By: Jonathan Gross
It's imperative that we honor those who came before us. The booming electronic music industry we enjoy today has its roots deep in the deserts of Southern California. If those early 90's rave kids didn't drag their sound systems out into the middle of the Mojave a quarter of a century ago, the EDM landscape would be totally different. While psytrance never reached the popularity it enjoys in Europe, Asia, and South America, its roots run deep in our scene.
It's time to head back to the desert. From September 27-30 a new psychedelic camping experience descends upon Los Coyotes Indian Reservation in Warner Springs, California. The site of many raves over the decades, the inaugural Sacred Valley harnesses old school vibes, cutting-edge production, and some of the biggest international stars in the scene for a throwback weekend that hearkens back to a forgotten time, while keeping its eye on the future of the industry. Of course it makes sense that Sacred Valley organizers enlisted the help of one of the longest running organizations in this corner of the scene, Psytribe, to help curate the experience.
The festival features two stages, Lunaris and Solaris, both with their own distinct flavors. Lunaris Temple features the biggest names in psytrance from around the globe. Join Shpongle, Ryanosaurus, GMS, James Monro, Astrix, Ace Ventura, Perfect Stranger, and many more for a classic lineup of psy royalty.
Solaris brings on the best in house, techno, and deep tech like Detroit legend Kevin Saunderson, Sebastien Léger, Tensnake, D-Nox, Olivier Giacomotto, Thugfucker, and more. Between the stages fans will enjoy 24 hours of music over the weekend.
“Better late than never,” notes Treavor Moontribe, who will hold down a slot on the Lunaris Temple. “The USA simply has not seen an event where the main two stage were Psy Trance and Techno on this level, and I am beyond excited to be part of this historic festival.”
On top of incredible music, there will be a dedicated area for workshops, yoga, and guest speakers, and attendees will have the opportunity to go out on nature walks guided by indigineous peoples of the area. One GA gives ticketholders access to the property from Thursday through Sunday, and there are three levels of parking passes including basic parking fee, a car camping pass, and an RV pass.
Visit sacredvalleyfest.com to secure your tickets today.
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