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Sacred Earth Open-Air: 2016 Summer Solstice Festival

June 17, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - June 20, 2016 @ 12:00 pm UTC+0

$100.00

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Not on saleSacred Earth 2016 Advance Tickets$100.00Only available until June 14!

Tickets will be available at the gate for $130 (CASH ONLY!)

Astral Valley is a very large venue and Sacred Earth 2016 will *NOT* sell out. 

 

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// OUR VISION
Sacred Earth Open-Air, our longest running festival, is created as a Cosmic Condensate in which our music, motion, light and love form a structure in space and time… a microcosmic celebration of the infinite. We invite all to come dance, relax, join our community workshops and explore the wonder for 4 days and 3 nights in celebration of the sun’s peak: the 2016 summer solstice. Honoring the solstice can remind us just how precious each day and season is, because there is an absolute truth in its passing. As such, Sacred Earth Open-Air is a gift that we all give to each other. Come celebrate this phenomenon of the cosmos as The Chilluminati continues in our eleventh year of bringing psychedelic trance music, tradition and culture to the Midwestern United States.

 

***WE PROVIDE: 2 stages of sound, visuals and light, 4 days and 3 nights of camping in natural beauty in the Missouri Ozarks about 1 hour south of St. Louis at Astral Valley. Multiple campsites, natural beauty including caves and a stream on over 200 acres. Full vending onsite including art from leading regional artists.

***YOU PROVIDE: A tent, preparation for rugged conditions, enough food and beverages for the weekend (or some cash – food and beverages will be available for sale, including alcohol for 21+)

ABSOLUTELY NO GLASS and NO RENEGADE SOUND! (this includes sound systems at your campsite!)

Please respect the venue by keeping the grounds free of litter.

**This is a LEAVE NO TRACE EVENT**

Become part of the community. Help the planet, and help us. Pick up after yourself. Leave the site, and our reputation as a community, better than you found it.

 

Things for your eyes:

 

Fractaled Visions  (Lake Tahoe, CA)

 

And it just sparkles

Posted by Keith Anderson on Sunday, February 28, 2016

 

NephilNine  (New York, New York)

http://www.facebook.com/Nephil9

NephilNine is the brainchild of New York artist Sue Helfrich, creating event decorations and installation art since 2004. A classically-trained artist with a degree in Fashion Design from Fashion Institute of Technology (NYC, USA), Helfrich is deeply involved in each NephilNine installation:

“What drew me to decorating events was a passion for immersing someone in a fantastic environment. As a child, I dreamed of being able to explore the surreal worlds portrayed in fantasy/science fiction movies and TV shows. Now I enjoy being able to create worlds of my own design, even if only for a night, so that others may explore them.”

The NephilNine repertoire includes stretched spandex forms, a variety of geometric and organic 3-D UV sculptures, and large-scale string installations. These often psychedelic creations define events ranging from underground dance parties and major music festivals to private ceremonies and celebrations all over the world. NephilNine’s art is primarily made of layered cut fabric shapes. The fabric, which is often combined with other types sculpture, shapes space and light, surrounding performers and participants in beautiful environments.

Each space is different. No two installations are alike. Each is a study of Impermanence, Improvisation, and Growth. Lighting provided by other artists adds changing dimension. NephilNine takes the entirety of the space into consideration when designing, including the environmental impact of the materials used.

 

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Synesthesia Deco  (St. Petersburg, FL)

By definition, synesthesia is the merging together of senses.

Based in the southeast of USA, Psynesthesia is the psychedelic UV design project of Krikett. She has been involved with many forms of artistic expression since early childhood, and was always drawn to anything bright, unusual, and otherworldly.

In 2011 the concept was born, and thus began an ever expanding atmosphere enhancement project, inspired through attending numerous gatherings of many varieties, and motivated to continuously enhance the experiential movement for all who attend.

 

Twisted Slinky  (St. Cloud, MN)

 

 

Things for your ears:

