Written by Andrea Hnatievych
Photos by Sage Thomas
On August 21st of this year, a total eclipse of the sun will visible across the US. The dark silhouette of the Moon will completely obscure the bright intensity of the Sun and the totality of the eclipse will be almost as dark as night itself. The phenomenon is the first since back in 1978 and can only be seen in select places on the Earth, so of course this rarity calls for an extraordinary celebration. Align with the solar system for the experience of a lifetime at Oregon Eclipse this August, the mega festival of 2017.
Here are a couple reasons why we think OE should be on your radar for summer of 2017:
YOUR USUAL FESTIVAL TIMES 13
The event is not a one-man show, but a collaboration between 13 well-known, global music and arts gatherings, including but not limited to Envision Festival, Symbiosis Gathering, Sonic Bloom, Bass Coast Festival, and Origin Festival. And don’t forget the last but not least contributor to the experience, YOU!
Festivals influencing from: Canada, Japan, S. Africa, US, Costa Rica, France, UK, Mexico, Australia, & Brazil.
Big Summit Prairie is a large hunk of land, encompassing over 55,000 acres of forests, flat campgrounds, and a 52-acre lake. It will be a chance to immerse yourself in the mountainous beauty of Oregon, the Ochoco National Forest most specifically. The best part is that the nearest neighbor is 16 miles away, so don’t worry about the noise complaints this time. Expect mystical beach parties, art boats, and superior sound quality due to the intimate location.
LONGER FESTIVAL, MORE TO EXPERIENCE
A home of this wilderness will be created over the course of these 7 days, where friends will become family and love will be flourishing. The abundance of time means more opportunities to play, rest, learn, and experience. It is comparable to the likes of Burning Man, where a cherished civilization in itself develops in Nevada for over a weeks time. Awe-inspiring installations, performers, workshops, and healers are only the beginning of what you will encounter.
THE DREAMY LINEUP
Seven stages, say what?! The itinerary for weekend features Beats Antique, two nights of both STS9 and The String Cheese Incident, Troyboi, Papadosio, Ayla Nereo, and many more. Check out the full lineup here, split up into distinct stages for your convenience.