*** DD presents: ABRACADABRA 2023 ***
^^ An outdoor Psytrance & Techno experience ^^
Dates: 16 – 18 June 2023 (16 June is a Public Holiday – Youth Day!)
Abracadabra is an ancient incantation linked to magic and healing. Its origin is Aramaic, the 2nd alphabet ever created, from the words 'avra kadavra', meaning "it will be created in my words". This is a magical idea that embodies the spirit of our scene here in Kwa-Zulu Natal, and Darker Dimensions in particular as a brand. We exist to create our own happiness, and we hope to create happiness for you too.
Our goal has always been to help grow the local scene that we are so passionate about. This year we will be returning to that ethos by ensuring that we cater for all members of our scene. With this in mind, we have carefully selected a diverse bunch of sound pirates to entertain you over the weekend on our two (2) separate stages. The Warehouse stage will be dedicated to the full range of psytrance, with all types of techno, and for the first-time drum and bass, being showcased on the Chapel Stage. All of this will of course be hosted at Chantilly Resort in Zinkwazi, our home and a truly stunning wedding venue that offers high-quality facilities for you all to enjoy.
The headliners this year are very different from last year. If you have been paying attention to the outdoor festival scene in South Africa over the past decade, Deliriant needs no introduction. With years of DJ and production experience, 3 full albums, a multitude of single releases on a host of local and international labels, and a career as a studio engineer - he is a well-established artist in an ever-changing industry. Miles from Mars on the other hand is the combination of Deliriant and Maximilian, two sonic shamans who have joined forces to create a new psychedelic sound, fuelled by groovy leads and pounding, world-destroying bass lines. They are making huge waves internationally and we can’t wait to see what they have in store for us.
We also recently discovered that Glyph lives in SA, as we know him as part of World People Production which, is an immensely popular psytrance record label from France. We knew immediately that we had to get him up here as soon as possible, as we are big fans of his production and you’ve heard some of his tracks in our sets over the years. He will also be bringing his amazing new dark progressive act called Hydrosplifix, which is fresh out of the studio and ready to slay dancefloors.
Our headliners will be joined by Hive Mind Visuals, a good friend of ours who just keeps progressing as a VJ. Kyle will take our production to the next level with world-class visual mapping, turning our festival into an audio and visual feast for the senses.
**PEACE. LOVE. UNITY. RESPECT.**
No sexual harassment of any kind will be tolerated at this event.
****WHAT TO EXPECT****
- 2 x stages, the Warehouse Stage and the Chapel Stage;
- Warehouse Stage Projection Mapping by Hive Mind Visuals;
- Gasmic Audio Sound System for Warehouse, Powered by Darker Dimensions;
- Gasmic Audio Sound System for Chapel, Powered by Savage Productions;
- Psychedelic decorations & lighting by Darker Dimensions;
- Performers from Pole Republic Ballito;
- Traders, Bar and Restaurant;
- Cash & card facilities at the resort;
- fire pit;
- flat and lush camping ground;
- No porta-loos! Real toilets;
- Hot Shower facilities;
- Drinkable water;
Miles from Mars (CT)
Alien Ash (JHB)
Chakra Zulu (JHB)
Key to Insaniity (JHB)
La Vey (JHB)
Panic Mechanic (JHB)
Vandal Inc. (CT)
Wicked Aura (JHB)
Garden of Eden
LIMITED TO 300 CAMPING TICKETS ONLY!
STANDARD PRESALES: R400
For the full event, including Friday & Saturday night camping. Access to the venue from 08h00 on 16 June.
SATURDAY TICKET PRESALES: R300
Only allowed access to the venue from 08h00 on Saturday 17 June, including camping for Saturday night.
LOCALS-ONLY PRESALES: R250
No camping allowed, vehicles must be parked in designated spaces outside the venue's gate. Only for residents of Zinkwazi and nearby surrounding areas. If you are unsure if this applies to you, please get in touch with us before buying this ticket.
SUNDAY FUNDAY PRESALES: R200
Only allowed access to the venue from 08h00 on Sunday until the end of the event.
** PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL PRESALES CLOSE ON 14 JUNE 2023!
GATE TICKET PRICES:
Full event: R500
Saturday only: R400
Locals only: R300
Sunday Funday: R250
**SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY!
All tickets are being sold by Anel Viljoen through the Euphoria Website. Should you experience any difficulties with purchasing tickets, please contact her at 079 753 3453.
