The UNIFY Festival will embark on its first full-scale festival production at El Rancho De Las Golondrinas in Santa Fe this Sept 22-24. A significant cultural gathering, the festival will feature over a dozen indigenous ceremonial leaders, daily ceremony, workshops, education, yoga, and top-notch live music performances for three days in the mountain west. A strictly non-alcoholic event, over 100 vendors will be on site to serve the masses between classes including food and beverage trucks as well as a wealth of gifts and crafts, art, and unique offerings from Santa Fe and around the world.
Located along the famed Route 66 and nestled next to the Sangre de Cristo Mountain, Santa Fe is dotted with a rich history and a rare cultural heritage seldom found still alive in the US today. Made up of a unique blend of Anglo, Spanish and Native Cultures the area is a melting pot of spiritual ideals and vibrant artistic expression. The perfect container for a festival of it's kind; producers plan to marry multicultural and ceremonial concepts within the live music setting in hopes of ushering in a paradigm of thought where new alliances in environmental and social issues can also be forged.
With a keen aim on sustainability, health, healing, and life transformation the three-day music, camping, and arts festival will feature 2-main stages, giant yoga dome, a workshop stage, a children’s village, onsite camping and art installations throughout the 200-acre living history museum at El Rancho De Las Golondrinas. A number of featured presentions and workshops will be scheduled daily with a roundhouse of discussions on various topics including herb walks, permaculture and rhythm workshops. Additionally, yoga and meditation opportunities will also be available each day of the festival.
The festival will feature over 50 conscious music performances scheduled on two stages, delivering a robust lineup over three days in the desert. Fans can look forward to moving performances with singer-songwriters, Trevor Hall and Mike Love, ambient EDM with Desert Dwellers and Bluetech as well as inspired performances with native based groups the Earth Guardians or hip-hop artist, Supaman.
As part of a larger global movement, the festival will feature live broadcasts and video content from the event each day thanks to its partnership with the international organization, Playing for Change. A movement created to inspire and connect the world through music, Playing For Change Foundation was established in 2007, providing music education in areas that are culturally rich yet economically challenged. Children in countries around the world, from Africa, Latin America to Southeast Asia, attend free classes in music, dance, and languages, taught by qualified local music teachers and led by regional administrators.The Playing For Change Movement has since attracted hundreds of global artists including Sara Bareilles, Jimmy Buffett, Bono, David Crosby, Jackson Browne, Ziggy Marley, Keb Mo and Keith Richards, in addition to street musicians from 47 countries who have participated in PFC video recordings.
A range of ticketing opportunities is available on the official event website including VIP, single day and general admission options. For more information about the UNIFY Fest check out www.unifyfest.com.