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Vortex OpenSource Festival – 8 Dec 2016

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“While we may come from different countries and speak different tongues, our hearts beat as one…”

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The spirit of dance plays a tremendous role in cultures and beliefs across the globe. Dance has connected people all over the world for centuries and brought people together to celebrate, express, communicate, heal and, of course, love!

In Africa, San shamans use dance to enter a trance-like state known as Kia which is said to stimulate out-of-body experiences for healing Mother Earth and her people. Although our dances differ, there are some things that remain the same – dance strengthens human ties; it boasts the power to reconcile and uplift the spirit, and allows us to reach a natural state of euphoria by reconnecting with primal, unadulterated energy.

In the Circle of Dreams, rhythms and beats compel beings from all walks of life to move as a collective entity; it is within this safe and magical place that we are able to expand our consciousness, express our innermost emotions and uplift and nourish not only ourselves but our brothers and sisters of life.

Some might say that music and dance is a force powerful enough to change the world if you are open enough to feel it.

“Dance is the hidden language of our soul”

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THE FREQUENCY
● ◯ XP VOODOO
● ◯ ZYCE
● ◯ BIM
● ◯ DRUKVERDELER
● ◯ 2012
● ◯ ROSA VENTURA
● ◯ TIM DUSTER
● ◯ CREATOR
● ◯ FLOOTING GROOVES
● ◯ KAI MATHESDORF
● ◯ THATY
● ◯ K-JOS
● ◯ CONNECTO
● ◯ DJ MARK
● ◯ MOOG
● ◯ HEADROOM
● ◯ BERNZ
● ◯ BRUCE
● ◯ ABSYNTH
● ◯ RUBIX QUBE
● ◯ KILLER B
● ◯ SONIC
● ◯ CONCIOUS CHAOS
● ◯ KILLAWATT
● ◯ ZEZIA
● ◯ SILO
● ◯ DRIFTER
● ◯ THOMAS
● ◯ TIGERLILLI
● ◯ BONNIE & CLYDE
● ◯ MYSTRIX
● ◯ JAMAL
● ◯ FORMUL8
● ◯ CRYPTIC
● ◯ JANARCHY
● ◯ SPLIFF POLITIX
● ◯ NRITYA
● ◯ CLEAR PARTICLES
● ◯ STEREO FICTION
● ◯ WILD LETTUCE
● ◯ ROOMMUSH
● ◯ FRACTAL
● ◯ NINJA JACK
● ◯ JOSTRADAMUS
● ◯ CRUSHHARDER
● ◯ PSYOPS
● ◯ SEMANTIC DRIFT
● ◯ ANT
● ◯ XEFIN
● ◯ JUKEBOX

๏ ONE DANCE FLOOR ๏ ONE ENERGY ๏ ONE LOVE ๏

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THE MAGICAL VENUE ♒ THE CIRCLE OF DREAMS
Endless River / Riviersonderend / Cape Town – South Africa

FULL Camping Facilities – FREE Hot Showers, Flush-Toilets, Mountain Spring Drinking Water, Shaded Camping by your car, Communal 24 Hour Braai Fires in all Camping Zones, around the clock security, Medics, Art Performances, Food Vendors, Workshops, Trade Stalls, Beautiful Swimming River & so much more. Give yourself seven days to uplift the soul, nourish the mind and feed your universe.

๏ D I R E C T I O N S ๏
From CT – Take N2 past Caledon to Riviersonderend. From Caltex Travel 7 km & turn left at DR1306. From George – Take N2 to Cape Town – Past Swellendam (7kms before Riviersonderend) & turn right at DR1306. LOOK FOR SIGNS!

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Distance is relative to your desire to travel. Life’s a journey, enjoy the ride.
Remember to car pool; not only will this help with fuel costs but it will help reduce the CO2 emissions of the festival – together we can make a difference!

