A calendar of alternative (boutique, transformational) small festivals and retreats in Europe and nearby.

I'm Tom Thumb and I'm a festival organiser - I run this site to bring together events and communities that represent the best of alternative culture. I also organise a few events of my own:

I run Sahara retreats in Morocco each winter (28 January -3 February & 18-24 February 2024) with yoga, meditation, dance and contact improv - check out: www.roadjunkyretreat.com to find out what it's like to camp for a week in the sand dunes.

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If you love getting together in beautiful places with lovely people you might want to come along to our Festival of Creativity 21-30 July, 2023 in the Czech Republic  - check out www.roadjunkyfestival.com to learn more!

The Festival of Sensuality (17-24 August 2024) - a down to earth event in the Czech Republic exploring sexuality, body awareness and communication in relationships.

Festivals in 2023


The Magic Word Festival

4-8 January 2023 | Nuremberg, Germany

Come to a festival of narrative arts and engage in stories from different genres, in unusual formats and from unusual perspectives. This festival is organized every two years during epiphany time. Wha ...

Sahara yoga retreat in Morocco with creative voice & movement workshops

15-21 January 2023 | Morocco

We run yoga retreats in the Sahara Desert in Morocco and people come along expecting it to be a holiday in the sand dunes. A few days into the retreat they find their hearts opening, their faces softe ...

Mystic Garden Festival

21-22 January 2023 | Amsterdam, Netherlands

Mystic Garden Festival is an annual music festival in the heart of Amsterdam. The magical paradise boasts a world-class lineup of house and techno artists combined with organic food, a hippie market, ...

Oslo Yoga Festival

27-29 January 2023 | Oslo, Norway

These days everyone is doing yoga, practicing mindfulness, reading Sufi poetry and the shelves are full of self-help books that promise to bring you peace, happiness and fulfillment. But how about hel ...

Floating Castle Festival

30 January-5 February 2023 | Castle Snežnik, Slovenia

For now, we don’t have any information on future editions of this event… Floating Castle Festival has puppet shows, circus performances, street and improvisational theater, poetry readings, film p ...


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Tantric Joy Festival Winter Edition

2-5 February 2023 | Amsterdam, Holland

The festival organisers say: Join us to explore different types of tantra practices with 25 international facilitators, 35 workshops, 2 Temple Nights, Concerts, Performances & Ecstatic Dance! We w ...

Yoga & Montagne : L'appel de la Montagne

4-8 February 2023 | Megève, France

Yoga & Montagne is a festival offering yoga, fly yoga, spa, and skiing classes. Yoga in the snow – what more could you want? They also have dates for April (15th-18th). What the organizers s ...

The Sahara Meditative Yoga & Joy of Movement Retreat

5-11 February 2023 | the Sahara Desert, Morocco

Once again we’re heading out into the dunes for a week of storytelling, dance, yoga, music and meditation under the desert sky. We’ve been running meditation and yoga retreats in the Sahara Desert ...

International Push Hands Meeting Hannover

22-26 February 2023 | Hannover, Germany

The International Push Hands Meeting Hannover organizers say: “Founded in 2000 as an annual exchange meeting for the scattered push hands practitioners of different schools and styles in Germany ...

International Push Hands Meeting in Prague

22-26 February 2023 | Prague, Czech Republic

The International Push Hands Meeting in Prague organizers say: “All fans of push hands (tui shou) and Tai Chi Chuan, who want to meet in a friendly atmos­phere and exchange their experiences, a ...


Elevate Festival

1-5 March 2023 | Graz, Austria

Elevate Festival is an annual event for music, arts and political discourse. Hosted in Graz, Austria each year, the festival features an extensive program of workshops, live performances, lectures, di ...

JoogaFestival Helsinki

4-5 March 2023 | Helsinki, Finland

The JoogaFestival Helsinki organizers say: “Yoga Festival Helsinki is a wellbeing event for everyone and an Expo event including about 130 exhibitors, over 100 classes & workshops and 40 lec ...

Rampage Festival

10-11 March 2023 | Belgium

Rampage is the biggest drum and bass and dubstep party in the universe! Experience two days of the best of bass music in the heart of Belgium. The festival organisers say: “More than 30 artists will ...


"The Inner Silence" yoga, meditative arts and traditional tantra retreat

4-9 April 2023 | Sierra de Gredos, Spain

In this Easter Week Retreat we will immerse ourselves in the inner gaze through Iyengar Yoga, hatha Yoga, vinyasa krama and meditative arts such as sound healing, dance and voice healing. We will be s ...

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Easter Retreat in the Mountains of Spain | Yoga Iyengar, Meditative Arts and Traditional Tantra

4-9 April 2023 | Sierra de Gredos, Spain

In this Easter Retreat you will immerse yourselves in the inner gaze through Iyengar Yoga, hatha Yoga, vinyasa krama and meditative arts such as sound healing and spiritual dances. The yoga retreat or ...


6-10 April 2023 | Schönsee, Bavarian Forest

The Osterimprofestival (how the German language loves to connect words) is the Easter Improvisation festival for all fans of contact improv dance to get together and dance, act, sing, and paint. It lo ...

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Spiritual Dance Festival - Conscious Holy Week

6-10 April 2023 | Barcelona, Spain

Yes, going by the video you wouldn’t be judgemental to deduce that they seem to take themselves a little too seriously but if you want to go dancing in the mountains close to Barcelona (we think ...

Dutch Acro-Yoga Festival

28 April-7 May 2023 | Holland

The Dutch Acro-Yoga Festival lets you fly high with other lovers of yoga and acrobatics. The festival organisers say: ‘Jai! We’ve set up a brand new AcroYoga festival: the Dutch AcroYoga Festi ...

Space to Emerge

28 April-1 May 2023 | Lake District, England

Space to Emerge is a weekend retreat full of workshops. In three days, you will be able to engage in one-to-one healing therapies, workshops and dance till morning while meeting like-minded people in ...


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Schwelle Festival

3-7 May 2023 | Zöbern, Austria

The Schwelle Festival is a great place to explore.. The festival organisers say: ‘Lets come together again to celebrate, explore and learn in the sphere of consciousness, love and healthy sexual ...

