If you’ve ever wondered what happens to the massive amount of trash left behind at festivals, you’re not alone. Beth Cosmos, a festival-goer herself who worked on the festival scene while completing her fashion design degree at the University of South Wales, thought the same after seeing the things people leave behind after the party’s over. She learned that more than 200,000 tents are left behind in the UK each year and saw a perfect opportunity, focusing dissertation on the relationship between fashion consumption and sustainability.
From there, her line of kids raincoats, named Billygoats and Raincoats, began. “I thought, ‘These are waterproof and are going to waste,’” Cosmos told Wales Online. “So I brought a few back home with me and bits of tents were cut up all over the kitchen table. I still have it, the first few trials.”
With the start of her new company, she’s hoping to expand beyond just kid’s raincoats in the near future, but for now, will keep taking a party’s waste and transforming it into trendy, sustainable clothing.
A considerable amount of time has passed since the Oregon Eclipse Gathering, but exclusive sets continue to appear online as artists upload their live acts or, in some cases, even go as far as to re-record their sets.
Now former attendees and eclipse chasers from around the globe can now enjoy sets from the likes of Bassnectar, Minnesota, CloZee, and many more, organized into stage-by-stage playlists thanks to one SoundCloud user. From the deep, dark tech house of the Sky Stage, to the psytrance of the Earth Stage, to the festival’s bass head haven at The Moon Stage, over 50 live and re-recorded sets are available for stream from Oregon’s Global Eclipse Gathering, held Aug. 17-23, 2017.
Though international eclipse festivals are often based around trance and downtempo, make no mistake that the bass, jam, and house acts are actually considered guests in this awe-inspiring, transformative festival experience. Relive sets from the Global Eclipse Gathering’s Earth, Moon, Sun, and Sky stages below.
Day for Night has become known for it’s state-of-the-art lighting productions and art installations on par with Coachella and Burning Man, while retaining an underground/indie festival ethos. The Day for Night Summit, a consciousness raising speaker forum, will kick off the weekend festivities on Friday, with prominent activists sharing their thoughts on the relationship between art, technology, and activism, featuring the likes of LGBTQ advocate Chelsea Manning and the political activist musings of Pussy Riot’s Nadya Tolokonnikova.
Joining the well-rounded list of headlining talent, which also includes Thom Yorke, Solange, and St. Vincent, are electronic music heavy weights G Jones, REZZ, Kaytranada, Marcus Marr, and Cashmere Cat, with an eclectic list of indie-rock appearances by Deep Cuts, True American, and spoken word artist Saul Wiliams.
Tickets to Day for Night 2017 range from $215 to $750 with fees. This year, a portion of the festival’s proceeds will help the Greater Houston Community Foundation aid people in areas affected by Hurricane Harvey.