People of Quest Festival 2017Article by: Laura Mason|@masonlazarus
Wed November 22, 2017 | 15:20 PM
What makes Quest Festival's heart beat? An insatiable (and inspiring) appetite for discovery. Living up to its name, at the center of every part of Quest is, after all, an expedition or search for something. It's a festival that is passionately active and self-sustainable due to the way it's grown and maintained. While at Quest, which is located in Son Tinh Camp with the backdrop of Ba Vi Mountain, Questlings are invited to retreat to an ever-changing artistic expression and discovery haven surrounded by water and cushioned by forest. Quest Festival Vietnam provides and celebrates three days of music, arts and interpersonal connections inspired by nature.
What sets this festival apart from the rest? It's a grassroots operation through and through. There is no large financial backing. Instead, it's supported purely by community engagement and ticket funding. Quest's festival happenings also include workshops, such as yoga, crafts, meditation and unusual classes. Activities throughout the weekend include team games, water sports, obstacle courses, swimming, hiking and more. In addition to immersing themselves in the experiences and offerings at Quest, Questlings are also strongly encouraged to adorn themselves in costumes. So much so that there is an entire section and page of their website devoted to costume inspiration, based upon their chosen theme of the year. Festival-goers can then participate in the costume competition, which includes a spirited catwalk on the Saturday of the festival for a chance to win the coveted, once-in-a-lifetime prize: a lifetime admission ticket to Quest.
Check out these shots of Questlings who come from all over the world to Son Tinh Camp, below.