The Global Village is back with all things whimsical, healing and cultural to enrich your Splendour experience!
At the very heart of Splendour lies the Global Village where you can immerse yourself into the rich landscape of Australia’s subcultures. Experience amazing world music, daily yoga, dance workshops, creative circus tricks, cabaret and dance performances. Get centred at the morning meditation or stay up for the late-night jam sessions! Connect with the wisdom of our original custodians, get pampered by one of our talented massage therapy professionals or lose yourself in the silent disco!
The Global Village provides an eclectic mix of offerings that includes:
The WORLD STAGE, which is set to deliver another diverse array of world class music that draws from strong ancestral roots, speaks of positive change for our world or is inspired by the genres of cultural traditions.
The BOHEMIAN LOUNGE will offer a variety of workshops including, yoga, dance, healing and poetry by day followed by cabaret performances, circus extravaganza, poetry jams and jazz journeys by night.
Surrounding the Bohemian Lounge and the World Stage is where you will find THE VILLAGE GREEN, home to circus workshops and feats extraordinaire from 10:00am – 2:00pm daily.
Featuring some of Byron’s most skilled and gifted healers, massage therapists and tarot readers, THE HEALING SANCTUARY is a super Zen-inspired haven designed for your optimum healing pleasure.
We welcome our traditional Aboriginal custodians from the local Minjungbul region, providing us a unique opportunity to sit and share the wisdom and art of our original custodians.
Head to THE VILLAGE MARKETS and check out the diverse and interactive mix of local designers and culinary wizards! Shop for crystals, clothing, feather adornments and circus supplies and all while you get your body and face painted! There’s also an array of healthy food and eco-ware for the conscious festival-goer.
The ELECTRIC GARDEN SILENT DISCO returns with a garden of delight and deliciousness. Tunes from Byron’s best DJ’s will be pumped straight into our high-quality headphones with 3 channels to choose from. Get ready to lose yourself in the rhythms and dance like no-one’s watching!
The GLOBAL VILLAGE will open at 3:00pm on Thursday 21 July, with a traditional Welcome Ceremony by our local Minjungbul Song Man, MAGPIE, followed by a night of music and celebration. The perfect way to start your Splendour weekend!
We welcome our collaborators in the GLOBAL VILLAGE 2017:
THE BOMBAY ROYALE ~ DUSTIN THOMAS (USA) ~ KAHL WALLIS ~ LUKA LESSON ~ BLACK RABBIT GEORGE ~ WILD MARMALADE ~ DECLAN KELLY & THE RISING SUN ~ FRANKO HEKE (NZ) ~ FAT PICNIC ~ ESSIE THOMAS ~ VESICA PISCES
UNCLE MAGPIE & THE MINJUNGBAL DANCERS ~ DARREN COMPTON ~ BUNYARRA DUBAY ~ S.O.A ~ ECLECTICA
VISION MIXING BY RADIANCE & PROJECTIONTEKNIK
MISS FRIBY CABARET ~ MAE WILDE ~ PUZZLEDUST CIRCUS ~ COMEDY OF ART ~ FLEASSY MALAY ~ ARTERIUM ~ DANIDOO BUTTERFLY ~ CREATRIX BODYART ~ QUEER CABARET ~ ALIKEEN KILLER ~ SI MULLUMBY ~ INDIGO SPARKE ~ INVISIBLE NUMBERS ~ BONNIE LOVE ~ JESSE WITNEY ~ ERINSPHERE ~ SERPENT ACCENDO FIRE ARTISTRY ~ SAFETY FIRST CIRCUS
SALLY MUSTANG (YOGA) ~ KATE NELSON & BEN TREGEAR (YOGA) ~ TRAVERS ROSS (AWE MILL HIP HOP) ~ PAUL DUMAIS (QI GONG) ~ HAPPY AFRICA (DRUM & DANCE) ~ CHLOE SLATTERY (MOJO MECCA) ~ BRUISE BROTHERS SLACKLINE ~ AKIN CIRCUS ~ ESHUA BOLTON
AND OF COURSE…..
THE ELECTRIC GARDEN DJS
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