11 — 14 AUGUST 2022
SACRED GROUND FESTIVAL
Sacred Ground has been challenging and transforming the idea of what a festival can be since its start in 2015. After going to too many overcrowded, impersonal festivals with unhealthy and bland food and drinks, no real collectively shared moments, we decided to take a different approach. From the beginning we believed that we can create an immersive get-away, enabling our community to dive into a world of magic to take a rest from the everyday routine and create a place of refuge. This is one of the reasons we support small and regional businesses and manufacturers, do without plastic and are careful to direct the sensory impulses to the good things in life: art, mindfulness, wellness for body & soul and culinary delights.
The musical line up is made up of friends and respected artists of our curators Ry X and Frank Wiedemann, which sets the tone for a deeper understanding, respect and appreciation among the artist and is felt in all performances. Not seldomly leading to spontaneous performances and collaboration on one of our stages and/or beyond the festival.
The festival also offers a fondly curated mindfulness program filled with a variety of body work classes, talks and yoga as well as a team of amazing massage therapists. We have something for all levels and interests, enabling everyone to discover and deepen their realm of themselves and their surroundings with insightful and lasting experiences. Relax and refresh at the tea and juice bar, take your body and mind to a place of serenity and growth before moving into the energy of the festival.
Taking care of all senses has always been close to our heart, that’s why our selection of food and drinks has always had top priority. Next to a variety of delicious regional, organic and/or animal friendly food vendors we focus on high quality drinks.
Last but not least, at the core of our ethos lies the love and respect of nature. We do all in our power to balance out our footprint. Adding a complete plastic free festival site as of 2019 in combination with the use of solar power and the reducing the numbers of cars and camper vans is the continuation of our mission and efforts to reduce our carbon footprint where we can.
With a limited amount of tickets, this exclusive festival puts aside brand sponsorships, backstage and VIP guest area to prioritize the experience of the festival goer above all else. Producing a truly open, intimate and transformative experience — allowing everyone to enjoy the different area in the midst of beautiful nature, dance under the stars and enjoy the DJs playing until sun comes up.
Sacred Ground will open its premises on Thursday, August 11, 1 pm. After a full weekend of music, art & spirit, we will gently fade out and release you back into the world on Sunday, August 14. The timetable of the performances won’t be released, leaving space for surprises, collaborations and improvisations.
RY X & FRANK WIEDEMANN
Though they come from quite opposite ends of the spectrum, there’s a tangible sense of understanding and appreciation between singer / producer / cult artist Ry X and producer / live electronic artist / label owner Frank Wiedemann. This is what makes the range of artists playing Sacred Ground so interesting.
“Sacred Ground was born because we wanted to create an intimate space outside of city streets where art and music are the focus alongside an environment supporting closeness between people. Our friends will share their music, we will share music, and more artists we love may come and go from stages and crowds. The goal is only that we all return home after Sacred Ground full in heart and lungs from the time together.”