Hai in den Mai Festival

4-7 May 2023 | Stemwede, Germany

Magic forest, magic creatures and judging by the photographs always sunny weather – admittedly Hai in den Mai seems like great fun. Also, on an unrelated note – they have the most beautifu ...

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Bhumi Fest

5-8 May 2023 | Andalucia, Spain

Bhumi Fest bridges the gap between celebratory festivals and sitting in peaceful silence in a transformational retreat to bring you the experience of a festival! You will be amongst a conscious commun ...


12-14 May 2023 | Litomerice, Czech Republic

The Alchemy Festival (ALLfest) is to be held in the middle of May this year in the town of Litomerice. It’s a cosy festival with the usual workshops, talks and seminars on healthy living and hap ...

Hemp Redemption

12-14 May 2023 | Chilton Polden, United Kingdom

Hemp Redemption Spring Festival is held in a castle 🙂 In hemp we trust, hemp bless you! The festival organizers say: “Hemp Redemption Spring Festival welcomes you to Avalon Priory to enjoy a week ...

Surya Spirits Festival

12-14 May 2023 | The Ardennes, Belgium

Surya Spirits Festival is a trance-fusion of dance and well-being located in the endless woods of The Ardennes. The festival organizers say: “This family-oriented gathering aims to offer a healt ...

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Contact in Paradise

17-21 May 2023 | Reichenau/Rax, Austria

Contact in Paradise is a contact improvisation festival where you can immerse yourself in a community of creative, joyful dancers exploring paradise together. The festival boasts a lineup of world-cla ...

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Ecstatic Dance Spring Festival

17-21 May 2023 | Bavaria, Germany

The Ecstatic Dance Spring Festival is the reflection of a beautifully grown community. The Nature Community is located in Schönsee, in the Bavarian Forest. In May 2023 its energetic and laughing peop ...

Forgotten Land: Ecstatic Dance Spring Festival

17-21 May 2023 | Germany

Build your emotional awareness and plunge into a joyful celebration of dance at the Forgotten Land Ecstatic Dance Spring Festival. With workshops including Radikal flow, Contact jams, and more, you ar ...

Green Vibrations

18-18 May 2023 | Enschede, Netherlands

The Green Vibrations Festival looks like one wild Saturday with all kinds of music. As the day darkens the after-party kicks off and it doesn’t stop until four in the morning. We’ll let th ...


Nederlands Jongleer Festival (Dutch Juggling Convention)

18-21 May 2023 | Goes, Netherlands

Nederlands Jongleer Festival is a long-running circus arts festival, bringing around 300-500 beginner and professional jugglers from the Netherlands and all over Europe. The discipline that is mainly ...

Roma Tribal Meeting

19-21 May 2023 | Rome, Italy

Roma Tribal Meeting is a 3-day event for the lovers of Tribal Belly Dance. You will get the chance to attend workshops, explore your own creativity, create pieces and exhibit your creations afterward ...

Wood Festival

19-21 May 2023 | Braziers Park, Oxfordshire

A small, welcoming festival that offers music, workshops, food and drink. They are welcoming to children. Great for families. The Wood festival invites us all to gather in a conscious celebration of M ...

Burning Nest

22-29 May 2023 | Exeter, England

The Burning Nest is another gathering inspired by Burning Man, but they go their own way and sell ‘memberships’ rather than tickets to help everyone understand that it’s not about co ...

Austrian International Storytelling Festival

24-29 May 2023 |

Austria opens like a book presenting the best stories of the region and around the world. Come, listen and let your imagination fly. What the organizers say: “For more than 30 years now, our festiva ...

Baltic Tantra Festival

25-28 May 2023 | Ratnieki, Latvia

The Baltic Tantric Festival is now in its 8th year! The festival organisers say: ‘Join the 6th Tantra festival in Latvia! Baltic Tantra Festival in Latvia gathers hundreds of people from all ove ...

Conscious Camp

26-29 May 2023 | North Wales, near Llangollen

The connections, the workshops, the music, the river, and all the other people here make Conscious Camp one of Wales’s favorite small gatherings.  The festival organizers say: “Set in the beautif ...

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Gaia Tribe Family Summer Camp

26-31 May 2023 | Grosmont, England

Small and cosy, the Gaia Tribe Summer Camp is a family-friendly gathering with care taken of the decoration and mood in the surrounding woodland. The usual workshops, music and fun. The festival organ ...


26-29 May 2023 | Hay-on-Wye, Wales

HowTheLightGetsIn is set in the famous book town of Hay-0n-Wye at the edge of the Black Mountains in Wales. A magical place to share ideas and let your imagination flourish! The organisers say: ‘ ...

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Italy Contact Festival

31 May-4 June 2023 | Rivignano (Udine), Italy

Set in a little historical town in the heart of Italy, the Italy Contact Festival is where to go to connect with the Italian contact improvisation scene. There will be teachers from around the world w ...


Meadows in the Mountains

1-5 June 2023 | Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria

Meadows in the Mountains looks like a colorful, fun festival. They offer music to dance to, yoga classes to relax your body and mind, and a community of like-minded creative people. The organizers say ...

Psychedelic Experience Festival

1-6 June 2023 | Ruthen, Germany

What to expect from Psychedelic Experience Open Air Festival? The organisers promise severe sleep deprivation due to dance floor activities and 2033 lakes in the area. Considering the season, 2,033,03 ...

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Above Below Festival

2-4 June 2023 | England, UK

Above Below Festival is one of those events that started off as friends getting together to have a good time and then realising that others would love to join it and they turned it into a festival. Th ...

Earth Garden

2-4 June 2023 | Attard, Malta

Earth Garden is mainly (but not “only”) a music festival that presents live music shows in many different genres of music. Workshops, unique markets, and food courts will also be there. T ...

Space of Love Festival

2-11 June 2023 | Böda Sand, Öland, Sweden

Space of Love Festival features a whole cast of teachers running workshops from family constellation to yoga to African dance. “There we celebrate and create, meet new and old friends, and try n ...

Heartbeat Festival Women

7-11 June 2023 | Allgäu, Germany

Heartbeat Festival Women is for women to come together, explore and celebrate in an environment full of art and creation. It is a good way to spend a couple of days with like-minded women and get in ...

