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Indian Spirit Festival 06.–10.09.2012 • North Germany The grand final of the German open air season The ever growing popularity of Indian Spirit festival has a good reason: It’s the vision of some of the most experienced scene activists that became reality. What began in the late 90s as the “last dance” of the North-East German open air summer slowly but constantly became one of its most popular Psytrance festivals. Why, what is the secret of Indian Spirit? Is it because it’s the last opportunity to meet the open air family and all the old and new friends before the indoor season starts? Is it the mellow vibe of early September? Or simply the spectacular entertainment, like the Funktion One sound systems and the 3D decoration that have been introduced last year? Let’s have a peek behind the scenes! Did you know that Indian Spirit is organized by some true go-getters of our scene? Besides the original promoter DJ Syncron, the team today includes the Symphonix brothers, who used to be responsible for the legendary Tshitraka festival for many years. Also, there is Mister Vaishiyas, well known as head of SpinTwist Records. So it’s no surprise that the music programme is always supreme, no matter which style. Some highlights from the upcoming event: Allaby, Avalon, Protonica, Headroom, Ace Ventura, Fabio & Moon, Waio and Neelix. All these artists play on a high-end Funktion One sound system, and so do the artists on the extra Dark floor. Complementing the rich, three-dimensional sound of those sound systems, there is a special 3D decoration. The main stage will be entirely re-designed, and of course there is also the mind-blowing multicolour laser show. Reacting to the feedback of its visitors, Indian Spirit offers free drinking water since last year. International travellers can arrive easily via public transport, the nearby train station Strohkirchen offers a direct connection to Berlin and good connections to Hamburg. www.indian-spirit.de Roberdo

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Die Indian Spirit zählt seit einer Weile zu den beliebtesten Open Airs in Deutschland. Was ist ihr Geheimnis? Ein Blick hinter die Kulissen offenbart, dass einige der umtriebigsten SzeneAktivisten am Werk sind: Neben Syncron, der seit den späten 90ern Veranstalter ist, gehören zum Team auch die SymphonixBrüder, die vorher für die legendäre Tshitraka verantwortlich waren. Nicht zu vergessen Herr Vaishiyas, auch bekannt als Macher von SpinTwist Records. Dementsprechend hochkarätig ist das Musikprogramm… Auch dieses Jahr wurden wieder Funktion One Anlagen auf allen Floors, spezielle 3D-Dekoration und eine dicke Lasershow angekündigt. Zudem ein komplett neues Design der Hauptbühne. Seit letztem Jahr steht den Besuchern übrigens auch freies Trinkwasser zur Verfügung.

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