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Summer Dreaming 2001: Beaches, Eucalyptus Forests & Trance

Author: Skruff
Sunday, January 14, 2001
The third annual Summer Dreaming festival takes place at Glenworth Valley (1 hour north of Sydney, Australia) next weekend (19-21 January), at the same idyllic location where the previously cancelled Homelands Sydney event was due to happen. The 2,500-acre site is home to Australia's largest horse riding centre and is criss-crossed with rivers flanked by natural rock pools. DJs at the 3 day trance dominated party include former Return To The Source stalwarts Tsuyoshi Suzuki and Mark Allen playing alongside live acts including Byron Bay outfits Space Tribe and AB Didgeridoo and Israeli producers Infected Mushroom.

Organisers are asking visitors to bring their own garbage bags, and to leave pets at home, to 'look after the local ecosystem by protecting the wildlife," they explain. "Campers should stay cool by wearing hats, sunscreen and bring lots of drinking water and condoms - as sex is free." Partygoers will be able to go horse riding and can even take advantage of the shutt le buses visiting local beaches throughout the Saturday.

Essential Festival Information (as recommended by the organisers)

FREE WATER - bring a large container to fill up plus extra water and smaller bottles to carry around with you.

CAMPING - bring a tent, sarong or sunshade, blanket, warm and cold clothing.

SHADE - there are lots of shaded camping areas but you can make extra shade areas using a tarp or sarong, extendable metal poles and rope from a hardware store or K-Mart.

SUNSCREEN - there will be free sunscreen but please bring more as it will be hot.

EXTRAS - a smile, a hat, condoms, food, drinks, a plate, a mug and an open mind. Please be prepared for the powerful Australian outdoors. No BYO alcohol.