With what organizers say is an “uplifting and healing ” theme, a new, one-day music festival in Vancouver this month is meant to take a step “toward addressing and minimizing sexual guilt, shame, repression, and abuse.”
The event is called the Sacred Sexual Music Festival, and it takes place on Saturday, April 22 at Venables Hall in East Vancouver.
On its website, the event is billed as “a safe space that honours boundaries and is open to singles and couples as we bring everyone together to create a sex-positive future.”
According to the description, the Sacred Sexual Music Festival offers live “sensuous and celebratory” music, informational talks, workshops, Wheel of Consent education, belly dancing, yoga, massage, qi gong, body painting, face painting, a chill space, and more.
The “musically-themed” day will “celebrate, inform, and send a passionate wave of conscious sensuality into the larger community of Vancouver.”
Some of the acts being featured at the festival include:
- Cosmic Throat Singer Matthew Kocel
- Andrew Kim of Delhi 2 Dublin
- Chant Your Heart Open
- Kamile Kapel
- Eric Bowers
The day will also include workshops and seminars that focus on topics such as:
- Releasing Sexual Shame
- Healing Sexual Trauma Using Pleasure
- Sexual Liberation: Awaken Your Primal Magic
- How High Is Your Pleasure Tolerance
There will also be roving educators teaching about the Wheel of Consent, folks on “hug patrol,” and vendors with various products.
More information about the event is available on the festival’s website.
When: Saturday, April 22
Time: 11 am to 9 pm
Where: Venables Hall – Corner of Venables Street and Commercial Drive
Admission: $40 at the door