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The Intimate Revolution

7-11 June 2023 | Berlin

The Intimate Revolution is a sex-positive festival focused on consent, empathy and connection. They declare their is ‘to end loneliness and bad sex.’ Much like the Festival of Sensuality&# ...

The Land of Thousand Contacts: Finnish CI Festival

7-11 June 2023 | Hub Feenix, Karjaa, Finland

Connect and recharge at The Land of Thousand Contacts summer festival. Immerse yourself in the contact improvisation community and nature while learning contemporary and theoretical skills with experi ...

Waking Life Portugal

Waking Life

7-12 June 2023 | Crato, Portugal

Waking Life is a not-for-profit participatory community festival promoting cultural, counter-cultural and agricultural initiatives in Portugal. Discover techno, experimental and electronic music in th ...

8th International Taiji-Push Hands-Meeting

8-11 June 2023 | Hassfurt am Main, Germany

The 8th International Taiji-Push Hands-Meeting organizers say: “This meeting provides TAIJI – practitioners of all styles (Yang, Chen, Wu, Fu …) in a friendly and harmonious atmosphe ...


MYAU Circus Festival

8-11 June 2023 | Albendiego, Spain

MYAU is back in 2023 with new galas, exhibitions, concerts, and special performances planned to thrill and engage you in the circus community! Organisers have plenty of surprises in store along with t ...

Wurzel Festival

8-11 June 2023 | Niedergörsdorf, Germany

Wurzel Festival offers workshops, art events, and open airs. There will also be a marketplace for you to enjoy. Since free open airs are a tradition of the festival, you’ll surely enjoy your ti ...

Terraforma Italy


9-11 June 2023 | Villa Arconati, Milan, Italy

Terraforma is a sustainability focused festival in the woods near Milan, Italy. Experience the sounds of experimental artists alongside installations, gatherings and workshops. The organisers say:  ...

World Club Dome Festival

9-11 June 2023 | Frankfurt, Germany

World Club Dome is the biggest club in the world! Returning to the heart of Frankfurt, Germany each summer, the three-day electronic music festival will have something for everyone! The festival organ ...

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Italy Contact Fest

12-18 June 2023 | Gaia Terra, Northern Italy

Join the 10th-year celebration of Italy Contact Fest in Gaia, Italy. An experienced lineup of contact teachers will take you on a transformative journey of intensive dance workshops, jams, and classes ...

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Hedoné Festival

14 June-19 January 2023 | Paris, France

Hedoné is like a wild party for your body, mind, and soul. An Art Movement about Ethical Hedonism, which basically means that true personal growth and societal change can only come from actively part ...

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16-18 June 2023 | Croyde, North Devon, England

We know, England might not be top of your list when thinking about a festival by the beach but as little nature, as there is to find in the British isles, Devon has some of the best coastline and Ocea ...

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Soul Tribe Solstice Festival

16-20 June 2023 | Wales, UK

Disconnect from the digital world for 5 days of dancing, gathering, and feasting at Soul Tribe Solstice Festival. Immerse yourself in nature and find your tribe as you explore enchanting waterfalls an ...


Django Reinhardt Jazz Festival

18-25 June 2023 | Fontainebleau, France

How many musicians have a festival named after them? Django Reinhardt is held in a special kind of awe not only for being such a great guitarist despite missing a few fingers but because he made music ...

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Stonehenge Summer Solstice Gathering

18-21 June 2023 | Stonehenge, Wiltshire, England

There used to be a Stonehenge Free Festival until the famous clash with the police that resulted in the Battle of the Beanfield. Hippies, pagans, free-spirited people against the British police in rio ...

The Juneteenth Festival of Sovereignty

18-22 June 2023 | Online

A day to remember, honour and celebrate! The festival organisers say: “We have done tremendous work in regaining and maintaining our sovereignty. It’s time to celebrate! Join this powerful lin ...

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BŪTĪBA | Solstice Dance and Music Festival

22-25 June 2023 | Latvia

True Celebration is born out of joy which is born deep within and then becomes a song, dance, laughter….and some tears of Gratitude. To be true, alive, shining in joy and love.   WHERE ARE ...

The Sheep Festival

22-26 June 2023 | landgoed Zeewolde, Netherlands

The Sheep is a Burning Man event. The participants make the event what it is. That means YOU are in charge of your own experience! It is an opportunity for everyone to be the most amazing and unexpect ...

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Sacred Gathering

23-28 June 2023 | Czech Republic

If you are yearning for a meaningful, peaceful experience, join your fellow open-hearted beings at Sacred Gathering. 30 artists and guides, 30 concerts, and 250 participants come together to build a t ...

Wald Healing Festival

23-25 June 2023 | Wehdem, Germany

The Wald Healing organizers say (according to google translate): “After the last ‘Forest Healing – Growing Together’ was another special experience, it is now the seventh tim ...

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XI International Festival of Tantra, Consciousness, Shamanism and Relationship For Singles and Couples 

23 June-2 July 2023 | Nowe Kawkowo, Poland

Tantra festivals are on the rise in Europe and the XI International Festival of Tantra, Consciousness, Shamanism and Relationship for Singles and Couples at the “Here and Now Center” in Po ...

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Lithica Gathering

24-30 June 2023 | Norway

Here’s something unique: rewilding humans 🙂 The organisers say: “Who among us has not thought from time to time how much more fulfilling and fun it would be to live as a clan where we s ...

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Hungarian Contact Improvisation Festival

27 June-15 July 2023 | Három Kincs Völgye, Hungary

A cosy contact improvisation festival in Hungary for just 60 dancers. The organisers say: “We will celebrate Contact Improvisation and deepen together into our practise during 6 days surrounded ...

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Emerging Hearts Contact Improvisation Dance Camp UK

28 June-3 July 2023 | Wiltshire, UK

Where Community Matters as much as the Dance Contact Improvisation inspired gathering All sorts of amazing dance workshops (not just contact) Variety of creative, somatic and sound-based experiences S ...

