The next announcement is something unique, for the first time in many many years… !
🙂 There was a time that goa and forest was still one… melodic, darker super psychedelic music!
One of the pioneers in this genre was Swedish Leo Bergman! (also known from his 90s pure goa project Exotonic) and he will play a pure retro goa-forest Steptime crossover set for us!
It’s Time to go Berserk and feel the Shiva Power during a Pagan Sunrise!
Our next announcement for Apsara Festival 2020! One of the Suntrippers that did not play last time… famous for his complex music, spiralling melodies and super psychedelic atmospheres! From France… Ready for some Hydrophobic Visions in your Foolish Mind?
Just have a look:
The next announcement is not a rare one, but for sure one of the best ones! Since his LOOONG set on Apsara 2018, he seems to be completely “back”! 🙂 An album on Suntrip Records is coming in august and many will see him on ZNA! 🙂 But he will also play in our Romanian forest, oh yes, its spooky out there! The one and only Swedish Mr Fantastic: Battle of the Future Buddhas!
Our next announcement on Apsara Festival is a pioneer of the scene…
Making acid-trance already since the early 90s! 🙂 He also started his own label, Phantasm Records, to promote this typical brittish acidic sound!
In 1 year (ooh, thats still far) he will give your ears a nice massage with a 303-ish live act! We hope your mind will go on an odyssey into a twilight world, filled with Sphynxes and Talismen! 🙂
Thanks John Ford
Finally here we are with the FIRST announcement for Apsara Festival 2020!
As promised we want to make the line up as epic as the first edition, and we are sure the first act will make clear we are serious about this! 🙂
Subcouds will play a unique live set for us, filled with their uplifting melodic goa-trance from the 90s!
We are sure you will feel like a space angel under the sun when their music is send up to God 😉
Artwork by Rodolpho Morais
We wish you an outstanding new year 2019! During this transition year, we’ll be gearing up towards the 2020 edition. Stay tuned !
As you may have seen on our Facebook page, the 2020 edition dates are set to August 12th to 16th 2020 ! Be sure to click the “Going” button on the event, and be the first to make a vacation request at your workplace 🙂
See you soon !
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!