Brothers and Sisters of the Tribe, we’ve been working diligently on what we know will be a positively ravishing experience this June.
Desiderata will be a bit different this year, a new format to fit the experience…
We have no single agenda – we’re still happily learning, exploring, and always expanding our collective universe. Desiderata will be an all-around gathering, fueled by a passionate and promiscuous affection for music, a pure spectacle (quite literally) of ecstatic expression – an art village.
Many prominent groups have come together to create an experience that will leave you invigorated.
We refuse to settle for less than a joyful existence. Our ethos is necessarily optimistic. The power of pure, profoundly human energy affirms an abundance too often unrecognized in our daily routines.
We invite you to come play with us! Be a part of Desiderata as it unfolds. Get inspired on a dizzying scale and share your particular passions.
EARLY TICKET PRESALE STARTS FRIDAY, MARCH 5TH:
We are excited to announce an early ticket sale Friday, March 5th (TODAY) for our die-hard supporters. There are only a limited number of these tickets available, 300 to be exact, at a price of $85.
We know that many of us have been affected negatively by the recession; We are releasing these tickets at a low price, so that any one of the tribe can join us at Desiderata.
Once the limited amount of tickets sells out, the price will move up, so get it while it’s hot. The price at the gate will be $170 – we really encourage you to purchase your ticket earlier, don’t procrastinate!
The general pass gets you full access at Desiderata from Thursday, June 24th through Sunday, June 27th. And by the way, there are no additional fees for camping.
As you check-out, you will notice a $3 donation option to support local farmers; we have set up a fund to support and express our appreciation to the local community of Mohawk, New York.
All this will be available at: http://www.desiderataFestival.com
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23, “KUMZITZ”:
There will be a separate $35 optional pass for “Kumzitz“, which is on Wednesday, June 23rd.
This will be a really unique experience. “Kumzitz” is about fostering community and immersing yourself in the Desiderata story, for those of the Tribe who want to be intimately involved.
It is a preparation for the four days and nights to follow. We will gather around the bonfire to converse and connect, as we listen to special sets by many of the musicians from our lineup.
Picture yourself and everyone around you in a drum circle/jam session, experiencing the build-up of excitement and energy emanating from all of us as we shift into Desiderata.
We are going to begin divulging artists and projects on the lineup, starting Friday, March 5th.
We wont give ’em all away in one shot; no, no — we want to make it a little more interesting by announcing several artists at a time, building a bit of excitement, giving you a moment to explore and acquaint yourself with the musicians, artists and projects.
We know it’s a tease, but we’re trying to have a little fun here too. Projects will be automatically revealed every few days.
~SOME TEASERS FROM THE CONFIRMED LINEUP~
JAIA, JUNO REACTOR [ DJ ], WIZACK TWIZACK, TRANSDRIVER, ANDROMEDA, BLUETECH, PHATMATIX, CHROMOSOME, PARVATI FAMILY [10 year anniversary tour], ENCEPHALOPATICYS, ONKEL DUNKEL, JAHBO, GUISEPPE [Parvati], GRAPES OF WRATH…
Explore these unique artists. More projects will show up here every few days.
PARTICIPATION AND SUBMISSIONS:
Enthusiasts, artists and activists are encouraged to engage. Astonish us, perplex us, clue us in on what we don’t know. All earnest provocations are welcome.
Send them all to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We want you to send us your wishlist, the lineup you’ve always wanted. Compile that list of musicians, artists, or just awesome people – we’ll try to make it happen.
Send this to: Wishlist@desideratafestival.com
Theme Camp? We love you.
Send your proposals to: themeCamps@desideratafestival.com
Desiderata Art Market (to promote your art):
Submit to: artMarket@desideratafestival.com
Desiderata Art Gallery (to fill with your art):
Submit to: artGallery@desideratafestival.com
We look forward to hearing from you! We look forward to collaborating with you!
Invite your friends and all evolving, responsible beings to our Facebook group:
General contact: contact@desiderataFestival.com
Much more to tell, a lot more updates in queue.
All your senses aflame, your mind stimulated, your heart pumping with the utter joy of sharing life with others…
You are now part of the tribe, the Desiderata Tribe.
“…Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive it to be. And whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul. With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.”
–Max Ehrmann, “Desiderata”