By Sam Kissee
Tue May 23 2023
Konnexion is renowned for its exceptional Theme Camps, and these interactive spaces are what make our festival truly unique. Theme Camps are dedicated crews of creative individuals who come together to build immersive and engaging environments for all Konnexion attendees to savor.
These Theme Camps each have their own distinctive offerings, and when scattered across the festival venue, they play a pivotal role in crafting the enchantment that defines Konnexion. In 2023, we are thrilled to present five incredible Theme Camps, including four beloved favorites from previous years and a fresh addition from Portland, Oregon.
Tent Town has been a cherished part of Konnexion since its inception. In 2023, they are set to bring back some classic art projects and continue their role as the host of our Workshop area. Be sure to visit the Workshop dome, where you can partake in classes and activities on Friday and Saturday, and wind down with a soothing Singing Bowl Meditation on Sunday morning. Don't miss Tent Town's art projects, such as the Giant Rocking Moon, Life-Sized Lite-Brite, a towering LED Tree, and various inviting wooden structures. You can find Tent Town just down the hill from the General Camping Area, conveniently located near vendors and the Grove Stage.
Like Tent Town, Vibe Tribe has been a vital part of Konnexion's history. In 2023, you can find them right by the Main Stage. Explore Vibe Tribe's stunning Interactive LED art projects, including the Giant Crystals with spinable wheels that alter LED patterns, a captivating black-light forest adorned with neon trees, and mesmerizing infinity mirror art. Vibe Tribe creates a spacious and shaded hangout area during the day, providing a perfect spot to unwind and relax amidst the festival's vibrant energy.
Returning for their second year as a Theme Camp, Flow Dojo can be found in two locations at the festival. At the Main Stage, catch the awe-inspiring flow performers from Flow Dojo, who will light up the night with their mesmerizing fire displays. Their second location, right next to Tent Town in the General Camping area, is where you can take classes from their highly skilled instructors during the day on Saturday. Enjoy enlightening classes in Poi, Hooping, Staff, Fans, and more. Flow Dojo's talented crew members are experts in their crafts, and you'll leave their classes with newfound skills.
Traveling Psyde Show by Exalted Collective
A fresh addition to Konnexion Music Festival, the Traveling Psyde Show is an enticing late-night area to explore. Situated to the right of the Main Stage, Exalted Collective is bringing an immersive environment filled with custom projection-mapped structures, cozy hangout spaces, and captivating art installations. When the music at the Main Stage takes a break, a night of music from talented Portland-based acts and friends will begin. Outside of the music performance times, their space is open for exploration throughout the weekend, featuring dance performers, a fashion show, and various fun games and activities planned for your enjoyment.
Returning for their second year, #CAMP STFD, which humorously stands for "Sit The F*** Down," is the only Theme Camp located in the General Camping area. What began as a gathering of friends who attended Konnexion every year has transformed into a space for the entire festival community to enjoy. As their name suggests, they provide a generous shaded area complete with couches, fans, water, and friendly faces to chat with. Stop by, take a seat, and relax – it's the perfect spot to unwind and recharge.
The Theme Camps at Konnexion are an integral part of what makes our festival a truly exceptional experience. Each camp offers its own unique flavor, creating an immersive environment that complements the music and brings people together. We're committed to making your time at Konnexion 2023 unforgettable, and our Theme Camps are a big part of that promise. We look forward to sharing this magical experience with you!