We’re reaching the end of the 2018 Gregorian calendar and wrapping things up as we prepare for the new year.
It’s been a memorable one, underscored in particular by the production of a special book, which encapsulates the roots and history of our epic gathering in numbers, stories and images.
Entitled Boom Festival 20 Years: A Visual and Oral History, the 356 page compilation of testimonies, photographs, flyer art imagery, and graphic design illustration was made possible thanks to a collaboration with a number of co-creators from around the world.
The book tells the compelling story of Boom, starting with an essay, which compares contemporary festival culture with the ancient rites of Eleusis, before leaping forward to the 21st century. Told from 134 different perspectives, Boom’s birth and growth are documented by three distinct chapters, giving a deeper sense of context to each period: 1997-2000; 2002-2008; and 2010-today. The whole is illustrated by exclusive photographs, some of which have never been published before.
We’ve also created a microsite, where you’ll find a glimpse of the book and additional details about it. There, you will also find the information on how to get it. Navigate to this page right HERE to visit the microsite.
The next time you’ll hear from us will be in 2019. Please stay tuned to our various online channels where we will continue to post Boom 2018 sets from the different music stages, as well a selection of the Liminal Village talks.
As these words echo across the world, we thank you from the bottom of your hearts for the fantastic 2018 that you have given us.
Let’s continue to Cultivate Freedom & Love,