Phase 1 Music Artists:
Phase 1 Music Artists:
Hedflux
12:00 am - 3:00 am

http://www.hedflux.comFrom an unrelenting curiosity to fuse the magic of high-end psychedelic trance with the versatile bass grooves of nu-skool breaks, Hedflux has developed a distinctive hybrid sound characterized by laser-precision engineering, liquid-tight grooves and a visceral, rampaging energy. Spending 10 weeks at the top of the Beatport breaks chart, and becoming the 3rd top selling tune of the year, Mindcell went on to win the coveted “Best Track” award at the 2011 Breakspoll International Breakbeat Awards. Hedflux has also received nominations for “Best Producer”, “Best New Producer”, “Best New DJ” and “Best Remix”, with his home label Broken Robot Records nominated for “Best Label” and “Best New Label”.Steve started deejaying in 1992, and gradually learned music production as a hobby while pursuing an academic interest in physics and mathematics. Graduating in 2004 with a PhD in quantum physics, Steve left academia and spent five years working in industry. During this time, the prospect of a life spent in service to big corporate interests inspired him to focus on music production with a much greater sense of passion and urgency, until finally leaving the corporate world in 2010 to pursue his creative ambitions full-time.Since then Hedflux has produced a string of ground-breaking original tracks on Broken Robot Records, as well as remixes for Lot49, U&A, Liquid, Aux Technology, Surfer Rosa, Digital Structures and more. With regular performances in the UK, Europe and Asia, Hedflux has also toured Australia and New Zealand, playing at some of the most legendary underground clubs and festivals in the world.His pioneering style and energetic performances have been warmly recieved in many different scenes within the electronic dance music community, inspiring like-minded souls to step up and develop their own interpretation of the sound. Now more comitted than ever, Hedflux continues to push the boundaries and diversify his style, forming collaborative relationships with some of the most cutting edge producers on the planet.In paralell with music production and performance, Steve has worked for over 7 years with leading dance music sound design companies Sample Magic and Sounds/To/Sample, producing dozens of high quality sample packs in various genres of electronic music. This has afforded him the opportunity to learn the techniques common to different styles, and integrate them into his own music.

Dixon's Violin
3:00 am - 6:00 am
Detroit, MI

The world’s premier visionary violinist, Dixon’s life mission is to inspire people – and he has done so across North America, including giving two TED talks/performances, ten years at Burning Man, plus radio, TV, and film appearances. Dixon walked away from a distinguished career to follow his dream full-time, and invented a whole new music genre. Based on his classically-trained violin mastery, Dixon now improvises on a 5-string electric violin with a looper to create an all-live one-man symphony. Guided by his remarkable personal story of life transformation, he shows the beauty of doing something seemingly impossible. Dixon’s passionate energy will enchant, mesmerize, and inspire you!

Spacey Koala
6:00 am - 9:00 am

A melomaniac since his youth, Spacey Koala aka François Clavet learned to play the guitar at the age of 8 and never stopped feeding his appetite for music ever since.
Greatly influenced by Django Reinhardt, he began to play Manouche/Gypsy swing jazz in bars, festivals and in many places in is homeland, Gaspesie. At the age of 18, while studying jazz guitar in Montreal, he discovered electronic music and in particular Psychedelic trance, which completely changed his vision of music.
He saw in this music an infinite number of possibilities and many new ways to manipulate sound, and this led him to think about creating his own blend of styles. So he started the Spacey Koala project, where his knowledge in jazz music could blend with electronic music and since beginning on this quest, his thirst for creation never ceased to increase.
Funky, groovy, twisted and spicy, Spacey Koala brings you into a world where sprites drives trucks, where elves knock at your door to offer you candy and where the public transport is done by rainbows.
Spacey Koala released his debut EP ‘Clown Thérapeute’ on Bandcamp in 2013, and in early 2014 Kinematic records released 2 more, ‘Palpable Thoughts’ and ‘The Controlled Delirium’ to great acclaim. Last year he released another 6 track EP/mini-album called "Farfeluisance Publique", under the guise 'Sleepy Koala.'
In 2015 we were very happy to release the first full length Spacey Koala album ‘Twistedelik Funky Activating Grooves’ and are even more delighted to announce the next Sleepy Koala EP ‘Eucalyptus Island is OUT NOW!

Dragon
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
T.O.U.C.H. Samadhi -- Pensacola, FL

Learning to dj in 1997, David aka ‘Dragon’ made the trek from progressive trance to the realms of psytrance by 2001, and started composing his own music around 2004. Dragon’s musical productions include a handful of singles as well as two full-length albums; “in.formation” released in January of 2009 and “spirals of time” released in March of 2011. The ‘dragon’ project is intended to contribute heavy and innovative tunes to be played on high quality sound systems around the world. His music tends to explore the darker realms of trance with ethereal soundscapes to create a unique and unfamiliar experience for the listeners. One can always expect thick kicks tuned with arpeggiated basslines, to provide the foundation for glitched up percussion and powerful leads with a variety of textures in every composition.

