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Welcome to Boom, where art, music,
new and old friends, hot weather,
dust, random encounters, discovering
cosmic awareness, loosing your tent,
changing your name, falling in love
with a Portuguese, deciding to go to
India or not to go to India anymore…
can all contribute to an awesome yet
unpredictable adventure!
This is why we have compiled this
guide. It covers the most common
scenarios and aims to help you make
the most of your Boom.
In Joy!
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T H E A R T O F L I V I N G A T B O O M – A S U R V I V A L G U I D E F O R B O O M E R S
HOW TO GET TO
DI RECTI ONS:
PUBL I C TRANSPORT
FROM L I SBON AI RPORT
By Train: Take the Metro to Gare do Oriente station and catch
a train to Castelo Branco.
By Bus: Take the Metro to Sete Rios bus station and catch a
bus directly to Castelo Branco.
From the train and bus station in Castelo Branco hop on the
shuttle bus service straight to the festival (on the 1
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days). Or get a local bus to Idanha-a-Nova. Or share a taxi to
the festival. (Approx Price?)
Note: There are shuttle buses from Boom to Castelo Branco on
the last day of the festival.
Please refer to the bus station website (www.rede-expressos.pt)
and train station website (www.cp.pt) for departure times, costs
and further information.
DRI VI NG
FROM L I SBON
Take the A1 motorway, exit to A23, direction Torres Novas.
Continue direction Castelo Branco along the A23. Exit at
Lardosa / Idanha-a-Nova. Follow the signs to Espanha
and Idanha-a-Nova. In Idanha-a-Nova you will reach a
roundabout displaying signs to the Boom Festival.
FROM MADRI D
Take the A5 motorway, direction Placencia and Portugal. Take
the A1, direction Placencia and follow the signs for the Ex-108
to Coria/Portugal. Continue following signs to Portugal. As
you enter the country you will see signs to Idanha-a-Nova. In
Idanha-a-Nova you will reach a roundabout displaying signs
to the Boom Festival.
FROM OPORTO
Take the A1 motorway, direction Lisboa until you reach signs
for the A25, direction Viseu. Drive to A23, direction Covilhã
and Castelo Branco. Follow the signs to Idanha-a-Nova. In
Idanha-a-Nova you will reach a roundabout displaying signs
to the Boom Festival.
CAR POOL I NG
We’ve created a simple and efective way to connect people
heading to Boom by car. If you would like to give or take a lift,
then please find details right here:
www.boomfestival.liftshare.com
I f you come by car/caravan:
The possibility of queues is high, even if the Boom Logistics
Team work hard at reducing them. Please make sure you have
plenty of food and drinks (especially water) with you. And If
you come by caravan, make sure you empty your waste water
tank before arriving at the festival! And remember: getting in
is part of the adventure!
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I danha-a- Nova
T H E A R T O F L I V I N G A T B O O M – A S U R V I V A L G U I D E F O R B O O M E R S
BUS Info
LEarning some basic Portuguese
Around 220 million people in the world
speak Portuguese. Going to Boom is a good
opportunity to improve the seventh most
spoken language in the world.
The majority of young people in Portugal
speak fluent English or Spanish. While
older people in small villages do not speak
English, though they sometimes speak
French or Spanish.
Goodbye
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Where is Idanha-a-Nova?
oNdE é iDaNha-A-nOVa?
(You read edaña-a-nohvah)
Hello oLá
Thank you! oBrIgaDo!
WaTER PLEAsE
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It would be a
good idea to
learn a few words
in Portuguese in
case you need to
ask for directions
or advice.
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The Boom Bus is a charter bus service for a safer, more
comfortable and sustainable Boom experience. It is part of
our environmental program as a public transport project,
aiming to decrease CO2 emissions.
This service provides transport from Lisbon and Madrid
directly to the festival and possible connection with the
After Boom. In 2012 we transported more than 5.000
boomers and everybody had a great experience.
