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Harvest Festival 2007


It's always hard to say goodbye to the summer, but for those participating in this weekend's Harvest Festival, the transition will be a techno-induced, fire-illuminated adventure!

Organizers of the annual autumn 'burning-man-of-the-north' festival have found their most unique and exciting location to date. Partnering with artist Peter Camani, this year's celebration is at the extraordinary Midlothian Ridge art farm. I've only seen photos, but the enormous instillations look amazing! It's about a 3-hour drive from Toronto, but if you can get up there early for a little exploring, it looks like it will be well worth it.

Scary photo after the jump, courtesy of harvestfestival.org.

At Harvest Festival the arts and entertainment don't end with the elaborate art farm and techno music. After a wildly popular performance last year, Toronto's wonderfully entertaining Zero Gravity Circus makes their return with another installment of the Lunacy Cabaret. Expect circus rigging, jugglers, fire acts, contortionists, aerialists and risquĂŠ over the top comedy.

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As far as the music line-up goes, there is a solid mix of DJs from Ontario and Quebec. These local veterans of the vinyl will be brining their talent to three very unconventional arenas. The visually surreal Pyramid of last year will be returning with some deep and dubby downtempo. The other two stages will likely be black-lit barns with thumping techno and trance.

But if that's too much for you, there's always a massive bonfire to retreat to, which inevitably becomes the social hotspot for the night.

Harvest Festival
September 22-23, 2007
Tickets @ Shanti Baba, Moog Audio, Play De Record, Studio Gang
$48 + can food donation at the gate (mandatory!)

Zero Gravity Circus & Car Installation @ Harvest Festival 2006

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Dragon Heart System (techno)

NOAH PRED
REPAIR - LIVE
KF
FABIO PALERMO
LEE OSBORNE
MIKE GIBBS
MAZIAM
IAN GUTHRIE
ADAM MARSHAL
GERARD VALDEZ
HALI

Pyramid Systemdown (tempo & world beats)

THE STABLES (formerly THE KENT BOYS) - LIVE
PRIMAL DRUM COLLECTIVE - LIVE
YOSHI & CHIE - LIVE
LAL - LIVE
NEERAV
LEX & REW
CHOCOLATE & PATRICK ROOTS
MARZ
BLA
AIA
MEDICINEMAN
ROLLIN CASH & GABOR

Web System (psy-trance & progressive)

FM RADIO GODS - LIVE
REPEAT CUSTOMER - LIVE
JAREK
SHANKAR
PLAN B
JEREMY R.
SKETI
QUIVERING VIRGIN
NEIL GIBSON


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