Lusid
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

From the realms of Lusidelia the psychedelic funk guru Lusid fills your brain with cosmic mysteries and tales of mind altering experiences. This journey into the many realms of Lusidelia takes you to places you could only dream of. Lose your ego and dissolve into the sound of the Lusid experience.
During the live performance Dean McDonnell is on guitar, bass, vinyl scratching, didgeridoo, and vocals. Lusid uses the ancient aboriginal instrument (didgeridoo) to open the portal to the realms of Lusidelia. This is one of the signature parts of the journey that takes you back to your ancient aboriginal roots. While playing he transforms into many different characters, bringing a whole new innovation into live performance. It will surely bring you to a psychedelic state of mind unlike anything you have experienced before.

Anya
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Robert Optional
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Clandestine
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Qubit
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Kataphasis
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Oso
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mixtress Krikett
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Phase 2 Music Artists:
Phase 2 Music Artists:
Perfect Stranger
12:00 am - 3:00 am
Iboga Records, Israel

Perfect Stranger is a stage name for Israeli based electronic musician Yuli Fershtat. Perfect Stranger was created around February 2005, and within 2 calendar years became critically acclaimed all over the globe, always showcasing the next step with his multi genre psychedelic dance music, and ultimately culminated being a genre of it’s own, presenting a totally distinctive sound, characterized by groovy playful beats and patiently built compositions.

His music often defies genres bridging between progressive trance and techno with a presence of tribal and psychedelic elements. Perfect Stranger is successfully performing over and over at the most desirable festivals on the planet such as Boom ( Portugal 2008, 2012, 2014 ), Rainbow Serpent ( Australia 2009, 2011, 2015 ), Eclipse Festival 2012 ), Symbiosis Gathering ( USA 2009, 2012, 2013, 2015 ), Universo Paralello ( Brazil 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013 ), Glade Festival ( UK 2008, 2009 ), Antaris Festival ( Germany 2010, 2012 ), Ozora Festival ( Hungary 2012, 2015 ), Strawberry Fields Festival ( Australia 2011, 2012, 2015 ), S.U.N Festival ( Hungary 2013, 2014 ), Shambhala Festival ( Canada 2013 ), Subsonic Music Festival ( Australia 2011, 2013 ), Motion Notion Festival ( Canada 2012 ), Harvest Festival ( Canada 2011 ), Sunburn Festival ( India 2011 ), Eclipse Festival ( Canada 2010 ) and the list goes on and on.

Perfect Stranger released 3 full artist albums, 2 remixes albums, compiled 2 compilations and appears on well over a hundred other releases ( compilations, EP’s, albums etc ). He also owns the “Digital Structures” label, where he publishes more Tech orientated sounds.

After his epic “Free Cloud” album released on Iboga Records 2008 one of the critics wrote:

”A generic label would not do justice to the depth of Perfect Stranger's heartfelt music, which transposes feelings from across the wide range of human emotions. In his creation, you’ll find tracks inspired by the bliss of sunbeams, by an ironic but yet candid take on the simple pleasures of life, or by the darker side of the self. His demanding standards regarding what our man qualifies as the “art” of sound, have led him to appropriate today’s trend, undoubtedly Techno, which he also DJ’s with a rare understanding and acute intelligence. His “new hybrid sound”, that incorporates Progressive Trance embedded in the dirty Techno-ish grooves and breakdowns, actually enables to maintain that old school spirit that is missed so much nowadays, but in a totally new and exciting presentation and composition. That is why it's the ultimate brain candy out there at the moment.

Perfect Stranger
12:00 am - 3:00 am
Iboga Records, Israel

Perfect Stranger is a stage name for Israeli based electronic musician Yuli Fershtat. Perfect Stranger was created around February 2005, and within 2 calendar years became critically acclaimed all over the globe, always showcasing the next step with his multi genre psychedelic dance music, and ultimately culminated being a genre of it’s own, presenting a totally distinctive sound, characterized by groovy playful beats and patiently built compositions.

His music often defies genres bridging between progressive trance and techno with a presence of tribal and psychedelic elements. Perfect Stranger is successfully performing over and over at the most desirable festivals on the planet such as Boom ( Portugal 2008, 2012, 2014 ), Rainbow Serpent ( Australia 2009, 2011, 2015 ), Eclipse Festival 2012 ), Symbiosis Gathering ( USA 2009, 2012, 2013, 2015 ), Universo Paralello ( Brazil 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013 ), Glade Festival ( UK 2008, 2009 ), Antaris Festival ( Germany 2010, 2012 ), Ozora Festival ( Hungary 2012, 2015 ), Strawberry Fields Festival ( Australia 2011, 2012, 2015 ), S.U.N Festival ( Hungary 2013, 2014 ), Shambhala Festival ( Canada 2013 ), Subsonic Music Festival ( Australia 2011, 2013 ), Motion Notion Festival ( Canada 2012 ), Harvest Festival ( Canada 2011 ), Sunburn Festival ( India 2011 ), Eclipse Festival ( Canada 2010 ) and the list goes on and on.

