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Based on the Sagas of Icelanders, Saga Fest is a music and arts festi val where attendees are encouraged to share community-building experiences that foster vulnerability and promote sustainable living. Together, they will build a pop-up village that promotes openness, creativity and change. Although art, music and storytelling are the focal points of the festival, Saga Fest is about so much more. It’s about connecting people with each other and the planet. Come as you are but leave as a changed person. This is a festival all about transformation. The festival is held less than an hour’s drive from Reykjavík, and just 3km north of the village Eyrarbakki where a sustainable farm will host the inaugural Saga Fest. On a clear day, from the farm, you can see a stretch of mountains to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the south. The festival’s location is in a region often featured in the Sagas of Icelanders, ghost stories and other country folklore. Here are just a few examples of how Saga Fest differs from the rest: Festival tickets printed on seed paper, which you plant as you enter the festival grounds “BYOI” (Bring Your Own Instrument): participants are encouraged to jam anywhere Conscious food and a pop-up farmer’s market Experiential play zones to explore An open-mic community stage Fireside storytelling at night Installations and structures built out of found materials and designed by principles of permaculture Yoga, meditation, and interactive workshops on topics like eco-villages, blacksmithing, theatrical improv and self-healing
A festival with a saga Would you like to attend a festival that’s different from any other? If “yes” then the first ever Saga Fest might be something for you. For two days in May 2015, 23-24, a community will gather on a farm near Reykjavík and answer this important question: What is our story?
Check out www.sagafest.is for more information.
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