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OZORA 2017 – Impressions, Videos & Photos

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by Tom Rom

Ozora 2017 is over and fraggles are on their way home or recovering from one of the greatest events ever in the history of Psytrance in the last 25 years. I have been to Ozora the first time in 1999. In more than 10 Ozoras, I have been to since then, it was surely the most impressive and the most advanced and the biggest ever – reaching the size of Fusion Festival or double size of Boom, as it seemed.

So many new things, so much empowerment, so much dedication to the global tribe, so much engaging in new lifestyles and intellectual efforts for new societies, so much feeling and gathering of all the global tribes in our scene. New restaurants, the Artiban expanded, the Chambok House advanced, new buildings, new ideas and new inputs from so many people in the world. Psytrance is bigger than it has ever been before. 2017 was absolutely mind-blowing and this is also a big merit of the Ozora crew. The Ozora crew did a really great job but the growing of the size of the festival was somehow underestimated, as many people perceived it. The main floor was a new experiment – no UV lights – just a psychedelic ceiling of LEDs, that has never done before.

Provisioning the ever-growing audience

Yet, many people, who have been to several Ozoras, are asking why the limitation to 30.000 or 35.000 people was not accomplished. I heard people talking, comparing Ozora 2017 with the years before, and they spoke about between 50.000 and 70.000 people, according to their experience. Only the organizers know the real number. What was the real number of people there? The infrastructure of restaurants and showers was not enough to serve so many people as needed, especially with temperatures around 35-40 degrees. It could have been a great advance to install 50 or 100 showers and sprinklers around the main floor – regarding the influence of climate change. The fire brigade did a great job, but it was not enough with such extreme temperatures, we have experienced this year – and the years before.

The forbidden pond

And what was the story with the lake? The Ozorian Prophet wrote that the permission had not been granted before the festival. That was in contradiction to the signs of „nature reserve“ at the lake. Is the lake big enough for so many people? Many doubted. They said, even if the lake were opened, it’s ok for 1,000 people. What was the rubber boat running around the lake all the time? I tried to ask, but nobody could give me a proper answer, the securities rejected everyone approaching the lake, even if I asked to get an answer to my questions. The Ozorian Prophet should have given an answer and not only recipies and information about the acts playing!

Invest in the future!

The Ozora app didn’t work because the wifi was not strong enough for this big area and the mobile connection didn’t really work and was too slowly for most providers. The downloads of the Ozorian Prohpet didn’t work to get the newest information which is essential to transmit the newest news. There is a big job to be done for the organizers in the coming years. Ozora reached a size that infrastructure cannot meet the needs of such a big crowd. On is sure: The investments in Ozora for the coming years will be in the millions to meet the people’s needs – and if they do, Ozora will be able to set the seeds of a new era not only for festivals but also for new forms of alternative lifestyles in history!
(This review was written according to my experience this year after many interviews. The organizers and media folks were not available on Monday evening though many attempts).

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Tickets are now available for purchase on our website and at our partners’ who are listed on our site. Do not forget that you need to add you NAME, ID or PASSPORT NUMBER, E-MAIL ADDRESS & BILLING ADDRESS to purchase, and we accept ONLY CARD PAYMENTS this year (Visa/ Mastercard/ American Express).

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Why you guys don't rent a bigger server? Every year the same and I bet the first phase is gone when the crash notification is disappeared.

Because of this situation, anyone willing to buy the ticket today, should be able to buy it. I am sitting now for more than hour and refreshing with no luck.

Every time don't these festivals ever stress test their websites?

So we ordered 2 early bird tickets through Beatbase almost 2 hours ago. Payment is reserved on the credit card, it said the order was succesful but still no e-mail and thus no ticket?

Still don t have a confirmation ticket after 5hours waiting, purchased thru hadra, is it normal? My gf did have her ticket.

Is the 1st phase sold out now?

Always the same with the site, it's been how long now? I am not going this year, for many reasons. The other festival no problem buying tickets and way more facilities, warm showers for 1 and beaches too! sorry ozora I love you but just not enough this year!

Is this normal? It keeps turning..

Hello, I bought a ticket (for a regular price, though) but I haven't got and e-mail from you. What's going on?

I just bought some tickets on beat base, the money is away of my bank account but no tickets

Dear Ozora Festival official, could you please clear things up. Me and some others were able to buy a ticket at BeatBase, we got an order number and the sum for the early bird got withdrawn from the bank account. But no any further note was received. Now, that the other channels are up for buying again what should we do? Just wait for a notice of BeatBase or what is happening there? I want to prevent come away empty-handed even if the other channels are working again.

Wtf servers crashed. Bet the phase 1 will sell out. So unfair these online ticket sales

I'm stuck at the "list your tickets" phase!WTF?

Its just terrible🤨 the servers ain't working at all😭😭

Hi there Ozora Festival official Mi name is Alonso and i have problems with the ticket (1 ticket pass general of Ozora 2019) that i bought this moorning in your page of Ozora Official. I have received an email with a nº ticket but not file(pdf). In these days the pdf file will arrive to my email? What do I have to do? Thanks

Ozora Festival official, Got 2 tickets through beatbase. Reservation on my creditcard is done, but got no e-mail confirmation. Will emails come later? Tagging Niek who has the same problem.

It took you several years, before you hired more than 4 ppl to man the gate, why cant you hire a better server faster?

Is 1st phase finished? Because on 3 website i can see 149€ but after i paid it say "Invalid payment" and i wrote the right dates.

Tudna valaki segíteni? A pénzt levont de a jegy sehol!😔 Írtam emailt.

hello i finaly buy my ticket and i got it in form of a number in my ozora acount in list my ticket, but i don't have it in my mail box , how can i can have it?

Let me guess...DoS?? 😂😂😂 You guys may love DoS! It makes you earn lots of money! 😡

Hello is 1 st phase sold out on official site?

Ozora Festival official Vettunk 4 jegyet Beatbasen de nem vontak le a szamlankrol a penzt es emailt se kaptunk rola. Kezdjunk aggodni?

Why only CreditCard? Why not with the many ways available in every other european country for DebitCard payment?

Phase one is gone.. won the bet This is no fun..

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