Perfect Stranger released 3 full artist albums, 2 remixes albums, compiled 2 compilations and appears on well over a hundred other releases ( compilations, EP’s, albums etc ). He also owns the “Digital Structures” label, where he publishes more Tech orientated sounds.

After his epic “Free Cloud” album released on Iboga Records 2008 one of the critics wrote:

”A generic label would not do justice to the depth of Perfect Stranger's heartfelt music, which transposes feelings from across the wide range of human emotions. In his creation, you’ll find tracks inspired by the bliss of sunbeams, by an ironic but yet candid take on the simple pleasures of life, or by the darker side of the self. His demanding standards regarding what our man qualifies as the “art” of sound, have led him to appropriate today’s trend, undoubtedly Techno, which he also DJ’s with a rare understanding and acute intelligence. His “new hybrid sound”, that incorporates Progressive Trance embedded in the dirty Techno-ish grooves and breakdowns, actually enables to maintain that old school spirit that is missed so much nowadays, but in a totally new and exciting presentation and composition. That is why it's the ultimate brain candy out there at the moment.

Perfect Stranger
12:00 am - 3:00 am
Iboga Records, Israel

Perfect Stranger is a stage name for Israeli based electronic musician Yuli Fershtat. Perfect Stranger was created around February 2005, and within 2 calendar years became critically acclaimed all over the globe, always showcasing the next step with his multi genre psychedelic dance music, and ultimately culminated being a genre of it’s own, presenting a totally distinctive sound, characterized by groovy playful beats and patiently built compositions.

His music often defies genres bridging between progressive trance and techno with a presence of tribal and psychedelic elements. Perfect Stranger is successfully performing over and over at the most desirable festivals on the planet such as Boom ( Portugal 2008, 2012, 2014 ), Rainbow Serpent ( Australia 2009, 2011, 2015 ), Eclipse Festival 2012 ), Symbiosis Gathering ( USA 2009, 2012, 2013, 2015 ), Universo Paralello ( Brazil 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013 ), Glade Festival ( UK 2008, 2009 ), Antaris Festival ( Germany 2010, 2012 ), Ozora Festival ( Hungary 2012, 2015 ), Strawberry Fields Festival ( Australia 2011, 2012, 2015 ), S.U.N Festival ( Hungary 2013, 2014 ), Shambhala Festival ( Canada 2013 ), Subsonic Music Festival ( Australia 2011, 2013 ), Motion Notion Festival ( Canada 2012 ), Harvest Festival ( Canada 2011 ), Sunburn Festival ( India 2011 ), Eclipse Festival ( Canada 2010 ) and the list goes on and on.

Perfect Stranger released 3 full artist albums, 2 remixes albums, compiled 2 compilations and appears on well over a hundred other releases ( compilations, EP’s, albums etc ). He also owns the “Digital Structures” label, where he publishes more Tech orientated sounds.

After his epic “Free Cloud” album released on Iboga Records 2008 one of the critics wrote:

”A generic label would not do justice to the depth of Perfect Stranger's heartfelt music, which transposes feelings from across the wide range of human emotions. In his creation, you’ll find tracks inspired by the bliss of sunbeams, by an ironic but yet candid take on the simple pleasures of life, or by the darker side of the self. His demanding standards regarding what our man qualifies as the “art” of sound, have led him to appropriate today’s trend, undoubtedly Techno, which he also DJ’s with a rare understanding and acute intelligence. His “new hybrid sound”, that incorporates Progressive Trance embedded in the dirty Techno-ish grooves and breakdowns, actually enables to maintain that old school spirit that is missed so much nowadays, but in a totally new and exciting presentation and composition. That is why it's the ultimate brain candy out there at the moment.

Sleepy Koala
3:00 am - 5:00 am
Kinematic Records, QC
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Primordial Ooze
5:00 am - 7:00 am
Chilluminati - Chicago/Milwaukee

Kri
7:00 am - 9:00 am
T.O.U.C.H. Samadhi, Asheville NC

Founder of T.O.U.C.H. Samadhi

Amidst the constantly changing psy-trance genre, Kri has exhibited a continuing passion for the depth and multi-layered sound that evolved from Goa Trance in the early days of the scene. While playing and composing melody driven tracks that always demonstrate skilled musicianship, Kri rouses listeners into fluid, euphoric motion and paints the party a vibrant psychedelic shade.