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Giocosamente Playfulness Festival

28 June-2 July 2023 | Italy

A festival of playfulness! The festival organisers say: “Find your playfulness at Giocosamente Playfulness Festival, taking place from 28 June to 2 July 2023 in the picturesque Sabina area in It ...

Kolorado Hungary


28 June-1 July 2023 | Budapest, Hungary

Kolorádó is a unique festival – a no signal place in nature! Switch off and enjoy. The organisers say: ‘A beautiful, green and free festival at the border between Budapest and nature, in ...

Palmesus Festival

30 June-1 July 2023 | Norway

Palmesus is Scandanavia’s biggest beach party! The annual summer beach festival attracts thousands of locals and visitors to the unique Norwegian town of Kristiansand. The festival organisers say: ...

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To Be Confirmed Seedcamp Festival

30-30 June 2023 | Kautzen, Austria

Seedcamp Festival’s 2021 theme will be: “Odyssey” The organizers’ say: “The coming theme of the ‘Odyssey’ brings with it some turbulent and fundamental expans ...

To Be Confirmed: UFO Bufo Festival

30-30 June 2023 | Hadinka, Vítkov-Klokočov, Czech Republic

UFO Bufo encourages good old-fashioned face-to-face communication as their festival location provides a natural digital detox (in two words – no coverage). So why not challenge oneself? We also ...


Masters Of Puppets Open Air Festival

3-9 July 2023 | Dolní Dvořiště, Czech Republic

Despite the sinister sci-fi sounding name, the Masters Of Puppets Open Air Festival seems to be rather benevolent creatures who go in for sustainability, charity and musical vibrations. The team behi ...

Nowhere Festival

3-9 July 2023 | Castejón de Monegros, Spain

A Burning Man event. What happens at Nowhere? A lot of things! Basically, what happens and what is there is what you bring with YOU, what YOU want to share. And, what the other participants want to sh ...

Electric Love Festival

6-8 July 2023 | Austria

Electric Love Festival is Austria’s premier electronic music festival. Drawing in more than 190 massive acts over three days, this festival is one of the biggest electronic music events in the world ...

Exit Festival

6-9 July 2023 | Serbia

Exit Festival is Serbia’s biggest and best event. Twice voted as ‘Best Major European Festival’, what started as a student fight for democracy and freedom has now evolved into an epic summer mus ...

Natural High Healing Festival

6-9 July 2023 | Narvilinna, Uusikaupunki, Finland

The Natural High Healing Festival will be held in Narvilinna, Finland. As you can guess from the name, alcohol and drugs aren’t welcome; instead, you’re invited to fly high with the power ...

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Noisily Festival

6-9 July 2023 | Leicestershire, England

We’ve come a long way from the big raves of the early 90’s. The music has evolved, the decor is mindblowing and there are festivals like Noisily where you can dance to electronic music wit ...

Warsaw Flow Contact Improv Festival

6-12 July 2023 | Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw Flow is Poland’s main contact improvisation festival and is one of the most dynamic CI events in Europe. The Warsaw Flow organizers say : “In our festival  we want to: – use ...

Festival Interculturel du Conte de Chiny

7-9 July 2023 | Chiny, Belgium

The craziest tellers, as well as young talents come to put their stool in Chiny to the delight of greedy ears. Visit Chiny, which is called The City of Tales for a very good reason! What the organizer ...

Timber Festival

7-9 July 2023 | Feanedock, UK

Legend says there is a time in July when the trees gather in their own festival and we are all invited! Come and enjoy 3 wonderful days of magic, art, performance, and wellbeing. The organizers say: & ...

Ultra Europe Festival

7-9 July 2023 | Split, Croatia

Ultra Europe is Europe’s premier destination music festival. Escape to the stunning Croatian waterfront for one of the largest electronic music festivals in the world. The festival organisers say: ...

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Osho Festival of Music and Meditation

9 July-14 January 2023 | Portugal

The Osho Festival of Music and Meditation is an event for every age group. Participants can immerse themselves in an enchanted world of sounds and stillness that is filled with joy and laughter. You w ...

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Embodied Intimacy Summer Camp

10-23 July 2023 | Sweden

Come and join us for two delicious weeks deep in the incredible Swedish countryside between July 10th – 23rd experiencing embodiment practices, relational exploration, expanded openness and cons ...

Netherlands Contact Improvisation Festival

11-16 July 2023 | Overveen, Netherlands

The festival organizers say: “A yearly festival where people and dancers from all over the Netherlands and abroad are coming together to create a dancing community that explores and play with th ...

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Slot Art Festival

11-15 July 2023 | Lubiąż, Poland

The Slot Art Festival is held inside the compound of an old monastery giving a surreal, timeless backdrop to all the great art installations and music held over the 5 days. There are elements of punk ...

Airbeat One Festival

12-16 July 2023 | Italy

Transport yourself across the world at Airbeat One Festival. North Germany’s largest electronic music festival welcomes all of you and all your favorite DJs on a magical journey, bringing a taste of ...

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Buddhafield Festival

12-16 July 2023 | Taunton, Somerset, England

With 4000 people, Buddhafield hits a sweet spot between a small, cosy festival and an event big enough to have a lot going on. Infused with the philosophy of Buddhism, this is a very conscious festiva ...

Dour Festival

12-16 July 2023 | Belgium

Dour Festival offers five days of love and alternative music in the heart of Belgium. The multi genre festival welcomes visitors from all over the globe to one of the country’s top summer events. Th ...

Beat-Herder Festival

13-16 July 2023 | Dockber Farm, United Kingdom

Beat-Herder is an annual summer festival, which has been running since 2006. The festival covers several musical genres including breakbeat, dub, reggae, dubstep, techno, house, drum and bass, folk, d ...

Feel Festival

13-17 July 2023 | Bergheider See, Germany

Feel Festival is a music-focused festival but many other activities like yoga, guided meditations, and art workshops are being offered. They even have a half-pipe for skateboarding! The festival area ...

Yaga Gathering

13-17 July 2023 | Varėna, Lithuania

The Yaga Gathering is a psychedelic open-air gathering held in Lithuania each year. The festival first started in 2003 and has slowly grown since then. It’s the usual New Age and pagan themes wi ...

