Boom Festival

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Boom Festival
Boom Festival 2008 (2786001833) (2).jpg
Genre Transformational festival
Date(s) Full Moon of August
Frequency Biennial
Location(s) Idanha-a-Nova, Portugal
Years active 1997 - present
Website
www.boomfestival.org

The Boom Festival is a biennial transformational festival in Portugal. The festival features music performances and a broad variety of visual art exhibits.

Overview

Boom Festival began in 1997 as a psychedelic trance music festival with a main stage and a lounge area with mellow, "chill-out music".12 Now, there are five stages: the Dance Temple, for psytrance and natural trance music; the Alchemy Circle is for house music; the Sacred Fire stage is for world music and live music performances; the Ambient Source is for chill-out music; the Groovy Beach stage is for electronic dance music dee jays and producers. Other attractions include sculptures, an art gallery, street theatre, and fire performances. Within the shaded Liminal Village are lectures, yoga classes, film screenings, group meditation, and discussions. The Healing Area has group workshops for healing techniques, a pool for water therapy and a massage area.citation needed

Objective

People dancing at the Dance Temple, Boom Festival 2012

Boom's main focus is to integrate a sustainability ethos with arts and culture. By design, it does not provide corporate entertainment or sponsors. The key goal is to provide a transformational festival for people of different ethnic backgrounds, nationality and ages.citation needed In its own words, "Boom is not only a festival, it is a state of mind. Inspired by the principles of Oneness, Peace, Creativity, Sustainability, Transcendence, Alternative Culture, Active Participation, Evolution and Love, it is a space where people from all over the world can converge to experience an alternative reality."3

The festival is entirely funded by ticket sales. It does not use corporate sponsors, which eliminates marketing that is seen as visual pollution.3

Self-sustainability

In 2004, Boom began a series of environmentally self-sustainable projects, which includes: toilets that don't use chemical products, the treatment of residual waters using biotechnology, utilization of wind and solar energy, recycling and the free supply of cleaning kits to participants (including pocket ashtrays and rubbish bags).citation needed In 2011, it won, for the second year in a row, the title of YOUROPE Green 'N' Clean Festival of the Year in the Festival Awards Europe.4 As a result, the United Nations invited the organizing team to use the popularity of music as a means for raising public environmental awareness in a program called United Nations Music & Environmental Initiative (M&E).5

See also

References

  1. ^ "Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies". Maps. Retrieved 2013-12-31. 
  2. ^ "Parties and Festivals". Parties-n-festivals.com. Retrieved 2013-12-31. 
  3. ^ a b "Boom Vision". BoomFestival.org. Retrieved 2013-12-31. 
  4. ^ AEIOU - Investimentos Multimédia, S.A. (2011-01-13). "Boom Festival ganha prémio Green 'N' Clean nos Festival Awards Europe". Blitz.aeiou.pt. Retrieved 2013-12-31. 
  5. ^ BOOM FESTIVAL INVITED BY THE UN dead link

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