As the music festival industry has boomed over the past decade, its focus on “experience” has steered away from its roots of culture and community. What’s more, the demand has made many of these events too costly to attend.
Introducing Jungle Dreaming Festival (March 17-19, 2023), an intimate new music festival launching near Jacó, Costa Rica. Jungle Dreaming invites all music lovers to gather in the Central American jungle this Spring for a one-of-a-kind showcase of art, talent & nature. Here attendees will be treated to an affordable showcase of artistic diversity and inclusive community that harkens back to the origin of these live music gatherings.
Tickets are $150 plus fees, with onsite camping available for $40. Tickets available at: www.jungledreaming.com/tickets
Today, January 24th, Jungle Dreaming shared a stacked new lineup phase headlined by The Glitch Mob, including individual sets by eDIT and Ooah. The Los Angeles-based trio comprising Boreta, edIT, and Ooah formed The Glitch Mob in 2006. Today, The Glitch Mob are some of the most popular beat makers in the world with over 1-million monthly listeners on Spotify alone. This past November, they reminded fans and critics alike that they continue to be among electronic music's lead innovators with their latest LP, Cntrl Alt Reality.
Additionally, the second wave lineup announcement welcomes grassroots favorite Mystic Grizzly, OG selector Stylust, CloZee’s Odyzey label alumni Orenda and Comisar, and global bass producer, David Starfire, who BBC Radio named “one of the most brilliant world-fusion producers of our time.”
Also on the bill are emerging names like producer/designer Meduso as well as instrumentalist/production virtuoso, LuSID, and the one-woman orchestra, Häana.
Launched in December, the phase one lineup was led by renown tastemaker and producer, An-Ten-Nae, an essential figure on the U.S. west coast electronic scene – from his role as music director for over a decade at the iconic 1015 Folsom in San Francisco, to Creative Director of Portland’s premier new venue The North Warehouse, to his iconic and eclectic electronic music gracing stages across the globe. Joining him will be Josh Teed, a performer and producer who fuses violin and electronic music fresh off the release of his recent album, Recurring Dreams, and a 40+ date Spring tour.
Treavor Moontribe, of Desert Dwellers, is one of the founders of the Los Angeles based “Moontribe Collective” and its legendary full moon desert gatherings. Since 1993, these events have been at the core of Southern California’s underground electronic music scene and are still ongoing to this day. Treavor established himself as one of the top DJs in L.A. through these events and has since traveled the world from Brazil to Japan to Morocco, Portugal, Germany and all over North America. Edekit is a music producer and performer hailing from Nevada City, CA. Edekit's craft utilizes a carefully selected spectrum of underground West Coast Bass Music, Hip Hop, Experimental/Hybrid Trap, Left-Field Dubstep and Future Bass. It is forward thinking, fresh and always tastefully assembled to send the dance floor into uncharted waters saturated in floor dropping sub frequencies and dimension defying melodic territories.
The festival also features a local Costa Rican crew that includes DJ Felo, Konrad OP8, María Wabe, Selecta Josh, Pulsivo, Mamanacha, Flora + Fauna, Bosque Sound, JLeon, Jawara and the La Aldea familia.
100% of the net profit will be donated to two environmentally focused non-profits in Costa Rica, Asociación ANAI and Jacó Impact with gratitude and respect for their tireless work. The all ages, everyone welcome festival also features youth workshops, activities and performances as well – 16 and under are free entry.
The inaugural Jungle Dreaming Festival will be held at The Park at Ocean Ranch, an unforgettable 850-acre paradise located near Jaco in a private river valley on the Central Pacific coast of Costa Rica. The Park offers all kinds of adventures, including a canopy zip line, waterfall rappelling in the heart of the jungle, horseback riding through 3+kms of primary rainforest, extreme canyoning, and ATV exploration.