There are also connections from France, Switzerland and
Belgium ofered from our ofcial partner. You can get more
info regarding departure cities, timetables and prices and
get your trip tickets for these countries HERE.
Similarly to the last edition, the Boom Bus will get into the
Boom venue one day before the ofcial gates opening:
you’ll be able to choose the best place to camp and have
some relaxing moments around the lake, enjoying the
sculptural and unspoilt landscape of inland Portugal.
Good news? Besides all the comfort of travelling with our
psy buses, our Bus tickets prices will remain the same
during all sales phases. Check out our prices for round trips,
departure places and timetables.
Boom Bus tickets can be bought online or in some of our
ambassadors. Sales finish on 26th June 2014, so from that
date onwards you can’t buy more bus trips, just on festival
ground for return tickets.
one way Ti ckets
Online and at your local ambassador you can only
purchase return tickets (both ways). At the festival
you will be able to purchase one way tickets to Lisbon
Airport, Madrid Airport, as well as Utopia Boom Landing
connections.
Chi ldren
Children older than 3 must purchase a bus ticket, as
they will use a seat. We will provide proper seats for all
children that are traveling with our psy buses.
In case of doubt contact us to our infoline +351 277 201
052 or send us an email to boombus@boomfestival.org
or etickets@boomfestival.org.
3
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August From 9:00 until 23:30 * 4 hours
4
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August From 9:00 until 17:00 * 4 hours
3
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August From 10:00 until 16:00 * 5 hours
4
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August From 10:00 until 17:00 * 5 hours
Boom Festival - Lisbon Airport 11
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August From 08:00 until 18:00 * 4 hours
Boom Festival - Madrid Barajas Airport 11
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August From 08:00 until 18:00 * 5 hours
Boom Festival - Utopia 11
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August 17:00 2 hours
Utopia - Lisbon Airport 14
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August 11:00 4 hours
Utopia - Madrid Airport 14
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August 11:00 4 hours
Route Date 201 4 DEPARTURE Ti me Travel Durati on
Lisbon Airport - Boom Festival
Madrid Barajas Airport - Boom Festival
It’s by far the best way
to travel to Boom!
Faster, safer, straight
into the festival, no
queues, fun all the way!
B U S S C H E DU L E
* A l l b u s e s w i l l d e p a r t u r e b e t we e n t h e s e h o u r s , o n a f i r s t i n f i r s t o u t b a s i s .
PACK LIGHT: LESS IS MORE!
We live in a material world,
which often tricks us into
thinking we need more
when, in fact, we need less!
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War drOb E :
NO NEED TO PACK
YOUR ENTIRE WARDROBE.

Consider the bare minimum:
- Fleece or jumper, long pants and socks
(it can get cold at night!)
- Swimwear (although you can also go without.)
- Some light clothing for hot weather.
- Costumes. to reveal your true identity!
- 8oots or trainers to protect feet from dry, harsh terrain.
- Flip-ñops.
- Sunglasses.
- Hat.
- Portable ashtray.
- Water rehll container.
- A cloth, which you can wet and wrap
around your head/body to cool down.
- Sense of humour and adventure
and a big smile!
MANDATORY:
- 8oom Festival ticket.
- Passport or Identity Card (If you buy an e-ticket
it is mandatory to show your identification
together with your ticket at the gate) and a waist-
bag where to keep them, together with your cash.
- Tent, sleeping bag, pillow, mattress.
- Flashlight or headlamp with spare batteries.
- Sun screen lotion, moisturizer, lip balm.
- Wet wipes / baby wipes, are always useful.
- Toothpaste and biodegradable soap/shampoo.
- Condoms.
- Rubbish bags.
- Ear-plugs.
OPTI ONAL :
- Insect repellent
(even if there are not a lot of mosquitos).
- Particle / dust mask.
- A bicycle with light.
- Solar shower can be useful.
- Shade structures/umbrellas/parasols to protect
your camp from heat.
