Have you been itching to stomp to some powerful psytrance, or just a chance to get away from your boring daily humdrum and reconnect with yourself? If you’ve been postponing that trip to the Netherlands, now is the time to make it. As your weekly dose of trippyness, Psy-Fi – one of the biggest new psytrance festivals in Europe, is one party you wouldn’t want to miss.
This year’s theme is “Out of the Void”, and is centred around understanding and questioning reality. The organisers have found their dream location in Leeuwarden, Netherlands. Out of the Void comes to this city on 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th and 31st of August, 2015.
Aiming to reach greater heights than last year’s edition, Psy-Fi features a stellar lineup of artists you would give an arm and a leg to see together. Ajja, Ace Ventura, Astrix, Earthling, Tristan, Crazy Astronaut, Hilight Tribe, Merkaba, OxiDaksi, Kindzadza and Psykovsky are only a some of the amazing artists you’ll see at this year’s festival.
But there are a lot of things that make a psytrance festival an unforgettable experience, and while music is taken care of, Psy-Fi also offers an amazing array of stages, spaces, and activities, which put together make it one of the parties to look out for this year.
There are three stages – the Main Stage, which is nestled right between the forest and the beach on grass plane. At night this hosts amazing visuals, and one of the biggest laser shows in Europe. The second is the “Chill Out” Stage, which is a place where you can sit down, relax, and enjoy a drink or smoke. The Alternative Stage is the third, which is the one to hit if you’re looking for diversity in tunes. Everyday has a different theme, like Darkpsy, Forest or Old school.
There are also some beautiful, serene spaces that have been created to surround the stages. There’s a Sacred Island with its own beach and stage, and is actually the place where all the yoga and meditation workshops, lectures and ceremonies are held. A Mystical Forest sits behind the stages, with little pathways, treehouses and hammocks all around. At night, it transforms into a magical place, changing colours, with music coming from the treetops. There is a bazaar, a cinema, as well as an art gallery. This festival really has something for everyone, and looks like its on its way to become the next big thing.
Take a look at this video from last year to see what it was like.