As Underground Sound Promotions (USP) we have been organizing events with electronic music in Switzerland for the last seven years, mainly in the following genres: drum'n'bass and psytrance/darkpsy. After experiencing the Boom festival in Portugal in August 2006 we decided that the time has come to organize our first strictly darkpsy events.
The success of our Further Dimensions trilogy motivated us to organize Forgotten Ritual, a festival with two floors (psy & chill) where most of our favourite psychedelic acts could perform.With the help of some very good friends we are now in the process of realizing this idea of organizing a psychedelic gathering in the middle of Europe this summer.
While we strongly affirm that for us the music is the most important aspect of this event, we will also offer space for decorators,
visual artists, the exchange of ideas, meetings of similar-minded people etc. because we want interested people from all over the world to have a special experience. On a spiritual level, good music and good sound has the effect of opening peoples' minds and deepening their consciousness which can only be good for the planet.
One of the main goals of the festival (and the reason why it is taking place in the days leading to full moon) is to render people
more aware of the cyclical character of nature, time, ourselves and all that is since sound can be an important link and vehicle
for the human being to perceive it's surrounding Nature and its complex vibrational patterns. We hope to help you recognize
some fundamental laws of existence that will enable you to look through the systemic illusions of our everyday life and to envision
a different reality that we will be creating collectively in the years to come.
The idea behind the name Forgotten Ritual is to remind people that a lot of important rituals have been almost forgotten about in
the last centuries and have been replaced with meaningless "rituals".
An important aspect of our festival is the "leave-no-trace" concept: We would like to make you sensitive of the beauty
of the place the festival takes place in and ask you to make sure not to destroy it by leaving or dropping cigarettes, glasses or
any kind of waste on the floor. We expect you to be respectful and act responsible and thus to leave the area as clean as it was when you arrived. There will be enough garbage bags, ashtrays and waste disposal facilities available to help you succeed.
We are looking forward to seeing many smiling & dancing people on the dancefloor - keep the spirit alive :)
Boom! Forgotten Ritual Team