Dominator Festival

14-15 July 2023 | Eersel, Netherlands

Dominator is the world’s biggest outdoor hardcore festival. Lace up your Air Maxes and brace yourself for the best hardcore party of the year! The festival organisers say: “Dominator Festival is t ...

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Jupiter Rising

14-16 July 2023 | Wilkieston, West Lothian, Scotland

Jupiter Rising is an independent art and music festival in Scotland. Explore, discover and celebrate in nature. The organisers say: ‘Expect an inventive and experimental programme of live music, ...

Masters of Calm Festival

14-23 July 2023 | Dubingiai, Lithuania

Masters of Calm is a festival held in the middle of the forest in Lithuania with a vibrant, welcoming atmosphere.  The festival organisers say (according to Google Translate): “Holidays, afte ...

Tai Chi Caledonia

14-21 July 2023 | Stirling, Scotland

The Tai Chi Caledonia organizers say : “Thank you for visiting our website where you will find details of our latest event, Tai Chi Caledonia 2020, our 25th year offering high quality teaching o ...

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Festival de Danse Contact Improvisation

15-21 July 2023 | Rustrel, France

Enjoy 7 days in one of the most beautiful villages in France, participating in intimate workshops, jams, and live performances at Festival Contact Improvisation. Delicious vegetarian delights will be ...

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Yoga Mela

15-22 July 2023 | South of Sweden

Yoga Mela is a festival that celebrates the spirit of Yoga and Sacred Music. It offers a unique experience with over 200 programs, including Satsang, authentic yoga, sacred music, thought-provoking wo ...

Yoga Mela Festival

15-22 July 2023 | Sweden

Rejoice in togetherness! Welcome to join for this 8-day celebration in the spirit of yoga and sacred music. Singing the glory of life and sharing a magical togetherness – full of authentic joy, devo ...

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Alchemy of Love Festival

16-20 July 2023 | UK

Alchemy of Love Festival is a juicy event for anyone looking to go a bit deeper! The festival organisers say: “Birthed out of the pillars of intimacy, authenticity, connection, and community. Al ...

Electric Castle Festival

19-23 July 2023 | Romania

Electric Castle is a five-day electronic music festival that takes place in the Transylvanian domain of Banffy Castle. Explore the unique Romanian sights by day and catch major electronic acts by nigh ...

Boom Festival

20-27 July 2023 | Idanha-a-Nova, Portugal

The Boom Festival is a legend on the alternative festival circuit. It’s held every two years by a lake in Portugal and mixes up visual arts, street theater, psychedelic performances, fire dances ...

Sacred Earth Festival

20-23 July 2023 | Fagervik, Finland

We’re big fans of events that keep it small and beautiful, and Sacred Earth Festival does just that. The festival organisers say: “From the start in 2018 our vision has been to create a fe ...

Secret Garden Party Festival

20-23 July 2023 | UK

Good luck getting a ticket. The Secret Garden Party is a legendary annual arts and music festival that was supposed to have ended forever in 2017 but here it is back again. Tickets normally sell out w ...

Burning Woman Festival

21-23 July 2023 | Belvoir Castle, United Kingdom

Burning Woman Festival is a festival run by women and for women. It is a beautiful heart space for women to relax, rejuvenate, celebrate, connect, flourish, transform, and take time for themselves. An ...

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Festival at the Edge

21-23 July 2023 | Kidderminster, England

Festival at the Edge is the oldest storytelling festival in England. There’s plenty to get involved with – workshops and informal music sessions, as well as all the fantastic storytelling ...

Just Love Festival

21-30 July 2023 | Germany

 Just Love Festival is a 10-day event that offers everything from music, yoga, meditation, holi, dance, inspiring talks and so much more. The festival is purely vegan, alcohol-free, drug-free, and ch ...

Kosmos Festival

21-23 July 2023 | Ristiina, Finland

The organizers say: “We are all about welcoming new artists into Kosmos Festival! If you already have some gigs or shows under your belt and feel like your sounds or arts would fit into our prog ...

Nation of Gondwana-Pyonen

21-23 July 2023 | Grünefeld, Germany

Nation of Gondwana is an outdoor electronic music festival. They have some amazing light installations and a long line-up. A “must” if you’re into electronic music and psytrance. C ...

Parookaville Festival

21-23 July 2023 | Airport Weeze, Germany

Parookaville is Germany’s most popular dance music event. The three-day festival welcomes more than 200,000 visitors and is one of the largest festivals in Europe! The festival organisers say: “Pa ...

Stainsby Festival

21-23 July 2023 | Stainsby, Derbyshire, England

Stainsby Festival has been going strong for 50 years! This is a live music festival that offers music, crafts stalls, entertainment for children, workshops, storytelling, theatre, film, philosophy, a ...

Tomorrowland Festival

21-30 July 2023 | Belgium

Tomorrowland is the largest and most sought out electronic music festival in the world. Spread out across two weekends each summer, the three-day event is truly an experience unlike any other. Tickets ...

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Solstice Dance and Music Festival

22 July-25 June 2023 | Latvia

The Solstice Dance and Music Festival is a celebration of Life, Joy, Healing, and Self inquiry occurring during four days of Summer Solstice. Get ready for a wild time in the forests of Latvia, by the ...

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Art of Touch Festival France

23-30 July 2023 | France

We want to boost you, in the most efficient way: massage! HEALING TOUCH How can we best contribute to your well-being, during this time of new challenges? Holding this wish in our minds, the Sadhaka ...

Greek Tantra Festival

Greek Tantra Holidays

23-29 July 2023 | Lesvos

SEVEN DAYS OF MEDITATION, DANCE AND CELEBRATION!   Tantra Greece holidays is a beautiful and harmonious combination of Tantra practice with a holiday on one of the most beautiful beaches in Greec ...

Angsbacka Tantra Festival

25-25 July 2023 | Molkom, Sweden

Angsbacka is a centre for spiritual festivals and events in Sweden and it’s been running since 1996. It hosts the Sexsibility Festival and also this tantra festival. Nice work if you can get it. ...

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Biodanza Tribal Gathering

26-30 July 2023 | Winterswijk, Netherlands

For those passionate about biodanza the Biodanza Tribal Gathering has to be on your calendar. Biodanzers (?) are often effusive in their love for the dance as can be seen in the description below R ...

