Yemaya Festival 2016

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Yemaya Festival 2016

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Hard copy tickets are available from any of our regular retailers:
The Pixie Collective 633 High St, Thornbury
Ministry Of Style 350 Brunswick St, Fitzroy

First Release ——– $140.00 — SOLD OUT
Second Release —- $160.00 — AVAILABLE NOW!
Third Release ——- $180.00 — Available 15 Feb 2016
Gate Entry ———– $200.00 — Available 22 Apr 2016

Four mesmerising days and three luminescent nights of sensory enchantment, showcasing a tremendous calibre of music production talent amidst an abundance of psychedelic art. Accompanying the indulgences will be our grand bazaar, healing sanctuary, creation station, live jam space, art gallery, performer’s hub, workshops, and live art installations.

Yemaya is a mother goddess, signifying home, fertility, love, and family. Her healing powers are carried in the great waters, her energy powerful during the ebb and flow of life challenges. Like water she represents both change and constancy, bringing forth life, protecting it, and changing it as is necessary.

We invite you on this journey with us to explore the depths of her unknown waters… from the wonders of the day to the playful mysteries of the night we welcome you to submerge yourself within the underwater world we have created for your pleasure. Through a plethora of aural and visual delights we hope you can find your light amongst like-minded souls who wish to have a nurturing space in which to explore, create, connect, and dance.

Together we can create a reality where growth, love, understanding, and happiness blossom.

Lasers – VizFX AV
Visuals – Mezmereyes
First Aid – Emergency Medical Management
Fire Suppression – AML Risk Management
Security – Auswide Security
Traffic Management – BFL Consulting
Harm Reduction – DanceWize Victoria
Site Management – Elite Image Services
Bio-diesel Generators – Westlink
Marquees – Tarp Mahal Installations

We’re very proud to be showcasing some of the finest electronic music mixing and production talent Australia has to offer, with a solid contingent of International heavyweights and young guns also sharing their gifts with us. The main stage will feature a smooth blend of all genres of Psytrance from progressive and full-on, to dark and forest styles. The Ashaba stage will ease your breaks with a playful blend of eclectic styles like funky glitch and electro swing during the day, transitioning into more meditative Psybient and world music at night.

* Artists TBA

Liquid Love ॐ
Larva of the Butterflies
Captain Carver
Tarquin Twinkle
Conscious Colour
Sands of Time

Our family team of décor artists will be returning to weave their magic throughout our playground once again, but there’s never too much art, so we’ve got some plans to boost our efforts but will need some help on this one.
We crave more sculptures, décor, and art installations, so we’re calling out to the community to catch the building bug.
A portion of the budget will be allocated to supporting upcoming talent with opportunities to show their skills, with installation art funding available to groups and individuals of 5 x $1,000 and 5 x $500 packages.
The only requirement is to blend wherever possible with the festival’s underwater theme, sacred geometry influences, and blue/green/purple colour scheme, the rest is up to your wildest psychedelic imagination!
More details and online applications will be available in the coming weeks, but for now, if you’ve got something you’d like to share with the world, start drawing pictures, stockpiling materials, and preparing a budget, as we’d love to hear from you!

Bryan Itch
Steven Willis
The FatCap Concept Graffiti

Hosted by Tarquin Twinkle, this space is our hub for workshops across healing, learning, and relaxation throughout the days, and a sacred safe space at night.
Dozens of workshops running throughout the event on Tai Chi, Yoga, Reiki, Meditation, Massage, Crystals, Tarot, Drumming, Hooping, and much more!

Coordinated by our close friends at Conscious Colour and stocked with a wide variety of art and craft supplies, this space is an outlet for creative expression throughout the duration of the festival.
Catering to kids of all ages and the inner child in all of us!

Showcasing the works of both upcoming and established visionary artists, the art gallery is also home to an assortment of live art installations and performances.
Displayed works are available for sale with all proceeds going directly to the artist.

When you’re feeling the need to get more involved in the audio action or you just have the taste for some instrumental melody, just groove on down to the Live Jam Space!

A place to play and learn from other performers, bring your staffs, poi, and juggling toys to twirl to your heart’s content!

