Festival Report: A Psychedelic Tribal Gathering at O.Z.O.R.A.Lugemisaeg 3 min
Taking place for the 11th time from the 6th to the 11th of August, O.Z.O.R.A. festival was a one week experience in the middle of Hungarian untouched nature, that allowed people from all over the world to come together and share the joy of music, art and different forms of self-expression.
While exploring the festival ground one can either get lost in live, experimental and psychedelic music on one of the 4 different stages or discover workshops concerning meditation, yoga, dance, music-making and much more. The multicultural bazaar, the circus show or the tea party in the labyrinth (in case you can find it) are just a few examples that one can experience. Additionally every day, starting from 10 in the morning, many artists give lectures on their fields or perform their skills in ways like live painting, sand drawing, body painting etc. Thinking of future generations and the growing importance of sustainability, the festival organizers also paid special attention to take care of mother earth and preserve natural values by handing out garbage bags, pocket ashtrays, creating trash disposal points and a new kind of awareness among the festival visitors. As a result the overall atmosphere of the festival can be described as very cozy and family friendly. Lots of parents brought their children to learn about nature awareness and recycling. Not only parents but the whole community works hand in hand to make their best to minimize the ecological footprint left on this beautiful nature place and keep the festival spirit as lively and clean, as one can rarely find it somewhere else.
To start making your plans for next years O.Z.O.R.A., visit ozorafestival.eu
In 1999 you could see the total eclipse of the sun from Hungary. Ozora was the perfect place for the one-day-long open-air celebration and more than 20, 000 people took part in the event. Five years later in 2004 the happening came to life again: the tribe recaptured the Valley under the name of Sonar Plexus. From 2005 it started growing as O.Z.O.R.A. Festival and by 2010 it had become one of the world’s most influential psychedelic tribal gatherings.
O.Z.O.R.A. is the space of our alternate reality which we build up ourselves and with each other year-by-year. People from all around the world come to this exceptionally unblemished haven of nature for a whole week to share their own worlds and their emotions and thoughts with each other. It’s a playground where we learn to share and care, to express, connect, unify, beautify the world around us, in us. A universe of openness, togetherness, reaching out to cosmic energies, to nature, to wholeness through dance, trance, creation, invention, transformation and peace.