Outlook Origins

27 July-1 August 2023 | Pirovac, Croatia

Outlook Origins will be a festival you will enjoy if you like sun and music. It is basically a big beach party with good music. There will be many live sets. The organizers say: “Now situated ju ...

Polifonic Italy


27-30 July 2023 | Valle D'Itria, Puglia, Italy

Polifonic offers the best in electronic music whilst promoting diversity, internationality and positive communities in Italy. The organisers say: ‘..the place where sounds come to life blending ...

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Wild Love Festival

27-30 July 2023 | Iceland

In the pure wilds of the north, close to the arctic circle WILD LOVE emerges! Iceland welcomes you to join a growing heart centred family, in the 4th year of its vibrant Festival birthing, We celeb ...

Les Rencontres Jasnières

28-30 July 2023 | Marçon, France

The Les Rencontres Jasnières organizers say (according to Google Translate): “You will have the opportunity to practice the forms of taiji quan, tuishou, weapons in various internal styles and ...

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Milkshake Festival

29-30 July 2023 | Amsterdam, Netherlands

Milkshake Festival is a colourful, open-minded, safe space festival for all! The organisers say: ‘This annual weekender has one basic tenant: accept everyone and have fun doing it… a love- ...

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SUMMER MOVES – Conscious Dance Festival France

30 July-5 August 2023 | France

SUMMER MOVES welcomes you to this joyful, nourishing and uplifting festival, to celebrate life in all its forms, with all its challenges. A wild, tender, yummy mix of dance, movement and voice worksho ...

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Ozora Psychedelic Festival

31 July-6 August 2023 | Dádpuszta,Hungary

Ok, Ozora is a big festival and mostly we’re about small events and gatherings on this site but as long as you don’t think psytrance music should have remained in the 20th century and woul ...

To Be Confirmed: Brainchild Festival

31-31 July 2023 | East Sussex, England

Brainchild Festival is an independent festival that doesn’t focus on any particular genre but is instead a big splash of creativity. It really looks like a lot of fun. The organizers say: “ ...

To Be Confirmed: SUN Festival

31-31 July 2023 | Csobánkapuszta, Hungary

S.U.N stands for Solar Unite Natives: a project growing out of the Hungarian Goa trance scene and it uses the profits from the S.U.N Festival to invest in a sustainable community. The organizers say: ...

Wasteland Summerfest

To Be Confirmed: Wasteland Summerfest

31-31 July 2023 | Amsterdam, Netherlands (dates to be confirmed)

Wasteland Summerfest is a very unusual festival – Post-Apocalyptic dress code mandatory! The organisers say: ‘Dive into the festival’s Post-Apocalyptic theme and dance like there is no t ...


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August Summer Retreats in the Mountains of Spain| Iyengar Yoga, Meditative Arts and Traditional Tantra

1-20 August 2023 | Sierra de Gredos, Spain

The yoga retreat organisers say: ‘During the month of August we will be staying at Casa Rural el Pagano, one of the best retreat centres in Spain, located in between the regions of Sierra de Gre ...

The Karlsoy Festival

1-6 August 2023 | Norway

The Karlsoy Festival is held on an island in Norway and celebrates art, dance and alternative culture. Karlsøya – Land of the free from digitalaksjon on Vimeo. The festival organisers say: R ...

All About Love Festival

2-8 August 2023 | Huntington, United Kingdom

All About Love sees itself more as a movement than a festival. Who says you can’t have fun while saving the world? The festival organizers say: “Personal relationships and connectivity, servic ...

To Be Confirmed: Hieros Gamos Festival

2-6 August 2023 | Dronten, Netherlands

Hieros Gamos Festival is not just a festival. It is more like a weekend long experience in which you will become vulnerable and open to yourself and others. You will get the chance to open up and face ...

Blue Monkey Festival

3-7 August 2023 | Leuenberg, Höhenland, Germany

Blue Monkey Festival has the usual mix of dance and yoga, healing and fun. If you’ve been to this festival let us know what it’s like 🙂 The festival organizers say: “What happens if a ...

Castlefest Netherlands


3-6 August 2023 | Lisse, Netherlands

Castlefest is the Fantasy festival of the Netherlands. Enter a different world at this unique festival! The organisers say: ‘A fest for young and old, where, as soon as you enter the gates, you ...

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Rumble Festival

3-14 August 2023 | Chesham, England

It’s great to see more festivals going alcohol-free. It makes such a difference to the overall feeling. A dance festival with contact improv, 5 rhythms, forró , acro-yoga and more. Rumble seems ...

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The Green Gathering

3-6 August 2023 | Piercefield Park, Chepstow, UK

The Green Gathering is an alternative festival par excellance powered by alternative energy (wind and sun) and featuring a plethora of alternative culture with acoustic music, workshops, skill sharin ...

Untold Festival

3-6 August 2023 | Cluj-Napoca, Romania

There’s never been a more magical land than Transylvania and the heart of Romania opens up its gates to the world each summer for Untold Festival. Enjoy everything from the biggest headlining acts t ...

Wilderness Festival

3-6 August 2023 | Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire, England

Don’t let the name fool you, as from what we can tell this festival is set on making sure you’re entertained by far more than just falling pine cones and chattering squirrels. This seems t ...

World Yoga Festival

3-6 August 2023 | Beale Park, Berks, UK

The World Yoga Festival organizers say: “Four rejuvenating days incorporating yoga asana from many different lineages, pranayama, meditation, non-duality, Ayurveda, chanting, kirtan, wisdom tal ...

The Spirit Of Awen

4-13 August 2023 | Arlingham, Gloucestershire, England

The Spirit Of Awen is a druid and pagan gathering. This gathering will give you the chance to indulge yourself with workshops by the fire, get inspired and dance. The organizers say : “This year ...

Modem Festival (Momento Demento)

7-13 August 2023 | Primislje, Croatia

Modem Festival has been going strong for years, and still on its way towards creating an unforgettable psychedelic experience. The organizers say: “A positive, festive and persevering spirit was ...

