Begin your new year with this transcendental South African festival.

In the beautiful surroundings of Elandskloof, tucked away between Villiersdorp and Greyton, only 125 Km from Cape Town, resides this truly ethereal psytrance festival called Origin. This lush green valley is ripe with fresh mountain streams and towering mountain backdrops that beckons attendees to commence a celebration of nature and music, all the while laughing, relaxing and enjoying nature in all its glory. Take a look at some of the stunning images from the festival below!

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With a grand and breathtaking psychedelic temple designed, like every edition, by ARTESCAPE, with some of the best indie/underground psytrance acts to accompany the essentially trippy vibe, there’s much to look forward to at this festival. Origin Festival takes place from Friday 8pm to Sunday 4pm, running through three full days of laid-back awesomeness.


Apart from the music and the scenic venue, this festival includes interactive activities for all festival goers, such as workshops, recycling initiatives, inclusion of alternate music floors and styles and many more behind the scenes antics. Saturday hosts a blend of funky techno and tech house acts, whereas Sunday is all about some laid back and eclectic/genre fluid beats. The lineup, so far, features names such as Spekta, Dani The Menace, Yeti, Pierre Estienne, and more. You can find more info about the lineup here.

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If the festival doesn’t sound mystical enough to you yet, it also features a curated lineup of professionals – from reiki masters, crystal healers, cheiromancers, to yoga instructors, meditation facilitators, aromatherapists, astrologers, tarot card readers, and massage therapists. The festival also promises shaded camping and dance floors (a great addition), bars, food stalls, medical facilities, showers and other amenities. Read more about the festival here!

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(All Images Via: Origin Festival Facebook)