The Earthdance International Peace Festival is the world’s largest synchronized music event supporting world peace and sustainability. The 15th annual Earthdance event will take place on the weekend of September 24th and will unite over 400 locations in 70 countries across the world to create the most conscious global festival of our time. After 8 successful years, the festival’s hub event, Earthdance Northern California, outgrew its former site and found a new home at the Solano County Fairgrounds in Vallejo, CA (only 30 minutes from the Bay).
Earthdance Northern California will take place on September 23rd, 24th, 25th and will unite an unprecedented line-up of international conscious musicians- over 70 acts- including ZIGGY MARLEY, BALKAN BEAT BOX, BEATS ANTIQUE, EOTO, IVAN NEVILLE’S DUMPSTAPHUNK, MIDNITE, FORT KNOX FIVE, ROOTZ UNDERGROUND, SEE-I (from Thievery Corporation), and many others, plus visual artists, DJs, speakers and activists who believe in a sustainable future for our planet.
The Electronic Music Lineup is also incredible: TIPPER, MIMOSA, DAVID STARFIRE, NASTY NASTY, RUSS LIQUID, SUB SWARA, GAUDI, OPIUO, EMANCIPATOR, INVISIBLE ALLIES (BLUETECH + KILOWATTS), LOVE & LIGHT, BIRD OF PREY and DESERT DWELLERS, among other delights.
Working with the theme of “unity in diversity,” the festival will host 6 MUSIC STAGES and 3 LATE NIGHT VENUES (at no extra cost). Things to look forward to include the PLAYA ART PROMENADE, featuring the works of Karen Cusolito (Manu & Epiphany), “YOGA FOR PEACE” with internationally renowned yoga teachers- each class will be accompanied by live music by well known artists in the yoga community, including a few special guests from the festival main stage; and daytime DJ POOLSIDE PARTIES at the Marriott Hotel showcasing West Coast DJ collectives.
SONIC CINEMA LOUNGE will be hosted in a 44ft dome complete with visionary video art, featuring late night movies, sonic massage beds, and 360 degree immersion video screens. There will be a WISDOM COUNCIL featuring indigenous leaders from many nations, workshops, panels and an ACTIVIST ALLEY where festival patrons can interact with both local and international non-profit groups – these organizations will share information on relevant global and local issues, inspiring local participants to take a stand and create real change.
A highlight of the festival will be a synchronized global link-up, taking place on Saturday the 24th, when at 4pm (PST), Earthdance Northern California will synchronize with over 400 locations in 70 countries. At this precise moment, a specially created song called the “prayer for peace” will be played in every location at the same time.
The festival will also feature a wide variety of healthy vendors supplying many types of international foods and eco wares. Open meadow camping and hot showers are also available. Another exciting feature is the close proximity to 6 Flags Discovery Kingdom located directly across the road. All festival patrons will be offered discount tickets to experience 6 Flags Discovery Kingdom any time during the weekend.
What a way to close the festival season! The best talent comes to a great global tradition.. We’ll see you lovelies and get down one more time before the cold winds blow!