Sonic Bloom Festival Preview
Date: May 16, 2010 (Sunday)
By: Cole Epley
Undoubtedly the most revered electronic festival
Tickets: Tickets are being released in three separate tiers to this summer’s event and all passes are full-event passes ONLY. The early bird tier of passes has sold out and Tier 1 Advanced tickets are available at the event website for $125. Three-Day Event Passes include parking fees and shuttles to and from the parking lot. When these sell out, the price will increase to $135 and will comprise the final tier of online ticket sales. Passes will be available at the festival gates for $150. VIP packages are available for $300 and include a
Camping: Please note that while camping access is included with the VIP Event Passes, you MUST have a
Stages & Vendors: In the past, Sonic Bloom organizers have made efforts to avoid overlapping sets between the two- or even three-stage set-ups. As set times and schedules are yet to-be-announced, be sure to check either here or at the festival site to stay updated on the who, when and where of what will be played. The Sonic Bloom Festival always has a host of vending on-site and goods available range from the typical food vendors to specialties guaranteed to please the palate of even the most finicky of eaters. Also available will be hand-blown glassware, hula hoops, handcrafted goods and artist-specific merchandise. Check back with the Sonic Bloom homepage as the event draws nearer to get more specific details on event vending.
Activities: Aside from enjoying the sheer beauty of Poudre Canyon and its Rocky Mountain surroundings, festival goers will have a multitude of activities to keep themselves busy for the weekend: rock climbing, bouldering, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, kayaking and day hiking are all available to those interested. Stay tuned to the festival website to get information regarding equipment rentals and hiking/biking routes and maps. Sonic Bloom will also be hosting discounted gear/equipment rentals for various activities—more information will soon be available on the website. A host of visual artists will be on hand to present art installations covering the gamut of photography, videography, painting installations, portraits, light shows and everything in between. Fusion dance troupes and various performers will perform throughout the festivities, sometimes even joining artists on stage to showcase fire dancing, fire eating, hoop dancing and a hodgepodge of other professional, artistic performances.
Workshops: Workshops at the 2010 Sonic Bloom Festival will include a variety of topics ranging from yoga workshops to hula hooping and the unified field theory of physics. Check out the festival homepage to stay updated on the various scheduled workshops offered by festival organizers.
Sustainability & Social Awareness: The Sonic Bloom festival organizers have teamed up with The Basics Fund to provide safe and environmentally friendly shuttle transportation for festival goers in 2010. The lengths Sonic Bloom has gone to ensure that the event leaves as small of an environmental footprint as possible are commendable: the nonprofit shuttles are powered by biodiesel and all drivers are subject to strict codes of conduct to ensure the safety of both attendees and other drivers on the road. Garbage and recycling receptacles will be available to all attendees as well. Organizers have also joined forces with Conscious Alliance, who will be giving away Sonic Bloom posters in exchange for the donation of 10 non-perishable food items at this year’s festival—just look for the donation bins near the festival gates! All donations will benefit CA’s ‘Project Restoration,’ “an ongoing project to deliver emergency food relief to American Indian Reservations of the Greater Western United States.” Monetary donations are also accepted.
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