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ARISE: Green & Groovy ColoRADo

Wake up and smell the palo santo.. ARISE is only a week away! This year marks the fifth anniversary of this independent, family-run, Colorado festival and the excitement has been building. Whether you find your bliss dancing for hours amidst the lasers and onesie-clad party people, twisted up in Garudasana ready to take flight, soaking… Read more »

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Sonic Bloom: Getting Lost to Find Yourself

What intrigues me most about music festivals like Sonic Bloom is the sense of adventure, freedom and magic that seems to find you wherever you are. It’s as if you’re exactly where you should be crossing paths with exactly the right people. It exists as a reminder that this could one day be, everyday life…. Read more »

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Symbiosis Gathering 2016 – One Last Wet Dream at Woodward Reservoir

Last year’s Symbiosis Gathering was without question the best festival I had ever been to. Until now. Symbiosis Gathering 2016: Family Tree somehow managed to absolutely blow last year’s edition out of the water in an epic and unforgettable swan song at Woodward Reservoir. Symbiosis Gathering returned to Woodward Reservoir in September for its final… Read more »

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What The Festival is Special, Silly, and Stimulating as All Hell

What happens when a couple of Burners buy a stunning chunk of scenic Oregon land and dedicate that land to kicking each summer off with a fun, funky, frantic festival? What happens when 7,000 creative lunatics take over a forest for a weekend? What happens when art, technology, and nature come together to create an… Read more »

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Symbiosis Gathering 2016 Announces Speakshops and Luminaries

To call Symbiosis Gathering a festival would be selling it short. You can treat it like one, but it is more like a temporary village. As such, there is an emphasis on educational talks and workshops featuring a top-notch lineup of speakers and presenters. This week, Symbiosis announced the lead presenters for its Speakshops and… Read more »

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Symbiosis Gathering: Family Tree Releases Stunning 2016 Music Lineup

If Burning Man is a city, than Symbiosis Gathering is an island village. Symbiosis Gathering returns to Woodward Reservoir this September 22-25 to end festival season with a bang. Now, we know exactly what that bang is going to sound like. Today, Symbiosis released the much-anticipated music lineup for this year’s Gathering. We all knew… Read more »

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Serenity Gathering 2016 – Welcome Back

Serenity Gathering once again kicked the West Coast transformational festival season off with— well, not a bang… more like a subtle howl at the moon, and this time in beautiful Joshua Tree. It was the festival’s third venue change in as many years, but the last-minute change was seemingly a blessing in disguise. The desert… Read more »

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Northern Nights Releases Phase 1 Lineup for 2016

Our favorite little NorCal festival in the redwoods is back! Northern Nights Music Festival returns to Cook’s Valley Campground this July 15-17 for its fourth outing on the Eel River. Yesterday, Northern Nights released their Phase 1 lineup, and it’s simply stellar. GRiZ, Amon Tobin, Claptone, and more headline a unique, superb cast, accompanied by the… Read more »

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Serenity Gathering 2016 Heads to Joshua Tree in March

Yes, it’s true. Believe it or not, the West Coast festival season is already back. We plan to kick things off the same way we did last year, with the wonderful Serenity Gathering in March. In only its third year, Serenity has once again impressed with its heavy-hitting bass music lineup, featuring acts like Shpongle,… Read more »

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Symbiosis Gathering 2015 – Simply the Best

Words & Photos by Babak Haghighi – This was the One. The one everyone was talking about all year. All summer. All festival season. The one not to be missed. The one for the books. The one made of legends. The perfect send-off for Summer, and the climactic conclusion of the 2015 festival season. Symbiosis… Read more »