The intercultural, multidisciplinary, trans-global event invites some 30,000 people from across the globe for an eight-day epic experience as it celebrates this year, its 15th anniversary.
From dance-music shindig to trans-global Mecca – the Boom goes far beyond the confines of just a music festival. Its meticulous production pivots around an environmental program, which aims to eventually take the whole event completely off grid. Initiatives including: composting toilets, waste vegetable-oil-powered generators and development of photovoltaic stations have reaped it awards such as: The European Festival Award 1010 (Green ‘n’ Clean Festival of the Year) and Greener Festival Award 2008 and 2010 (Outstanding Prize).
PORTAL OF KNOWLEDGE
Boom has evolved into a mouthpiece for communicating ground-breaking, powerful information through a rich cultural program dedicated to environmental sustainability, knowledge, activism, art, music, healing and spirituality.
The festival continues to attract: anthropologists, scientists, artists, visionaries, academics, philosophers, writers, journalists, researchers, environmentalists, musicologists and a wealth of other talents that connect with the thousands of ‘Boomers’ that converge to celebrate,learn and interact.
The Liminal Village is the knowledge portal of the Boom and was born in 2002 as a solution-based response to a world in crisis. Powerful global voices such as Vandana Shiva have converged here to address issues that impact our world.
Liminal Village highlights:
Daniel Pinchbeck will give a talk on the global shift in consciousness in 2012 and beyond.
Nepali artist, Romio Shreshtha explains the power of healing behind Tibetan enlightenment art.
Rick Doblin, founder of MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies) shares his research and knowledge surrounding the therapeutic properties of psychedelic drugs.
THE HEALING AREA: The Healing Area is a place to re-balance and re-connect with a series of workshops comprising: daily yoga, meditation, Chakra balancing, Reiki, sound journeys, massage therapy and a host of other holistic practices.
THE SACRED FIRE: A world music stage, with healthy restaurants, awesome live music featuring organic, indigenous sounds and a spirited ambience makes it an inviting space for both contemplation and communication.
ART: is exploding at the seams of the Boom with eclectic works from: digital alchemist,
Android Jones; design and construction mavericks, Bamboo DNA; ARTivist, Dadara; visionary artist, Luke Brown; French collective, Moulin Aux Chimeres and prolific Portuguese graffiti artist, Ram.
MUSIC: soundscapes will be amplified across various stages, including:
THE AMBIENT SOURCE: Pure music-magic-meditation vibration… Special highlights: a six-hour set from the legendary Mixmaster Morris, aka, Irresistible Force; Japanese musician and composer, Hataken; and Pineal and Organic Shapes. Other acts: Master Margherita, Tengri, Void Controller, Sarana, Mimicof, Astropilot, Chillumafia and Samadhi.
ALCHEMY CIRCLE: Live acts and DJs explore psy-bass, dark prog, dub-step, new world music, deep techno and the sounds of dub… A sublime journey inspired by:
Extrawelt, Gaudi, Brujo’s Bowl, Sensient, Grouch, Val Vashar, Hypogeo, Kaminanda, Radioactive Cake, Two Fold and Bird of Prey to name just a few…
THE DANCE TEMPLE: This is the heartbeat of the Boom!
Live music highlights: Japanese Taiko drummers, Gocoo, ethno-instrumental infusions from Hilight Tribe and music magic vibrations of the Peaking Goddess Collective.
Rewind the classics: Old school Goatrance mavericks, X-Dream and Manmademan kick-start the euphoria of those early days with that legendary Goa-licious synth sound of yore… Sounds of the Dance Temple follow the sun with dark, twilight, forest, tribal, prog, full-on, Goa and nu-Goa from Tristan, Avalon, Liquid Ross, The First Stone, Zen Mechanics, Dick Trevor, Illegal Machines, Kindzadza and Ace Ventura.
Guest countries of honour: Guatemala and Mexico
Social Price: allocated to countries that have suffered the brunt of the economic crisis: Spain, Portugal, Greece and Ireland.
Special price: for developing countries.