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Symbiosis Gathering 2016 is More Than Just a Music Festival



Written by Courtney Young

In a little over a week’s time, the Symbiosis family will reconvene at the Woodward Reservoir in Oakdale, California for this year’s Symbiosis Gathering: Family Tree. From September 22 – 25th, both loyal vets and newcomers alike will unite as a community to experience what’s sure to be a magical weekend. Symbiosis is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and this year’s festival will not disappoint.


Despite Sybiosis’ mission to provide an authentic experience not solely dedicated to music alone, its staggering lineup is beyond noteworthy – comprised of a lineup of distinguished artists, lesser-known acts that upon discovery, will blow your mind, and multiple hints emphasizing special guest appearances that you won’t want to miss. There are the obvious and far more distinguished ones among the likes of Seth Troxler, FKA Twigs, Justin Martin, Hundred Waters, Pan Pot, Hundred Waters, Lee Foss, and the Desert Hearts crew, who are sure to bring the party and good vibes.


Despite the obvious excitement attached to the more familiar names on the bill, it will be to your own advantage to check out others across all genres, like Ta-ku, who recently announced his first ever U.S. headlining tour, Symbiosis being the second date, Ekali, who has quickly established himself as one of the most promising artists in electronic music given his unique sound, and countless others.


Symbiosis is not your average festival to say the least. While the musical lineup is a plus, Symbiosis is a community-centric art project seeking to provide a full experience, beyond the music. Attendees will be able to immerse themselves in the environment through on-site yoga, art installations, visual art, mind-blowing environments, elemental alchemy, speakers and workshops, art boats, and unique performances – all guaranteeing an inspirational weekend, filled with pure bliss, good vibes, and a welcoming community.

Check out our Spotify Playlist for Symbiosis Gathering curated by the Desert Hearts Crew

Justin Shamlou

Raised on a steady staple of Dance Music compilations, I discovered House and Techno through the likes of Armand Van Helden and Carl Cox as a toddler. As a teenager in the SF/Bay Area, I discovered the world of raves and clubs and my passion for the music grew exponentially. Now, I live in Miami, run the Underground Dance Music blog playhous.net, and co-manage the Bass label Bunkr Music.

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