Playing and producing Psychedelic Goa Trance for over 24 years, Kri demonstrates immense dedication to the art by his ceaseless attention to every detail of the experience. Be it playing, composing, mastering, or promoting, there is no area in which Kri falters, making sure to work respectfully alongside other gifted artists devoted to the trance scene. His flawless mixing skills have earned him the respect of promoters around the country, and his professional approach to event production has elevated the TOUCH Samadhi annual fall gathering to one of the premier trance festivals on the East coast, blending a rich variety of live and electronic musical performance, sublime psychedelic visual art, and a message of universal peace, which together catapult attendees into intergalactic spiritual bliss.

As a performer, Kri weaves a musical spell that indulges listeners into easily merging with and being uplifted by positive Twilight Psychedelic Trance tracks. The sound he creates through his live act Annunaki is being heralded around the planet and is breathing simmering new life into the Trance world as if the music is propelled by a dragon high on Kundalini yoga. Kri’s superb intuition for playing to the human element produces a dance floor experience of complete immersion, of carnal union with the velvety flow of the beat, the body, the bass, the boom. Whether spinning a DJ set or performing a live set of his own compositions, Kri brings us music that forces us to remember why we are alive and to give thanks for every nuance of that sacred gift.

Kri has played along side: Hallucinogen, MFG, Infected Mushroom, Total Eclipse, X-Dream, Kox Box, Saiko Pod, Talamasca, Delta, Xerox, Huxflux, Magnatrixx, Mark Allen, Chris Bo, Space Cat, Cosmosis, Eskimo, Indiadrop, Synchro, Oryx, Void, Scorb, Stella Nutela, Psysex, Joti Sidhu, D-tek, Quadra, Bluetech, Solar Fields, Kaya Project, Shakta, and many more.

Kahn
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Pulsar Music, CA

Luminous Samael
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Audiognomes -- Madison, WI
Sacred Earth Open-Air: 2016 Summer Solstice Festival

Sanguine Mandragoa
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
T.O.U.C.H. Samadhi, Digitally Imported, Suntrip Records -- Raleigh, NC

Mandala
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Psychedelic Movement -- Minneapolis, MN
Sacred Earth Open-Air: 2016 Summer Solstice Festival

Den-E
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Jaded Elite -- St. Louis, MO

PsychoHazzard
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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TAPAS
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Phase 2 Music Artists:
Phase 2 Music Artists:
Suit & Tie Guy
12:00 am - 3:00 am
STG Soundlabs - Peoria, IL

Samuel Paradise
3:00 am - 5:00 am
Intimate Venues Recordings -- Asheville, NC
Sacred Earth Open-Air: 2016 Summer Solstice Festival

Siens
5:00 am - 7:00 am
CrowdPleaser -- Denver, CO
Sacred Earth Open-Air: 2016 Summer Solstice Festival

The Gimp
7:00 am - 8:30 am
Chilluminati/Plush Industries -- Shillong, India/Milwaukee, WI
Sacred Earth Open-Air: 2016 Summer Solstice Festival

Thomas Kelly
8:30 am - 10:30 am
Toymaker Music -- Chicago, IL

Future Sight
10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Plush Industries -- Chicago, IL

Future Sight is the combined forces of Kenny Sefton and Piotr Kedzior from Chicago, IL. They are a Production duo that focuses on futuristic psychedelic trance. After a chance meeting they decided to bring their influences together and create a new sound. With a keen ear for high quality dance floor music and a background in music production, their sound combines pumping basslines with deep, atmospheric, progressive melodies and groovy, driving full-on. Their goal is to take you on a cosmic journey that moves your body and uplifts your mind!

Dfectv
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Audiognomes - Madison, Wi
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Captain EZ
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Funaholics Unanimous, Sol Vibes, Zodiac Series, The Happening -- Asheville, NC

Captain EZ has been developing his own unique sound he calls 'Pimp Smooth'. It's a distinctive blend of ghetto funk, glitch, glitch-hop, future bass, hip hop, funk, nu-funk, soul, and chillout.

Since 2002 he has been working behind the scenes in the Southeast and has been a driving force promoting underground artists and shows in an above-ground way, steadily uniting tribes and communities as he goes. He loves to set the tone at the beginning of an evening or bring the swagger straight to the dance floor. Whether it's late night or early morning, Captain EZ will catch the mood of the crowd, grab a hold of you and take you on a smooth and funky journey to Groove Central.

