(2018 dates to be confirmed)
A week of trance, love and unity at a beautiful lakeside in Portugal – that’s what ZNA Gatherings are aiming for according to their impressively psychedelic website.
As the organisers put it: “Some of us have been exposed to huge amounts of psychedelic emotions back in the nineties, many of us in the famous ‘fluoresta do Zambujal’, where countless parties, and the 3 first editions of the Boom festival took place. The Zambu share a ritual in which dancers are the main ingredients, and where it is all about the collective experience influencing the perception of the self and generating Love trough Art, Dance and togetherness. The ZNA is the specific genetic code of the Zambu people. ”
They might be on to something.
The organisers also say:
“Our Concept is to bring feelings and sounds from the recent past back to life in a very friendly atmosphere through special outdoor gatherings. Events where energy and communication flow in a retro-futuristic way. A unique location, under the shade of trees, in the middle of nature, built with love by dancers for dancers. All the musicians on stage are active members of the global trance scene, and have careers which started back in the 90’s. We believe that the most important ingredient in a party are the participants, everyone is a part of it, everyone makes the gathering! Collective energy gives wings to a gathering, your presence makes it magical.”