Friday 3 August 2012 — Sunday 5 August 2012
Black Oak Ranch
Laytonville, United States
Back Roads Productions is happy to present our second year of The Gaia Festival on the first weekend of August (3rd, 4th, & 5th) at the beautiful Black Oak Ranch in Laytonville, California, one of Northern California’s most loved concert venues. TGF will again assemble a potent lineup of world-class performers and presenters.
We are pleased to announce the addition of a new stage this year, El Arbol. It's being provided by Rock the Bike, an organization of "bike" people from San Francisco. It's a bicycle powered stage featuring live music and some great aerialist performances. "Go Green" and join Rock the Bike on their bicycle ride from SF to the festival. Stay tuned for details on how you can hook up with them and join them on their ride up from the city. We are also super excited to have the bay area's premier yoga center Yoga Tree SF sponsoring a series of yoga workshops throughout the weekend, workshop schedule to be announced in the coming weeks.
The festival is just a three hour drive north of San Francisco and two hours south of Arcata. TGF will include a series of connected villages and stages throughout the grounds featuring a wide array of workshops and presentations on sustainable living, social & environmental activism, alternative energy, green building technology, permaculture, healing arts, world-class theater, a kids’ area, plus premier onsite camping, and flowing creek, makes the annual TGF the perfect place to enjoy a weekend with friends, family, and lovers of great music. There will also be plenty of great food & crafts provided by local non-profits and artisans featuring some of the north coast’s finest organic and sustainable products.
Black Oak Ranch is home to the Hog Farm and Camp Winnarainbow-a circus camp for kids and has hosted many world-class events over the years including, Earthdance – The Global Festival For Peace. TGF is fast becoming a “destination festival” for music lovers with its extensive grounds covering approximately 150 acres. This is a “green festival” and the event is powered by biodiesel generators.
LINEUP: Michael Franti and Spearhead, Yonder Mountain String Band, Kinky, Sierra Leone Refugee All-Stars, Dumpstaphunk, Baka Beyond, Hot Buttered Rum, Bomba Estereo, Orgone, Pimps Of Joytime, David Lindley, Rupda & The April Fishes, SambaDa, Indubious, Afromassive, MaMuse, Fanna-Fi-Allah Sufi Qawwali Ensemble, Joel Rafael, Absynth Quintet, Dirt Floor Band, Beso Negro, The Freys, Shovelman, Clan Dyken, Ginger Ninjas, Willits Shakespeare Co., Melissa Crabtree, Steel Toed Slippers, Jeff Baker, Caroline Casey, David Starfire, Ana Sia, Shaman’s Dream, Dragonfly. Plus many more acts to be announced.
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