“Symbiosis Gathering is a place of magic and inspiration literally unfolding before your very eyes.” – The Sights & Sounds, following the 2015 event
For four days last September, California’s Woodward Reservoir hosted a group of very special people. They were dreamers, doers, visionaries, and healers. They were cultural luminaries, academics and music aficionados, and they all made the pilgrimage to the clandestine and immaculate venue with the hopes of having gained something upon the event’s close. As unanimously attested by news outlets, music blogs, industry critics and attendees alike, what happened during those four days at Symbiosis Gathering was nothing short of magical. Lucky for us, Symbiosis has announced it will be returning in 2016 to the Woodward Reservoir during the winter solstice, Sept. 22-25th.
In its first consecutive year, Symbiosis will deliver five days of world renowned music, performance, art installations, immersive classes and much more. The festival producers succeeded in creating a unique world with human connection as its foundation, and self-exploration, consciousness, and transformation as its pillars. This ethos is helped along by the completely immersive programming of visual, sonic, and psychic delights. Symbiosis attendees can literally swim to the floating Swimbiosis stage, wander into an aquatic dance party, or wake up to a surprise set by Tipper at sunrise. Last year’s event featured performances by Nicolas Jaar, Justin Martin, Four Tet, and GRiZ, complemented by permaculture leaders such as Saul Williams, Amy Goodman and Caroline Casey.
The Symbiosis family has something else up its sleeve, too — Symbiosis Gathering Oregon Eclipse 2017. On August 21st, 2017, a total solar eclipse will be visible over a small strip of land in the United States. Having secured a beautiful site situated in the direct path of the eclipse, Symbiosis will partner with revered international festival organizers to co-create an event unlike any in the world.
Stay tuned for more news regarding Symbiosis Gathering: Family Tree and Oregon Eclipse, and check out The Sights & Sounds’s stunning photo recap of the 2015 event here.