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2017 North American Psytrance Festival Guide

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“One of the Psytrance Festival held in North America”

Psytrance music has a huge following in North America, a region where the music is considered important. Today, a good number of psychedelic trance music festivals are held in various places around the US. Over the years, psychedelic trance has been able to win a lion share of music lovers around the world. Further, a number of festivals in recognition of the popularity of the genre have been organised around the world. This guide is for individuals who have prospects of being a part of the 2017 North American Psytrance Festivals.  You may be thrilled to learn that the Pystrance festivals that are held in North America are actually some of the most respected Psychedelic festivals in the world. Without any doubt, a visit to one of the venues of the festivals would definitely be a great honour.

North America – First Things First

What is worth bearing in mind is the fact that festival locations vary from one place to another. The festival venue for a specific region of the world may not be the same festival venue for another part of the world.

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This applies to all parts of the world including North America. The natures of festival venues range from beaches, islands to hot and cold weather conditions. North America is a perfect destination for psychedelic trance festivals based on its natural splendour and a vast collection of festival cultures.

In North America, there is what is referred to as the psytrance culture. Thus, it is home to many Psytrance DJs, artists and psytrance fans. The US has around 30 psychedelic trance festivals, while Canada has about 27 festivals. The region together contributes greatly to the total number of pystrance festivals that are hosted today.

You need to take the details highlighted in the guide very seriously if you are to successfully plan your trip to one of the psytrance festivals in North America.

The guide is for individuals who have prospects of being part of one or more of the North American psytrance festivals. It highlights information pertaining to when and where the festivals will be held along with other important details such as costs, security and travel requirements.

  • The Ritual Mexico Psytrance Festival: one of Mexico’s three major festivals and is hosted in Mexico’s air, earth, fire and water temples from the 19th of November to the 22nd.
  • Chilluminati’s Sacred Earth festival; one of the most popular festival in North America. Hosted in Missouri’s French village from June 9 to 12th. It is sometimes referred to as “Sacred Earth Open Air Festival”.
  • “Red Marines Festival create an environment where friends and family gather to celebrate and enjoy a weekend getaway.”

    Red Marines festival: another festival that pulls crowds of people from all parts of the world. It is hosted in Northern California between the 16th and 18th of June.

  • Universal Psytribe festival’s Together we are one: it is hosted in New York’s Upstate area and is organised by Universal Psytribe, a US based Psy organisation.
  • 7th Dimension Festival: this one is organised by Defy Labels and hosted in Colorado’s Eagle area from the 23rd to the 25th of June.
  • Great North festival: this event features a wide range of regional and national music activities coupled with some of the world’s most renowned visionary psychedelic artists. An important figure of the psychedelic music fraternity Alex Grey will also be present during the event. The event is hosted in Minot, in the state of Maine along Woodman Hill Road.
  • Triskel Festival: this is hosted in Quebec, Canada from the 19th to the 22nd of May.
  • Cross pollination festival: this is about the celebration of how complicated and beautiful is. Its venue are the camping grounds of New York’s Lake and is scheduled to open doors to campers on the 27th of June.

Upcoming Events Around The World

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Ever since Psytrance music dawned during the late 90s, it has grown to become one of the most renowned genres of all time.

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The genre now represents trance music at all levels of music production and has contributed greatly to the recognition of trance music by many people around the world. Not shocking, the genre now boasts of a large following of enthusiasts from all parts of the world. Today, a number of events are hosted in a bid to celebrate the culture and art of psytrance music. Artists from all parts of the world gather in specific locations to celebrate trance music in various ways. In the 2017/2018 season, there are a number of upcoming psy events around the world that are worth giving attention. Here is an in-depth look at some of the forthcoming psytrance events that no psytrance music fanatics can afford to miss.

Origin Festival

It is hosted in Cape Town South Africa around January/February every year. This is the first major festival of the year and is quite easy to attend on this basis. It is organised by Good Time Events and Nano Records. The event boasts of a vast collection of visionary art and two dance floors.

Hilltop Festival

This event is organised every year in February. It is hosted in India’s Goa region and is characterised by partying and dancing to psytrance music on the beaches of the Goa region.


Midnight Sun Festival

This is hosted by Norway every year in June/July, on Lofoten’s island of Værøy. It affords psytrance fanatics from all parts of the world a chance to experience the region’s endless day light. The event is held during a time of the way when arctic regions have an exceedingly lengthy period of daylight.

One love festival

This is an interesting festival which is quite lively in all respects. It is often hosted in the Swiss Alps, Switzerland where the 2018 edition of the festival is also scheduled to be held. You can try to enjoy what the town of Filisur has to offer before you can attend the festival. The festival is held every year in July.

Shankra festival

This is one of the best psy festivals in Europe. It is hosted by Switzerland on an annual basis in June/July. With a very low crime rate, Switzerland is definitely one of the best places to attend a festival of any kind. You will be amazed by Lostallo’s monstrous mountains with snow and trees blanketing them.

Noisily Festival

The event is held in the UK on an annual basis in the rural parts of England. Its inception followed the dismissal of the Glade Festival, which left behind a huge gap in psytrance festival of the UK. The event is held every July. Its simplicity and warmth along with a collection of some of the most iconic figures of Europe’s psytrance music fraternity makes it worth attending.

Antaris Projekt Festival

The festival has been around for the past 21 years. Its theme focuses on promoting friendship, peace as well as freedom. It is held every year in July in a friendly and welcoming environment in Germany. This is the event to attend if you want to express your love for friendship and peace.

Freqs Of Nature

This is renowned for displaying some of the most mind blowing visual arts and music. It is thus considered as one of the best musical and visual art festival. The festival was first organised by a crew which once formed part of the Full Moon group. It is unique in a sense that it is not a complete trance festival based on its combination of other activities. The event is held every year in July in Germany.