Northern California are KRNE, Stélouse, Thirftworks, Bluetech, Morillo, Clozee, Love and Light, Matthew Human and Friends, Cello Joe plus many more! With over 50 acts playing across four alluring stages – the River Stage, the Hearth Stage, the Mighty Oak Stage and the Shower Party Stage – Enchanted Forest Gathering combines the close knit community vibes of a small festival with the upscale caliber of production and talent of a larger festival. The result is a unique, holistic, transformational experience that the festival’s founders have light-heartedly dubbed as “Sacred, sexy, silly and saucy.”
By day, Enchanted Forest Gathering provides attendees with a myriad of intellectual and body motivational activities including educational talks, forums, dance and flow classes, yoga, workshops and music at the River Stage. At sunset and continuing under the moonlight; the Hearth, Mighty Oak and Shower Party stages will play bassy-deliciousness for participants to feast their ears on until the wee hours of the morning. And for the night owls, the Nectar Temple healing area and the amalgamation of healing stones at the Crystal Dome will always be available for exploring. Continue on with a journey to the late night comedy stage or visionary art studio and splash around in the river, which will play host to its very own River Stage, a non-alcoholic elixir bar and lounge area for water immersion and fun whether you’re planning to relax or rage in its depths.
Throughout the weekend, Enchanted Forest Gathering will be both teaching and promoting healthy lifestyles. In addition to the stages for performances and music, the grounds will have a vendor area, home to organic food, craft and clothing vendors from local sources. All merchants will be encouraged to use biodegradable items and a “green team” will be working with the festival to help compost food waste and recycle. As always, the Gathering will be an alcohol-free event, allowing guests to focus solely on the experience and surrounding energy.
Tickets for the festival are available via the Enchanted Forest Gathering website: EnchantedForestMendo.com. Following a very successful “Hurry-Up Homie Hookup” ticket pre-sale, passes for the 6th annual Enchanted Forest Gathering are on track to sell out. “The Time is Meow” General Admission 3-day tickets are on sale now with prices set to increase on April 1st and again each month until the day before the festival.”
From Bass Center 2016
“Starting this year, we will deliver the Bass Center as an annual weekend special event, featuring expanded lineups, enhanced production, and as many special fx and magical extras as we can manage.
Bass Center 2016 returns to Colorado where it all began with the most intense lineup we have ever assembled, featuring Flux Pavilion, Wu-Tang Clan, Flying Lotus, Porter Robinson, Lupe Fiasco, Alunageorge, Minnesota, G Jones, Dabin, and Thirtworks, plus each night will feature an extended Bassnectar set.
We will have two Camping Villiages (affectionately nicknamed The Shire & Narnia) which will offer limited camping for the hardcores who basically want to arrive on Friday and not leave until Sunday. Stay tuned for more details, as well as multiple official after-parties offsite throughout the weekend, and join us as we take over Colorado for a midsummer night’s lucid dream.”
“Now in full bloom in its 11th year, the Golden State’s premiere camping, arts, music and yoga festival, Lightning in a Bottle, returns to central California May 25 – 30, announcing a world-class musical gathering that exudes the playfully aware ethos cultivated by festival founders Do LaB.Fans of LIB can feast their hungry eyes on some of 2016’s most progressive up-and-coming artists alongside an acclaimed curation of powerhouse acts, forming the most dynamic lineup Do LaB has unveiled to date.
Musical headliners topping LIB’s 2016 bill include Australia’s electronic neo-soul singer-songwriterChet Faker, Canadian producer and savant songstress Grimes,prolific producer behind London-based band The xx Jamie xx, Modeselektor and Apparat join forces to become Berlin’s electronica trio Moderat, English post-rock electronic artist Four Tet, a return for the amazing Norwegian producer and remix-master Cashmere Cat, the sultry horn play of Boulder, Colorado’s Big Gigantic, plus one of LIB’s favorite residents often described as the World’s Funkiest Diplomat, The Polish Ambassador who will return to his home state for another captivating performance.
Host to several of the most intricately-built and aesthetically stunning stages in the world, and arguably the most compelling display of large scale art outside of Burning Man – Lightning in a Bottle 2016 will showcase an incredible roster of global musical acts, artists, and installations, totaling over 300 in number. In a conscious effort to bring balance to a lineup that already crosses the musical spectrum from progressive house to future bass, Do LaB has also booked more female artists than ever before including 2016 performances from Alina Baraz, Marian Hill, Hundred Waters, Mija, Rubblebucket, TOKiMONSTA, Magda, Ibeyi, Francesca Lombardo, in addition to headliner Grimes.
Joining the headliners on the Lightning Stage are installation artist and live musical act William Close and the Earth Harp Collective and LIB staples electro-circus troupe Lucent Dossier Experience, The Russ Liquid Test, Tourist, Emancipator Ensemble, DirtwireThunder Stage, which boasts some of the top beatmakers electronic music has to offer curating sounds from, Mr. Carmack, Bleep Bloop, Eprom, PANTyRAiD, Haywyre, Thriftworks, Dimond Saints, Autograf and many others including G Jones and Minnesota reuniting once again for what is sure to be a legendary b2b set. A technicolor dream-world and LIB favorite, The Woogie, best known for showering crowd-goers with misters and good vibes, will showcase an opulence of house and techno music including performances by Guy Gerber, Josh Wink, Lee Burridge, &ME, Lane 8, Sacha Robotti, and Shall Ocin among many more top acts high up in the stage’s colorful embrace.
At the epicenter of the grounds lies the true essence of Lightning in a Bottle where visionary art, healing arts, self-awareness, and education collide to deepen revelers’ connections with one another, a magic that lasts long after the festival has ended. Awaken your spirit at the Lucent Temple of Consciousness, a place dedicated to enriching the mind and body, with visionary talks, world-class yogis, and a plethora of life-changing workshops. A stroll to The Village leads participants to an interactive, intergenerational and education-based environment focused on creating a sustainable, thriving interdependent community that honors the elements, ancestors, and the cycles of the natural world. Immersive environments, such as the famed Grand Artique, Jive Joint, or Amori’s Casino & Burlesque spring to life with collaborative art installations and fun, sultry entertainment. Look for additional lineup releases and announcements for these extraordinary places in the coming months!
Further distinguished from its contemporaries as the most environmentally conscious festival in America, LIB has received A Greener Festival’s Outstanding Award five years running for its healthy food vendors, free water stations, composting and recycling infrastructure, a “Leave No Trace” policy and other green initiatives that continue to grow year after year.”