Garbicz festival: Berlin’s best party in Poland

In just a few short years Garbicz has earned a reputation as a top-tier destination for electronic music producers and aficionados. While they don’t release the lineup prior to the event and don’t use huge fees to draw well-known DJs, Garbicz showcases some of the best talent in Europe. It’s considered an honor to perform there and Garbicz sets on Soundcloud are some of the most highly anticipated of the year. Each stage (called a floor) at Garbicz has a different vibe and musical offering, from house to techno, to ambient to eclectic live performances.

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Article written by : Eamon Armstrong


Behind the scene with meat and fish free Shambala

Shambala Festival went meat and fish free in 2016 – a bold move designed to provoke conversation about how our diets shape the world we live in and our future. How did this play out with an audience comprised of 70% meat eaters? Did this impact food revenue onsite, and what was the audience reaction post-festival? Most of all, did the important conversations happen, and what impact did this have on festivalgoers when they returned home? In this article we tell the journey from start to end, and reveal all the facts in an effort to share the surprising benefits of being meat and fish free.

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Healing with sound at Noisily Festival

From Colombia we are welcoming Anthar Kharana (featured image above), an expert in indigenous South American tribal sounds. Anthar will be engaging people in a circle of traditional songs of the Americas, and also performing a Tobacco ceremony.

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Written by : Noisily

Lake of Stars festival in Africa walks a tightrope between cultural sensitivity and positive social change

It’s hard to measure the impact of using music and the arts as a tool for international development, but it’s undeniable that the ability of this festival to inspire the young people who attend is pretty special. Lake of Stars put on a banging party while managing to reconcile cultural sensitivity with development—and it did so by keeping creativity at the festival’s core.

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Written by : Alice McCool

The Pursuit of Pleasure in the holy land

Midburn takes place in the Holy Land, an area with deep religious roots. Pursuit of pleasure is what streams of Judaism, Islamism and Christianity all teach to repress. Generations of people in Israel have been taught that the “right” way to live is to restrain oneself and control one’s urges.

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Written by : Chandra Zas

Green Building at Envision, Costa Rica

“Even the stages were works of natural art: made from wood and other tree products, the Lapa stage was a teepee-esque structure that hosted a great rotation of DJs under the bamboo structure. The Village stage was covered in natural foliage from top to bottom; I had a funny conversation with one of the builders who said it’s the only stage he’s needed water twice a day. But next year the stage will be fully grown-in: they will keep the stage structure and let nature take over for next year.” – Envision Co-Founder Matt Siegel

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Written by : Andrea Bertoli

Do festivals exclude poor people?

AfrikaBurn brings money into the local communities, it creates jobs, it supports charities and it gives and amazing experience to those fortunate enough to attend. To the best of the organisers’ ability, all this is done with minimal impact to the environment. We don’t live in a perfect world, AfrikaBurn strives for perfection but it’s not perfect. It seems to me that the more something strives to be good, the more criticism it gets. There are hundreds of festivals in SA that are far more detrimental to both the environment and society!

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Article by : Kwassi

Love at Burning Man Changes lives

We met up with my friends, watched the Temple burn, walked around the open playa, climbed art, made out like teenagers, rode bikes, took a short nap and danced at dawn. – Chandra Zas

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Written by : Chandra Zas