For the 5th time, the Desert Dance Festival invited Psy fans to gather in the mountains of Sinai. The Sun Family continue their boundary-bridging journey of peace by spreading their light!
Desert Dance Festival 2016
On April 21, the Psy collective from all over the world gathered for the 5th Desert Dance Festival on the Egyptian peninsula Sinai. In times where the Middle East is streaked by problems, visitors and organizers contribute to intercultural understanding.
Psytrance in the Desert Sands
Their journey of peace had already been rocketing in 2007, when the Freunde Der Sonne (“friends of the sun”) started hosting the only Northern German Earthdance, where people simultaneously celebrate and pray for world peace in more than 100 places worldwide, happening this year on 17.09. in Hamburg.
The Development of Sun Network
When the friends made their way from Hamburg to the Egyptian desert in 2011, they were astonished by the friendly locals who were willing to help with any obstacles. They established Sun Network – a connected community that finally enabled them to host the first festival in 2012.
Since then, a lot has changed: The new location’s paradisiac beach looks like in a travel brochure and is easy to reach, travel-wise. Mythologically inspired decorations add to the landscape and the Funktion-One sound system makes even sand grains dance.
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