He has opened for nationally touring acts like Desert Dwellers, Kayla Scintilla, Subsqwad, and Raga Sutra. Captain EZ has also played main stages at large events such as Transformus, Alchemy, Euphoria, and Serendipity, and venues small and large throughout the Southeast. He especially enjoys playing with the amazing talent located all over his region.

Tim Clark
3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Independent -- St. Louis, MO

Ascension
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Chilluminati -- Denver, CO

Liminy
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Boogie Knights/Seleka - Saint Louis, MO

With music instilled from birth, Liminy has always been one to share his passion and love with anyone who will listen. Now it has become a desire to share that through the art of mixing. With a large influence from the UK scene and the locals who have been doing it a lot longer, Liminy strives to bring the best sound to your ears and preach the gospel that is Drum & Bass. With a local residency that has put him in the pulpit every Sunday, Liminy hopes to bring a message that is never repeated, but one that is dynamic, and meaningful each and every time he steps behind the decks. Expect crushing basslines, uplifting sounds, and melody lines that grab your soul and refuse to let go.

The Professor
10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Metatrance - Denver, CO
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Phase 3 Music Artists:
Phase 3 Music Artists:
Sunus
12:00 am - 3:00 am
Technophobia Rec/Kupuri - Mexico City, MX

Pulsewave
3:00 am - 4:30 am
(NC) - T.O.U.C.H. Samadhi

Sundrop
4:30 am - 5:20 am

Julian Rivera
5:20 am - 7:00 am
(MN) - Drop Bass Network

Julian Rivera was born and raised in the mountains of Colombia, South America. After moving to the USA, he was lucky enough to have witnessed the beginning of the rave scene in the Midwest. It took him a couple of years to find the sound. In 1993 he started dancing in warehouse parties rekindling the love for dance music that he had in Colombia, He started playing records in 1995 from acid house to hardcore, and on to drum machines and synthesizers in 1997.A member of the infamous Drop Bass Network, he represents the kompound krue, he has become a force to be reckoned with in the Midwest Underground; performing all over the Midwest, sharing the stage with many heavy hitters, and sharpening his skills in the frontier development of live performance. Whether djing or doing live PAs, Julian Rivera's sound is moody and dark, uncompromising and always pushing the boundaries of sonic exploration.

Alien Hybrid
7:00 am - 8:00 am
(UT) - Alien Nation

bTsunami
8:00 am - 9:00 am
(CO) - The Code/Together9Kft

InertG
9:00 am - 10:30 am
(TX) - Kinematic Records/Saeiound

[AUG]
10:30 am - 11:30 am
(CO) - Independent

From the soft ashes of the old cedar, rose smoke curled memories of an ancient soul that once roamed the forests - collecting stories of the past and bringing them back to life once again in song. [AUG] is an eclectic blend of infusing classic and tribal hip hop rhythms with soft plush pads. Comfortability, nostalgia, and provoking of meditative thought are the principle tenets of this music.

Jagno Gaia
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
(MN) - Cosmic E.G.G.

Machi
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
(WI) - Chilluminati

ProPsyLes
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
(IL) - Chilluminati

HARDKORNATE
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
(CO) - Chilluminati

Energon & Koru
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
(IL) - Chilluminati
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Brandenface
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
(MN) - Psychedelic Movement
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Aktif & Spycht
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
(GA/IA) - Chilluminati
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Sophia Amare
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
(MN) - Cosmic E.G.G.
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Ronin
8:00 pm - 8:45 pm
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Scatter
8:45 pm - 9:30 pm

Scatter is the moniker of Phil Fennig - DJ, musician, and promoter hailing from the Midwest. One of the core members of The Chilluminati, he has been found over the past ten years DJing and promoting various psytrance festivals and events throughout the US, from Wisconsin to Colorado to California to Hawaii. Generally, he's the one on the edge of the dancefloor glancing with shifty eyes on the lookout for stray dinosaurs. His musical offerings are best described as just that [musical], preferring selections that are both as complex and mind-bending as they are melodic and sensible. He tends to focus on the full-on side of things in his DJ sets, though you may catch him wandering into the airy fields of progressive or the hypnotic oceans of psychill. Currently he is at work on a downtempo project under the name Prismaspect.

Gen Ov Eve
9:30 pm - 10:15 pm
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Abrahm
10:15 pm - 11:00 pm
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About the venue:

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Astral Valley is an interactive art gallery & organic orchard nestled on over 230 acres in the Missouri Ozarks. Located only 45 minutes South of St. Louis, it was originally settled by Dutch-German immigrants in the 1800s. Not long after, the town of Koester, MO was founded, complete with a general store, post office, blacksmith shop, steam mill, livestock barn & school house. Today only a few old buildings & mostly foundations are what remain. With over 230 acres to be explored the opportunities to get close & interact with nature are endless. In addition to miles of nature trails, a crystal clear creek, wild caves & a spring, it is home to over 200 species of wild animals. Astral Valley has unique rock outcroppings, two wild caves, 20-40 ft granite cliffs, and quartz crystals galore. Prepare to immerse yourself into a perfect integration of the longest running psychedelic trance festival in the Midwest and the wonder that is Astral Valley for Sacred Earth Open-Air 2016.

