The epic last ever Somatica Music, Arts and Culture Gathering touches down in Victoria this weekend, bringing with it one of the best events of the year. Taking place over the Easter/Anzac big public holiday marathon, Somatica features an all-star line-up of all-Aussie talent, including some pretty special events including a 10 years of SunControlSpecies retrospective live set, as well as the debut live of our very own Ed Motive. Worth the trip alone, they are joined by Ian Woodsman, Tetrameth, Positive Thought, Shagga, Backwards Man, Shadow FX, Staunch, Hefty Output, Meat Axe, Sun In Aquarius, Lysdexic, Pspiralife and loads more. Please make sure you head down and send her off in style!
The Somatica Story…
Somatica began in Melbourne in 2004 as a monthly indoor club night to satisfy those craving the more underground and alternative sounds on a regular basis, quickly gaining a reputation for delivering cutting edge entertainment and top shelf production. Eventually out-growing various Melbourne venues, the Somatica Music, Art & Culture Gathering was born, the first of which took place on Easter long weekend in April 2005 while the club nights became less frequent.
Fast forward to 2011 and over 20 club and outdoor events later, including album launches, national and international artist tours, re-union shows, one off live performances, and club night off shoots. Somatica is now synonymous with creating events that encompass multi sensory, world class music, art and entertainment for the mind and money maker.
2011 will mark the 6th and final outdoor gathering. Running over 3 nights the Somatica Music, Art & Culture Gathering prides itself on providing an all-encompassing Temporary Autonomous Zone plan that is also environmentally and socially conscious, from permitted locations, to the use of bio diesel power, composting toilets, recycled waste systems, recycled paper printing, reclaimed art and décor installations and more.