Symbiosis Solar Eclipse Gathering 2012


Hundreds of bands and DJs offer five full days of near non-stop music.

Five stages offer cutting-edge courses and brain-teasing talks by leading authors, activists, artists, directors, scientists, healers, yogis and more…

Pyramid Lake venue aligned perfectly with path of May 20th solar eclipse

All-organic, zero-waste, no-plastic party powered purely by sunlight, wind and biofuels.

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.

The festival will welcome legendary sonic luminaries including James Blake, Little Dragon, Beats Antique, Tipper, PaNTy RAiD, Claude VonStroke, Damian Lazarus, Dub Kirtan All Stars, Emancipator, Entheogenic, Gang Gang Dance, Lyrics Born, Minilogue, Paper Diamond, Random Rab, Shlohmo, Salva, Vau de Vire Society, Rupa & The April Fishes, Vagabond Opera, Welder, Diego’s Umbrella, An-Ten-Nae, Antix, Bluetech, Cheb i Sabbah, Gaudi, Love and Light, OPIUO, VibesquaD, Desert Dwellers, Heavyweight Dub Champion, Jeff Stot, Of Porcelian and hundreds more musicians from around the world.

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.

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.

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.

What: Pyramid Eclipse
When: May 17-21 2012
Where: Pyramid Lake, Nevada




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