The region of Cappadocia in central Turkey is famous for its rock formations, although last weekend the region attracted different attention via Echoes From Agartha.
Taking place at the base of one of those aforementioned rocks near Anatolia, Turkey, the festival welcomed 2,000 revelers who traveled to this remote destination from more than 68 countries for the five-day event (from June 29 to July 3).
And they came for a good reason. This second year of Echoes From Agartha – named after a mythical city said to exist in the Earth’s core – featured an immaculate lineup of underground electronic talent, including Lee Burridge, Seth Troxler, WhoMadeWho and Mind Against performing in a surreal setting. .
But that’s not all. Those who made the excursion were also treated to ornate shows, sunrise vibes and daytime activities including mountain bike tours, Sufi teachings at a local monastery, Turkish rug making and ceramics , a visit to the region’s famous underground city dating back to the 7th and 8th centuries. BCE, historical and cultural tours and hot air balloon rides over the mountainous region, a UNESCO World Heritage Site formed 60 million years ago when layers of lava and ash from Mount Erciyes – a volcano 12,851 feet – eroded by wind and rain.
All in all, it was a good time for music lovers and history buffs with an adventurous streak. Didn’t succeed? Discover Agartha via these images from the festival.