Lighting effects at a trance music concert.From February 16 to 20, Saboga Island will become the stage for a five-day electronic trance music festival. Coined the “Archipelago Festival”, it will host hundreds of people from all over the world coming to Panama specifically for the occasion. Trance music is a combination of many genres including industrial, techno and house.
Trance music festivals attract big crowds and feature sophisticated lighting, laser and pyrotechnic displays. The largest trance festivals are held in Europe, but in the last decade, the trend has developed to organize these festivals in remote and unexplored locations. The special attraction in this case is to be able to connect with nature in the beautiful Pearl Islands Archipelago.
Organizers have been preparing this event for one year, working on stages, structures, showers, bathrooms, all of which have been built for the event. Evgeniy and Philip, the visionaries and organizers behind the undertaking, have lived in Panama for four years and have extensive experience in the international trance music scene. They say, “Panama offers perfect conditions and setting for an event of this magnitude, and the Pearl Islands were a clear choice.” According to the two-man team, guests from some 27 countries have bought tickets and confirmed attendance.
The structures being created for the festival site are 100% eco-friendly. The main materials used are bamboo, palm leaves and natural ropes. Even the bathrooms are environmentally friendly, no effort has been spared to keep it “green” and in harmony with nature. Big name DJs and artists include Blue Planet Corporation (France), Klangmassage (Austria) and Vasily Psykovsky (Russia). The festival grounds will have art-installations, an exposition center, a healing-center, a kindergarten, ethnic and esoteric shops, cafes and restaurants.
To facilitate the transport to Saboga Island, the “Archipelago Family” – as the organizer and his team call themselves – will organize catamaran and speedboat transport from Amador to Saboga. The tickets for the entire period of five days cost $ Protected content not included) and can be purchased through the festival website or at Saboga Island directly for the event. Yachters welcomed to stop by. Visit Protected content .