Preview: Cosmo Festival 2012
1–4 JUNE 2012 – BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND
TAUNTON RACE COURSE, SOMERSET, TA3 7BL
Cosmo Festival is the UK’s only purely psychedelic electronic music festival. This gathering of the tribes began in 2009 with a vision to create self-awareness and joy through dance. They are celebrating their third anniversary from 1–4 June 2012 with a cornucopia of world famous musicians, fire performers, workshops, healing therapists, market stalls, restaurants, licensed bars and lots more going on to keep you thrilled and entertained – over three nights of camping in a beautiful southern country location surrounded by panoramic views.
At Cosmo, the Main Stage is designed for you to visualise and enjoy the intelligent depths of psychedelic trance: twilight, forest, full-on, groovy full-on, Goa and progressive. They’ve already handpicked a fine selection of live artists from all over the globe, including Kox Box (DK), Flooting Grooves (SA), Electrypnose (CH), Grouch (NZ), Arjuna (IT), Sensient (AU), Hoodwink (UK), Tantrix (UK/IT), Ianuaria (AT), Digitalian (JP), Annoyingninjas (DK), Deviant Species (UK) – and many more.
The Lunar Stage Hosted by Planet Bob’s+Chai Emporium presents you with a unique feast of eclectic international talent from the realms of progressive, house, minimal techno, chillout, ambient and acoustic. Australian label Zenon Records will be showcasing the likes of One Tasty Morsel, Reactant and Pspiralife – all making their UK debuts – and there’s rare live sets from Aes Dana (FR), ISHQ (UK), Radioactive Cake (DE), Sattyananda (IN), Hypogeo (IT) and De Fuego (HU/ESP) as well as local legends like Lemon Tree, Kained & Able, Sprocket, Liquid Ross, Spindrift, Mr Mush, Lorraine, Andy Force and many more.
This year for their third anniversary they’re extremely happy to announce the introduction of a third stage in association with their good friends at Jacks House. Featuring the perfect summer soundtrack to chill to in the sun with your friends, Jacks-house stage will cover underground house, electro, minimal, tech-house and all things in between to give another dimension to this celebration of electronic music. Check out: www.cosmofestival.org for full line-ups, news and regular updates.
But Cosmo is not just all about the music. The beginning of a world consciousness is dawning and a new realisation of our cultural roots as human beings has begun. With their extended capacity bringing more décor, visionary art, workshops, documentary films, fire performances and a healing area for the body and soul.
Cosmo 2012 is also very excited to see a momentous change in their festival’s age group profile. Children under 12 will be allowed at the festival for free when accompanied by adult parent/guardian. Children between the ages of 12-18 are not allowed to attend. Cosmo Kids Zone will feature games, performances, crafts workshops, circus performances and many more fun family activities. Detailed info for children’s entry procedures and helpful tips for parents will be up on their website very soon…
With the economic downturn affecting everyone, we’re keeping our ticket sales as low as we can in 2012. Our Phase II saver tickets are just £60 until the end of March! Everyone who buys Phase II and III tickets will also automatically receive a double CD compilation containing tracks from producers playing on the Main Stage and Lunar Stage. See our website for full track listings and artwork.