International festivals in August 2017


    Location: Amsterdam
    Date: 2nd – 6th August 2017

    For the fifth year in succession, Dekmantel Festival will be held in Amsterdam running from the 2nd until the 6th of August. In the year that we celebrate our tenth birthday, the festival will run a day longer and now also includes the Wednesday. Next to that, we will double the number of concerts on the Thursday in various locations around the IJ-river.

    For more information about Dekmantel 2017 tickets, please visit the Dekmantel tickets page, part of the Skiddle Festivals 2017 guide.

    Experiment intrinsic

    Location: France
    Date: 3rd – 6th August

    Headlining will be ex-Cluster/Harmoniamember Roedelius with Christopher Chaplin live, Jan Jelinek (of Faitiche fame) together with long-time collaborator Masayoshi Fujita live, and Astral Industries’ 3-piece ensemble CHI Factory live.

    They’ll be joined by E/Tape’s cosmic mind affair, Shcaa’s live debut, SME live, Dasha Rekina will be bringing her new project Zoya Zerkalski live and Perm co-founder Baby Vulture.

    Rare experimental sets from Nicholas Lutz and Praslea, as well as from Gwenan and Andrew James Gustav. Although popularly associated with club-spaces, they are being called to deliver aspects of their work that are scarcely exposed and exhibited to the public.

    Additionally there will be performances from Uruguay-based Melina Sarser, Astral Industries founder Ario, Miss I(Romania’s first record store head), the Volks resident Vlada + more.

    Visuals are an integral part of the intrinsic events and extensive projection mapping pieces will be provided for the festival by DreamrecCoté, and Acca. They will be joined by Naturalgoritm, who will contribute installations and site production.

    Included in the programme will be acousmatic sound performances from local collective Krasis Orchestra, artist residencies andlive painting, daily sessions of Kundalini yoga and Vinyasa Flow, voice and mantra workshops (courtesy of Ilhem), and healing arts by Lani Rocillo, and film screenings (themed around experimental arts and nature/environment) will be shown daily.


    Defected croatia

    Location: Croatia
    Date: 10th – 15th August

    Taking place at The Garden Resort, Tisno, in the most idyllic corner of Croatia’s beautiful Adriatic coast, Defected Croatia returns for 2017 with a diverse selection of the world’s finest music talent presenting six days of house hedonism.

    This year will also see some of Defected’s closest musical friends hosting a range of stages and events throughout the festival, from the boat parties to Barbarella’s, boasting the finest house artists and underground DJ. Coupled with the highest standards of production and the family-like feel between the crowd, DJs and staff, this is the ultimate Defected party.

    Defected Croatia presents a truly unique outdoor clubbing experience, a festival come holiday.


    Burning Man

    Location: Nevada, USA
    Date: 27th August – 4th September

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    Burning Man isn’t your usual festival. It’s a city wherein almost everything that happens is created entirely by its citizens, who are active participants in the experience.

    The 2017 festival takes place August 27 – September 4 in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada. Participants join in the effort to co-create Black Rock City, a temporary metropolis dedicated to art and community. 

    The 10 principles of burning man

    Burning Man co-founder Larry Harvey wrote the Ten Principles in 2004 as guidelines for the newly-formed Regional Network. They were crafted not as a dictate of how people should be and act, but as a reflection of the community’s ethos and culture as it had organically developed since the event’s inception.

    Radical Inclusion
    Anyone may be a part of Burning Man. We welcome and respect the stranger. No prerequisites exist for participation in our community.

    Burning Man is devoted to acts of gift giving. The value of a gift is unconditional. Gifting does not contemplate a return or an exchange for something of equal value.

    In order to preserve the spirit of gifting, our community seeks to create social environments that are unmediated by commercial sponsorships, transactions, or advertising. We stand ready to protect our culture from such exploitation. We resist the substitution of consumption for participatory experience.

    Radical Self-reliance
    Burning Man encourages the individual to discover, exercise and rely on his or her inner resources.

    Radical Self-expression
    Radical self-expression arises from the unique gifts of the individual. No one other than the individual or a collaborating group can determine its content. It is offered as a gift to others. In this spirit, the giver should respect the rights and liberties of the recipient.

    Communal Effort
    Our community values creative cooperation and collaboration. We strive to produce, promote and protect social networks, public spaces, works of art, and methods of communication that support such interaction.

    Civic Responsibility
    We value civil society. Community members who organize events should assume responsibility for public welfare and endeavor to communicate civic responsibilities to participants. They must also assume responsibility for conducting events in accordance with local, state and federal laws.

    Leaving No Trace
    Our community respects the environment. We are committed to leaving no physical trace of our activities wherever we gather. We clean up after ourselves and endeavor, whenever possible, to leave such places in a better state than when we found them.

    Our community is committed to a radically participatory ethic. We believe that transformative change, whether in the individual or in society, can occur only through the medium of deeply personal participation. We achieve being through doing. Everyone is invited to work. Everyone is invited to play. We make the world real through actions that open the heart.

    Immediate experience is, in many ways, the most important touchstone of value in our culture. We seek to overcome barriers that stand between us and a recognition of our inner selves, the reality of those around us, participation in society, and contact with a natural world exceeding human powers. No idea can substitute for this experience.

    For more information about Burning Man 2017 tickets, please visit the Burning Man tickets page, part of the SKiddle Festivals 2017 guide.