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Thirst for Light iv


  • The Woods WA United States (map)

"Arise, Oh Sun! for the longest day
Winter's last breath has faded away
Come, Rejoice to the glorious sound
Let us dance the circle round
Thirsting for light as darkness ends
Gather as strangers, leave as friends."

Three days of music, camping, swimming, plant-walks, archery, feasting, fire, and honoring our ancestors under the same rising sun they once looked upon before us.

PERFORMERS:
Geist and the Sacred Ensemble https://geistthesacredensemble.bandcamp.com/
Felled
https://felledband.bandcamp.com/
Weoh
https://weoh.bandcamp.com/
Wrtch
https://www.okaamnesia.com/
Ardent Atrophy
https://soundcloud.com/ardentatrophy
Serpentent
https://serpentent.bandcamp.com/
Dolla
https://youtu.be/E7nqx7ZSjv0
Weather Veins
https://weatherveins.bandcamp.com/
Counsel of Gallows (Story-telling)
https://weatherveins.bandcamp.com/
Amsi
https://amsi.bandcamp.com/
Aerial Ruin
https://aerialruin.bandcamp.com/
Witch Bottle
https://witchbottle.bandcamp.com/
Myrkiada
https://soundcloud.com/myrkiada
Utiseta
https://utiseta.bandcamp.com/
Noctooa
https://noctooa.bandcamp.com/
Hail
https://youtu.be/mMKcj0PUw90
Ilana Hamilton (Story-telling)
https://youtu.be/pIbNc_TfP9w
Ceremonial Abyss
https://ceremonialabyss.bandcamp.com/
Sleeping with the Earth
https://swte.bandcamp.com/
Novemthree
https://novemthree.bandcamp.com/
Cedar Dreamer
https://cedardreamer.bandcamp.com/
Goblin Town (theatrical children's entertainment) 
https://www.facebook.com/DarkwoodCreations/
Callow
http://www.callowmusic.com/
Ekstasis
https://ekstasisfolk.bandcamp.com/
Megaton Leviathan
https://megatonleviathan.bandcamp.com/
Medicine Moon
https://medicinemoon.bandcamp.com/
A Court for Owls
https://youtu.be/2ptqIXAEip8
HOM
http://soundcloud.com/hom

+ TBA

VENDORS:
Red Hawk Avalon
https://www.facebook.com/redhawkavalon/
Wolftea (jewelry)
http://wolfteacreations.bigcartel.com/category/wolftea-and-feralina
Pyritual (wood burning art)
https://www.instagram.com/pyritual/
Invisible Alchemy (kombucha, jewelry, stickers)
http://www.invisiblealchemy.com/
Dave Gonzo Sculpture/Demos (metal crafting wizard)
http://www.davegonzosculpture.com/
Little Gold Fox Designs (art, t-shirts, bookmarks...)
http://littlegoldfox.com/
Jones Creek Brewing
http://jonescreek.beer/
Thirteen Moons Apothecary (Elixirs, Medicinals)
http://www.thirteenmoonsapothecary.com/
Green Fire Goods (leather pouches, horns, chainmail...)
Jackalope Jane Varieties (patches, jewelry)
https://www.etsy.com/shop/JackalopeJVarieties
Among Thee Reedz Herbal Alchemy (tinctures and medicinals)
http://www.amongtheereedz.com/
Seidr Studio (clothing, oils, soaps, bath salts)
http://www.seidrstudio.com/

For more info: http://thirstforlight.com/

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GENERAL INFORMATION:

LOCATION:
Located on private land in WA about halfway between Portland, OR and Seattle, WA on I-5 corridor - 1/2 hour west of Chehalis, WA.

RHA COMMUNITY:
We are stewards and this land is our home. Please respect this healing land, fauna and flora, and denizens.

GATE ENTRY:
Gate opens at 10 am and closes at 7 pm each day. 

WAIVER:
Everyone who enters premises must sign “Release of Liability” Waiver (attendees, bands, vendors, volunteers, etc.). There is a lot of legal-ise. The gist is if you hurt yourself, we are not liable.

CAMPING:
Please be prepared for camping in Washington. It gets cold at night, and rain is always possible (inevitable). Be prepared for any weather conditions.

FOOD:
We hope to encourage the potluck mentality throughout the weekend, so please bring a dish/ingredients for the communal kitchen. That said, be prepared to feed yourself in the event there is not enough shared.

WATER:
*There is no potable drinking water available on-site.
*We are on a gravity-fed spring system and must ration in summer. *Please bring plenty of drinking water for your own needs. 
*Enjoy the creek for bathing, recreation, and dishwashing. 
*Please use only earth-friendly products directly in creek or use a bucket system.

TRASH/RECYCLING:
*There is no trash or recycling service available on-site.
*Whatever you leave behind we’ll have to haul out 30+ miles.
*We do have bins near main fire-pit area for those inevitable people who are not mindful, but please *DO* pack in/out. 
*Leave no Trace...

FIRES/CIGARETTES:
*Fires and cigarette smoking only at designated fire-pit areas.
*Please pocket or leave butts in fire-pits – DO NOT THROW ON GROUND (we spend hours picking them up after the fest). 
*Ensure there is a full bucket of water and fire is contained within pit stones. 

PARKING:
Parking is also very limited, so carpooling is *highly* encouraged.

PORTA-POTTIES/PRIVIES:
*Please restrict major bodily functions and/or TP use to privies.
*You may water the plants. ☺

CHILDREN:
We love kids! There is no admission charge for children. 

DOGS:
We like dogs. If they are aggressive, then a leash is a must... please keep on top of pooping scooping.

Come as strangers, leave as friends.