A unique festival with a huge variety of musical, cultural and artistic performances await to entertain and celebrate life and the New Year
(Info from the organizer)A 16ª edição do Festival Universo Paralello está finalmente se aproximando.
Refletindo a grande diversidade e pluralidade do Festival, ao todo serão mais de mil apresentações musicais e atividades culturais esperando por você, divididas em 13 áreas na paradisíaca praia de Pratigi.
De 27 de Dezembro de 2022 a 03 de janeiro de 2023, os amantes do festival serão recebidos de volta ao Universo Paralello depois de uma longa espera. Os palcos clássicos e icônicos do Festival, como o Main Floor, UP Club, 303 Stage, Palco Paralello, Chill Out, Circulou e Tropikalien estão sendo desenhados e preparados com muito amor e cuidado para receber cada um de vocês, que poderão vivenciar uma enorme variedade de apresentações musicais, culturais e artísticas, que acontecerão ao longo do nosso encontro.
Sabemos que estão ansiosos, mas, como de costume, os lineu-ps completos exigem cuidado e serão revelados no decorrer dos próximos meses e mais próximo do início do Festival. Ao longo dos próximos meses de pré-produção surgirão novas atrações e uma variedade de experiências musicais inovadoras para serem vividas e absorvidas da melhor maneira durante o UP.
Juntos vamos voltar a experimentar os prazeres sonoros e a atmosfera única que somente o Universo Paralello pode proporcionar. Será uma fusão de corações ansiosos e cheios dos melhores sentimentos vibrando positivamente na mesma frequência.
Os ingressos já estão no terceiro lote e a previsão é de sold out, por isso se programe com antecedência para garantir condições melhores de pagamento.
Neste ano, espera-se um público estimado de mais de 20 mil pessoas colecionando momentos, celebrando a vida e a passagem do ano.
Depois de quase três anos de muitos desafios sem precedentes, o Universo
Paralello, em constante transformação e atento ao cenário mundial e as mudanças do presente e futuro, apresenta a “Ancestralidade” como tema para a 16º edição, a fim de valorizar nossas raízes e os povos originários da América do Sul.
Não deixem de acompanhar as nossas redes sociais para atualizações constantes e informações imprescindíveis para você curtir o Festival na sua melhor forma. Logo estaremos todos conectados transbordando amor e vivendo na sua maior intensidade. Mal podemos esperar para estar com todos vocês novamente no nosso Universo Paralello.
Universo Paralello #15 (2019)
20 years of parallel reality, transforming our planet with the powerful weapons music and art, celebrating a rare and special experience for a diversity of people.
Amidst one of the most beautiful states in Brazil the Universo Paralello is a dive into a parallel reality. True to its belief that music and art are powerful weapons to transform people the UP let you transform into a better human being, and the magical Pratigi beach will help in this process. Whereas in the beginning the UP featured but two stages and 300 people, now it boasts six stages, 20.000 people, and more than 1.000 artists during eight days. A fantastic line-up will create a universe of music on these six stages. Which universe will be supported by further performances, artistic shows, clowns, fire shows, therapeutic massages, planting workshops, reiki, chats, cinema, plus many surprises. The festival also contributes to the economy of a needy region and recycles the festival’s garbage while even donating books to the region’s schools. Everything is set to celebrate 20 years of Universo Paralello and thereby help to transform our planet. Come with an open heart to new experiences.
Universo Paralello (2013)
A palm-lined beach with white sand and crystal blue water, inhabited by beautiful, half-naked people from all around the world, just dancing, laughing, having fun… Universo Paralello makes a psychedelic postcard fantasy come true.
Despite its great success the Brazilian New Year’s Eve festival did not take place last year. Now it is back, pronouncing the biggest and most multifaceted edition ever. We had a chat with Alok and Ekanta from the organization team.
After the last UP festival you took a break. I guess you drew new strength and got some new inspirations?
Indeed, we did! The time had come for a break, as the festival had grown exponentially during the last editions. Of course we love to see this development – but at the same time we felt like maxing out our capacities. We set a high standard for the festival and we were afraid to lose this standard. So we took a year off and re-defined our formula.
What will be the biggest differences between the last UP in 2011 and the next festival in December 2013?
One of the big changes will be the separation of the Chill Out and the Palco Paralello, which shared the same space last year. The Palco Paralello was introduced in 2006 as a stage for large live concerts with many people on stage. As this area became more and more popular among the visitors with more and more great bands playing, we decided to make it an independent stage. A second thing is that we are paying more and more attention to the environmental aspects of the festival and its sustainability. That‘s why we improved our whole infrastructure, the water system, the human waste and garbage recycling. This recycling generates an income we can invest in social projects and workshops for the local population.
