A Lineup to Take You on a Journey with Co-Founder Matt Siegel
To understand how this lineup came about, I want you to understand our “WHY”, our purpose. At Envision, unlike so many other festivals, we don’t book the biggest headliners that will drive the biggest financial ROI, return on investment. Instead we diligently seek out a diverse and tantalizing array of world sounds and heart opening melodies that seek to drive another ROI, the one that we feel can help steer our planet in the right direction, “Ripple of Impact”. Peak live music experiences and a community bound by love, were undoubtedly the greatest catalyzing factors in my own journey. In order to maximize my own ripple of impact, I have personally dedicated my life to the craftsmanship of intentional adventures to nourish and cultivate growth on personal and communal levels. With a diverse appreciation for a wide variety of musical genres, my partners and I take special care to personally hand-select and schedule every act on this incredible lineup. The result is a potent experience and a heart-opening story where we guide you on a 4-day inspirational journey in the heart of Costa Rican paradise. One which we’re certain you will leave with a new appreciation for the way dance floors bring us together as music heals the soul.
Let’s break it down by stage…
SOL Stage – Music En Vivo
Unlike the many ‘Electronic Festivals’ these days, Envision proudly showcases our true love for LIVE music on the SOL Stage. We know that so many of you out there are craving REAL instruments and we have scoured the planet finding a wildly diverse offering of world sounds that everyone in our community, from families and yogis to surfers and dancers, can enjoy. 4 years ago we identified Australia’s favorite social activist lyricist Xavier Rudd as the perfect headliner for Envision. With a composition of message and melodies that never fail to pierce the heart, his 2018 Sol Stage set will be one of those moments so magical that you can’t help but feel inundated with the surreal beauty and perfection of life as you know it. More than anything the Sol Stage speaks to music fusion. With the Hawaiian vibrations of Mike Love, Brazilian Rock of Matanza, Colombian Afrobeat Orchestra LA BOA, electronic live jams of Bob Moses, The Russ Liquid Test, and Manic Focus and Costa Ricanlatin influences Patterns and Santos y Zurdo – you WILL find a new favorite artist at the SOL Stage this year.
LUNA Stage – This Dance Floor is a Temple
Deep sultry bass music, wild dance floor moments and melodical jungle sunrises. Heart opening, mind expanding and love inspiring. The Luna Stage is best described as a truly unique feeling that needs to be experienced personally. It’s that deep jungle fire temple that seems so surreal you can’t believe you’re there, yet so comfortable you feel like you’ve been here all along. We’re particularly excited for favorites TROYBOI, CloZee and Dimond Saints – deep bass penetrating your soul on a crisp Funktion-One Evo7 soundsystem – it’s going to move you and we’re going to dance as one. Don’t miss the Luna Stage Sunrises, it’s tradition, it’s peak celebration, it’s love and sometimes the monkeys come out to join us. Downtempo favorites Random Rab and Tor, plusaspecial Monday morning closing act, will be delivering these unforgettable sound sermons.
We are excited to be committed to delivering by far our biggest deep house lineup yet, to set an environment recognized by it’s vastly international audience. The message from this stage is to just have fun. There’s always so much love + laughter going on here. It’s a truly beautiful experience. We can expect the deeper sound waves radiating from the Lapa Stage with Italian techno legend DJ Tennis, globetrotting party-starter Behrouz, Spanish techno giants Audiofly, Israeli maestro of desert-tinged House music Chaim, German live electronic fusion stage crusher, Monolink and many more scene leading acts.
As a Costa Rican festival, Envision is excited to highlight some of Latin America’s most experiential sounds and showcase them to the world. including, Mantanza (Chile), Chancha via Circuito (Argentina), La BOA (Bogotá Orchestra Afrobeat / Colombia), Patterns (CR) and local underground favorite Santos y Zurdo (CR).
YOGA & EDUCATION
The Envision experience extends far beyond the music, offering an awakening journey for those who seek adventure, thirst for knowledge, and strive to be apart of an inspiration-driven community. In accordance with this ethos, the festival has also revealed its first round of World-Class Yoga Instruction including classes lead by Gina Caputo, Carson Clay Calhoun, and Robin Martin plus Though Leading Workshops with astrologer Kaypacha, activist and Dakota Access Pipeline Protest leader Winona LaDuke, and Bioneers co-founder Nina Simons.
Come explore the depths of your imagination and adventure, surrounded by a heart-opening community of friends, family, and magical humans beings alike. . At Envision Festival, we provide the space to transform your consciousness, re-connect with mother nature, and let your spirit run free. See you on the playa! . This 2017 re-cep video has been created with deep love gratitude for our entire community of vibrant supporters. You're the reason we do what we do, and we'd be nowhere without you all. We hope you enjoy reliving last years event, as you prepare to join us for what will be the most magical Envision yet! A special thank you to: Zen Entertainment (Production) CloZee & Christina Soto (Music) Francesco Oliveto (Music)
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We take sound sound seriously. The dance floor is our temple. With each stage a sculptural masterpiece and Funktion-One sound system tickling your insides, we spend the entire year masterfully crafting an all night beach jungle celebration you'll never forget. Some sounds blast you away. Ours will hug you closely. It’s crisp and holographic. Come prepared for a deep inward journey designed to break you open.
Breathe, flow, and find unlimited freedom in physical expression. Our bodies are the vessel in this world that serve as the foundation for which we can discover our highest potential. Explore stages and spaces for you to completely let go at Envision.
Living is an art form. At Envision we cultivate a 360 degree immersive art environment that blends the edges of the canvas with the world around it.
We let the environment lead. Every structure is artistically designed with locally sourced natural materials to create a village that mimics the beauty of our natural environment, and demonstrates a way of life defined by minimizing our impact on our planet. Envision is not an EZ-Up festival.
To care for others we must first take care of ourselves. Experience and explore mindful practices for food, activity, medicine, and more that will nourish a lifetime of joyous behaviors and self-care rituals.
You are not alone. Discover the community you always knew existed but were never able to experience. Brought together by all of our similarities , and illuminated by all of our differences.
We think long term. The 12 principles of permaculture are echoed throughout every undertaking at Envision. necessity of restorative stewarding demonstrated on the land we gather and in the lives we lead.
Strengthen your source connection. Envision supports you with an open heart space where you can explore a deeper understanding of our common oneness with nature and each other.