Festival Nómade is an experience of exchange and reconnection that takes place on the coast in the 10th Region in Southern Chile February 6 - 12, 2018 . It’s a multicultural gathering that promotes a simple lifestyle in terms of tangible material goods, and at the same time, presents a journey rich in sounds, trades, and cultures.
During its first days the festival takes shape as a platform for learning, giving space to practices from multiple disciplines and allowing for a more intimate exploration between all those participating in the experience. On the fourth day the celebration begins. It’s one anchored in a deep musical journey that gives life to a cultural symbiosis between ancient and contemporary sounds.
At Festival Nómade an environment is co-created in order to experience a new paradigm - one of togetherness and collaboration, where there are no spectators, but where everyone is an active member, open to exchange and to forming a community anchored in respect for land, culture, and diversity.
Festival Nómade invites facilitators to guide us in learning many new trades and practices. Workshops and activities foster a close-knit and unbiased environment where we find ourselves as one community, where we create bonds, exchange visions of the world, and connect from different branches, simultaneously acquiring new tangible and intangible knowledge.
When we understand ourselves and our place in the world, the celebration begins. This years’ workshops and lectures will include:
Acroyoga, vinyasa, kundalini, meditation, tribal dance
Hiking, surfing, slackline
Leave No Trace, Edible Forest, and more
storytelling, unlearning consumerism
*You must sign up for all talks and workshops beforehand at the Information Booth, located in the Nomade Village. Spaces are limited for many activities.
The artists who converge on the Festival Nómade stage take part in an exploration anchored in the rescue of the musical roots of Latin American and the world. Folklorists and electronic music producers unite to share their work, generating spontaneous collaborations and constructing a bridge that links essential sounds of indigenous peoples with a world-renowned dance scene. The 2018 line up will be available soon
Nomades will converge in the Reserva Costera Mapu Lahual, X Region of Los Lagos, Chile, recognized as one of the most important areas of biological diversity in the world.
This region is blanketed by virgin Valdivian rainforest, decorated by estuaries and river banks, and kissed by the formidable Pacific Ocean.
HOW TO ARRIVE: The journey to the festival begins February 6, 2018 at a designated meeting point. Together in vehicle we’ll climb the mountains towards the coast, then descend on foot through a thousand-year-old forest of alerce, arrayan, ulmo and coihue. The 10km hike is through native forest, assimilating you to its nature, its green moss, the shade of its trees. It changes your step, heartening you to follow a more tranquil rhythm.
It’s an incredible trail that is worth the effort of walking down, and it will surprise you at each turn with hidden views and deserted beaches. You’ll start off with one energy and arrive with another.
At this time, specific directions to the festival site and information about the Nomade Shuttle will be emailed directly to ticket holders in the weeks prior to the event date. To generally organize your travel plans to the region:
The closest big city is Osorno. You can reach Osorno via airplane or bus from Santiago or most other major cities in Chile.
The bus terminal in Osorno offers frequent local transportation to the surrounding towns, including the area where the Meeting Point will be.
We highly encourage everyone to take advantage of the shuttle transportation we provide to and from the festival site on February 6 & 12. Don’t miss it! You’ll be able to pre-reserve seats soon.
Arriving to the festival site by personal vehicle is not easy, as the roads are steep, difficult, and often inaccessible due to weather. If you chose to arrive in your personal 4x4 vehicle, please only park in the designated zones. Each vehicle will pay a parking fee directly to the community.
There is safe parking available near the Nomade Shuttle stop. Each vehicle will pay a parking fee directly to the community. There is frequent public transportation to the Nomade Shuttle stop location. Detail will be provided via email to ticket holders.
There is no electricity There is no where to charge your electronics. Embrace the disconnection. Be present. Reconnect with the natural surroundings.
Bring a lantern or headlamp to find your way to your tent at night.
There will be access to potable water at the festival site. Bring your reusable bottle!
Be prepared for varying weather. It will rain. And then the sun will shine. And then it will be very cold at night. Remember, you’re on the coast in the South of Chile.
Bring rain jackets, sun block, lots of layers, dry socks, a warm sleeping bag, and a sturdy tent!
Please limit the amount of unnecessary trash you bring in Remove any extra plastic packaging from the items you bring. Elect for durable, reusable items (like toiletries, cooking utensils, etc) over one-time-use items. Be conscious of the waste you generate, you’re responsible for it!
Help us reduce our waste! Take the time to separate recyclables (glass, aluminum, plastic) and compost (organic waste) from landfill waste.
Use your reusable cup at the Nomade bar and kiosk. You’ll get a free reusable cup when you arrive to the festival! Yahoo!
We encourage you to leave your pets at home. A music festival, when its celebration is at its peak, may not be the safest place for your friend.
There are delicious free roaming farm animals throughout the festival site, so please keep your pet under control at all times.
There are no ATMs! Bring all the cash you’ll need for the entire festival
Remember to bring small bills because the local families aren’t often equipped with much change.
There is a local medic on call 24-7 during the festival who is equipped with basic medical supplies, but remember: the festival site is very remote. We are 3 hours from the closest hospital in the case of a serious injury.
Practice self care during your time at Nomade, listen to your body, eat well, sleep well, hydrate, and help look after your friends and community too.
Be aware of the power of the ocean - it is not apt for swimming. And respect the mystique of the forest - when exploring, please stay on trail and always bring along a friend.
You can purchase food & drink at the kiosk in Nomade Village. Vegetarian and vegan options will be available.
Many local families will be serving up delicious local cuisine in their homes. Locations of the houses can be found at the Information Booth in the Nomade Village.
We believe in the importance of tradition and ancestral wisdom as a tool to develop a way of life that is in harmony with nature.
We believe in the power of music as a transformative, healing, unifying element, capable of communicating ideas, mitigating differences, and assembling hearts under the eaves of a common, selfless, and genuine passion.
We trust in the existence of people capable of collaborating instead of competing, open to working as a team, co-creating, and in service of the development of a society built on fellowship, respect, and tolerance.
And we firmly believe in the wisdom of the forests, the will of the ocean, the passion of the volcanoes, and the resolve of the wind.
The Nomade collective is a global family, made up of individuals from all corners of the world, each supporting the growth and momentum of our collaborative work through contributions of music, art, organization, network building, and friendship.
This summer 2017 we launched a crowdfunding campaign to take to even further reaches of the world our dreams of generating genuine cultural exchange and the new Latin American sound. Thank you to all of you who donated, shared, and supported!