MASSIVE MUSICAL LINEUP ANNOUNCED FOR SYMBIOSIS SOLAR ECLIPSE FESTIVAL
March 30, 2012
PYRAMID LAKE, NEVADA - The wait is finally over. Symbiosis is ecstatic to announce the full lineup for Pyramid Eclipse, its highly-anticipated 2012 gathering happening May 17-21 on the shore of Pyramid Lake on the Paiute Reservation in Northwest Nevada.
Five full days of music will feature live bands and genre-blending DJs mixing acoustic, electronic, dubstep, bass, chill, techno, trance, house, psy, minimal, downtempo, sacred, world, kirtan and more.
SOLAR ECLIPSE OVER MAINSTAGE
The climax of the five-day camping festival is a solar eclipse that will align with Pyramid Lake at approximately 6:30pm on Sunday, May 20, 2012. To celebrate the celestial spectacle, producers have perfectly positioned the festival directly in its path. During the annular eclipse only the edge of the sun will remain visible as a fiery ring around the moon suspended above the mainstage for more than four minutes. The festival will feature roving performers of every imaginable ilk including jugglers, fire spinners, belly dancers, clowns, stilt walkers and an astonishing array of the fabulous, freaky people that the West Coast is famous for, including a special appearance by world-renowed fire performance troupe the Pyronauts. A 24/7 chillspace will serve up sacred, downtempo beats where gatherers can ground out before heading back to one of eight stages offering non-stop entertainment and education. Born from Burner culture, Symbiosis is a sponsor-free festival but with a vibrant marketplace. Instead of stages draped in logo-laden PVC banners, musical acts perform against backdrops of jaw-dropping, large-scale art.
Select merchants have been invited to set up shop at the festival’s five-day ecovillage with offerings ranging from organic food to fashion. The Symbiosis Marketplace reflects the best of the best of an emerging culture of evolutionary fashion designers, fine artsts, jewelers, millners, herbal alchemists, candlemakers, and even a holographer.
The gathering’s elusive producers intend to keep it small, sustainable and spectacular for everyone there by limiting the gathering to 8,000 attendees. Earlybird tickets are sold out, and advance tickets will be available online while supplies last. All tickets are for the full festival.
EARTH-CONSCIOUS COURSES WAY-OUT WORKSHOPS
Much more than just another music festival, Symbiosis is a greener, grounded gathering that offers attendees the opportunity to both trip the light fantastic beneath the stars and attend daytime talks and workshops that span the spectrum of human experience, from ancient wisdom traditions to modern sustainability science and beyond.
Upon arrival attendees become part of an ecologically-minded community. During the day, they can craft their own custom curriculum from a selection of courses covering topics including astrology, ancestral arts, belly dancing, circus acrobatics, electric cars, entheogens, folk medicine, indigenous wisdom, mycology, past-life regression, permaculture, sacred geometry, time banking, unified field theory, wellness, yoga and more.
Symbiosis is a social experiment founded on the five Rs of ecological living: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Respect and Restore. Participants share a deep commitment to creating a green gathering on every possible level.
Music fans will experience superior lighting and sound powered only by sunlight, wind and biofuels. On-site renewable energy provided by Solamor will include two triple-hybrid mobile power stations that integrate solar panels, wind turbines and biofuel generators. A zero-waste, no-plastic policy means that participants will pack out what they pack in and leave no trace and leave the land better than before. There will be no trash cans provided. In their place, containers for compost and recycling will be available.
Sud Busters, a new program by Waste Busters, will bring its top team of soaped-up superstars to the gathering. The Sud Busters crew will not only bring reusable cookware and dishes, but wash them too. The new program is part of a festival-wide effort to eliminate both the up and downstream waste caused by disposable dishes. While producers are encouraging attendees to bring their own “bliss bowls” and “conscious cutlery”, reusable dishes will also be available to anyone for a small deposit that gets returned at any dishwashing station. Compostable dishes will be on-hand for backup. All food sold at the festival will be fresh, local and/or organic. Marketplace merchants were selected on the basis of their commitment to fair trade, organic, local and artisan products, recycled or reused materials, and conscious labor practices.
Other initiatives to green the gathering include online ridesharing boards and a community assist program dedicated to creating a permanent composting and recycling program on the reservation. The gathering’s ticket agent, Inticketing, is also offering a carbon offset option and planting one tree for every ticket ordered online.
HISTORY OF SYMBIOSIS
A collaboration of insomniacs and mad scientists on a mission to create massive, mind-bending atmospheres, Symbiosis sets out to revel in the absurd nature of the human paradox.
Since 2005, Symbiosis events have earned a worldwide reputation for delivering transformational peak experiences through a fusion of nightly art and music mixed with daytime workshops for mind, body and beyond. Past Symbiosis Gatherings in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Angels Camp, and Yosemite National Park have attracted thousands of evolutionaries from around the world.
In collaboration with NASA, Symbiosis has also produced entertainment for Yuri’s Night, an annual convergence of artists, scientists, performers and musicians commemorating space exploration and education and honoring the first person to enter space and orbit Earth in 1961.