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Punk Rock Holiday

8-11 August 2023 | Tolmin, Slovenia

You might have noticed now this site has a bias towards hippie festivals and gatherings. So we thought we’d include at least one loud festival! Punk Rock Holiday had a pretty good lineup for 202 ...

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Boomtown Fair

9-13 August 2023 | Winchester, Hampshire, England

Boomtown is an English festival with an anarchic creative spirit and its own mythology surrounding each year’s edition. Conceptualised as a city with its own politics and cultural evolution, tho ...

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Impulse Festival

9-13 August 2023 | Bruailles, France

The Impulse Festival is a gathering created with love, with talented and dedicated artists and facilitator. A really unique and avant-gardist International festival dedicated to the 18-35 generation. ...

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Tantris Festival

9-13 August 2023 | Germany

The Tantris Festival offers a rich program, amazing people, and an abundance of creative energy! The festival takes place in a beautiful house surrounded by nature and greenery, designed for immersing ...

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Ancient Trance Festival

10-13 August 2023 | Taucha, Germany

To be honest, we know nothing about Ancient Trance Festival except that many people seem to love it. They offer music, workshops and a family environment. The organisers say (from last year): “W ...

Finkenbach Festival

11-12 August 2023 | Rothenburg, Germany

This festival looks very German and so incredibly stocked with bluesy music we can’t help but think magic mushrooms and/or acid will be available on demand. Here’s a video from 2018 to giv ...

The Qontinent Festival

11-13 August 2023 | Belgium

Belgium and Holland’s biggest event companies join forces once again to present The Qontinent. The festival is ‘Breaking Boundaries’ this summer with three-days of hard dance action in the heart ...

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Acronia / Acronyx

12-21 August 2023 | Thuringia, Germany

The Acronyx festival, now called ACRONIA, will take place in a mystical grove this summer. It promises to be 10 days of excitement and beauty! While this year the organizers aim to have a larger team, ...

New Healing Festival

14-20 August 2023 | Prignitz, Germany

New Healing Festival is a family-friendly festival. They seem to have a relaxing environment and a variety of activities to enjoy. The organizers say: “The magic continues… At the New Healing ...

Overjam Slovenia


16-20 August 2023 | Tolmin, Slovenia

Overjam is in its 10th year of this reggae festival in Slovenia. The organisers say: ‘More than a reggae festival!’ Learn more about Overjam!

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Green Man Festival

17-20 August 2023 | Brecon Beacons, Wales, UK

Green Man is an alternative music festival set in Wales ‘where mystical ley lines meet amid ancient Welsh oak trees’. It’s primarily a place to catch great concerts and recent years ...

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Medicine Festival

17-20 August 2023 | Berkshire, England

In August 2023 the Medicine Festival will be a healing gathering. All profits will go in favor of the indigenous people. The vision of the Medicine Community is to preserve their land, traditions and ...

Just So Festival

18-20 August 2023 | Cheshire, United Kingdom

Just So Festival looks pretty cool. Creative, innovative, open-hearted, subversive – just the kind of festival we like! The festival organizers say: “Step into Just So Festival for an unforget ...

North Sea Tai Chi Festival

18-20 August 2023 | Zeewolde, Netherlands

For now, we don’t have any information on future editions of this event… The North Sea Tai Chi Festival organizers say: “The North Sea Tai Chi Festival is a 3-day outdoor festival where, in ...

Spiritual Realms Festival

19-20 August 2023 | United Kingdom

Spiritual Realms Festival sounds a bit holier-than-thou but hey, even awakened spirits need to gather together.. The festival organizers say: “We felt we needed to offer an opportunity where people ...

Creamfields Festival

24-27 August 2023 | United Kingdom

Creamfields is one of the largest dance music festivals in the world. Selling out each year, the event draws in the world’s biggest electronic artists for an unforgettable weekend in Northern En ...

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Lost Village

24-27 August 2023 | Lincolnshire, England

Lost Village is an intimate festival which takes place in an abandoned forest – let your curiosity run free! The organisers say: ‘As you navigate through a network of winding pathways; der ...

Shambala Festival

24-27 August 2023 | Northamptonshire, England

The Shambala Festival looks determined to be the Midlands of England’s most diverse gathering. People of all ages are welcome, families are encouraged, and young children are promised an experie ...

Maui Waui Festival

25-27 August 2023 | England, UK

Maui Waui is a 3 day and 4 night international festival of music, performance and arts. The festival organisers say: ‘Maui Waui focuses on an all welcoming family feel with lots to do for kids a ...

Muzika Organika – Cacao Dance Festival

25-27 August 2023 | Slovenia

Muzika Organika – Cacao Dance Festival take cacao ceremonies to the next level – now you can dance while drinking hot chocolate! The festival organizers say: “The festival is so much more th ...

Mysteryland Festival

25-27 August 2023 | Netherlands

Come and embark on the journey of a lifetime at Mysteryland. This festival is one of the oldest electronic music festivals in the world and they organisers definitely know a thing or two about putting ...

Reading Festival

25-27 August 2023 | Richfield Avenue, United Kingdom

Reading Festival is an annual alternative music festival that takes place each Bank Holiday Weekend in Reading, England. Sharing the same bill with Leeds Festival in the south, the pair are some of th ...

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Yoga & Arts Festival

26-28 August 2023 | Schwante Castle, Berlin

The Yoga & Arts Festival is a three-day event dedicated to yoga, art, and nature. The beautiful setting of the Schwante Castle Estate provides a chance to deepen yoga and meditation techniques, as ...

To be confirmed: Forest Soul Gathering

31-31 August 2023 | Portugal

For those who were born too late to enjoy Goa Trance parties in the 90’s there are festivals like Forest Soul Gathering in Portugal.  The festival organisers say: ‘Forest Soul is a bi-a ...


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Space Safari

1-4 September 2023 | Belgian Ardennes

Space Safari almost certainly involves exploring your inner space with the help of some friendly chemicals. The festival organisers say: ‘Dance through dimensions & explore the magic of mind ...

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The Island Festival

3-8 September 2023 | Sibenik, Croatia

The Island Festival is a festival and a holiday mixing music, nature, wellness and culture. Celebrate electronic music with a maximum of 700 like-minded people on this unique island! The organisers sa ...


