51 Gorgeous Images from Global Eclipse Gathering
Global Eclipse Gathering is the kind of festival that won't happen again in our lifetime. What was on paper a collaboration between twelve music and transformational festivals from around the world, with seven stages and tens of thousands of celestial-gazing, hard-dancing, soul-baring individuals begat indelible memories that will be passed on through generations.
Set on the West Coast of Oregon on Big Summit Prairie, where the nearest neighbors are 16 miles away, the event was hosted by Symbiosis Gathering and welcomed Bass Coast (British Columbia, Canada), Beloved Festival (Tidewater, Oregon), Envision Festival (San José, Costa Rica), Hadra (Vieure, France), Noisily Festival (Leicester, United Kingdom), Festival Ometeotl (Tepoztlan, Morelos, Mexico), Origin Festival (Cape Town, South Africa), Rainbow Serpent Festival (Lexton, Victoria, Australia), Re:Birth (Chiba, Japan), Sonic Bloom (Rye, Colorado), Universo Paralello (Ituberá, Brazil), and Lightning in a Bottle (Bradley, California).
Each festival brought its own flavor and vision, unfurled in harmony with the rest of the event's collaborators. There were hot air balloon rides, immersive courses, yoga sessions, mind-blowing art installations, tea houses and temples, healing sanctuaries, sound experiences, art boats, and even a Russian banya. And, of course, there was the eclipse viewing itself, during which all the bustling activity came to a halt, and for which many said transcended the feeling of unity during any previous festival experience they'd ever had.
Enjoy the sun-kissed, moonlit images below, all of which were stunningly captured by photographer Jacob Avanzato.