Festivals have become a big thing in today's culture over the past few years. But when you think "Music Festival," large, widely advertised events such as Ultra, EDC Las Vegas, and Coachella come to mind, maybe even lesser known ones like Electric Forest, Camp Bisco, and Snowball. However, a new element of festivals is coming forward through a Transformational aspect. Transformational music festivals are about change, growth, progression, and trying to make the world a better place. Every transformation festival has beautiful music to dance to all night, with amazing workshops during the day. The festivals normally offer so many different kind of workshops where festival goers can work on anything from flow arts skills, face painting your dreams, talks, yoga, and many more.
This year the Transformational Envision Music Festival created the "No Paper" policy on plates and silver wear. Everything was served on reuseable or biodegradable materials such as plastic kitchen sets, bamboo, or giant leafs, including drinks, so you had barely any trash to throw away! The idea of cutting down our waste is a struggle the whole world is having, and by simply making it so there is 10 times less waste from a festival, it can help fuel a change. Each transformational festival has topics they focus on that have important messages about the environment, how to become more in touch with ourselves, grow and become stronger people. The experiences and knowledge you gain from these particular kind of festivals is amazing and they want you to share and spread what you learned outside of this festival to help better the world in certain aspects.
Some examples of some Transformational festivals you should check out are: Envision Music Festival, Gratifly Music Festival, Serenity Music Festival, Lucidity Music Festival, Sonic Bloom Music Festival, and Symbiosis Music Festival. The music that tends to be at these festivals as well is a little different than your typical House EDM. Most of it is very bassy, glitchy, deep and wobbly, spacy, interesting music. Some performs that tend to show up in this category are Phuturprimitive, Tipper, White Bear, Sugar Pill, Govinda, Kalya Scantila, Kaminada, and Wala all of them with there own style of the west coast burner type music.
Written By Sydney Calian