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.
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.
September 22-23, 2007
Tickets @ Shanti Baba, Moog Audio, Play De Record, Studio Gang
$48 + can food donation at the gate (mandatory!)
Dragon Heart System (techno)
REPAIR - LIVE
Pyramid Systemdown (tempo & world beats)
THE STABLES (formerly THE KENT BOYS) - LIVE
PRIMAL DRUM COLLECTIVE - LIVE
YOSHI & CHIE - LIVE
LAL - LIVE
LEX & REW
CHOCOLATE & PATRICK ROOTS
ROLLIN CASH & GABOR
Web System (psy-trance & progressive)
FM RADIO GODS - LIVE
REPEAT CUSTOMER - LIVE
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