Venue rules:

  • NO WEAPONS of any kind (regardless of permit)
  • NO ILLEGAL DRUGS or Drug Paraphernalia – Violators will be ejected from the Festival & are subject to prosecution under local, state, & federal laws.
  • NO GLASS – bring your drinks in aluminum or plastic please
  • NO FIREWORKS or explosives of any kind
  • NO DOGS or PETS – if you bring animals you will be turned away at the gate.
  • NO ATVs, Golf Carts, or UTVs
  • NO UNDERAGE DRINKING
  • NO DRIVING around event grounds
  • 5 MPH Speed limit throughout event grounds
  • NO DRINKING & DRIVING
  • NO UNAUTHORIZED VENDING
  • CAMPFIRES will only be allowed in established fire rings, burn barrels, or raised patio pits
  • BIKES will be allowed, but must be well lit up for your safety if using them at night
  • RESPECT the beauty of Astral Valley, please use recycling bins & consider your neighbors
  • LISTEN TO & Respect all staff, security & volunteers. Your safety is our #1 concern
  • ALL PERSONS behaving in an illegal, offensive or disorderly fashion will be removed from the festival without refund

 

Admission information:

Each ticket purchased is good for one (1) admission to the festival. Tickets are generally non-refundable. Tickets may be transferred or sold, however any tickets purchased from outside this website are purchased at your own risk. We will not alter the name on any ticket. The name on the ticket is not important as long as the ticket is valid. Protect your purchase. Don’t buy from anyone you do not know. Do not purchase tickets from Craigslist.

You must be 18+ years old to attend Sacred Earth Open-Air. Valid ID may be required. Acceptable forms of ID are driver’s license, state issued ID or a passport.

Children are welcome with a responsible parent. We will have a dedicated camp area for children and daytime activities, but your children must remain under your supervision at all times. Children 10 and under are free with a paying parent. Children over 10 will need a ticket at regular price.

You are permitted to leave and come back without paying a re-entry fee. We do ask that you come prepared to stay.

You will be issued a wristband upon check-in. Your wristband must remain visible at all times. Lost or damaged wristbands will generally not be replaced.

Your admission and participation is at our discretion. We reserve the right to refuse entry, or require you to leave at any time for any reason or no reason. 

 

Arrival Time:

The gate opens at 12:00pm (NOON) on Friday June 17. Registrations cannot be accepted before that time. If you or your group wish to arrive early, you may purchase a Thursday arrival option. This option is is a one-time, single purchase per car (not per person) and is $50.  This must be purchased in advance. Anyone arriving before the gate opens on Friday that is not a properly registered volunteer or has not purchased a Thursday arrival will be turned away.

 

Camping information:

Upper and lower level camping is included with every ticket purchase. Please come prepared for rugged conditions. While you may camp anywhere you choose, camping will not be permitted directly in the stage areas or areas that are designated exclusively for special use such as parking, vending, workshops and daytime activities.  The Kids Camp area is reserved for parents with small children only.

 

Single-Day passes:

No single-day passes are available for Sacred Earth Open-Air. Gate admission / will call tickets will be reduced by 50%  for anyone arriving after 12:00pm (NOON) Sunday.

 

Volunteer Information:

Interested in becoming a Sacred Earth Open-Air Volunteer? We need your help! Get free stuff and free admission!

Click here for more information

 

Vendor Information:

Interested in vending? Please contact us in advance. ONLY homemade crafts, cloths, art, farmers market items, etc will be allowed. NO COOKED FOOD, BEVERAGES, OR ALCOHOL VENDING will be allowed without an accepted application, health department license, & paid in full fee. ALL VENDORS will still need to purchase a ticket – NO EXCEPTIONS! All vendors must pre-register.