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F E S T I V A L T I C K E T S

๏ INTERNATIONAL TICKETS ๏
Only Available Online at Hadra.net – http://goo.gl/kkRJOA
PRE-SOLD – 40EU

๏ LIMITED EARLY BIRD TICKETS ๏
Ticket valid from 10 AM Thursday for 5 day camping & 4 nights of music
ONLINE @ QUICKET – R500 ♒ SELECTED OUTLETS – R480
(15th of May till 31 August 2016)
http://qkt.io/opensource2016

O U T L E T S :
CT: Ska-021426502 / KALK BAY: Ska–0217887437
CLAREMONT: Ska–021 671 1367 / TABLEVIEW: Ska–0839543391
(Available in Outlets from 4th of July)

๏ PRE-SOLD TICKETS ๏
Tickets valid from 10 AM Thursday for 5 day camping & 4 nights of music
ONLINE @ QUICKET – R550 ♒ SELECTED OUTLETS – R530
(1 September till 7 December 2016)

O U T L E T S :
Cape Town – Little Amsterdam: (021) 424 2320 / 4A Buiten Street
Cape Town – SKA: (021) 426 5025 / 161 Long Street
Gardens – Ashanti: (021) 423 8721 / Travel Centre, Hof Street
Sea Point – Call-A-Pizza (after 5PM): (021) 434 0818 / 5 Regent Road
Observatory – Marley’s Coffee: (021) 447 4332
Claremont – SKA: (021) 671 1367 / Cavendish Square
Plumstead – Earth DNA: (083) 783 6742 / 153 Main Road
Tokai – Queen of Steel Tattoo & Piercing: (021) 712 5088 / ShopG64 Blue Route Mall
Kalk Bay – SKA: (021) 788 7437 / Main Road
Noordhoek – Namaste: (021) 789 1396 / Noordhoek Farm Village
Tableview – SKA: (083) 954 3391 / Bayside Mall
Bellville – Red Revenge: (021) 910 4355
Canal Walk – Wild Fire Body Piercing Clinic: (021) 552 8929 / Shop 478A
Somerset West – Old Skool Tattoos: (071) 345 5096 / Main Road
Stellenbosch – Gypsy: (021) 886 7157 / 147 Dorp Street
Knysna – Other World Tattoo: (082) 514 7648 / Oude Fabriek Centre
Hermanus – Funky Vibes : (028) 312 1446 / Main Road

๏ WEEKEND PRE-SOLD TICKETS ๏
Valid From 9 AM Saturday – 73 Hours / 3 Days & 2 Nights of Music & Camping ♒ ONLY ONLINE @ QUICKET – R 480
(1 September till 7 December)

๏ BIRTHDAY ENTOURAGE ๏
Does your birthday fall between 1 – 15 December
(aged 18 on the 8th of December)
Do you want to camp in an epic birthday camping Spot with your mates?
Buy 10 tickets with your friends for the Early Bird price of R480 each and get the 11th ticket free for the birthday guy or girl!
Email : natichka.opensource@gmail.com for more info !
Package deal closes 1 November 2016

@ THE GATE
R 650 – From 10 AM Thursday – 121 Hours / 5 Days & 4 Nights of Music & Camping
R 600 – From 9 AM Friday – 97 Hours / 4 Days & 3 Nights of Music & Camping
R 550 – From 9 AM Saturday – 73 Hours / 3 Days & 2 Nights of Music & Camping
R 400 – From 9 AM Sunday – 33 Hours / 2 Days & 1 Night of Music & Camping

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We know you are just as excited as we are to come home and share the love, but please no arrivals before Thursday 10 AM.
Unfortunately there are no day passes available as we are not able to remove people off site at the end of the day.
We have a strict ID policy – No ID no entrance!
EFT, cash deposits & bank transfer payments via Quicket close 3 days before ticket sales end.
Ticket transfers to be done 2 days before the festival starts!!

If you are no longer able to attend and have already purchased your ticket please use our ticketing partner Ticket Pony to safely and securely resell your ticket: hwww.ticketpony.co.za

Pictures of tickets will not be accepted as a form of ticket, only original email tickets, printed out versions of those tickets and hard copy pre-sale tickets will be accepted.

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NB: Make Monday 12 December a Public Holiday
…. N A T I O N A L ๏ T R A N C E ๏ D A Y ….
After 22 Years we feel the Trance family deserves our very own holiday 😉 Make sure you apply for leave from work!

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THE HEADSPACE
The HeadSpace brings to you a daytime ambient chill out floor, a place to meet the space cadets and join them on their mystical journeys, a platform to ascend up into the clouds and float with the gentle winds. Every festival needs a space of comfort and love to unwind and rest your body, mind and soul. Also expect to find our creative workshops at the HeadSpace for those looking for some fulfilling things to do during the festival.

SOURCE FM
Need to rest your feet, but can’t stand to miss a beat? Tune in to Vortex’s very own radio station SOURCE FM broadcasting LIVE across the venue direct from the Circle dancefloor and don’t miss out on any of the action! Download your favourite sets from our SoundCloud page after the festival.

