Written by Tiffany Moya
Photo credit: Static Nomadic Photography
Rise and shine lucid dreamers, Lucidity Festival is upon us and this years lineup is packed with plenty of new underground and emerging artists. Whether seeking folk, indie, or deep bass EDM, this event has something for everyone and is sure to leave you with plenty of options. The stunning Live Oak Campgrounds in Santa Barbra, CA from April 6-8th will be transformed into a collective eco-friendly music oasis for an array of beautiful attendees ranging from all backgrounds and ages. The open and friendly atmosphere encourages self-discovery and global consciousness through dancing, music, and creation.
In previous years, the theme focused on entering a dreamlike state; however, this year attendees will embark on new journey of transformation for the “Awake” series. The unique and evolving narrative of this communal event’s new initiative focuses on re-awakening one’s consciousness and spreading environmental awareness. Various efforts to make environmental awareness a focal point of the event include that attendees responsibly dispose of all trash brought into the campgrounds, ecologist talks, vegan food trucks and healing meditation workshops. Interactive art installations and yoga classes also contribute to the holistic vibe of the event.
This year the festival will host four distinct stages that will illuminate the unifying power of music via design and art installation. Lucid Stage is the pinnacle attraction and will amplify deep psychedelic synths from the highly anticipated Desert Dwellers duo. However, for a more melodic sound, Nyrus and Soohan are definitely sets worthy of catching. The remaining three stages, Imaginarium, Alive and Nook all have their own aura with plenty of talented artists!
In addition, Lucidity offers a week long “CourseWeek” preceding the event. The courses offered this year are Drama-Free Love, Permaculture Design, Big Art at Lucidity and an independent study workshop focusing on materializing one’s creativity. The program is a fundamental component, distinguishing Lucidity’s “retreat” style experience. The courses offered this year are Drama-Free Love, Ecology Works, Innovation Works and an independent study workshop focusing on materializing one’s creativity. Lucidity’s interactive community fueled by wholesome and foundational installations is truly a one of a kind festival. Tickets are still available here, and the last flash sale of the season begins on Tuesday, March 20 at 9AM. Use promo code “FestivalSquad” to save some $$. Don’t miss your chance to experience the rising dawn!