Psychedelic Tribal Gathering
23 / 24 / 25 March 2012
3 Days & 2 Nights

Motion Pool

From progressive to full-on, the Motion Pool features the shamans of local and international psytrance.

Mad Maxx (United Beats, USA) – live
Waio ( Solar Tech, Brazil) – live
Journey (Free Spirit, Italy) – live
Anestetic (Timecode, Portugal)
Delta (One Foot Groove, Portugal)
Chabunk (Solar Tech / Groovy Troopers) – live
Xatrik (Disasterpeace) – live
Parana (Groovy Troopers) – live
Cybernetix (Organik) – live
Shockwave (Solar Tech / Groovy Troopers) – live
Gokon Rave (Psynopticz)
Regan (Nano)
Sterealkey (Groovy Troopers)
Tune Raider (Nutek)
Silo (Independent)
Yogi (Groovy Troopers)
Delphi (Groovy Troopers)


Don your intergalactic party boots & achieve warp-speed. This one’s an all-nighter!

Jay Om (Free Spirit, Italy)
Myzo (Disasterpeace, Portugal)
Bruce (Alien Safari)
Jester (Disasterpeace)
Wyndham & TanJAH (Mind Cultivation)
Excell (Disasterpeace)
Absynth (Altered States)
Satori (One Foot Groove)
Kifaru (Mungus Fungus)
Ninjah (Groovy Troopers)

Viral Lounge

A sampling of the finest Prog, Electro, Breaks, IDM & Minimal. Beat freakery to inspire & liberate the senses!

Delphi (Viral Lounge)
C-Pop (Viral Lounge)
Sub+trackt (G&D live)
L.S. Dork (Independent)
Strange Loop (Viral Lounge)
Spekta (Technodubfest)
Sadhu Sensi (Independent)
Organik Panik (Alien Safari)
Justin (Viral Lounge)
Craigus (Starfish)
Lenard (Viral lounge)


Psychedelic mutations and beautiful malfunctions under the pulse. An adventure of colour & sensation.

VJ’s: Image Master Blink
Art: Artescape & Psyche Charis
Structures: Blaize

De Hoek Estate

Nestled in the Obiqua mountains, De Hoek lies in its own secret valley.
Vineyards, open fields, forests and fynbos give way to peaks and
blue skies. Come and experience trance under wide open African skies
guarded by ancient rocks and blessed by flowing rivers!

130km from CT!
– Take N1 from Cape Town – Take Exit 47 (Klapmuts / Wellington / Stellenbosch)
– Turn left towards Wellington / R44.
– Stay on this road.
– Straight over 4way stop with the orange traffic light.
– At the next Traffic Light turn left, Distillery Rd, R44 to Porterville / Ceres.
– Drive for +-40km and turn left towards Gouda / Porterville.
– Drive +-18km and turn right towards De Hoek.
– Stay on this road. Follow the signs.

CO-ORDINATES: -33° 9′ 27.51″ & +19° 1′ 41.33″

For SMS Venue Directions: Text “PSYTRANCE VENUE” to 36012 and we will SMS the venue directions to you. (R5 per SMS. T&C apply)

FACILITIES: State of the art sound on 2 shaded dance & chill floors, original art-work & installations, plenty of camping, a swimmable dam (bring lilos), bars and a food & crafts market.

USEFUL THINGS TO PACK: Camping stuff, sunblock, torch, insect repellent, sun-hat, practical shoes, swimming costume, silly outfits for general amusement.

PARTICIPATE: Temporary Autonomous Zones function on the basis of participation. Dress up!


R250 @ Outlets
R265 @ Online – (avail. ‘till 21 March)
R280 @ Gate

Gates open Friday at 2pm.