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FESTIVAL ACCOMMODATION

๏ FISH EAGLE CAMP ๏
Experience the festival in style in a safe and comfortable space. Fully kitted two-person dome tents are available for hire in a safe, secluded, spacious and fully shaded environment. Enjoy serviced flush toilets and hot showers in total privacy with 24 hour security. Tent equipment includes two mattresses, plush pillows and snug sleeping bags and an interior light.
R 400 / €28 / $30 per night per tent (2 p/sharing) – minimum 2 nights stay
R1400 / EU 86 / $98 discounted full 4 night hire (without tickets)

ACCOMMODATION & TICKET PACKAGES
♒ Full Package ♒
4 nights & 5 days from Thursday the 8th to Monday the 12th December
2 x Discounted Tickets
1 x Discounted 2 man Tent at our Fish Eagle Camp for 4 Nights
for R2300 / €140 / $160 save R400
♒ Weekend Package ♒
3 days & 2 nights from 9am Saturday the 10th to Monday the 12th December
2 x Weekend Tickets
1 x Discounted 2 man Tent at our Fish Eagle Camp for 2 Nights
for R1600 / €100 / $113, save R160

For more info and bookings please contact: accommodation.opensource@gmail.com
Find us on Facebook: https://goo.gl/d5IzMZ

๏ BUSH CAMP AT JONGENSKLOOF FARM ๏
Gently hidden in the lush forest at the Circle of Dreams surrounded by mountain streams is the beautiful Bush Camp. Just 1km from the gate still within Jongenskloof Farm, a perfect spot to get some rest and quiet time from the festival fun. Facilities include a communal house with kitchen, two separate toilets and two hot showers that run off a donkey boiler. Huge veranda/chill space and braai fire place. Swimming pool and power supply run off Hydro power. Linen and fresh fruit snacks will be provided.

6 A-Frame huts – sleeps 2 people per hut
Camping for 10 tents is available on request
Contact Dani for more information @ jongenskloof2016@gmail.com / (+27) 76 899 8585

๏ BELLE TENT VILLAGE ๏
Belle Tent Village is spacious and has a funky vibe. Very comfortable 3 sleeper circus style tents come with mattresses, sheet, pillows and small table. Parking is very close to tents with around the clock security. Dome tents also available for hire.
Contact Philippe for more info: belletents@gmail.com

๏ PSY-VENTURES ๏
♒ Tented Accommodation & Party Shuttle ♒
Allow us to teleport you to and from the festival and provide you with a tent, incl. 2 blow up mattresses and pillows. You and your partner in crime will sleep comfortably so you can fully enjoy your psy-venture at your favourite festival!
♒ Accommodation ♒ R350/night (minimum 2 nights stay)
♒ Shuttle ♒ Return Shuttle – R350 ♒ One Way – R200

Bookings must be made in advance, contact: psy.ventures@gmail.com / +27 (0) 82 091 2890 for more info!
Follow them on Facebook – https://goo.gl/9E71Wz

๏ TOUCH NATURE TENTING ๏
Calling all the explorers, adventurists and nomads! Become a Tipi Dweller this Open Source in a Sacred Arrow Tipi.
Touch Nature in one of our tenting creations.

For bookings contact: info@touchnature.co.za
Website – http://www.touchnature.co.za/
Facebook – https://goo.gl/Dm6mXk

๏ ZOO FESTIVAL SHUTTLE ๏
60 SEATER PARTY SHUTTLE
Return Shuttle – R350 ♒ One Way – R200
Bookings must be made in advance.
Contact: zootravel01@gmail.com / +27 (0) 61 014 8272 for more info!

Follow them on:
Facebook – https://goo.gl/CIMI3n
Instagram – zoo.travel
Twitter – @ZooTravelpsy

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✈ ๏ COMING FROM ELSEWHERE IN SOUTH AFRICA ? ๏
Use one of our national bus services.
Langeberg Bus – http://www.langebergbus.co.za/
Greyhound – https://www.greyhound.co.za/
Intercape – http://www.intercape.co.za/
All these bus services stop in the town Riviersonderend, which is 7kms from the Circle of Dreams. Please contact tyree.opensource@gmail.com and let us know your day and time of arrival and we will send our free shuttle to come pick you up and bring you to the festival!