Vendor Inquiry Workshop Information:

Join us on Saturday and Sunday for our community workshops:

Saturday
10:00am | Heart Centered Yoga
11:00am | Tai-Chi
12:00pm | Small Garden Sustainability
1:00pm | Heirloom/Non GMO seed exchange
2:00pm | Chakra Dance
3:00pm | Spiritual Nutrition & Ayreveda
4:00pm | Stick Yoga
5:00pm | Intro to Permaculture
5:30pm | Music Philosophy w/ Hedflux
6:00PM | Mindful Manifestations

 

Sunday
10:00am | Yoga
11:00am | Tai-Chi
1:00pm | Metaphysical properties of crystals
2:00pm | Hoop Flow
3:00pm | Meditative Mandalas
4:00pm | Mindful Coloring

 

Merch

The Sacred Earth 2016 T-Shirt

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Get yours today! These are available in limited quantities. Once they’re gone, they’re gone! These will ship from the USA in 2-3 business days from the day you order.

 

The Sacred Earth 2016 Wall Poster

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Available in 12×18 and 24×36 sizes. Printed in the USA.

 

Nearby amenities:

DeSoto and Festus are nearby towns. St. Louis is about an hour away.

HotelsThere are 3 hotels located in Festus, MO
Hospital: Mercy Hospital Jefferson in Festus, MO
Airport: St. Louis International Airport
Rental Car: Rental cars are available at the Airport.
Hardware Store: Home Depot, Festus MO, Wal-Mart Super Center (DeSoto)
Camping Supplies: REI St. Louis, Wal-Mart Super Center (DeSoto)
Gas Station: BP (DeSoto)
Grocery Stores: Wal-Mart Super Center (DeSoto), Sav-A-Lot (DeSoto)
Pharmacy: Walgreen’s (DeSoto)

 

Approximate drive times from popular cities:
Asheville: 8 hours
Atlanta: 8 hours
Austin: 11 hours
Bloomington/Normal: 3 hours
Chicago: 5 hours
Cincinnati: 5 hours
Denver: 12 hours
Des Moines: 5 hours
Detroit: 8 hours
Indianapolis: 4 hours
Jackson: 6 hours
Kansas City: 2 hours
Little Rock: 5 hours
Louisville: 4 hours
Madison: 5 hours
Memphis: 3 hours
Milwaukee: 6 hours
Minneapolis: 8 hours
New York City: 15 hours
Oklahoma City: 7 hours
Omaha: 7 hours
Peoria: 3 hours
St. Louis: 45 minutes
Toronto: 11 hours

 

 

7-Day Weather Forecast for Astral Valley (check back closer to the event)

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Win Tickets

The contest is closed and the winners have been picked! Thanks for participating everyone!

 

Sacred Earth Open-Air is an 18+ event (unless accompanied by a parent)

 

More activities  and community workshops are in progress! We’ll announce these soon!

 

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About The Chilluminati:

Psychedelic trance, chill and ambient are the music that we play. Music in itself is a transformative and psychedelic agent. Our gatherings are more than music, however. They are multidimensional and multifaceted experiences–incorporating musical, visual, art and kinetic performances, as well as interactive workshops and community.

Our gatherings are about transformation and becoming. Whatever your sense of spirituality is, you bring that to the event. At our gatherings everyone takes responsibility for the event, others and themselves.

Our gatherings have an atmosphere and a vibe. The event is a field of energy that connects us. Our gatherings are about expressing yourself, being creative, and being an individual. Our gatherings are inclusive and open.

Our gatherings are both local and planetary; reflective of the American Midwest, yet global and culturally diverse.

We respect local laws and customs.

Our events are a gift which we all (organizers, artists, DJs, stagehands and attendees) give to each other. This is not about money, commercialization and exploitation. This is not a product; this is a community.

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Details

Start:
June 17, 2016 @ 12:00 pm
End:
June 20, 2016 @ 12:00 pm
Cost:
$100.00

Organizer

Chilluminati

Venue

Astral Valley
10289 Koester Springs Rd.
French Village,MO63036United States
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Website:
http://www.astralvalley.com

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Sarah Louis
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Sarah Louis

“My Shangri-la beneath the summer moon”, sacred earth is always a refreshing place, that reminds me of what life is really about! <3

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This is a comment 😀

ZeroSiX

You aren’t allowed to comment, Phil.

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This would be my first time attending. Are children ages 5 and 9 appropriate for attending?
Also, is there room on the list for volunteers?

Seezar
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Seezar

Hey!
Im new in this communit, the regular tickets are sold out and i want to know if theres a possibility to get one 50 dollars ticket cuz its my first time.

Brooke cook
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Brooke cook

Wondering what it’s like to volunteer ? I would love to do it but want to know more:)

Juan
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Juan

Hi there my name is Juan ( ADI-P ) and im a EDM and PsyTrance DJ/Producer from South Africa and i was wondering if theres any chance of me playing at your festival?
hope to hear from

kind regards

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