- 8owl, cutleries and cooking pan if you wish
to cook your own food using the community
kitchen and food from the Boom grocery store.
NOTE: CAMP FIRES AND CAMPING
STOVES ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED
DUE TO VERY HIGH RISK OF FIRE
IN THE BOOM LAND!!!
Getting ready for
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We all love sun, however
those of us with fair skin
and tattoos need to be
extra careful. Take care,
use an eco-friendly sun
cream and take care of
yourself
ECO TIP
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ECO TIP
Make a habit of disposing
cigarrets butts in portable
ashtray by carrying one
with you at all times!
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GUI DEL I NES
FOR EVERYONE:
OPEN MIND AND
EVOLUTIONARY
ATTITUDE
Psychedelic culture and awareness
is about opening up portals for the
evolutionary impulse to flow in our
daily actions, for the benefit of all
sensient beings and for the creation
of harmony in all our relationships.
Respect the “other”, the “diferent”,
may it be a plant, an animal or
your neighbor! Be friendly, act with
solidarity and generosity. We are One!
ST RI CT
PROHI BI T I ON
OF ANY FI RE! ! !
Given the very high temperature and the
dryness of the terrain, there is a VERY
HIGH RISK OF FIRE in the Boom
Land and in its surroundings!!! Therefore
any fire is strictly prohibited: no BBQs,
no camp fires, no camping stoves, no
candles, no burning incense and any other
fire device. If you see anyone disobeying
these rules, gently and respectfully try to
convince them to extinguish the fire and
is that is not complied seek for assistance
from security or firemen (look for firemen
location on site).
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ECO TIP
Don’t Shit on the ground
or in the lake! It becomes
a poo-invasion of toxins
that contaminate the
land: USE COMPOSTING
TOILETS
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Take Care
of Yourself
EAT WEL L
For all food types there are plenty of options at
Boom: from raw and veggie to Asian, Middle
Eastern, Mediterranean. you name it! It is
mandatory for restaurants to have afordable
prices. Conscious food stalls are predominant
at Boom. We ask restaurants to opt for local,
organic ingredients and it is mandatory to use
bio-degradable dishes and cutlery.
YOU MIGHT WANT TO TRY
Açaí: If you want something light and easy
to eat, try the 8razilian fruit Açai (found at
the Dance Temple and Restaurants Area). It is
served frozen, like an ice cream, with muesli,
it is full of nutrients and will give you plenty
of energy for the rest of the day!
ENJOY T HE L AKE!
Swimming in the Boom lake is one of the best things you
can do during the hot Boom days! Forgot your bikini? Strip
of and dive in! Swimming naked, or skinny dipping, is
allowed and encouraged!
But be careful, there can be strong currents in the lake,
do not swim out too far! And be mindful: do not piss or
shit in the lake! Use the compost toilets and contribute to
producing soil for a more fertile Earth!
Note: The lake water quality is monitored on a daily basis
by legal institutions, but it is not drinking water!
TAKE CARE
OF OT HERS
Be kind and generous with other Boomers and look out
for those who may need help: whether they are lost,
sleeping under the sun, in need of medical attention or
having a difcult experiences (see Kosmicare info).
RESPECT T HE LOCALS
Life outside of Boom moves at a slow pace. The
local population is elderly and many of them speak
Portuguese only. Please be mindful and respectful of
the locals when you are travelling in the area. Having
a good relationship with the locals is fundamental for
the continuation of the festival!
SL EEP
You may not want to miss a thing, however the
experienced festival-goer will tell you that you’ll enjoy
the festival even more if you get at least 8 hours/day
of sleep. Be aware that days can be hot and a proper
overnight sleep is a biological need!
DON’ T PART Y HARD TOO
EARLY
The Boom is a weeklong experience, you have plenty of
time to have fun and celebrate. Don’t peak too early, enjoy
the middle way and never surpass your limits. Respect
yourself and those around you: act consciously!
