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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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MONDAY :: Liquid Drop Groove Series Vol. 3 - TOMO HACHIGA // Chambokology #23 | BOUWIE GREENMAN - Food Forest Design // Cosmicleaf Records Series Vol.41 – DENSE

TUESDAY :: BMSS Records Series #6 - M-THEORY // StreamPunk Radio Show

WEDNESDAY :: Zenon Records Series Vol.16 – PSPIRALIFE // O.Z.O.R.A One Day In Tokyo Promo Show w/ MARA, HAMISH and LIQUID ROSS.

THURSDAY :: Labirhythm Radio Show - DJ TSUBI // PsyBaBas Radio Show // Parvati Records Series #29 - DJ MIKEL

FRIDAY :: Bom Shanka Music Series #18 - PARASECT // Zero1 Music Label Showcase #38 - JUSTIN CHAOS // Live & Direct from O.Z.O.R.A. One Day in London

SATURDAY :: On The Way To Ozora 2018

No worries, we repeat all shows 2 times on the following days. For more info please visit radiozora.fm website!
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MONDAY :: Liquid Drop Groove Series Vol. 3 - TOMO HACHIGA // Chambokology #23 | BOUWIE GREENMAN - Food Forest Design // Cosmicleaf Records Series Vol.41 – DENSE

TUESDAY :: BMSS Records Series #6 - M-THEORY // StreamPunk Radio Show

WEDNESDAY :: Zenon Records Series Vol.16 – PSPIRALIFE // O.Z.O.R.A One Day In Tokyo Promo Show w/ MARA, HAMISH and LIQUID ROSS.

THURSDAY :: Labirhythm Radio Show - DJ TSUBI  // PsyBaBas Radio Show // Parvati Records Series #29 - DJ MIKEL

FRIDAY ::  Bom Shanka Music Series #18 - PARASECT //  Zero1 Music Label Showcase #38 - JUSTIN CHAOS // Live & Direct from O.Z.O.R.A. One Day in London

SATURDAY :: On The Way To Ozora 2018

No worries, we repeat all shows 2 times on the following days. For more info please visit radiozora.fm website!

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236 days to go to the Ozorian New Year.... can't wait ;)

Suélen Lopes abre a venda no dia do meu niver nao tem como esquecer! hahahaha

I wanna go back already!!!! It's to cold and snowy here!!!

Mdr on dirait que tout va bien sur ce genre de tof Mo Leone

Jamatt Chauveau ca a vraiment l air genial

see you on the dance floor 2018 🙏✌💖✨🌱🌾🍃❤🌿🦄💜

Wowww 😍😍

Je commençais à me sentir seule ^^

Tu t'emportes XD

My wallpaper 😍

sweet memories

Wow!!!😍

Esthée Malbesin Imagines nous la bas !!!!!

Esteban Rt Please join next year <3

Olivér Bába 😍😍😍😍😍😍🙏🏻

Julie Kevin Harry Tara

Mia Yip ❤️

Sean David Joshua Siegesmund😍

Mirnes Omerovic Philipp Plank Rainer Haag 🤩

Slavko Tomić 😎💃

Alex Zizi 😍

Tamara van der Mast 2018

Thomas Polixene!

Louis Dubuisson

Maru Garcia Bichir

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The magical moments of acceptance & connectivity keep our gathering alive and help us to push through even in the moments of hardship & losses.

Capturing these moments, the O.Z.O.R.A. official festival movie brings us memories of happiness & inspiration for renewal each and every year. The 2017 movie has set sail around the globe this week and is finally available for everyone on our youtube channel:0— CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO —-0 Rules for watching: 1. switch to 720p or 1080p 2. full screen 3. turn up the volume!! ---------------------------------------...
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Can you tell me if the lake its going to be open thus year?

Sj Benjamin thats the place to go

Mayara did you already find yourself? ;)

...once you step over the rainbow by entering through that gate and get washed by true deep and dark forest trance you dont come out as the same person....

please fix the volume , its very low

See you in a 168 days....

THERE IS ONLY ONE TRIBE ❤✊☀

Yasssaaaaaa, wer hat Bock Swet SashaMomoFelix 💃🏻🌈

Markus Griesser 4:53 so a freid hom :D

please check minutes 57 of the video: the remix of X- Dream's track "Eleven" was made by Atmos I believe. 🤔

Nicolas Pouquine L'aftermovie enfin sortiiiiiiii

Mandy Lou 😍 müssen wir anschaun! ❤❤

Awesome tracklist, great aftermovie!

Thembi Chihambakwe Martino Gatto Eva Szolga James Hewett Rahul Nair Inna Nair Silvia Cal Olga Midori !!!

one of the best festivals ive ever been <3

Fanny Lorentz !! L'aftermovie enfin 😍😍

Tickets für 2018 sind schon im Sack ! ❤

Clara Sala Selua JJellal Stefano Maglia Chianna Pierobon Anita Maggioni Matteo Beverina Alessio Laffy Sebastiano Brunati !!!

Mega genial

Thank you ozora

Tamir Tapiro חבל שזה לא היה אתמוללל מתי הקרנה?

:-)

Jó lett🙂🔮

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