This year marks the 10th anniversary of Northern California’s increasingly popular Symbiosis Gathering, taking place from September 17th through the 20th in Oakdale, CA. The festival’s decennial cycle plans to bring together both veterans and newcomers for what’s bound to be its most fantastic installment yet. With an underlying aspiration to unify attendees through a common vision of togetherness, Symbiosis utilizes the majesty of the last days of summer to consolidate musicians, artists, performers and creators of all sorts in the gorgeous natural surroundings of the Woodward Reservoir. This undeniably spiritual and enriching mix is poised to weave a vibrantly inspired environment of physical, emotional, and social well-being for all of this year’s festivalgoers.
For the second year in a row, Symbiosis Gathering will take place on a peninsula surrounded on all sides by a lake, which offers attendees a swimming reservoir full of art boats and art floats, uniquely incredible shoreline camping and four lakeside dance floors. On top of its stunning natural surroundings, this year’s celebration is packed with a wide range of musical acts, artistic installations, dynamic speakers, interactive areas, live art, participatory entertainment, and charismatic workshop presenters. Festivalgoers will be treated to top notch electronic acts like Tipper, Nicolas Jaar, GRiZ, J. Philip, Four Tet, a b2b set between Minnesota and G Jones, Truth, and Thriftworks.
Talks and presentations will span a variety of topics: from astrology, democracy, chocolate, and sustainable design, to slam poetry, “Yoga Of Bass” and nutrition; all of which aim to foster a fellowship of intelligent, creative, and lively interactions. The high-art entertainment troupe, Lucent Dossier Experience, the all-star fire ritual performers, Pyronauts, and a team of nine mermaids, called Iridescence: A Mermaid Tribe, are just a few of the eclectic performance acts to be featured this year. Last, but not least, Symbiosis will house an ‘Alchemy Village,’ which includes a tea clinic, nourishment lab, permaculture action club, and wellness oasis. With such a large variety of inspiration, self expression and creativity captured in one unforgettable weekend, it’s safe to say that Symbiosis Gathering is gearing up for its most successful and influential year yet!
Purchase tickets for this year’s Symbiosis Gathering, taking place from September 17-20 in Oakdale, CA here and check out the full lineup below!