Gaia Festival

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Country and Region United StatesCalifornia
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Laytonville, California, USA
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Festival Description

The three-day music and sustainable living festival features a range of national and international musicians to the tune of supporting and promoting sustainable living practices. The festival serves as a gathering place for like-minded individuals who share an interest and concern about people, our planet, and the arts. Keynote speakers and discussions, workshops, a eco-friendly and sustainabilty fair, an artisan and sustainable products marketplace — along with lots of fun and friendship-making can be had at the festival.

The Gaia Festival offers an an interactive forum for people and organizations to share ideas, information and inspiration. A range of topics for discussion and workshops include permaculture, renewable energy, green building, communal living, environmental stewardship, human rights, healing arts, indigenous cultures, shamanism and spirituality. Gaia Festival will offer fantastic and organic local foods during the three day event.

Festival Dates 2013 on hiatus
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Festival Events:

Music lineup 2012:
  • Michael Franti & Spearhead
  • Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars
  • Hot Buttered Rum
  • David Lindley
  • Afromassave
  • Baka Beyond
  • Sambada
  • Fanna-Fi-Allah Sufi Qawwali Ensemble
  • Clan Dyken
  • Yonder Mountain String Band
  • Bomba Estereo
  • Kinky
  • Sambada
  • Rupa and the April Fishes
  • Dumpstaphunk
  • Indubious
  • Mamuse
  • Fanna-Fi-Allah Qawwali Sufi Ensemble
  • Joel Rafael
  • Steel Toed Slippers
  • and more….
Late night DJ showcase 2012:
  • David Starfire
  • Ana Sia
  • Zack Darling
  • DJ Dragonfly
  • Craig Kohland - Shaman’s Dream
  • Sita Devi
  • Humboldt Sound featuring DJ MANTEA$E
  • DJ Knutz
  • DJ Gabe Pressure
Workshops 2012:
  • Yoga
  • Growing Medicine
  • Rebel Farmers
  • Coyote Rising Giant Puppet Making
  • Tahir Qawwal Workshop
  • “The Shout” Storytelling Sessions
  • “O My Goddess!” by Sherry Glaser-Love
  • Intelligent Evolution: What to Do When the Shift Hits the Fan
  • and many others…


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Practical Info:

  • Black Oak Ranch
    Laytonville, CA


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