Psy-Fi Festival – Seed of Science

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28.08. – 01.09.2019 / Netherlands

“It’s all in the details now”

There’s really only one downside if you organize one of the most popular festivals of the European summer:
You’re facing very high expectations, from your visitors and from your own team. Psy-Fi is a perfect example for this scenario. We had a chat with co-organizer Rob.

Exactly how do you measure the satisfaction of your audience? Obviously it’s a good sign to see huge smiles on a packed dancefloor. But that’s just a snapshot and not fully representative. For instance, Social Media feedback can differ greatly from those nice dancefloor shots…

Many times a year we come together as a team and discuss all the things that went well and all the things that need improvement. We read all the emails and Facebook comments of our visitors and listen to what is important to them. That way we keep adjusting the festival to meet their needs as good as we can. This is now our 7th edition and we do feel that we are getting stronger as a team and that the festival improves by that every year. We also believe that we are never done learning and never done improving, there is no such thing as a perfect festival, but we try to get as close as possible.

Exactly how close did you get this year?

I can truly say that our program for this year is the best we ever had. Musically the line-up is very well balanced on all stages and personally I think it is the best line-up we’ve ever had. Art-wise, the same: More, better quality, new teams and super interesting visual eye candy everywhere. The spiritual program on our sacred island got a good upgrade since last year, we clearly noticed a big growth of the audience. That resulted in bigger lecture and workshop spaces and an even better program. As for sound quality, we also have an upgrade using the latest technology. It’s all in the details now.

Psy-Fi has seen a stellar rise in popularity, on all 5 continents. It’s fair to say that it reached to upper league of the European festival season. Nonetheless you keep your festival at a relatively small scale. Why?

We never strived to be the biggest festival and attract as many visitors as possible. Instead, we think that quality is way more important than quantity. That is one of the reasons why we have limited ticket sales to 13.000. We try to offer a program that is as complete as possible varying from a great musical line-up to an extended spiritual program to a broad spectrum of visual arts.

Last question: For many people the Netherlands are synonymous with a very liberal drug policy. Any comments on that?

Well, we do have quite a friendly government who welcomes our visitors and lifestyle with open arms into their community, and that is a good feeling. I do think there is a common misunderstanding that people have about the Netherlands and its drug policy. It is liberal, yes, but not everything is allowed, of course, just like in most other countries.

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awesome. Thanx ;-)

amazing. cant wait for this years aftermovie. anyone an idea when it will be released ?

Wat een aparte en mooie mensen. Feeeeeest

Lena Maes, brightened my morning! 💜

Super mooie foto's Ik verlang er zoooo naar terug.

"Don't ever stop doing what you're doing! Don't stop" … :)

Miri Azoolay

Nat Moore... you’d love this 😍

Cynthia look at how beaut these pics are

Just the weather.... Change just the weather :)

Mogen we alweer Niels Klaver💁‍♂️😍

Lizelot Huizing

Naomie Sturkenboom

2 weeks ago

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Genieten elk jaar super plezant...tickets 2020 zijn ook al binnen

The shortest job for a vj

Yarin Dvash ירין אני אומר לך לא תתחרט , נקח יומים לפני אמסטרדם גם יום אחד אחרי אמסטרדם והביתה להתחיל לעבוד על לחזור למציאות

Barry de Louw

Kan niet wachten tot volgend jaar 🥰🤩🤩

Prachtig

Madison Ezzy

Beatiful

😍😍😍😍❤️❤️❤️❤️

Wouahhhhhhh!

The heroes in action...

Ware kunst. Idd jammer dat er GEEN dagkaarten zijn om te kopen.😬

🎶😍😍😍😍😍😍😍🎶

wauwWauwWAUW🤩

Cire Alakijake Das Virgens

Why not find a place where you can program in the niiiight

Have a look Mico Radelijac

Ahahah ready to take off Roel Meijns

Linda Scholten

Pauliine, Alexandre 😍

Het is niet mogelijk om het festival 1 dag te bezoeken ?? En dus een tocket voor 1 dag te kopen ??? 😒🙈

Skitterend!

Dedi Babajani Elior Moshe יהיה גם יהיה

Vera Luijten

2 weeks ago

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With great pleasure we present to you the 2020 artwork for Psy-Fi 2020 "Guardians of Gaia" .

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With great pleasure we present to you the 2020 artwork for Psy-Fi 2020 Guardians of Gaia .

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Gorgeous!

Every year am suprisd about the most great think you make ....😍😍😍👍

Wow mooi plaatje 💚 verheug me weer op een mooi liefdevol samenzijn . Zo happy

Same amazing location?

Brian Daly

Artist?

Music stop at 23?

Samuel Hanssens

Veerle Vel GO!

Jackson Looman

Franck van Uden 😎🙌🏽

Micha Parisian

דניאל כחלון

Charlique Nope Hogendoorn

Kim Roberscheuten Wim Roberscheuten

🕉🙌🙌😍😍👏

Somewhere in that forest a little party is taking place.

Dedi Babajani Amir Makmal Elior Moshe בואו נלך השנה

México?

Karine Santos queria

Ya tengo donde hir de vacaciones 😜😜😜

Mike 😁

Daniel Lopes Linnebjerg det er stadig i leuwardeen!

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