Finally wa recovered a bit from this very intense experience, which means you deserve our view on this first edition of Apsara Festival by Suntrip Records!
The only right way to start is a BIG thank you to all that came to this festival and/or supported us! You created this unforgettable edition! The unique vibe, the huge amount of smiles, the mindbending music, the bouncing dancefloor from the first minute to the last and the family feeling was heartwarming and touching! For all of us, this was a unique and powerful experience which will echo in our souls until for eternity, and hopefully beyond!
As most of you probably know, we already had loads of experience with parties & smaller festival, but a festival in a country like Romania is… something else! We won’t go in to details but it wasn’t always easy. This means we learned a lot as organisers and we are motivated to solve the (small?) issues we for future editions! (yes, there will be more Apsaras!) We will make sure there are more showers that work all day, we will make a dancefloor for 1000 people so there is enough shade for sure, we will put a lot of water next to the dancefloor next time and we will make sure the bar guys do what they promised to do! Except for these issues we believe everything went smooth! Because of all the good vibes and the fact we see goa-trance is alive and kicking we are already planning a next edition of Apsara… When will that be? In 2020! Yes, we will do it every 2 years. We want this to be unique, we dont want to fight against our brothers of Zna Gathering and also on a personal level combining such an event yearly with a full time job is too heavy.
But ok, lets go back to what happened last few weeks! First of all, festivals dont appear out of nowhere! The amount of hours of work in such an event is huge, and because of that we want to thank our crew of builders! Without you this would NOT be possible! You might not get the recognition you guys deserve but believe us, you are in our hearts!!! Olivier Berckmoes, Leon Pagan, Francisco Lopes, Laura Nessa Telrùnya, Lorant, Paul, Apostol Viktor & Lisa!! But a party is nothing without good music! And well, I think the reviews are clear, everyone LOVED the music! So our artists are damn heroes! All of you did what you promised… play only the best psychedelic, melodic, acidic or dirty goa-trance! No full on, no progressive, no hi tech… only the purest goa! Thanks to all of you for this right mindset and this professionalism! And good music needs good sound! The soundguys of Jamie Bell were fantastic. Function One is one thing, but a sound technician non stop with a pc next to the artist to make sure every sound is perfect? Unique! We never had this before! And what would we do without volunteers? Nothing! Thanking them individually would be too much, but you know how you are! Last but not least we want to thank the people that made sure we also had a visually interesting experience: Artrance Visionary Collective, Lunar Deco and Margot Schaefer on the party and more specially, Rodolpho Morais from Brasil for all the artwork! The T shirts, the flyers, the announcements, everything was done by him! To end this thank session we want to send our regards to the mayor and local authorities of Ludos and Sibiu! This support was vital to host the festival!
The following weeks and months you will see a lot of video and picture material of us and our photographers (Isis Ra, Jonathan Jokke, Tomer,…) on the Apsara page below. Please share this as much as possible to attract more pure goa freaks for our next edition! Our goal is not to become a huge festival, but a cosy festival with the right people and right vibe, and all of you can help us with that! What happened here is now unfortunately history, but the future looks bright! Lets create an even more crazy edition (if possible?) and see you all in 2020!
Hello Apsarans, we’re 4 days before the festival, so we thought we could give you a glimpse of what’s coming !
Our timetable !!!!
You may also download it here: Apsara 2018 Timetable Map.pdf
Now brace yourselves and see you in 4 days 🙂
We’re less than oine week before the start of THE GoaTrance festival of the year and in the last hours of the online presales (enough tickets at the door though)
And before announcing the timetable tomorrow, we already tell you the do’s and dont’s.
– Sunscreen (it can be really sunny!)
– Insect repellent! Mosquitos can be annoying
– Lei’s: the local currency will be the main way to pay.
– A light. Realise it is new moon, so it will be REALLY dark.
– Biodegradable soap. The water of the showers is natural, lets keep it that way
– It can be cold in the night so make sure to bring warm dancing clothes! (in the forest the temperature is higher in the night)
– Shoes: if it rains it can be muddy
– Bring your id to proof from which country you are.
– Power bank, electricity is limited.
– Love, smiles and positive vibes!
– Do not bring the water from the well! Its natural water but there can be bacteries inside, and we dont want you to get sick
– No fire in the forest
– No dogs on the dancefloor
– No glass or bottles. If they are broken its a huge mess to clean!
– No flags, we are one family
– Dont eat the mushrooms that grow in the forest. Some are poisonous!
– No own soundsystems
Happy Apsaraaaaaaaaaa !
Hello dear Apsarans,
In a couple of days we’ll start building the festival! We’re excited to see the gates open and share blissful moments of Goa trance with you !
In the meantime we’ll remain reachable, so if you have any question, just hit the “contacts” menu item and write of phone us.
If you haven’t got your ticket, you can still order them on https://tickets.apsara-festival.com . Else there will be enough tickets at the door and we’ll even be selling week-end tickets!
See you very soon!
In three weeks (23 days exactly) we’ll open our gates to you, for a unique Goa experience!
All lights are green on our side and we’ll start building up in just 10 days.
If you haven’t planned your trip to Apsara land yet, maybe it’s time to consider visiting (eg just after Ozora, or 10 days after Boom). Tickets will be available till August 3rd through https:/tickets.apsara-festival.com
Have a wonderful week!
After the goa-trance stage, we now also announce our chill out line up!
As most of you know this will be inside the cozy warmth of the forest.
We chose a mix of new talents and known names and there will be music for every taste!
E-Mantra – Suntrip Records / Romania
Etnica in Dub – Etnicanet & DAT Records / Italy
Mindsphere – Suntrip Records / Turkey
Ancient Core – Melusine Records / Romania
Pete & Pan – Belgium
Solar Powered Beings (aka Jagoa) – Suntrip Records / Belgium
Skarma – Suntrip Records & Global Sect / Hungary
Menkalian (part of Cosmic Dimension) – Suntrip Records / Macedonia
Encens – Koyote Reocrds / United Kingdom
Haitaka (aka Triquetra) – Suntrip Records / Belgium
Seb Taylor DJ set (Kaya project, Angel Tears,…) – Interchill + Dragonfly / United Kingdom
Anoebis – Suntrip Records / Belgium
Rodminus – Malta
Masala – Neogoa / Japan
TB – Suntrip Records / Germany
Bandagor – Belgium
Kosmologos – Belgium
Yella – Global Sect / Serbia
Pavane – Suntrip Records / Belgium
Dušan Lončar – Serbia
Goasis – Suntrip Records / Australia
Hase – Romania
Longcat – France
Mars – Suntrip Records / France
Mawski – Romania
To finalise our line up… The last bunch of DJ’s for main stage!
Uplifting and more obscure, darker and experimental Goa trance by following masters! D-Dave aka David of Battle of the Future Buddhas , Skeleton Hex, Anoebis more experimental and darkish alter ego, Lugus, another Belgian Goa trance wizard and of course, local Romanian support! CromoNova, Hase & Theo MawsKi!!!
And now… Spread the word of this mad line up
Here’s the second batch of pure goa-trance Suntrip DJs to be announced for this edition!
In their countries they are all famous storytellers and we are sure they will do the same here! From Catalunia, César Mimesis, from Brasil, our goddess: Dj Inê (Suntrip rec) and last but not least from Bélgium, Lynx aka Binary Bliss and of course, the other goddess: Pavane!!