Yemaya Festival acknowledges the Dja Dja Warrung Clan as the true custodians and traditional owners of this land.
We show our recognition as a significant part of the opening ceremony, which allows us to pay our respects to the elders both past, present, and future as they maintain the memories, traditions, and the culture of Indigenous Australia.
We are very honoured to be receiving a Welcome to Country from the traditional custodians of the land, along with a full smoking ceremony to cleanse our spirits.

When the music shuts off on Friday and Sunday night we’ll be taking things tribal with a big drumming circle around the communal fire.
Bring your Djembes and instruments to join the jam or just leave your shoes at camp and join us to stomp the ground good and proper!
Accompanying the organic audio ensemble will be fire-twirling performances from our regular team, so if the long day of stomping has left your legs sore, just grab a seat and enjoy the show!

We’ll be welcoming the sunshine on Saturday morning with a Djembe and Didgeridoo ensemble, transitioning into the main opening ceremony, followed by a few performances to get you into the groove!

Whether you’re after a gastronomical treat or searching for new threads, the grand bazaar will definitely have it!
A selection of the finest stalls from eateries to clothing and jewelry, the grand bazaar offers an exclusive range of handmade crafts and sustainably sourced items only found at transformational festivals across Australia.

PsyBus SpaceLounge
Jerry’s Vegiburgers
Mexican Feast
Yaman Traditional Yemen Food
AYA Superfoods
Cellar Door Roaming Bar
Third Eye Pinecones
Massage Worx
The QuaQuaverse
Yak ‘n Yeti
Noodge Designs
Periwinkle Designs
Fee Nix Creations
A Few Screws Lucid
and more…

Beauty Sniper
Big Doofa
James Gillot
Dana Beligan
Ari Adar
Liquid Kitteh
Ordinary Zan
Micah Dunshea
Brendan Angelo
Birthmark Photography
VJ Lightsoulja

Mojo Film
Bas Hill
Darcy O’Laughlin


Church of Eco-Doof principles apply for this gathering, be kind and courteous to one another and respectful at all times.
By attending this party you accept responsibility for yourself and your actions.
Be sure to bring enough camping supplies, food, and most importantly water for the duration of the event.

Please be mindful and avoid littering, cigarette butts especially, and clean up any rubbish that you bring to leave your camping area as clean as you found it.
Leave nothing behind but footprints!

We live in a place of extreme temperatures and this time of year is no exception.
Dehydration and heatstroke can both be deadly on their own, but when combined and mixed in with alcohol, physical exertion, poor eating, and poor sleeping habits, the potential for harm is multiplied exponentially.
Please be extra mindful of the conditions and drink lots of water.
Be vigilant and look after one another, check on your friends regularly to make sure they’re playing it safe.

There will be a complete fire ban in place for the duration of the event, no open fires will be permitted in the camping areas.
We will have a large communal fire at the back of the dance floor and several fire barrels throughout the event area.
Fire twirling is only permitted as part of the approved festival performance schedule within a specific area during designated times.

Despite the fact that the entire crew are animal lovers, due to the environmental protection measures in place on the site there are no animals permitted.

Glass beer bottles will not be allowed onsite, car searches will be performed at the gate.
(700ml and 1L spirits are permitted)

Compressed gas bottles and cylinders are not permitted on the site.

The energy that you bring into the event has a tremendous impact on the overall atmosphere.
Specifically, substances like GHB and Meth/Ice create a very low frequency resonance which is completely contrary to what we are trying to accomplish. They are also particularly volatile with a very high risk factor associated with their use, and create a liability which has traditionally not been associated with the PsyTrance community. Thus we would ask all patrons to respect our intentions for the event and leave any such elements at home.

There will be a ‘No Pass-Outs’ policy in place for the duration of the event in order to reduce the risk of any accidents onsite, and also to alleviate the concerns of local police regarding inebriated motorists.

All patrons will be asked leave their vehicles stationary from setting up camp until they exit the site, please be mindful in your preparations to ensure that you bring enough water and supplies for the duration of the event.

These rules are in place purely in the interests of public well-being, and we ask all patrons to respect our intentions to provide a safe environment for everyone.
Any glass bottles and compressed gas containers found during car searches will be seized by security staff.


Start: 22 April 2016
End: 25 April 2016

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Cost: 140$
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Website: Visit Event Website
Event Size Medium (-10 000)
Camping yes
Type Open-air



Fernihurst, Australia

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