Speaking about the local population: How do you include traditional Brazilian culture in the festival?
Well, Brazilian culture is full of the joys of life, essentially Brazilian culture is a party culture. We realized that travellers arriving from far-away countries are looking for a „complete Brazil experience”, with all the tropical and exotic aspects. During the next festival we want to take it to the next level. For instance there will be an off-season “psychedelic carnival”, something very typical for the region of Bahia. There will be native Indian groups, Capoeira sessions at the beach, and so on.
How did you re-define the music formula of UP?The Psytrance floor remains the heart of Universo Paralello. For those looking for an amazing Trance experience at a tropical beach, we will deliver the goods. Many of the artists were asked to play longer sets, to really get into telling stories to the dancers. However, if you are curious for more there is much to discover. We expanded the musical bandwidth from 4 to 6 floors. We put lots of effort in creating something like six festivals in one, a perfect blend of contrast and harmony – from Trance to Chillout, from live bands to urban grooves, from well-known sounds to new discoveries. Have a peek at our website to find out about the different areas!
UP is well-known as a very international event, many visitors arrive from far-away places. Any travel tips?
As a matter of fact, this is another aspect of our new formula! As we love travelling ourselves we know how hard it can be to arrive in a foreign country, especially if you don’t speak the language. So we got our own travel department running, we can provide all the logistics for international travellers. In this way, we are able to provide fair prices, English-speaking staff, easy-going travel. If you arrive at Salvador airport, the best place to arrive for the festival, just look out for our info stand! As we know that many international travellers and even Brazilian visitors would like to see more of Brazil than just UP, we also offer guided tours after the festival. You can get all information at a special tent on the venue. In this way, you will have great company also for your journey through beautiful Bahia.
Festival watch: Universo Parallelo (2013/14)
Enter the Parallel Universe
“The crooked lines of life lead us to the most unpredictable and beautiful ways” This festival has the right vibes! Location: Beautiful Brazil.
Universo Paralello (2012)
In order to preserve the paradise, the mainfloor was moved to the interior, leaving the beach with the sound of the Prog floor, the Chill Out and the 303 Floor, the place for new talents.
Despite the fact that flights from Europe are rather long and expensive, there were quite a lot of European faces around in this huge garden full of coconut trees. Besides the breathtaking scenery, there were countless performances this year. A first-class show by the Circo Loko and others could be watched in the middle of the mainfloor during NYE and the last night of the festival.
While DJs and live acts came and left in a never-ending stream hour after hour, there were artistic tricks of such stunning elegance that it really felt like being in a “Cirque do Soleil on Psy Trance”.
In terms of music there was a very large spectrum, reaching from Ambient to Tech House, from Progressive to Psytrance and Dark, everything changing in the typical rhythm of day and night. Really weird: The whole mainfloor was filled with camping chairs brought by the braslians. This is something like a tradition over there. Sometimes you really have to be carefully not to crash into one of these chairs. And that’s why the somewhat stressed out dancers had a new motto: “Fucking Chairs Move Your Ass!”
Thumbs up for the overall performance of the Universo Paralello! Especially in terms of toilets, showers, and performance this open air was state of the art. In terms of music it would be probably a good idea to downgrade a little, so the single artists have more time. Also money could be saved in this way, to decrease the prizes which where high even for European standards.
In two years, I’m in again– without chair…
Alle zwei Jahre zum Jahreswechsel ist das Universo Paralello mit seinen kilometerlangen Stränden und vier Dancefloors von Ambient über Tech House, Progressive und Psytrance bis bis Darkpsy eines der weltweit angesagtesten Ziele der Psytrance-Welt.
Trotz der langen und teuren Interkontinentalflüge fanden sich trotzdem recht viele Europäer in dem riesigen Kokosnusspalmengarten ein. Neben der schon wahnsinnigen Natur haben die Veranstalter diesmal auf kleine und große Performances sowie professionellen Zirkusartisten gesetzt.Und selbstverständlich wieder ein Wahnsinns Line Up mit stündlich abwechselnden internationalen Top Acts.
Eine besondere Tradition scheint es zu sein Campingstühle mit auf den Mainfloor zu schleppen. Dies führte zum Aushang des Schildes „Fucking Chairs, Move Your Ass!”
Daumen hoch für die Gesamtperformance. An vielen Stellen wie zum Beispiel bei den Toiletten und Duschen stieg die Qualität. Preislich ist das Festival aber leider mit Kursen über europäischem Niveau etwas überzogen. Trotz alledem: In zwei Jahren bin ich gerne wieder dabei.
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