R150 @ Gate (From 9AM Sunday)

MARKET: Apply for your stall before 9 March.
Email to apply

Ticket Outlets
(no credit cards / debit cards)

BIG BAY – Postnet – 0215542755
CANAL WALK – Wild Fire Piercing – 0215528929
CBD: 87 BUITENGRACHT STR. – Subway – 0214249527
CBD: GARDENS – Global Girl – 0214618925
CBD: 161 LONG STR. – SKA – 0214265025
CBD: 233 LONG STR. – Skint Clothing – 0218013536
CLAREMONT – Royal Vendetta – 0216839399
DURBANVILLE – Gypsy – 0219762604
HOUTBAY – Crêperie & coffee stop @ The Boardroom – 0217908132
KALK BAY – SKA – 0217887437
KALK BAY – Gypsy – 0217886802
LONG BEACH – Skint Clothing – 0217857777
OBSERVATORY – SKA – 0214476014
SEA POINT – Call-a-Pizza *extra booking fee – 0214340818
SOMERSET WEST – Old Skool Tattoos – 0713455096
STELLENBOSCH – Gypsy – 0218867157
TYGERVALLEY – Long Street – 0219143136

Mad Maxx

Max Peterson has been active for as long as the Troopers have, beginning his career in 1998! Born in California and raised in France, Max’s calling has taken him around the globe. His psytrance career took off in 2000 when he co-formed Biodegradable with members of CPU and Mekkanikka in the Bay Area. In 2001 he went on to co-form the legendary Sirius-Isness. After 3 albums and a non-stop international touring roster (which included Trooping the Groove in SA in 2006), Max formed his own solo project Mad Maxx and his own record label, United Beats in 2007. Since then he’s collaborated with a host of artists (including Painkiller, XSI, Voyager, Digital Talk, Audio-X and John Phantasm) and has a new side-project, Wild Monkeys (with members of XSI). He also has a rocking new album called Sonic Architects that features some of his seminal collaborative work. He describes his own unique sound as psytrance with a deep edge, a strong kick and ominous bass line, tempered by a playful electro touch and lingering nostalgic atmospheres. Apart from his renowned production skills, he’s also a legendary live act who knows how to read and please a crowd! Catch him weaving his magic at Vision Serpent 2012!


Hailing from Brazil, Waio is a highly talented musician, gifted programmer and extremely likeable individual with a serious passion for psytrance and electrosonic experimentation. He began his career as psytrance’s very own boy-wonder at the tender age of 17 by playing at parties and psytrance festivals around the world. Collaborations with the likes of Pixel, Black & White, Avalon & Tristan have further honed his expertise, which is evident in his excellent releases, which include several EPs, tracks on compilations and a host of production credits. His dexterity as an electronic musician are complemented by his software skills; each of his ‘smart’ live sets are ‘designed’ using software that he created himself. Waio’s first visit to SA was in June 2011 when he played a legendary set for the Troopers at Metamorph. This time he’s back for the great outdoors with plans to push the limits of Brazilian psytrance at Vision Serpent


Journey is the psychedelic solo project of Free-Spirit label manager Jay OM. With a host of releases under his belt, Jay is a relentless psy-traveller who has played at a host of festivals worldwide including Boom and Universo Paralello. Aside from managing his own UK-based label, Jay has a number of side projects, collaborations and promotional events on the back-burner. His reputation in the global trance circuit as an energetic, meticulous, and industrious individual is almost unmatched. His commitment and enthusiasm for psytrance is infectious. No stranger to SA, Jay has previously played for Origin and Vortex so he understands the scene well. Since then, he’s been around the world and back several times and has some brand new psy-grooves up his sleeve to shake up the dancefloor at Vision Serpent.

RIGHT OF ADMISSION RESERVED. Entry is entirely at your own risk. The promoters, venue and contractors accept no responsibility whatsoever for injury, death, loss or damage of any nature to persons, vehicles & belongings. Due care has been taken to make this event safe & secure. All rights reserved: Jupiter Eventures.

STRICTLY NO: Under18’s (ID on request), Glass bottles, Littering, Fires, Fireworks, Domestic animals, Graffiti, Bad attitudes, Weapons, Independent sound systems, illegal substances. Don’t drink & drive!

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