The event invites some 30,000 people from across the globe for a truly epic, eight-day experience as it celebrates its fifteenth anniversary. Boom is absolutely unique, bringing together the very best in alternative culture, music and art alongside addressing environmental and human concern.
Described in a recent TED talk as on of the world’s few ‘Transformational Festivals’ Boom has become a meeting point between counter culture and consciousness, for all true festival lovers, this is an experience not to be missed.
From dance-music shindig to trans-global Mecca – the Boom goes far beyond the confines of just a music festival. Its meticulous production pivots around an environmental program, geared towards taking the whole event completely off grid. Initiatives including composting toilets, waste vegetable oil-powered generators and development of of photovoltaic stations have reaped it awards such as: European Festival Award 1010 (Green ‘n’ Clean Festival of the Year) and Greener Festival Award 2008 and 2010 (Outstanding Prize).
Boom has evolved into a mouthpiece for communicating ground-breaking, powerful information through a rich cultural program dedicated to environmental sustainability, knowledge, activism, art, music, healing and spirituality. Vandana Shiva became one of the most important speakers during Boom 2010.
It continues to attract: anthropologists, scientists, artists, visionaries, academics, philosophers, writers, journalists, researchers, environmentalists, musicologists and a wealth of other talents that connect with thousands of ‘Boomers’ that converge to celebrate, learn and interact.
The Liminal Village at Boom 2012 presents a program of workshops, interactive talks, discussion panels, presentations and paradigm films; a platform for films and documentaries revolving around the themes of ecology, ethics, love, activism, economy, psychedelica and science, as well as a gallery for visionary art the ‘Third Eye Gallery’
Highlights include Daniel Pinchbeck who will be giving a talk on the global shift in consciousness in 2012 and beyond. Nepali artist, Romio Shreshtha explains the power of healing behind Tibetan enlightenment art.
THE HEALING AREA:
The Healing Area is a place to re-balance and re-connect with a series of workshops comprising: daily yoga, meditation, chakra balancing, reiki, sound journeys, massage therapy and a host of other holistic practices.
THE SACRED FIRE:
A world music stage, with healthy restaurants, awesome live music featuring organic, indigenous sounds and a spirited ambience makes it an inviting space for both contemplation and communication.
Boom is exploding at the seams with eclectic works from: digital alchemist, Android Jones; design and construction mavericks, Bamboo DNA, ARTivist, Dadara, visionary artist Luke Brown and French collective Moulin Aux Chimeres and dynamic graffiti artist Ram.
THE AMBIENT SOURCE:
This is the Ambient Source: pure music-magic-meditation vibration. Special highlights: six-hour set from the legendary Mixmaster Morris, aka, Irresistible Force, Japanese musician and composer, Hataken, Pineal and Organic Shapes. Other acts: Master Margherita, Tengri, Void Controller, Sarana, Mimicof, Astropilot, Chillumafia and Samadhi.
Live acts and DJs explore bass, prog, dubstep, new-world music, deep techno and the sounds of dub… A sublime journey inspired by: Extrawelt, Gaudi, Brujo’s Bowl, Sensient, Grouch, Val Vashar, Hypogeo, Kaminanda, Radioactive Cake, Two Fold, and Bird of Prey to name just a few…
THE DANCE TEMPLE:
This is the heartbeat of the Boom! Covering all forms of dance floor focused psychedelic music. Highlights include: Japanese Taiko drummers, Gocoo, ethno-instrumental infusions from Hilight Tribe and pure music-magic vibrations of the Peaking Goddess Collective. Old school Goa trance mavericks, X-Dream and Manmademan kick-start the euphoria of those early days with that legendary Goa-licious synth sound of yore. Last but not least, expect the freshest sounds cross-spectrum from the likes of Tristan, Avalon, Liquid Ross, The First Stone, Zen Mechanics, Dick Trevor, Illegal Machines, Kindzadza and Ace Ventura.
Guest countries of honour: Guatemala and Mexico
Social Price: allocated to countries that have suffered at the brunt of the economic crisis: Spain, Portugal, Greece and Ireland.
Special price: for developing countries.
Press accreditations to the Boom Festival are now being accepted. Deadline for media accreditation is 28 June 2012.
For all media accreditation inquiries, please contact: Anu Shukla: firstname.lastname@example.org
All info: www.boomfestival.org