Attention West Coast bass-heads, crunk junkies, and all-around lovers of music! The day you’ve been eagerly awaiting is finally here: Symbiosis Gathering has announced their highly anticipated musical lineup for 2015.

After a brief hiatus in 2014, the crew behind this unique, community oriented festival has pulled out all the stops to make sure the 10th anniversary of the event’s inception is one that will go down in history. And with six (count ’em, SIX) stages of non-stop sonic shenanigans, we’d say they’re definitely off to a great start. The lineup is absolutely loaded with talent from both the live and electronic side of the spectrum; Nicholas JaarGRiZCoCoRosie, and the elusive Four-Tet (playing a 3-hour, late night set) head things up, but there are plenty of hidden gems like S-TypeJ.PhlipEPROM, and Dimond Saints within the folds of this sprawling list of performers. Plus, this will be the only California appearance of the man, the legend, Tipper.


However, Symbiosis is much more than just a music festival. It’s a collaborative journey; an immersive, all encompassing experience. In the words of producer, Kevin KoChen:

Symbiosis Gathering is the most complete version of utopia that we could imagine. A diverse offering of entertainment and education, experiential art and moments of reflection, and a diverse group of characters that make up a tacklebox of fun.

With informational and inspirational workshops, all day yoga and dance classes, delectable organic food, innovative large-scale art installations, theater exhibitions, and dedicated ambient areas for relaxation, it’s safe to say there will never be a dull moment. Best of all, you get to spend 5 days on the shores of the idyllic Woodward Reservoir with full access to it’s cool, blue depths. Legs getting tired from dancing but don’t want to leave the music? Just take a swim at the beach stage and get the best of both worlds.


It all kicks off on September 17th in Oakdale, California and we’d encourage you to purchase your tickets soon. In the meantime, check out the full lineup as well as additional info on the intensive enrichment programs offered prior to the event after the jump. We hope to see you out there!


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Elemental Alchemy

Symbiosis Gathering will feature three pre-event intensives in permaculture, yoga, and art, to be held at Woodward Reservoir five days leading up to the festival.
1. The Permaculture Intensive Course will feature a balance of instruction and hands-on activities; each day will focus on a primal element: fire, earth, air, and water. Topics will include permaculture principles, basics, advances on methods and techniques, community building, and ancestral arts as well as hands-on natural building activities such as firemaking, horno cob ovens, mapping and design, all hosted by an all-star cast of credible teachers and guest speakers.
2. The Visionary Art Immersive will offer participants an opportunity to learn from some of the contemporary masters of visionary art, and share, conceive, create, and display original works with featured Symbiosis artists.
3. The Yoga Immersive (“Symbiosis of the Heart”) will feature a balance of exploration and movement: yoga, pranayama, intention setting, and meditation. Instructor Andrea Brook has toured internationally with the Earth Harp from 2001-2013, including Burning Man, the Coliseum in Rome, the Space Needle in Seattle, and the Grand Theater in Shanghai.
[Photo Credit: Piotr Wojnarski & Brendan Jaffer Thom]