Psytrance Festivals in 2022
The year 2020/2021 saw the entire world come to an abrupt halt as COVID-19 took its toll, and the festival world has been devastated in the process. The global pandemic has just about wiped the entire festival calendar clean; forcing almost all music festivals to be postponed or cancelled. As a result, everyone from artists to festival organizers, production crew and more have been put in an extremely difficult situation with no clear end in sight.
Despite these uncertain times, the psytrance community has come together to support one another more than ever before. Regular live streams, broadcasts and virtual events have become the new norm and continue to connect people all over the globe.
As the world works together to overcome the pandemic, festival organizers are eagerly planning their return. Here are 10 best international psytrance festivals to look for in 2022!
1. Boom Festival (Portugal) – July 22-29, 2022
Boom Festival 2021 was rescheduled to July 2022, due to covid-19 pandemic situation. We will celebrate Boom Festival’s 25th anniversary in 2022!
Boom Festival is one of the biggest and best psytrance festivals in the world. Taking place in Portugal every two years, 50,000 visitors from more than 150 different countries take part in the unique spiritual experience.
The festival made the decision in April 2021, to reschedule the event due to the uncertainty of this year’s festival season. Boom Festival will now take place from July 22-29, 2022, to celebrate its 25 year anniversary.
All purchased tickets should remain valid for Boom Festival 2022 edition. As the festival relies on revenue to survive, refunds are unavailable. However, if you bought a ticket for 2020/2021 edition and cannot participate in 2022 edition, you can sell your ticket on place your ticket for resale on the third-party platform TicketSwap from 3 May 2021. Boom Festival 2022 tickets are sold out, but you may be able to purchase a ticket on TicketSwap.
Further information about the upcoming event will be released on Boom Festival official page.
2. Psy-Fi Festival (The Netherlands) – August 24-28, 2022
Psy-Fi Festival 2021 “The Guardians of Gaia” has been cancelled due to covid-19 situation. The next Psy-Fi will be August 24th – 28th, 2022.
Psy-Fi Festival is an annual music and art gathering in the Netherlands. The relatively new event has quickly grown to become a renowned psytrance festival, with international visitors making up 80% of the attendees.
This year’s edition was unable to go ahead, as Psy-Fi team came to a conclusion that under the Dutch government’s terms and conditions for festivals, it is not possible deliver a festival that has core values such as freedom, close connections, high quality decoration and music delivery. The team is now focusing on 2022.
If you have a Psy-Fi festival 2021 ticket(voucher), you will receive an email from the team with all your ticket options (See Psy-Fi festival 2021 cancellation statement). There is also a donation link to contribute towards keeping the community and festival alive.
Stay updated on the future edition via Psy-Fi festival’s official page.
3. O.Z.O.R.A Festival (Hungary) – August 1-7, 2022
O.Z.O.R.A Festival is one of the most influential psychedelic trance gatherings in the world. Based in Dádpuszta, Hungary, the seven-day event annually takes place during the first week of August and welcomes more than 30,000 visitors.
2020 and 2021 editions were unfortunately forced to cancel due to covid-19 pandemic. The next edition will now take place from August 1-7, 2022.
All tickets purchased will be valid for the next festival. Those of you who bought the tickets but are not able to join OZORA Festival 2022, can transfer the tickets to someone else. Ticket exchange page
You can stay updated on the upcoming edition via their official festival page.
4. VooV Experience (Germany) – September 17-20, 2021
VooV Experience is ‘the mother of all Goa Festivals’. Taking place in Putlitz, Germany each summer, VooV Experience is one of the oldest running Psytrance Festivals in the country, gathering more than 20,000 visitors every July.
The annual summer VooV Experience was forced to cancel as Germany banned large gatherings until the end of October. The organisers are still optimistic and looking to hold an alternative event later in the year but there is no confirmation thus far.
All tickets will remain valid for next year’s edition, which will take place from September 17th to 20th, 2021. Refunds are available in the form of a voucher, which can be used to purchase merchandise from the festival’s online shop.
Stay updated on the upcoming edition via the official festival page.
5. ZNA Gathering (Portugal) – August 15-22, 2022
The ZNA Gathering is a biennial psytrance festival in Portugal.