If you purchase a ticket and can't make it anymore, Euphoria will refund your ticket subject to a reasonable cancellation penalty. Do not attempt to resell your tickets as they are linked to ID numbers and the resold ticket will not be honoured at our gate.
** PLEASE BE CAUTIOUS OF SCAMMERS AND ONLY BUY AND REFUND TICKETS THROUGH EUPHORIA AND ANEL VILJOEN!!
GATES OPEN ONLY FROM:
1. 08h00 TO 20h00 ON 16 JUNE 2023;
2. 08h00 TO 20h00 ON 17 JUNE 2023; and
3. 08h00 TO 12h00 ON 18 JUNE 2023.
*ARRIVAL AT ANY OTHER TIME NEEDS TO BE ARRANGED!
Buy a ticket and come trade! However, you will need prior permission from us, so registration will be required. Register before you buy your ticket if your only intention is to trade as we need to keep track of who’s coming.
WhatsApp Tim Hunter on 084 273 4329 ;
With the following information:
- brand name
- brand logo
- description of product/s
- contact details
- state whether your stall is a blanket, table or vehicle.
Chantilly Resort is a unique venue for those looking to escape the hustle & bustle of city life. A relaxing oasis situated near Darnall, & only a few km's from the iconic holiday village of Zinkwazi Beach. A picturesque events venue, honeymoon & romantic getaway resort. Chantilly Resort welcomes the holidaymaker seeking pure relaxation and rejuvenation. Situated on the North Coast of KwaZulu-Natal, near a little village known as Zinkwazi Beach, Chantilly Resort was once an old homestead that was part of the Victoria County. Set among magnificent old trees and rolling hills of sugar cane, it was recently converted into a captivating resort. Chantilly offers luxury self-catering or B&B accommodation designed to maximise the outdoor experience. The hunting lodge with large television screens and a fully-fledged restaurant makes this location ideal for conferences and weddings. The resort is only 80 km from Durban and is close to a variety of amenities.
** Darker Dimensions will be handling all accommodation arrangements so please do not contact the venue directly as this will cause confusion **
Camping on Friday night 16 June 2023 and Saturday night 17 June 2023 is included in the ticket. Chantilly has the following other accommodation options available if you don't want to pitch a tent:
** ALL SOLD OUT, NO CHALETS LEFT **
From Durban, take the N2 towards Stanger and after approximately 80km take exit 245 Darnall / Zinkwazi and turn left towards Darnall. After 2.9km the turn-off for Chantilly Resort will be on your left. Follow the dirt road for less than 1km, drive past Nkwazi Eco Backpackers for another 200m until you get to the gate of Chantilly Resort.
**WHAT TO BRING**
- Cash and cards;
- Camping equipment;
- mattresses & sleeping bags;
- Warm clothes;
- Insect repellent;
- Positive attitudes!
**WHAT NOT TO BRING**
- NO Glass bottles allowed;
- NO under 18’s (ID on request) allowed;
- NO private fires allowed;
- NO domestic animals allowed;
- NO independent sound systems allowed;
- NO illegal substances allowed;
- NO weapons of any kind allowed; and
- NO bad attitudes allowed;
- NO SEXUAL HARASSMENT OF ANY KIND WILL BE TOLERATED!
**LEAVE NO TRACE**
Due to the pristine nature of the venue we have been blessed with, we will be implementing a firm LEAVE NO TRACE policy. All attendees will be expected to leave with all the trash they bring with.
BY ATTENDING THIS EVENT YOU PERSONALLY AND VOLUNTARILY ASSUME THE FOLLOWING RISKS FOR YOURSELF: RISK OF SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH WHEN ATTENDING THIS EVENT AND RISK OF DAMAGE OR DESTRUCTION OF PERSONAL PROPERTY BROUGHT BY YOU TO THE EVENT (WHETHER OR NOT OWNED BY YOU). YOU ACCORDINGLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE VENUE AND DARKER DIMENSIONS, INCLUDING ALL THEIR RESPECTIVE CREW/STAFF MEMBERS, ACCEPT NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR DAMAGE TO YOUR PERSON AND/OR YOUR PROPERTY, HOWEVER CAUSED, AND BY ATTENDING THIS EVENT YOU RELEASE THE VENUE AND DARKER DIMENSIONS FROM ANY CLAIM ARISING FROM THIS RISK. ** If you need to be medically evacuated you will be expected to cover these costs and so you should ensure that you have adequate medical insurance in place.
CONTACT DARKER DIMENSIONS AT:
CELL: 084 273 4329