BE HYDRAT ED
- DRINK PLENTY OF WATER. Pour water over head,
forehead or neck to cool down your temperature.
- Don’t fall asleep in the sun. You could burn your skin and
become dangerously dehydrated.
- Keep skin clean and protected from the sun, by wiping
the dust and hydrating with sun lotion and lip balm
(especially for those with a skin condition). Alternative
remedies for sun protection include Belladonna 30c, a
homeopathic remedy that can help with dry, red-hot,
throbbing skin or sunstroke.
DRI NK WAT ER
There are many drinking water taps all across the festival
site: always bring a refill container and stay hydrated.
Drinkable water from the taps comes from the public grid
and undergoes daily analysis of its quality. Water is life,
please use it wisely.
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T HEFT
In any large gathering theft can happen anytime,
anywhere. Be mindful of your belongings, keep
them safe and look out for each other. Never leave
valuables in your tent. Read below for more details.
Report any suspicious activity at the Info Stand.
KEEPI NG YOUR
VALUABL ES SAFE
- Lockers: If you have valuables such as
documents, credit cards, cameras or other
electronic equipment that you would like to keep
safe, leave them in the Info Stand (Central Plaza).
- Use a waist-bag, where you can keep cash and
credit card, always keep it with you!
- Get familiar with your neighbors and members
of the security team that patrol the area.
NO FI RES!
Considering the high
temperature and the dryness
of the terrain, THERE IS A VERY
HIGH RISK OF FIRE ON THE
BOOM LAND, so the following
rules are to be carefully
respected by every single
Boomer.
- BBOs, camp ñres, camping
stoves are not allowed
anywhere outside the
community kitchen at the
camping area. There are two
community kitchens in the
camping area, built for this
purpose.
- Candles, burning incense
and any similar fire device are
strictly prohibited all across the
Boom land and its surroundings
(including Caravan Park B)!!!
If you need contact with fire,
remember that at Sacred Fire a
big flame is always burning, so
please opt to go there!
- Know where the ñre
extinguishers are!
- If you see anyone disrespecting
these rules, please gently try to
convince him/her to extinguish
the fire and if that is not complied,
seek assistance from security or
firemen (check map for Firemen-
Bombeiros- location).
SCORPI ONS
There are no lethal scorpions on site, though a smaller type of scorpion (known in Portuguese as
lacrau) can show up in this region. The sting can be quite painful, at least for the first few hours. Seek
immediate medical attention to prevent swelling and further pain (see below our note on the Boom
Medical Service). Be careful when moving stones and rocks as these are the places where they like
to hide. Also make a habit of checking the inside of your shoes before putting them on, especially at
night. They are a gentle species so please respect them!
HARMFUL BACT ERI A
The hot climate and the presence of people
from all over the world can make the perfect
environment for these organisms to thrive! To
minimise the risk of bacteria please wash your
hands regularly with soap, especially after using
the toilets and before eating (use water taps
provided with soap near all toilets). Drink plenty
of water and stay in the shade. It is also important
that you don’t shit or piss outside the toilets, as
this might contribute to the spreading of bacteria!
EAR PLUGS
Loud music can be harmful for your ears! Even
if the sound systems we use at Boom are of
the highest quality, we recommend that when
you are on the dance ñoors you use ear plugs.
Overexposure to high decibels can create long
term damage!
BOOM MEDI CAL SERVI CE
The Boom Medical Team has over 20 years
experience with working at festivals. Members
of staf are helpful and friendly and the service
is open 24h. Go to the Med Team (see map for
location) for dehydration, sunstroke, serious
stomach problems, wounds and lacerations,
painful or swollen insect bites or any other
health condition you might experience.
But remember that the best cure is always
prevention! If you follow the guidelines
contained in this booklet you will avoid finding
yourself in need for medical service!
FI REMEN
Firemen service is available 24h, check Boom
Land for location.
