Photosynthesis Festival ~ July 25-27, 2014 ~ Masonic Family Park ~ Granite Falls, WA

Welcome to Photosynthesis Festival


Greetings earthlings!
Welcome to Photosynthesis Festival 7.0
Join us at our new home at the Masonic Family Park, nestled among the mossy groves and glacial rivers off the Mountain Loop Highway in Granite Falls, only 1 hour from Seattle.

Photosynthesis Festival is an annual Music and Arts festival and is being presented by your good friends at Starborne Productions.

Photosynthesis Festival was originally harnessed on a brisk mountain top in the National Forest in Washington State
There people came to laugh and love whilst they danced, light bathed in the moon.
Connections we bred, heart shifts ensued, and the people found their groove…

Our goal is to combine people from all walks in life, and all tastes in music. We seek a sustainable community fueled by intimacy and ingenuity. We hope to provide a platform where everyone can learn, share and grow. We know how strong we are together, and we wish to use that strength to cultivate unconditional love, compassion, acceptance, and creativity. We wish to expose the beauty in all things and all dreams. Together we create intent from desire, deed from intent, and destiny from deed.

Photosynthesis is in it’s 7th year and we are excited to share this new location with you all!
As many of you know, we have over the years shared many great experiences and adventures together. Past performers have included Amon Tobin, Kid Koala, Gangha Giri, Erothyme, Kilowatts, Christian Martin, Kevin Saunderson, Blockhead, and many others.
We have also been privileged to host Photosynthesis Festival at some very beautiful locations over these years including Neah Bay, WA, Trout Lake, Oregon, and others.
We do think you are going to LOVE our new home in Granite Falls! This area is right out of Middle Earth.
Moss hanging from HUGE trees. Groves of hemlock and gooseberry. Beautiful paths along a glacial river.
It really is endless beauty. Awe inspiring is the rule of the day
So again; welcome to our shared experience of Photosynthesis Festival and we look forward to seeing you all out in Granite Falls!



Photosynthesis Festival General Camping Information

Gate Times:
Friday: 12noon – 2am. No early arrivals please.
Saturday: 10am – 2am
Sunday: 12noon – 8pm (CLOSED)
Monday: 12noon, campground closed. Please pack up and clear out by noon on Monday.

Arrival Logistics
Upon arrival to the Campground we kindly ask that you cue your car to the far right of the road as you wait to be processed into the event. Once at the gate, all passengers are to exit the vehicle to be checked off the will call list and wristbanded. Our security will be looking over vehicles upon entry. Please do not bring illegal substances or weapons to the event.

Car Camping
There are a limited number of car camping passes that are now sold out. If you did not purchase a car camping pass, you will not be able to camp by your car. This includes artists/performers/workshop facilitators unless otherwise notified. You will need to park your car and walk (or ride the trolley) into the site.

For those of you with car camping passes, your car camping pass does NOT include your ticket into the event; it only allows you to drive your car into the festival grounds. If you haven’t purchased one already, please purchase a General Admission ticket at You will not be admitted without a General Admission ticket.

Once admitted with ticket and car camping pass, you will be directed to your designated car camping space. Please arrive on Friday before 8pm to minimize driving inside the event after dark for safety reasons. We also request that ins and outs be minimized during the event. Please park your car at camp and leave it there for the duration of the event. The roads also double as walkways, and we do not want vehicles driving down them undirected or at night for safety/health reasons.

Photosynthesis is committed to sustainability. To reduce our carbon footprint (and maximize parking), we encourage carpooling to the event. There will be a $20 parking fee per car onsite. Parking fee is waived for cars with 3+ people, Hybrids and Motorcycles. All large vehicles (e.g. RVs, buses, campers/trailers) MUST purchase a single car/RV pass (now sold out).

Parking will be on the long drive down into the campground and will require a U-Turn to park all cars pointing out of the event for easy exiting. Staff will be onsite to direct you.

A Trolley will pick you and your camping gear, coolers, etc. and transport you to the campground (if desired…you can also walk into the site). PLEASE BE SAFE getting on and off the Trolley, and do not get on or off when it is in motion. The Trolley will run through the weekend, to get your things back to the car at the end of the event as well (if necessary).

As long as you have a wristband, you can walk in and out of the festival site, but driving in and out is discouraged. If you must leave with a car, you will be charged the parking fee upon your return ($20).

Camping will be in the forest and along the river. Early arrival on Friday (after 12pm) will ensure that you get choice camping spots! Most camping is shaded in the woods.

There will be ice and firewood bundles for sale on site if needed. Only designated pits can have fires.

Early Arrivals
Only staff/volunteer set to arrive on Thursday can arrive on Thursday. No ticketholders will be admitted on Thursday. If you come out on Thursday, you will be turned back at the gate. Gates open at 12noon on Friday. Please comply. Thank you!

Cellular Service
There is limited to no cell phone service on the site. Please prepare for disconnection from technology/reconnection to nature!

Pack It In/Pack It Out
We are shooting for a zero waste event. Please pack out your garbage! All vendors will be using compostable wares. There will be recycling receptacles on site, but take your actual trash with you!

This is a 3-day festival. Please prepare yourself with plenty of food, water (there is spring water onsite, but it’s ok to bring your own as well), and the necessaries to make yourself comfortable.

Do Bring:
Tents / Sleeping bags
Water Bottle – We will not be selling plastic water bottles! The water onsite is spring water and is potable unless otherwise designated.
Food for 3 days – There will also be many vendors offering a wide variety of foods and goods.
Beverages – Please bring cans and minimize glass bottles.
Flashlights/headlamps! – Many of the trails and pathways between stages will not be lit, and it will be the new moon (so no moonlight).
Herbal Bug Spray
Swimsuits (the river is amazing!)
Clothing layers (be prepared for possible chilly nights and warm days)
Bikes (be careful and light it up for night rides)
Money for vendors (support your local artisans if you wish) NO ATM onsite.
Art Supplies
Stuff to share
Your Kids!

Don’t Bring:
Illegal substances
Bad Vibes
Glass Bottles
Dogs or animals


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