Symbiosis’ Pyramid Eclipse is being held May 17-21 on the shores of Pyramid Lake on the Paiute Reservation near Nixon, Nev.
The festival will host hundreds of bands and DJs on its five stages including sets from Tipper, PantyRaid, Claude VonStroke, Damian Lazarus, Dub Kirtan All Stars, Emancipator, Entheogenic, Gang Gang Dance, Lyrics Born, Minilogue, Paper Diamond, Random Rab, Shlohmo, Salva, Vau de Vire Society, Rupa & The April Fishes, Vagabond Opera and many, many more.
The entertainment doesn’t stop there. Performers you’ll find hanging out at the fest include jugglers, fire spinners, belly dancers, clowns, stilt walkers and more “fabulous, freaky people that the West Coast is famous for.”
During the day fans can attend course on astrology, ancestral arts, belly dancing, circus acrobatics, electric cars, entheogens, folk medicine, indigenous wisdom, mycology, past-life regressions, permaculture, sacred geometry, time banking, unified field theory, wellness, yoga and more. Documentary director Chris Paine and poet Drew Dellinger are a few of the workshop teachers.
You might have guessed it already but Symbiosis is definitely a green festival. All of the food options will be fresh, local and/or organic. Lighting and sound at the event will be powered only by sunlight, wind and biofuels. The folks at the festival won’t be providing any trashcans. Your only options are compost and recycling thanks to a zero-waste, no plastic policy. Fans are encouraged to bring their own “bliss bowls” and “conscious cutlery” but reusable dishes will also be available for a small deposit that will be returned at a dishwashing station.
An announcement from Symbiosis explains that the festival is timed to aligned with the May 20 eclipse at approximately 6:30 p.m.
“During the annual eclipse only the edge of the sun will remain visible as a fiery ring around the moon suspended above the mainstage for more than four minutes.”
To ensure that Symbiosis stays small and sustainable, the festival is limited to 8,000 attendees. Regular advance tickets are on sale now for $250 through April 20. After the new moon, tickets will increase to $280. All ticketing fees included. Children 12 and under are free. Vehicle passes must be purchased separately. Limited car camping is available on a first come basis.
Symbiosis’ ticket agent, Inticketing, is offering fans a carbon offset option and will plant one tree for every ticket ordered online.
For more information visit PyramidEclipse.com