The 3-night event features two Funktion-One stages of multi-genre music nestled amidst abundant natural beauty. A river flows through the venue, with several swimming holes and a gorgeous waterfall. Expect a weekend packed with performance art, a series of workshops tailored towards further awareness of the natural world, and connection with friends and friends-to-be from all around the globe.
More about Jungle Dreaming Festival
In the depths of winter, you find yourself dreaming of the jungle. Vibrating with life, the scents and bright colors of birds and fragrant flowers, sunlight streaming through the lush greenery all around. You can hear the calls of monkeys through the trees. Giant butterflies float through the air. The waves of sound emanating through the jungle are calling you to come and play.
Now, what if while you were dreaming of the jungle, the jungle was also dreaming of you? How would you embody this dream the jungle was having of you? Come be a part of this symbiosis of nature and technology, sound waves and plant magic, dancing and celebration. Align yourself with the rhythms of nature. Step into the Jungle Dream. Let the music wafting through the night heat carry you away on an adventure of connection. A connection of consciousness, unity and awareness of self.
Charity – Asociación ANAI & Jacó Impact
As mentioned, 100% of proceeds after event costs will be donated to two environment protection-focused non-profits in Costa Rica – because the natural world needs us to keep it safe as much as we need it to survive and thrive. Here’s why these non-profits were chosen as the recipients of the revenues your participation in this experience generates:
Jacó Impact follows the 8 pillars of community wellness which include animal rescue, environmental care and social welfare. Jacó Impact works tirelessly on beach cleanups and other acts of environmental protection: https://linktr.ee/jacoimpact
Asociación ANAI has done incredible work in protecting rainforests, coral reefs & endangered animals for over 40 years now, a worthy cause to support: http://www.anaicostarica.org/
Accommodations – Camping
Gorgeous campsites abound throughout the natural lush beauty of this 850 acre jungle venue. There are many flat grassy areas to pitch a tent, shady spots along the river, ideal places to hang hammocks up in the trees.
Car camping is possible with a parking pass in several of the designated camping areas. If you choose to camp with your car, be aware that it needs to stay there throughout the festival for the safety of pedestrians. There will be a shuttle running every few hours throughout the festival or you can have ins and outs if you park in the parking lot instead of car camping. Purchase camping passes when you get your ticket here: https://jungledreaming.com/tickets/
What’s On Site
2 stages of multi-genre music
Vendor village with food vendors
A river running behind the stages
El Encanto waterfall
An incredible array of natural medicines growing on site
Ambulance, first aid, harm reduction team
Festival fairies and event ambassadors to help when needed
A $5 shuttle option to take you and your bags from the gate to the stages or the road near your camp.
Additional adventure packages can be booked through Ocean Ranch Park for ziplining, horseback tours, waterfall rappelling, extreme canyoning, catamaran tours, and more! Contact Ocean Ranch Park for a promo discount code for fest guests to book in advance. https://oceanranchpark.com/jaco-adventure-tours/
Travel - How to Get There
Jungle Dreaming Festival is being held in Costa Rica on the Pacific Coast. The closest international airport is San Jose (SJO) which is about 2 hours drive directly to the venue, The Park at Ocean Ranch, or 1 ½ hours to the nearby surf town of Jacó, which is 15-20 minutes away from the venue.
The Costa Rica Tour Office will be running shuttles from the airport out to the venue/into Jacó and also doing shuttle runs throughout the festival to Jacó and Playa Hermosa (the closest towns with the most hotels, airbnbs, famous surfing and beautiful beaches) and back out to the venue every 3-4 hours throughout the weekend. They also do private tours and drivers for those who want to explore the surrounding area.
They know this area like no one else – reach out via the info below for booking, pricing and advice about the region:
The road is drivable for all cars all the way up to the venue and there is parking on site, however there is an additional daily fee of $15 a day for parking a car on site and impacting the land. You can leave and re-enter from the parking lot throughout the festival. There are some specific areas for car camping options as well, but camped cars are not able to leave the festival during showtime.