mushroom magazine May/June 2012

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festival preview


O . Z . O . R . A . Fe s t i v a l 07.–12.08.2012 • Hungary Gathering of the Psychedelic Tribe Last year’s edition set an epic milestone in festival culture. Contrary to rumours about the split of the team, chances are high that O.Z.O.R.A. will push the limits even further Everybody who returned last year was totally stoked. Thousands of party freaks with an enraptured smile and three syllables on their lips: O.Z.O.R.A.. Even Goa veterans praised the festival as a proof that the spirit is still alive and kicking. The shock was as massive as the euphoria when in autumn news did go around that the organization team had split. Rumours grew rampant and so did a lot of false speculations. The good old commerce-argument was the first to come. Some sources claimed the team had become greedy and O.Z.O.R.A. Festival • pic: Bobby C. Alcabez „club people” with no connection to the scene and its spirit had seized the power in order to make money with this ever so profitable So groß die Begeisterung festival. Aside the somewhat worn-out character of these claims, they für die O.Z.O.R.A. im letzten are simply not right. A large part of the current team has been part of Jahr war, so groß war die BestürO.Z.O.R.A. since the beginning. Wegha, the new captain, has been party zung als im Herbst der Split des promoter and DJ since more than a decade. He is deeply rooted in the Teams bekannt wurde. Gerüchte machten die Runde, darunter festival’s history, just like a large part of his team. As for prices, the crew natürlich auch „Kommerz, Geldgier, announced not to change those of food and drinks. As for the split: Well szenefremde Machtübernahme“it’s simply natural to come with negative emotions. However, after the Vorwürfe. Dabei ist ein Großteil heat of the moment has chilled down, things look different again. des aktuellen Teams seit vielen The O.Z.O.R.A. crew just keeps up what they always did: A pure psychedelic festival that has everything it takes to blow the mind of trancers. Excellent music and decoration in a great natural environment - as simple as it sounds, as refined is the actual programme. Just have a look at the website! However, one thing will change: The Magic Garden is growing considerably, there shall be more art and creative expression. Also, there is a new fireplace that welcomes all jugglers. Last but not least O.Z.O.R.A. takes an important step towards sustainability and will introduce a system of rubbish separation. Roberdo

Jahren Teil der O.Z.O.R.A. und es wurde z.B. direkt eine Beibehaltung der Speise- und Getränkepreise angekündigt. Trennungen kommen nun mal mit negativen Emotionen, das kennt jeder. Im Grunde macht die O.Z.O.R.A. aber genau das, was sie immer gemacht hat: Ein erstklassiges Festival mit psychedelischem Schwerpunkt. Neu in diesem Jahr ist das deutlich erweiterte Kunstprogramm im Magic Garden, der neue Feuer-Space und die Einführung der Mülltrennung.