With a psychedelic history spanning more than two decades, we’ve seen annual psytrance outdoor events come and go over time in Cape Town, South Africa. However, there are always those particular festivals that deliver year after year, that leave an everlasting memory. We ran a poll asking our viewers what their favourite annual psytrance festival is. Here are the results:
The first major festival of the year, presented by Good Time Events / Nano Records. Origin Festival boasts two dance floors and a wide variety of visionary arts over 3 days.
ALIEN SAFARI MASQUED BALL
A dress up event hosted by Alien Safari, who have a history of over 2 decades in the Cape Town scene.
VORTEX PARALLEL UNIVERSE (EASTER)
A 3 night, 4 day festival which falls over Easter Weekend every year. Hosted by Vortex, who like Alien Safari, also have over 20 years of experience in the scene.
What began as ‘A Land Called Hysteria‘, Jungala is hosted by PsynOpticz and has grown tremendously over recent years into a well attended, 3-day psychedelic event.
ALIEN SAFARI SPRUNG
Unofficially marked as the ‘season opener’, Sprung takes places at the start of Spring and kicks off the beginning of many parties to come. This is usually a limited, sell-out event. Get those tickets early!
EARTHDANCE CAPE TOWN
The global, multi-city music and art festival takes place throughout the world on the same weekend, with the Cape Town edition being hosted by Good Time Events / Nano Records. Make sure you’re on the dance floor for the Prayer for Peace, uniting Earthdance across the globe.
ORGANIK GAIAN DREAM
Coming from humble beginnings, Organik has quietly grown into one of Cape Town’s most respected festivals.
LOVE & LIGHT
When: March, December
Pioneered the ‘day time’ parties in Cape Town. Love & Light features the sounds of techno blending into progressive psytrance, with LED backdrops and a gorgeous venue.
VORTEX OPEN SOURCE
The 4 night, 5 day festival takes place in the mystical land known as the Circle of Dreams, roughly 2 hours from Cape Town in Riviersonderend. Expect some long journey sets from old school local and international legends amongst a very natural, forest setting.
REZONANCE NYE FESTIVAL
When: New Years weekend
Arguably the most popular New Years Eve Festival in South Africa, with thousands of attendees from across the globe, Rezonance boasts numerous dance floors, with the main Prizm dance floor delivering a heavy dose of psychedelic trance.
Thanks Aumega Photography for most of the photos