Motion Notion Festival is embarking on its 18th year this August 24th-28th and it is shaping up to the best yet! As experienced MONO attendees, we can truly say this event is unlike any other. Now, we will be the firsts to say the magic begins with the sparkling riverside daytime swimming hangs, being surrounded by the gorgeous rocky mountains and spending your days and nights frolicking in the forest amongst your best friends. BUT, the musical diversity we must say, is TRULY  what’s blown us away and this year is no exception!

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This year is dubstep legend and Firepower label boss Datsik alongside psytrance powerhouse Avalon who will be on hand blasting plenty of otherworldly vibes. Straight out of Bristol and joining the crew of 2017 headliners is OWSLA’s Koan Sound and fellow labelmates The M Machine, whose signature sound of melodic and upbeat underground house is sure to win the crowd’s hearts as they have already won ours! Rounding out the bill’s top acts is Dim Mak’s own Dirtyphonics, who will deliver booty shakin’ drum & bass beats and the heaviest of basslines. Curating an insanely eclectic sonic landscape to entice a vast community, Motion Notion shifts to embrace a more diverse musical lineup that features over 100 regional and international acts.

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Motion Notion’s director Kevin Harper says, “We’ve brought the strongest team together to combine brand new transformational experiences with one of our best lineups to date to really take this festival to new heights. The collective efforts of our MoNo family have come together to deliver a beautiful and unique environment, and this year will by far top them all.”

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We love seeing the Motion Notion festival alum return with more epicness every year! Making the journey back to MONO again is fan favorite Au5 and Australia’s legendary party animal Doctor Werewolf, who’s coming to howl at the moon with us during his set?! Joining the roster of Motion Notion festival veterans are Germany’s Marten Hørger and Longwalkshortdock, who recently professed Motion Notion as his “one true [festival] love” – read more praise from Motion Notion alumnus here.

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It wouldn’t really be a party without a few members of the Dirtybird crew! Christian Martin spins everything from house to techno to drum & bass, surprising revelers with each tantalizing drop. Martin will be joined by fellow Dirtybird, the funky Worthy. One of the original four label artists, Worthy will deliver his signature bass-driven sets alongside fellow funkmaster Fort Knox Five, a leading force in the international house breaks scene guaranteed to get the dance floor hopping.

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Bringing the heat and their feminine energy are powerhouse leading ladies, the psychedelic glitch hop beat architect Eve Olution (alongside partner Kalya Scintilla) and French world bass sensation CloZee, making “beats de la coeur” with her own unique sound of mixing strong bass lines and unique percussion. We love seeing BC’s loveliest Kytami. She always brings an element of beauty and live music to the stage. Fusing live violin with ground shaking bass music, she transforms her stage into a captivating auditory and visual experience.

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In case that wasn’t enough for you, the festival is also completely reimagining the landscape for Motion Notion 2017. With Kevin Harper as the new visionaries behind the festival, he plans to take Motion Notion to the next level for its 18th year. Aiming to bring an even better festival experience, the festival will welcome exciting expansions to the grounds, including a glorious beachside stage, upgraded glamping options, immersive art installations, extraordinary stage design plus more performers than ever before.

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The expanded performance lineup features fire dancers, contortionists, hypnotists, magicians, aerialists, comedians, yogis, and workshop luminaries. Past workshops have covered an array of topics, from Alchemical Acupressure, Quantum Physics, and Hula Hooping (beginner and advanced courses) to Dream Catcher Creation, Surya Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Incense-Making and Mother Earth Guided Meditation (Gaia Meditation). Workshops and Phase II Lineup announcements TBA soon!

Tickets for Motion Notion 2017 are moving quickly – make sure you grabs your ASAP and start planning the most amazing adventure of a lifetime! Purchase your pass here

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