Pyramid Lake, Nevada – The wait is finally over. Symbiosis is ecstatic to announce the full lineup for Pyramid Eclipse, its highly-anticipated 2012 gathering happening May 17-21 on the shore of Pyramid Lake on the Paiute Reservation in Northwest Nevada.
The festival will welcome legendary sonic luminaries including James Blake, Little Dragon, Beats Antique, Tipper, PaNTy RAiD, Claude VonStroke, Damian Lazarus, Dub Kirtan All Stars, Emancipator, Entheogenic, Gang Gang Dance, Lyrics Born, Minilogue, Paper Diamond, Random Rab, Shlohmo, Salva, Vau de Vire Society, Rupa & The April Fishes, Vagabond Opera, Welder, Diego’s Umbrella, An-Ten-Nae, Antix, Bluetech, Cheb i Sabbah, Gaudi, Love and Light, OPIUO, VibesquaD, Desert Dwellers, Heavyweight Dub Champion, Jeff Stot, Of Porcelian and hundreds more musicians from around the world.
SOLAR ECLIPSE OVER MAIN STAGE !
The climax of the five-day camping festival is a solar eclipse that will align with Pyramid Lake at approximately 6:30pm on Sunday, May 20, 2012. To celebrate the celestial spectacle, producers have perfectly positioned the festival directly in its path. During the annular eclipse only the edge of the sun will remain visible as a fiery ring around the moon suspended above the mainstage for more than four minutes.
The festival will feature roving performers of every imaginable ilk including jugglers, fire spinners, belly dancers, clowns, stilt walkers and an astonishing array of the fabulous, freaky people that the West Coast is famous for, including a special appearance by world-renowed fire performance troupe the Pyronauts. A 24/7 chillspace will serve up sacred, downtempo beats where gatherers can ground out before heading back to one of eight stages offering near non-stop entertainment and education.
Born from Burner culture, Symbiosis is a sponsor-free festival but with a vibrant marketplace. Instead of stages draped in logo-laden PVC banners, musical acts perform against backdrops of jaw-dropping, large-scale art.