Vortex Open Source 2020

Thu Dec 10, 09:00 - Mon Dec 14, 20:00
Circle of Life, Stormsvlei



One Energy – One Heartbeat – One Love


Vortex Open Source will once again celebrate the summer solstice with an all-encompassing psychedelic experience through music, art and dance - A gathering of the Tribe from all corners of Mother Earth. For five days, step into a Vortex of transcendence with kaleidoscope of colour.


Enjoy three music arenas, hidden in the magical forest, namely the “Circle of Life”, that will take you on musical journeys with a choice of weaving through the rhythms and melodies of the “Circle” dance floor’s psychedelic trance, foot-grooving psy-tech and techno at the “Headspace” floor or soul-shifting, holistic and ambient mysticism at the “Heartspace”.


Follow the flow of the rivers through “Circle of Life” and cross little bridges where you will find the Ravi Yoga and energy healing sanctuary or the Beehive Beach which offers various workshops, flow arts, art exhibitions, transformative talks and more…. all nestled between majestic trees along the river banks. Gather around the fire pits and indulge your eyes on the intricate fire and LED performances every night.


Utilise the ferry to cross the river for the ride of your life and visit the Vortex Restaurant for a sit-down meal or chillax on the lush, green grass, overlooking the river’s beach or just wander through the Food Market area which caters for every dietary need. Don’t forget to take a gander while you meander through our traders’ market which showcases a series of beautifully handcrafted trinkets, clothing and more.



VENUE - LOCATION @ Circle of Life, Stormsvlei


Fully shaded forest camping (close to demarcated parking areas), hot showers, flush-toilets, fresh water from the H20 stall, communal braai (bbq) area at the Vortex Restaurant, cool off from the December summer sun in the beautiful rivers and feel safe and secure with 24-hour security & medics.


Directions from Cape Town:

Take the N2 towards Swellendam, 20km past Riviersonderend, Left onto the R317 (Bonnievale/Stormsvlei)


Directions from George:

Follow the N2 towards Swellendam, 40km past Swellendam, Right onto the R317 (Bonnievale/ Stormsvlei)


Visit our website for all Festival information Vortex Trance Adventures

·     THE FREQUENCY @ The Circle – HeadSpace - Heartspace

·     TICKETS @ Ticket Outlets, Ambassadors, B’day Package deals & Gate prices

·     ACTIVITIES @ Vortex Restaurant & Tuck-shop, Art Exhibitions, Ravi  Yoga & Healing Sanctuary,

                          Transformative Talks, Beehive Beach, Workshops, Flow Arts, Festivities, Visual Art





           - VOLUNTEER in exchange for a ticket

           - PET REGISTRATION to be completed and emailed for your furry friend

           - NO GLASS PERMITTED on the venue. Please decant into plastic bottles

           - NO FIRES – ONLY at communal fire pits. Gas cookers must come with a fire extinguisher.

           - OUR PLANET OUR WASTE: We ask that you take special care in the way you

               handle your waste at Vortex, use the bins provided. Cigarettes butts are litter too

           - NO ATM but cash-back service at the bar – a small fee will be charged

           - THE INFORMATION STATION, report any incidents, problems, for any advice or info,

                lost property, workshop schedules, line-up times / info guide & if You need another

                Rubbish Bag head there

           -. SOURCE FM - Tune in to Vortex’s very own radio station, SOURCE FM, which will be

               broadcasting LIVE across the venue directly from dance floor so that you don’t miss                                        

               a beat when you’re resting your feet.

          -. DONATIONS - Every event Vortex supports a different charity, any donations, no

              matter how big or small. Be the change your wish to see in the world!

          - Sign up for our Vortex NEWSOURCE Trance Letter

          - CONTACT DETAILS Tel +27 71 468 8339 / Email: [email protected]


RIGHT OF ADMISSION RESERVED. The organisers accept no responsibility whatsoever for injury, death, loss or damage of any nature to persons, vehicles & belongings resulting from any cause whatsoever. Due care has been taken to make this event safe & secure. Participation at event is entirely at your own risk. No glass, fire arms or illegal substances.


Message from Vortex:

“”No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man. The River is one of the symbols of the great flow of life & lives totally in the moment, neither in the past nor the future, always flowing. It begins at the Source & Returns To The Source.””


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