VORTEX ♥ OPEN SOURCE ♥

7th – 11th December 2017

The Circle of Dreams – Riviersonderend / Cape Town – South Africa

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 whole-hearted 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 select 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 FREQUENCY ♩♪♬

COMING SOON

♩♪♬ SOURCE FM ♩♪♬

Need to rest your feet, but can’t stand to miss a beat? Tune in to Vortex’s very own radio station SOURCE FM broadcasting LIVE across the venue direct from the Circle dancefloor and don’t miss out on any of the action! Download your favorite sets from our Sound Cloud page after the festival.

If you would like to contribute and get involved contact chantelle.opensource@gmail.com

 


Hear the music

FESTIVAL TICKETS


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☯ FESTIVAL TICKETS ☯

Ticket valid from 12 PM FRIDAY

LIMITED EARLY BIRD TICKETS
R550 ONLINE @ QUICKET
R550 SELECTED OUTLETS
(Available until 31 August 2017)


** THE NITTY GRITTY OF PURCHASING YOUR TICKETS **

We have a strict ID policy – No ID no entrance! No under 18s

If you purchase several tickets and are planning to arrive separately to the festival, please make sure you provide the full name of each ticket holder when editing your tickets. Only the person listed as the ticket(s) holder will be able to use them at the festival gate and make them available to other persons.

Pictures of tickets will not be accepted as a form of ticket, only original email tickets, printed out versions of those tickets or saved on your phone and hard copy pre-sale tickets will be accepted.

EFT, cash deposits & bank transfer payments via Quicket close 3 days before ticket sales end.
Ticket transfers to be done 2 days before the festival starts!!

If you are no longer able to attend and have already purchased your ticket, please use our ticketing partner Ticket Pony to safely and securely resell your ticket: www.ticketpony.co.za

Unfortunately, there are no day passes available as we are not able to remove people off site at the end of the day.


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FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES

FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES & WORKSHOPS AT THE HEARTSPACE – OPEN SOURCE 2016

Feeling adventurous? Visit the HeartSpace to join a journey of creative workshops in a sacred island of a sea of possibilities. There is something for everyone to keep their soul enlightened and their hands busy!

POI & STAFF WORKSHOP

You’ve probably seen the flow artists on the sides of the dance floor throwing around their toys; maybe you’ve even wondered when your time would come. Now it is here! FireTribe is hosting a workshop for poi and staff which offers beginners, intermediates and even experts the opportunity to learn new things. Come try it out, have some fun and learn a new skill!
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HULA WORKSHOP

Always wanted to be a hooper? This is your chance. Catch up with Mbali from Fires a’Light and join her for some hula fun!
Visit her website

DREADLOVE WORKSHOP

The DreadLove workshop will teach you how to start and maintain your dreads, working with factors like hair texture and thickness to make or maintain the perfect dreads using the most natural product-free techniques. Have some dreads that aren’t forming properly? We’ll help you correct them. Want to style your dreads with wooden beads and colourful thread? We have you covered!
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SLACKLINE WORKSHOP

Up for a challenge and some fun? Join the slackline workshop and master the difficult art!
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DRUMMING WORKSHOP

Come blow off some steam and have some fun with the drum. Being part of a drumming circle is a perfect way to make new friends, connect and immerse yourself in the rhythm of the beat! Plus you may even learn some great new techniques.

DIDGERIDOO WORKSHOP

All hail the didge! This beautiful instrument has been used for decades to heal people and animals as it produces a low frequency sound that has a very high vibration. This workshop is open to players of all levels and those who have never played before.

STAR-GAZING

Star-gaze upon the universe and all that it holds! See that which the naked eye cannot… Visit HeartSpace to find out where star-gazing will be held.
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ASTROLOGY AND RETREATS

Monica Cromhout will be conducting her spiritual journeys and hosting some interesting discussions.
Find out more about her.

BE IN THE KNOW

Join a discussion at the SpiritalSpace focusing on the physical effects and psychological impacts of various substances.
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YOGA WOKSHOPS

IndiPam (meaning ‘karma means action’) will host yoga classes, workshops and meditations in the HeartSpacem as well as offer individualised healing treatments. IndiPam believes that ‘what we ‘do’ and who we ‘touch’ has a rippling effect.’ These ideals stem from Karma Yoga and form the foundation of our philosophy paired with the intention to inform, inspire and leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. Self-awareness gives us freedom and the power to choose, respond and change.
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RED REVENGE DJ WORKSHOP & DJ LESSONS

Marshall Music/Red Revenge will host a Music Production and DJ workshop sponsored by 7Stars.
For the duration of the festival they will be hosting FREE DJ lessons and Introduction to Music Production courses, focused on all genres of Psytrance, find their location on the map.
A Cubase Production station, Traktor, Stanton and Pioneer Dj station will be germanely open to the public to try out.  See it as an open mic for aspiring dj’s and producers.

They will also introduce you to their Become a Vortex DJ campaign.
You also qualify for a great discount on their 8 week internationally certified DJ and Music Production courses with Chris Hoy (SHIFT), Alex Inngs (Disco Volante) and Kieron Grieves (Rubix Qube).

They will be showcasing the latest and greatest in DJ Hardware and software at MASSIVE discounted prices for Vortex ticket holders only.

EXHIBITIONS

“BACK TO THE FUTURE”
Step back in time with this special-edition Vortex Exhibition. Find it in the HeartSpace area.

PSYCHEDELIC DREAM TEMPLE

Come explore an art installation, right next to the dance floor, showcasing visionary artists from across the globe. “If there ever was a truly universal language, it would be art. Art occupies the space between the tangible and the ethereal through its many perspectives and evocations. Art teleports the onlooker into parallel dimensions.”
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PERFORMERS

Celebrate the Flow Arts through dance, movement and energy; and support our artistic performers at Vortex! Feel the magic with Fire Tribe, Connect & Flow and Psychedelic Theatre who will be performing at varying times throughout the festival.
Visit Connect and Flow
Visit Fire Tribe
Visit Psychedelic Theatre

 

THE VENUE ♥ THE CIRCLE OF DREAMS

Endless River / Riviersonderend / Cape Town – South Africa
Oak Trees one of the most sacred trees. It carries the energy of kingship and wise rule, personal sovereignty, protection, invocation of wisdom, and abundance – Welcome HomeShaded Camping by your car (limited, 1st come 1st serve), Hot Showers, Flush-Toilets, Mountain Spring Drinking Water, 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 3 days to uplift the soul, nourish the mind and feed your universe.


★ DIRECTIONS TO THE VENUE ★

From CT – Take N2 past Caledon to Riviersonderend. From 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 in RVS 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 fuel costs but it will help reduce the CO2 emissions of the festival – together we can make a difference!

Life’s a Journey, Enjoy the Ride.