✈ ๏ COMING FROM ELSEWHERE IN THE WORLD ? ๏
For International travel information please visit our website :
www.vortextranceadventures.co.za

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GET INVOLVED

๏ VOLUNTEER ๏
Help us create the magic and volunteer in exchange for a free ticket to the festival with our Gate Crew or Peace Marshal Program:
PEACE MARSHALS ♒ Contact Natichka @ natichka.opensource@gmail.com
GATE RUNNERS ♒ Contact Natichka @ natichka.opensource@gmail.com
(Applications open 6 September)

๏ TRADE ENQUIRIES ๏
Contact: chantelle.opensource@gmail.com

๏ WORKSHOPS ๏
Do you have an artistic streak or something amazing to bring to the festival? We are looking for contributors to include in the HeadSpace such as yoga, creative workshops and chill spaces – anything to keep the soul enlightened and hands busy!
Contact: tyree.opensource@gmail.com

๏ MEDIA QUERIES ๏
Contact: tyree.opensource@gmail.com
Please note we have enough Photographers!

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Keep an eye on our FB page RIGHT NOW for the latest festival info, competitions & ticket giveaways & regular updates during the festival such as the local daily weather, “road-works”, & all your questions answered!

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๏ GENERAL INFO ๏
Tel +27 (0) 82 576 8613 / +27 (0) 71 468 8339
Email: tyree.opensource@gmail.com
Sign up for our online newsletter for regular updates and info via our website: www.vortextranceadventures.co.za

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๏ OUR PLANET and OUR WASTE ๏
At the Circle of Dreams, we celebrate life; we unite and create a special magic. Only we are responsible for our future on this beautiful planet, it is up to us to create a sustainable future together. Most of us know the struggles that our planet faces due to waste – this is one of the many reasons why we recycle waste from the festival.

With this in mind, we ask that you take special care in the way you handle your waste at Vortex. Always use the bins provided, and keep the camping and festival areas as clean as possible. Remember cigarettes butts are litter too!!!

We want to cherish and love this special venue as it has loved us, so help us make a difference, LEAVE NO TRACE!

๏ GENERAL INFORMATION ๏
A cash-back service at the bar is available for you to draw cash – a small fee will be charged.

No glass is permitted on the venue. Please decant your drinks into plastic bottles before you come.

The Info Station – You will find the Info Station behind the main toilet block. Here you can hand in or collect lost property, get extra rubbish bags, ask for advice or information and report any incidents.

Special Needs and Camper Vans – For more info and car passes contact Tyree @ tyree.opensource@gmail.com

๏ DONATIONS ๏
Every event Vortex supports a different charity, so please drop off your donations, no matter how big or small, at the InfoStation and help support local charity initiatives! Be the change your wish to see in the world!

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Safety is our top priority at Vortex and with that in mind, we have started an initiative with the local police at the Riviersonderend Police Department to get them involved with our security team at the festival to help curb crime. Although due care is always taken to keep party-goers safe, unfortunately festivals are easy targets for theft and petty crime, so please leave your valuables at home. For anything you need to have with you, keep it LOCKED IN YOUR CAR! Remember to look out for your friends and camping neighbors!

We have partnered up with PsyCare for our events. It is a Volunteer based Psychedelic Support and Harm Reduction Initiative serving the Trance community. We do not advocate the taking of substances but know that substances are taken in the festival environment. Often people are out of their depth and need assistance. The members of this group volunteer to help in a safe and secure manner. This is basically a Psychedelic First Aid Service…

We are also partnering up with the SADD – South Africans Against Drunk Driving for our events. We have lost to me comrades in life because of alcohol and drunk driving. Please party responsibility and don’t drive to or from the festival drunk! The venue is still open till the day after the festival and the extra night camping is at no extra cost. Please make sure you take the time to rest and sober up before returning home after the festival. It is not only your life at stake but your friends and other people on the roads as well. Don’t gamble with human life, it is far too precious to throw away for a festival!

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For more info visit our website below…

WEBSITE:
www.vortextranceadventures.co.za
FACEBOOK:
https://www.facebook.com/vortex.trance.adventures
TWITTER:
https://twitter.com/TheVortexSource
YOUTUBE:
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLfTCVXdebBCz4LMFydUrhQ
INSTAGRAM:
https://www.instagram.com/vortextranceadventures

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The organizers accept no responsibility whatsoever for injury, death, loss or damage of any nature to persons, vehicles & belongings resulting from any cause whatsoever. Due care has been taken to make this event safe & secure. Participation at event is entirely at your own risk. RIGHT OF ADMISSION RESERVED!
STRICTLY NO UNDER 18’s, FIRES, GLASS BOTTLES!!!
๏ NO ID NO ENTRNCE ๏

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