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This year we celebrate the 30th anniversary of Sunset. What started out as a psychedelic vision, soon became a gathering of kindred souls dancing in the park til the sun set. Since then it has morphed into a beautiful artistic community of conscious ravers we know and love today.


With the Full Moon coinciding with the Summer Solstice, this anniversary invokes the power of cycles, rhythms and the perfection of a full circle. The orb of the Moon, the Sun, and the Earth have been our guiding light from the beginning of Sunset’s inception. Sunset Sound System and the Sunset Campout continue to evolve, welcoming generation after generation to the embodiment of this unbroken circle.


On this weekend together, let's ponder how we move with the circle of time, honoring the flow of these cosmic orbs that guide us in our daily, monthly, and yearly cycles. They stay with us as we dance, celebrating the moment the Sun goes down, comes up, or the full moon rising over one of our gatherings —adding to the magic of these moments and the perfection of a circle.


Our theme Occasus Solis is Latin for Sunset. May it inspire you to find the Sunset within yourself. In the same vein as previous years, the theme is not a literal guide. Its intention is purely to invoke an abstract mental imagery or feeling you can draw upon for inspiration that connects us all for our amazing reunion in Belden.


As well as an amazing line-up of DJs and musicians, there will be an array of talented visual artists creating interactive installations, visual stimuli, live painting, murals and other eye candy. In the evenings there'll be daily live performances at the circus stage. The Faerie Ring will again be providing yoga, workshops, meditation and healing ceremonies. When you need to take a break from dancing and rest your weary feet, sign up for a massage at the Sunset Rejuvenation Spa or check out some of the amazing chill lounges and immersive experiences we have to offer. And of course if you are bringing your littles, don't forget to bring them over to Pixie Kids Town for daily activities and water play. 

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