Symbiosis Gathering's 2016 Lineup Keeps Pushing the Envelope

Article by: Laura Mason|@masonlazarus

Mon May 23, 2016 | 00:00 AM

One of our favorite end-of-summer festivals is and always has been Symbiosis Gathering . The 11-year-old festival is a lakeside menagerie of music, stages, art boats, workshops and friends, and every year it seems like the event gets better at pushing the envelope for its devoted festies.

Case in point? Symbiosis's musical lineup alone features enough trailblazers, rising stars, and mainstays (and female headliners, nonetheless!) to have us booking Experience Passes immediately. FKA Twigs, Santigold, Gramatik, RL Grime, Ta-Ku (live) and Warpaint round out the top-billed names, while Claude VonStroke, Beats Antique, Balkan Beat Box, FKJ, Gaslamp Killer, Hundred Waters, Justin Martin, Lee Foss, Oh Wonder, Opiuo, Ott & The All-Seeing I, Pan-Pot, Rising Appalachia, Seth Troxler, Shiba San and many more round it out.

Symbiosis thrives thanks to its festival family of creators and attendees. That's one reason its 11th iteration has been dubbed Symbiosis Gathering: Family Tree. A crux of Symbiosis Gathering is its intense arts curation, which gathers creators from around the world and gives them a chance to showcase their talents and contribute to an awe-inspiring environment. 2015 saw the maiden voyage of Symbiosis’ Art Boat programming, which provided totally unique aquatic dance parties aboard interactive crafts, and the magical sight of a Delorean hovercraft performing donuts at sunset. Terrestrial art installations are also a pillar at Symbiosis, from delicate mandalas, larger than life structures for climbing and exploring, architectural stage designs, fire sculptures and even temporary art galleries. The fusion of visual art, music and the natural landscape makes Symbiosis a hotbed for creative growth and expression.

Symbiosis Gathering: Family Tree, which takes place September 22-25, 2016, in Woodward Reservoir, California, will not only be a time for celebrating the reunion of all our festival families, it is also the cherry on top of an entire summer of festival adventures!

Check the full musical lineup below, and get tickets now.

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