Billed as Canada’s longest running psytrance and bass music festival, Motion Notion returns to their home in Golden, B.C. for their 18th year. With this year’s lineup featuring the likes of Datsik, Koan Sound, Avalon, The M Machine, The Dirtyphonics and more, we truly can’t wait to experience MoNo for ourselves! Motion Notion prides itself on being totally inclusive while bringing together an incredible list of local and international talent. With beautiful stages, even more beautiful people, and plenty of room to dance, Motion Notion has been flying under our radar as a must attend festival for years. A further look through this year’s lineup reveals plenty of gems, up-and-coming artists. and even some crowd favorites. The diversity of this year, at over 100 artists, hints at the festival’s shift to entice more than just the bass and trance music community. Featuring something for everyone, festival director Kevin Harper had this to say about this year’s event. “We’ve brought the strongest team together to combine brand new transformational experiences with one of our best lineups to date to really take this festival to new heights. The collective efforts of our MoNo family have come together to deliver a beautiful and unique environment, and this year will by far top them all.” If for some reason you need more convincing as to why you need to attend this year, just give a look at Motion Notion’s phase 1 lineup release! With several of British Columbia’s festivals already sold out, Motion Notion is a clear choice for those looking to have an extended weekend of music in a beautiful place. Don’t let that take anything away from Motion Notion however, as the festival has enjoyed 18 years of events, and that’s certainly no easy task. Its returning artists and fans have nothing but the most positive and amazing things to say about the event. Those looking to experience the true nature of what a festival can be should look no further than Motion Notion. Beyond the music, MoNo featured a total of eight stages in 2016 that spanned from a fully immersive 360 projection dome, to a massive LED pyramid. Setting itself apart from other festivals, Motion Notion offers an open application for independent stages during the event. These stages are submitted to the festival, and upon approval are built by their respective crews, allowing them to contribute in their own unique way. This is a seriously unique opportunity for members of the community to get involved beyond the usual means. Tickets are still available and we highly suggest picking up yours now if you’re planning to attend. With this years’ lineup featuring a host of great acts, there a good chance the event will sell out. We personally can’t wait to experience this festival for ourselves as we continue to broaden our horizon with British Columbia’s rich and diverse selection of music festivals. Be sure to stay tuned for more Motion Notion news as we draw closer to August. Cameron Frazier Avid adventure, and full time wild thing. Lover of all types of music but hold those that make me want to shake my rumpus close to my heart.