Happy 21st birthday Earthdance

Party with a conscience at Woody Cape Nature Reserve

EARTHDANCE Nelson Mandela Bay Global Peace Party will be hosting its third event at the scenic natural oasis, Woody Cape Backpackers & Nature Lodge, in Alexandria from Friday September 22 to Sunday September 24.

PICTURE PERFECT: Earthdance party goers enjoyed a beautiful sunset overlooking the Alexandria dune fields last year

Earthdance is a global event and is currently in its 21st year. The event is not only about people joining to promote peace, but is also a registered organisation that mandates that each of the approximate 600 synchronised events across 80 countries contribute part of their profits to vulnerable people and communities.

This year’s peace-loving three-day music festival will raise money for Jehovah Jireh Haven, an orphanage in Alexandria.

Earthdance Nelson Mandela Bay and Vortex Trance Adventures (rated top 10 psy-trance event company in the world) have partnered together to bring an epic 21st year anniversary celebration for Earthdance Global Peace Party. There are only six registered events in Africa, of which four are in South Africa.

KEEPING IT GROOVY: The countdown has begun for the 21st anniversary of Earthdance Nelson Mandela Bay Global Peace Party to take place at the Woody Cape Backpackers & Nature Lodge in Alexandria .Organiser and DJ Antony ‘Ant’ De Bruin is a regular on the line-up and will play again this year

“Please help us support this amazing charity and bring donations of children’s clothes, toys and food to the festival. Donations can be dropped off at the gate. Jehovah Jireh Haven is a registered non-profit organization established by Molly and Cornelius Bam, a place created for the safety of vulnerable South African children in Alexandria, Eastern Cape,” said event organiser Anthony de Bruin.

De Bruin has held the rights to Earthdance Nelson Mandela Bay for nearly a decade and started hosting the annual festival near Gamtoos River in its earlier days. He then moved the event to a more suitable venue at Falcon Rock but decided to move the event three years ago to the Sunshine Coast when he realised the natural untouched potential for the area and the need for a the community to be united through creating a consciousness that promotes peace and social healing.

This year’s theme, “Re-Evolution”, looks at inspiring individuals, and within its greater scope, humanity, to getting back on track to help provide a future that will sustain our children. “The theme signifies the need for citizens all over the world to revitalize their resistance to false ideas of separatism,” said De Bruin.

“In this time of evolutionary growth, we hope for joy together as we explore our world, delight in nature, and celebrate the diversity that sustains us. Together we learn and expand. We include, and don’t exclude.”

On Saturday at midnight, the global “prayer for peace” will take place, a synchronised time where at every Earthdance event around the world, event goers will have a quiet moment of thought and intention towards unification of global peace and healing.

As in every year, a killer line-up will keep the event going including acts and DJs such as Flooting Grooves, DJ Absynth, Talking Decks, Jacksource, Silverback and De Bruin himself.

“Being part of Earthdance has humbled me; there is a deeper spiritual meaning behind Earthdance and how it changes you as a person,” said De Bruin.

To join in on the Eastern Cape event, tickets at the gate are R350 per person for a whole weekend pass as well as a reduced rate on Saturday and Sunday only. Numerous food and refreshment stalls will be available for the hungry. The event is a family friendly occasion but U18s must be accompanied by an adult.

In an effort to promote sustainability, no glass is allowed at the venue or in the nature reserve.

“We want to leave no footprint after the event and want to spread a positive and uplifting vibe among people. No bad behaviour or illegal substances will be tolerated either,” said De Bruin.

See Earthdance Nelson Mandela Bay 2017 Re-Evolution Facebook page for more information or call De Bruin on 079-941-6951 for more information.

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WE MADE IT: When travelling from PE, drive till Nanaga Farm stall (N2), swing onto the R72 towards Alexandria. Just before you hit the town take a right onto a gravel road, after 100m go through a gate and follow the road until you see the signs. Road is about 12km after the first sign. From East London, drive past Bushmans until you see a sign for Boknes/ Cannon Rocks, turn left. At 4 way stop turn right onto gravel road, after 200m take 1st left. After 17kms take next left. Continue till you reach automated boom and see the signs.




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