Vesuvius Contact Festival

4-10 September 2023 | (Pompeii) Naples, Italy

Jam every night at Vesuvius Contact Festival! You will cultivate a greater connection to your body with workshops teaching floorwork, communication, transition, and falling, amongst other contemporary ...

Own Spirit Festival

6-11 September 2023 | Baldellou, Spain

Back when we were young and frying our brains on liquid LSD, trance music was all about the inner journey, turning the dance floor into one big shamanic space and seeing just how far you could push yo ...

LoveJam Campout

7-11 September 2023 | Eridge Park, Tunbridge Wells

The LoveJam Campout community describes themselves as a nationwide family on a mission to inspire creativity, sobriety & positive transformation for people, community & planet. This festival i ...


14-18 September 2023 | Powys, Wales

The MicroBurn is a not-for-profit community that is inspired by Burning Man principles. The festival organisers say: “We MicroBurners like to enjoy ourselves. We cannot deny that we have loads o ...

Georgian Contact Improvisation Festival

18-24 September 2023 | Tbilsi, Georgia

In case you needed an excuse to travel to Georgia… The CI festival organisers say: ‘This is a festival of Contact Improvisation that brings together people from all over the world and unit ...

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J-Fest - Turkish Juggling Convention

25 September-1 October 2023 | Turkey

Share your juggling skills or learn from the best at the 16th J-Fest in Turkey. You are in for tons of circus arts and alternative workshops teaching you juggling skills, acrobatics, and much more. If ...

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World Bodypainting Festival

26-30 September 2023 | Klagenfurt, Austria

*Main days 22-24 July. Rest includes side events.* Claiming to be the most ‘colourful festival in the world’, the World Bodypainting Festival is set by a fabulous lake in Austria and is wi ...

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World Bodypainting Festival 2017

26-30 September 2023 | Austria

Whatever else the modern world may be, it’s certainly an interesting place for the artist who no longer has to limit their creativity to the canvas but can even take their brush to the human bod ...

Taste of Love Festival

28 September-2 October 2023 | Byron Bay, Australia

The Taste of Love Festival organizers say: “Taste of Love Festival is back with inspiring presenters on the topics of awakening, love and consciousness and is scheduled for its 6th debut in Ball ...

To Be Confirmed: Anthropos Festival

30-30 September 2023 | Near London, UK

Billing themselves as ‘a new kind of festival’, Anthropos looks stylising, interesting and diverse. The festival organisers say: ‘With stunning visual art, diverse electronic beats a ...


Ecstatic Dance Festival

1-6 October 2023 | Corfu. Greece

You, too, can dance your way to ecstasy without any chemical enhancement … The festival organisers say: “Welcome to 5 days and 6 nights of Ecstatic Bliss on the greenest island of Greece! ...

Harmonia Ecstatic Dance Festival

4-8 October 2023 | Lesvos Island, Greece

Harmonia Ecstatic Dance Festival is an amazing way to prolong your summer on one of Greece’s most beautiful islands. The ecstatic dance festival organisers say: ‘We dreamed of a gathering ...

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5-9 October 2023 | Bristol, UK

SWhoop organizers say: “SWhoop is the South West Hoop Conference brought to you by Hooping Mad (aka Emma Kenna).  Held in a converted church in the heart of Bristol in the UK, SWhoop is a hi ...

Om Yoga Show - Manchester

13-15 October 2023 | Manchester, England

The Om Yoga Show organizers say : “For over a decade the OM Yoga Show has grown ever more popular, becoming the biggest yoga gathering in Europe, and one of the largest events of its kind in th ...

Defqon.1 Festival

25-29 October 2023 | Netherlands

Defqon.1 is the world’s premier hard dance festival. Uniting thousands of ‘weekend warriors’ each year, the festival is the home of the harder styles and the Mecca for all hard dance lovers. The ...


To be confirmed: The Amsterdam Storytelling Festival

30-30 November 2023 | Amsterdam, Netherlands

An interesting festival that presents the best of the growing storytelling scene in the Netherlands and that has carefully curated the best performances of the year around the world. What the organize ...

Festivals in 2024


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Intimacy Winter Camp

5-18 February 2024 | Florida, USA

After many sold out Summer Camp’s, we’re thrilled to announce in 2024 we are expanding to include our inaugural WINTER CAMP in the USA – in the warm, tropical paradise of Florida!  What wou ...


The Festival of Musicality

8 June-15 November 2024 | Czech Republic

Would you like to play more music? Would you like to learn more about how music works, what makes a good song, to discover new rhythms and harmonies? Would you like to learn from a community of amateu ...

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Tantric Joy Festival

12-16 June 2024 | Amsterdam, Holland

After three joyful festivals in the city of Amsterdam we were flirting with nature… feeling the grass at our feet, waking up with the tribe, jumping in the lake, taking an ice bath, lying at the bea ...


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Intimacy Summer Camp

8-21 July 2024 | Sweden

💖 Welcome to Intimacy Summer Camp 2024…💖 A relational playground dedicated to the exploration of Intimacy, Embodiment, and Community!   What would be possible if you had 2 weeks to fu ...

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The Road Junky Festival of Creativity

19-28 July 2024 | in the hills of Czech Republic

The Festival of Creativity is a different kind of festival. There are just 125 places available and all the food is included over the week of camping in the forested hills of the Czech Republic. All d ...

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Caia Tribe Gathering

25-28 July 2024 | Germany

The CAIA academy invites up to 300 people to celebrate life, nature, and the joy of being together with people at the Lebensgarten Steyerberg, one of the oldest eco-villages in Germany. The ‚CAIA Tr ...


The Festival of Sensuality

17-24 August 2024 | Czech Republic

Have you ever thought about going to a tantra festival but it seemed a bit too mystical? Have you ever thought about going to a sex-positive festival but it seemed a bit too kinky? Would you like to g ...


at.tension Germany


5-8 September 2024 | Lärz, Germany

at.tension is an interdisciplinary theatre festival set across 100 hectares in Lärz, Germany.   The organisers say: ‘..a unique location and extraordinary stage for a theatre festival, wit ...