The ZNA Gathering is much more than your usual psychedelictrance festival; it’s a retro-futuristic celebration, a universal meeting point for both old and new school trance lovers. A place where everyone is connected through dance, good vibes, great energy and, of course, beautiful music. Mix this amazing atmosphere with a spectacular outdoor scenery, also known as the ZNA Land, and you have everything you need to turn this powerful recipe into one of the world’s best, and certainly the most unique, psytrance festivals in the world.
6. Indian Spirit Festival (Germany) – August 26-30, 2021
Indian Spirit Festival is an annual psytrance festival, which closes out the summer festival season. Taking place in Northern Germany each August, the five-day event offers a unique spiritual journey for 10,000 local and international guests.
2020 edition was unable to take place as all large gatherings were banned in Germany until October. Indian Spirit Festival will now take place from August 26-30, 2021. All tickets will remain valid for the 2021 edition and ticketholders are encouraged to keep their ticket. If you are unable to attend, the festival is able to offer a long valid voucher, which can be redeemed until the end of next year for Indian Spirit Festival or any other events by the organisers.
The festival organisers were able to secure the majority of this year’s lineup for next year’s edition; including popular acts such as Ace Ventura, Captain Hook, Infected Mushroom, Neelix and many more.
7. Burning Mountain Festival (Switzerland) – June 23-26, 2022
Burning Mountain Festival 2021 has been cancelled due to covid-19 pandemic situation. The new dates are 23th to 26th June 2022.
Burning Mountain Festival is an annual psychedelic arts and music festival in Switzerland. The four-day event offers a unique and magical experience in the heart of the Swiss Alps.
In 2020 and 2021, the festival had to be called off due to the ban on events by the Swiss Federal Council. Burning Mountain Festival’s 10-year anniversary edition will now take place from June 23-26, 2022.
All tickets will remain valid for next year’s edition and the festival encourages ticketholders to keep their tickets.
Information about the lineup, tickets, travel info and more will be released shortly and can be found on the festival’s official page.
8. MoDem Festival (Croatia) – August 8-14, 2022
Momento Demento, alternatively referred to as MoDem Festival is an annual psychedelic music and arts festival in Croatia. The seven-day event promotes underground psychedelic sounds to thousands of visitors each year.
Due to the current global pandemic, the festival was forced to reschedule to the summer of 2020/2021. MoDem Festival will now celebrate its 10-year anniversary from August 8-14, 2022.
All tickets for the 2020/2021 editions will be automatically valid for the Mo:dem Festival 2022.
In addition, Mo:dem team is planning to prganize two smaller events at the Mo:dem location.
- Mo:Dem Mutations V.1 : from 9 to 15 August 2021
- Mo:Dem Mutations V.2 : from 16 to 22 August 2021
Stay up to date with Modem Festival via the official festival page.
9. Organik (South Africa) – 2021 dates TBA
Organik is a biannual psytrance gathering that takes place in the South African capital of Cape Town. The open-air event has grown to become one of the country’s most respected festivals; hosting the ‘Love Project’ in Autumn and the Gaian Dream’ in Spring each year.
The Love Project event was unfortunately forced to cancel five days before it was due to start because of COVID19 restrictions in South Africa. There are currently no future editions of Organik scheduled.
Due to the financial burden of the cancellation, the festival was only able to offer partial refunds; however, the majority of ticketholders have shown their support for the Organik team by not requesting refunds.
You can stay updated about future events via their official page.
10. Eclipse Festival (Canada) – July 21-25, 2022
Eclipse Festival is an annual arts, culture, music and spirituality festival based in Quebec, Canada. Taking place at the end of July each summer, the five-day event offers a unique transformational experience to all its local and international visitors.
2020 and 2021 editions could not take place, and were rescheduled to July 21-25, 2022.
All ticketholders can support the festival’s return by keeping their ticket for the upcoming event. There will be no refunds this year, but it is possible to resell the tickets through the official resale group on Facebook. Updates on the 2022 edition will be shared throughout the year via their official page.
Psytrance Festivals – Year 2021 & 2022
Regardless of the uncertainties, the psytrance community remains stronger than ever. Many donations and successful crowdfunding campaigns have helped ensure these festivals will return better than ever.
Unfortunately in 2021 the pandemic is still here, and some festival organizers announced to postpone this year’s event to 2022. Boom Festival, Psy-Fi Festival and Burning Mountain Festival are among them.
We look forward to gathering together again soon and celebrating the world overcoming the pandemic.
Page top photo by Jakon Kolar @Boom Festival official Facebook