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Welcome to Vortex Open Source Festival 2017!

Who believes that the road is as important as the destination itself?

Not only do we celebrate the Summer Solstice with our Open Source Festival, but It is our goal to encourage and assist the collaboration of visionaries, as well as the expansion of this awareness to others, sharing the gift of giving without wanting back in return.

The Psy-trance community, & the electronic music scene in general, as an expression of this integrated remix culture, holds an exceptional power & responsibility for unity, harmony and global respect. We believe that by aligning with the open source paradigm we can unlock this potential as a radical catalyst for change.

As small as this change may be, we recognize the significance of every creative element in the bigger picture and hold conviction in our inherent role as light-workers for conscious metamorphosis.

Across the two decades of our wholehearted involvement with & allegiance to this community, we have come to know & work with many sensational people from all over the world who already echo this cause.

What better way to express this global TRANCEmogrification than through an international psychedelic Music and Arts Gathering

With a deep passion for the awakening agent of artistic psychedelia, we have carefully selected many of the leading artists of all time – for music, decoration, and visuals – in order to facilitate genuine revival, revitalization and essentially remembrance of Peace, Love, Unity, and Global Respect.

The Venue

Circle of Dreams

Full Camping Facilities – Free Hot Showers, Flush-Toilets, Mountain Spring Drinking Water, Shaded Camping by your car (limited, 1st come 1st serve), Communal 24 Hour Braai Fires in all Camping Zones, around the clock security, Medics, Art Performances, Food Vendors, Workshops, Trade Stalls, Beautiful Swimming River & so much more.

Give yourself 5 days to uplift the soul, nourish the mind and feed your universe.

A conscious space where you can realign with your soul and its true purpose, where you can enjoy every moment of your incarnation; this is a place that invites the contemplation of divine mystery and encourages an attitude of spiritual openness – an attitude which is less concerned with seeking answers and more concerned with asking questions.

It is here that conversations occur, rituals are perpetuated, dances are performed and silence is heard and embraced.

This realm exudes harmony, beauty, and peace – it echoes the magic of the trees, hidden forest creatures, and the mysteries of the ancients. With its idyllic mountain views, it is completely secluded and sacred, making it an ideal sanctuary for river parties, gatherings, and psychedelic adventures.

Located at the Endless River beneath the mystical mountain ranges, one can hear the cry of the African Fish Eagle, admire the sounds of the forest and marvel the oak trees which have been worshipped by travelers for decades.

Shaded camping for every tent and a beautiful river to cool off in are just a few of the attractions hidden inside this magical venue.

Directions

From CT – Take N2 past Caledon to Riviersonderend. From the Caltex in RVS travel 7 km & turn LEFT at DR1306.

From George – Take N2 to Cape Town – From Swellendam travel 70 km & turn RIGHT at DR1306.

From CT International Airport – Take first exit left N2 Somerset West. Go over Sir Lowry’s pass. Past Caledon to Riviersonderend. From Caltex travel 7 km’s and turn left at DR1306.

Distance is relative to your desire to travel. Life’s a journey, enjoy the ride. Remember to car pool; not only will this help with the fuel costs, it will help reduce the CO2 emissions of the festival.

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