Here are some of the areas of activity you will find at Unearthed, blended into a whole.
New spaces / areas this year, though still TBC, include an Activism and Environmentalism tent, Teenagers Space, Comedy tent, plus a few other cool treats such as some 3d printers from charity Cerebra.
The festivals main stage and home to an excellent mix of talented musicians from around the world. The musical theme is of reggae, world and folk music, we essentially summarise this as ‘roots’ of the land music. This is where the headline act tend to perform. We keep the stage small so that there is a closer connection between the artist and the crowd. With a bar at one end, the open sided stretch tent is the place to be sitting in the sun enjoying the music whilst watching the rest of the festival skip by.
The newest addition to the festival. Mrs. Michaela Williams, QRISTA Clinic Director, has created clinic program content specifically for the community suffering from Lyme disease, chronic and autoimmune conditions and psycho-emotional trauma. These are invaluable information and advice packed workshops for people who are struggling to find the right help and are unable to move forward in their recovery. Places are strictly limited and prior reservations are necessary for all seminars.
We are blessed with the number and variety of conscious offerings in our healing area. With discussion on consciousness and the afterlife, trauma release, quantum medicine, yogs, meditation, tarot, chant and massage to name just some of the things going on. The are is centred on the Healing Temple with various tents cuddling up to it. This is intentionally at the quieter end of the festival..
New in 2018 this was a next level addition. Led by renowned sound guides Bear Love, Shion Buschner and Craig Shankster, this is all about the power of sound and vibration to take our mind, bodies and awareness to a place deep within, like a guided meditation, that can be felt too in the physical. Maybe it could be called a massage with sound, however it is described you will leave here in a different state of mind to when you entered. Sounds feature the world’s largest production gong (around 2m!), bowls, didgeridoos, harmonium and more. Private sessions may also be offered. This space may seek a voluntary donation.
This area represents some of the more ethereal elements of the festival. Thought provoking, we aim to present people, ideas and topics which are there to challenge us and push the boundaries of our minds and understanding. We do not seek blind acceptance of these points nor belief, but the opportunity to hear other perspectives, through which we hope for increased understanding and even compassion. Topics range from Science and Spirituality, the afterlife, sacred birthing, celtic mythology, quantum medicine/physics/biology as well as hosting late night films Thursday to Sunday.
Hot tubs and sauna, paddling pool for kids and sheltered chill areas to listen to smooth reggae grooves and eclectic electronic mixes from hosts Wizard and Woops. During the day folk chill in hammocks and as the sun gives way to the moon, out comes the later night grooves. Dj’s get the vibe bouncing in the area’s tented dance space while outdoors the communal fire brings a real tribal interconnection feel as the drum circle gathers, out come the flutes and pipes and whistles and fiddles, we dance together around the fire and chant in harmony. A really beautiful gathering space and not to be missed. Musicians bring your sonic weapons of choice.
Unearthed wouldn't be same without the curiosities brought by our team of stall holders. With offerings ranging from hand made clothes to art, instruments such as didgeridoos, drums, cigar box guitars, tribal clothing, festival essentials, jewellery and more. We aim to keep each stall unique so that in general we reduce ‘competition’ and fuel diversity. The stall holders put a lot of time and love making and sourcing their stalls, so please do support them. There is no cash machine on site, however cashback is available at the bar.
At Unearthed you will find an inspiring collection of vegetarian and vegan food, located next to the Steppen Roots stage. From breakfast to dinner and snacks in between. The sweet heart centred souls of Red Moon Roots who provide the catering bring a palpable feeling of love to their creations. You could say the nourishment in this space is the hearth, or indeed the heart of the festival. The food is organic and or locally sourced wherever possible, and we keep prices as affordable as possible. Within this space you will also find the Free Stage where budding performers of all varieties can get up and perform in between other pre-arranged group workshops and happenings. Around the festival you will also find smoothies, vegan ice cream, quality organic coffees and the legendary organic wood fired pizzas by Torth Y Tir.
Balancing alcohol and mindfulness can be illusive, they dont always go hand in hand. We have taken the view that we can do bars better. All drinks are organic and or local. You will never find big name cheap mass produced beers or fizzy drinks. But you will find the best quality fair trade and organic cola’s, organic beers from Pembrokeshire, a mix of quality spirits and cocktails. Affectionately known as ‘Seg’s Bar’, there is undoubtedly a wicked vibe here. Dont be surprised if you walk in and mistake the bar staff for talented dance performers (well, talented dancers is perhaps a stretch), but you can guarantee a smile on their faces and tent full of old and new friends. For 2019 we are opening a second bar.
Kids stuff is going on all around the festival. For smaller kids we have the kids tent which is aimed at the under 9’s with story telling, arts and crafts, comedy as well as kids yoga and meditation. For 2019 we hope to have more play areas also included. This is also the gathering place for the Jungle Cubs procession, but please check final details closer to the time.
The workshop area is centred on the Workshop Yurt with sessions lasting between 1-2 hours. Activities have included metal working, drumming and didgeridoo, body awareness and movement, sessions on birthing, homeopathy, renewable energy and an eclectic mix of topics and activities to engage the mind and body. Other workshops include wood working, basic metal working and various arts and crafts sessions.
Circus and associated performances have always been a part of Unearthed. With various aerial performances including hoop, silk and trapeze this area offers the opportunity to spectate and get involved with circus. Each day in the middle of the festival there will be sessions on juggling and introductory acrobatics. Expect juggligers, stilt walkers, magicians and comedy walk around performances.