(( CRYSTAL CREEK 2019 )) ) aug 30, 31, sept 1. new moon.
intimate outdoor music and camping weekend. all music, aesthetics and intentions moving towards harmony with the earth and amplifying the natural environment.
one single sound system, staying between half and 2/3’s volume, low enough to chill and conversate, loud enough to dance & immerse. echoing through the trees.
downtempo. dub. deep end. chill beats. chill rap & rnb. bass. minimal hypnotic. ultra deep spacey techno. ambient. exploratory. other. .. with a few peaks and climaxes aimed directly at the dancefloor.
sunshine coast. new moon. up a mountain, under the sun and stars, immersed in trees and fresh air. underground spring and river fed pond right beside the sound system. city cats, musical minds and other types of creatives. seen and unseen, lightness. actual time to unplug and unwind, replenish and re-connect with what’s real. ..dance, get loose, laugh, get inspired, live some life, meet a few new friends.
200 maximum tickets sold, to keep the vibes tight (and not have the location rammed with people).
(( LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT )) )
this event takes place on the unceded traditional territory of Shishalh (Sechelt) and Skwxwu7mesh (Squamish) First Nations.
all attending this event are warmly invited and encouraged to build more knowledge and understanding and capacity around the host nations and what the word unceded means (history, culture, politics), as we continue to move towards meaningful truth and reconciliation in canada and here in bc.
“unceded” meaning, truth and reconciliation, and more: http://www.firstnations.de/indian_land.htm / https://ravenreads.org/blogs/news/truth-and-reconciliation-commission-work-summary / https://nctr.ca / https://native-land.ca
host nations: https://www.squamish.net / https://shishalh.com
(( LOCATION )) )
roberts creek, sunshine coast, bc (address revealed a few days before event or with advance ticket purchase)
a 40-minute ferry ride from west vancouver, and about a 25 minute drive from the ferry terminal (sunshine coast side) to the event location.
note: ferry cost is return fare :) you pay only once on the vancouver side (not when returning back to van).
(( MUSIC )) )
in alphabetical order..
Frumlater & HushHush
Ra / Sol
Surround (dj set)
Teamlounge (Binhex, Hasselhoff, with guest Haptic Feedback)
'Surroundings' installation at night in the satellite area
(( WORKSHOPS )) )
in the satellite area, by day
Fri 7pm : Joe Nice - Analysis of Live Performance. How to repeat and improve on successes and identify areas of improvement to achieve positive outcomes.
Sat 130pm: Jen Castro - Making space for reflection and meaningful relationship building with land, the places we care about, and the earth as a living being.
Sat 630pm: Nova Ami & Velcrow Ripper - Metamorphosis Journey. an exploration of the climate crisis as an opportunity for personal and global transformation.
Sun 1pm: Mieka Jay - Ethical wild crafting, medicinal weed hunting: identify our local pants and get hands-on creating powerful medicines.
(( TICKET INFO )) )
advance tickets available at: https://crystalcreek.tickit.ca$80 earlybird tix (40) // $100 regular tixregular price tix will be sold at the gatemaximum 200 tix sold (keep the vibes tight)
** there will be no single day or night rates(there is an extra small chance a price drop will happen saturday at sundown, but definitely do not plan for this. and if we sell out - we sell out)
** both the facebook event page and the online ticket sales link will be updated in a very clear way if we are nearing or have reached the event being sold out.
(( OTHER INFOS )) )
gates open friday @ 4pm // gates close (goodbye) sunday @ sundownmusic friday 6pm - 4am // saturday noon - sunrise // sunday noon - 6pm**note: friday night’s music will end on the chill side of the spectrum, by 4am
** 6pm friday opening : welcoming
** 6pm sunday closing : crystal silence
kitchen serving a small selection of food and drinks (cash only) (possibly one other food vendor)plan to bring some of your own food as the kitchen options will be limitedplease bring your own water (limited water will be available onsite)
chess & boardgames in the cafe (battleship >:o )
new “super” moon occurs at 3:37am friday morning
** harm reduction and first aid and security on site.
plenty of camping options. flat ground, full forest & semi-forest. lots of shade.no camping on roads (there is a back road on the grounds. if you set up at night - make sure not to camp on it)pack in / pack out (take your garbage with you please). this is a 19+ event. no dogs please. no showers. port-o-potties on site.
all vehicles will need to be parked on the main road (left side, as you arrive) and gear walked up the forest path to the site (5 minute walk).onsite cell reception exists in pockets, but can be dicey (yay! turn off your phone!)
** this weekend will be a inclusionary safe zone for any and all expressions and walks of life (provided you are not getting in the way of other people’s enjoyment). this is not the place for hate or creeping or harm - zero tolerance policy. practicing awareness around other people’s personal space and capacities, mentally and physically and energetically, is also warmly encouraged.
** a note on harm reduction: people, please, do take care of yourselves and each other. ask questions if you don’t know. check in with someone and you feel they might need it, even if it’s a bit awkward. say hello.
(( IMAGE DESIGN )) )
Wuikinuxv & Klahoose artist: Bracken Hanuse Corlett ( @wuulhu )
(( EVENT CURATION & DIRECTION )) )
Team Earth / Michael Red & Crystal Creek
(( RESPECT & THANKS )) )
to Sophia Dagher and Jason Mannings who were lead organizers with ‘Few Norms’ last year, which helped lay inspiration and foundation for this year’s event.
1. Leaving Langdale ferry terminal - follow the Sunshine Coast Highway (thru Upper Gibsons) towards Sechelt for about 15 mins.
2. Turn Right onto Roberts Creek Rd, from the Highway (at the first & only set of lights in a long time, since passing thru Gibsons).
3. Go up Roberts Creek Rd, staying on this paved road for 2 km.
4. When the road forks, continue straight (keep left) onto the gravel road. (do not follow the paved road by turning right)
5. Stay on the gravel road for 3 km.
6. After the 2nd small bridge you will see 2 driveways on your right and someone at the front gate to greet you. the event is the driveway on the righthand side.
7. Welcome to Crystal Creek!
(schedule subject to slight adjustments)
8 FRUMLATER & HUSHHUSH
10 RICO UNO
4 ZAM ZAM
6 DJ SUGAR
8 RAY BLACK
9 WHICH NANCY
10 ELI MURO
11 SELF EVIDENT
1 MICHAEL RED
5 HANDSOME TIGER
3 TEAMLOUNGE (BINHEX, HASSELHOFF w guest HAPTIC FEEDBACK)
6 **close : crystal silence
FRIDAY 7PM : JOE NICE
SAT 130PM : JEN CASTRO
SAT 630PM : NOVA & VELCROW
SUN 1PM : MIEKA JAY
9PM ~ LATE : SURROUNDINGS installation