As the transformational campout festival Symbiosis Gathering celebrates its 10 year anniversary this September, it's only fitting to have not one, but two official pre-parties in the hub of Los Angeles. For those who want a taste of what the festival will be like, the pre-parties are a great preview of the magic of Symbiosis.
Although Symbiosis festival takes places in the lake bed of Northern California's beautiful Woodward Reservoir, many creative participants of the gathering come from the thriving art and music scene in L.A., San Diego, and other SoCal cities.
That being the case, the first local Symbiosis pre-party is SYMBIOTIC SUNDAY, this Sunday, August 9th in Malibu, CA, an outdoor gathering in the daytime from 12pm- 9pm (ages 21+ only). Headliners include the melodic dubstep artist Phutureprimitive, who recently toured with Shpongle and played sets at Lightning in a Bottle and Electric Forest Festival, joined by the ambient, glitch- hop producer Kaminanda, who has played spiritual upbeat sets at local and international festivals from Shambhala to Burning Man and many more.
Just four days later in the heart of Hollywood is A-bun-dance, the second SoCal pre-party on Thursday, August 13th at LURE Nightclub from 9pm- 3am (ages 21+ only). Leader of his own genre, acid crunk, Symbiosis veteran An-ten-nae leads the musical lineup following his epic performances at Lightning in a Bottle and in preparation for his tour as one half of group Dimond Saints. Experimental artist Thriftworks also takes the stage at Lure, keeping the psychedelic bass alive in Holly-hood. Self-proclaimed "Love and Bass"DJ Huglife brings the jams to Lure, with tons of original tracks to show off.
The 4-day Symbiosis festival in September is a haven for artists, dreamers and thinkers along the West Coast and beyond. (Check out the full lineup here). Speaking with An-ten-nae, who has played dozens of the leading campout festivals, he maintains that Symbiosis Gathering is the best of the bunch.
In the Woodward Reservoir of NorCal, the event features "eclectic theatrical performers, live bands, world renowned producers and DJs, informational and inspirational workshops, all day yoga and dance classes, gourmet organic food, large- scale art installations, theater, interactive games, diverse vending of handcrafted items, 5 days of camping, water activities, swimming and so much more." Definitely a lot to look forward to!
The Woodward Reservoir (90 miles east of the San Francisco Bay Area) is a natural beauty, featuring a peninsula surrounded on three sides by a 2900-acre lake, with shoreline camping and swimming! With all the interactive activities, music, and nature to experience, the ten year reunion is sure to be a memorable one.