Security at Boom is friendly and helpful. They patrol each area of the festival including camping and
caravanpark. Respect their advice and seek their assistance in case of need.
Remember that for any emergency you can go to the info stand.
SECURI T Y
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Health & Safety
ECO TIP
Petrochemicals are toxic
and known to kill animal
species in water: please
use non-toxic sunscreen
and biological soaps to
prevent pollution
KosmiCare
“Those of us who work with Kosmicare
believe that the world is a shared
community responsibility, where in
we must look out for and take care
of each member, just like in a tribal
setting. We believe the well being
of each individual is vital to the well
being of the whole.” Kosmicare Team
member.
Substances are not legal in Portugal,
although due to the Portuguese
decriminalization laws, projects for
risk minimisation (such as Kosmicare)
are allowed. Kosmicare is a pioneer
project that started at Boom in 2002.
Kosmicare is a collaborative project
between several entities such as Boom
Festival, MAPS, Universidade Catolica
do Porto and several governmental
institutions such as SICAD.
At Kosmicare you can find a team of
multi-lingual volunteers (including
psychologists, psychotherapists,
mental health assistants, medics and
fellow Boomers), ready to assist you
with the following:
- Advice on damage prevention.
- Risk minimization and harm
reduction: information and support,
healthcare, substance testing.
- Support in case of challenging
experiences.
The Kosmicare project collaborates
with the local hospital, fire
department, paramedics, internal and
external security and regional harm-
reduction teams.
Testi ng
The NGO Check-In, takes care of
substance testing at Boom with
a special permit from Portuguese
government and local legal
institutions. In most events across the
world, substances are prevalent. The
Boom has the responsibility to take
care of the Boomers and initiatives
such as substance testing have the
intention to minimize the negative
efects of substance use and abuse.
Find the Check In stand
close to the Dance Temple.
Respect your mind
and your body,
don’t use and abuse!
a sAfE P l AcE fOR Di Ffi Cul T ExP e r I EncEs.
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ECO TIP
It’s Hot!
Water is life – So make
sure you refill your
water bottle regularly
and always stay
hydrated
T H E A R T O F L I V I N G A T B O O M – A S U R V I V A L G U I D E F O R B O O M E R S
Ot her Services
Speci al Needs
Boom is everybody’s home and for this reason everybody is
welcome, including, and even more, those with special needs.
To guarantee people with special needs (with or without helpers)
a Boom experience that is as close as possible to that of any other
Boomer, the Boom provides:
- Special camping area next to showers and toilets.
- Private toilets next to some of the main areas (ask for keys at the
main bar).
- Private parking to facilitate access.
- One person 24h at the Info Stand to take care of any possible
issue related to special needs.
For info please email to: specialneeds@boomfestival.org
SuperMarket
For those who like to travel light and for
those who like to make their own food,
there is a Boom supermarket located in
the Central Plaza area where you can
find, among other things, camping gear,
toiletries, drinks, cheese and milk products,
fresh fruits, vegetables and other food, and
freshly baked bread.
Chi ldren at BOom
Children are welcome to Boom! They are the future Boomers
and we want to make sure that they have a great memory of
their times at Boom as children! If you bring your children
make sure you find a quiet, shaded area to camp (extra
covers to create shadow might be helpful). During the day
you can bring your children (from 3 to 14 years old) to
BIMBAMBOOM (check map for location), fully equipped with
a dedicated stuf of professionals and a relaxed, fun, shady,
safe environment.
Note: Considering the high temperatures, loud noise and
dusty air, we highly recommend parents not to bring
children below 3 years of age!
I nfo Stand
In the Central Plaza you can hnd the 8oom's Info stand, where
a friendly staf is ready to answer ALL your questions on the
program, location of services. Here you can also hnd:
- LOST AND FOUND box, where to bring other people’s
belongings you might have found on the ground or where
to look for something you have lost (more info on the lost
and found? Is there an email to write to after boom?).
- SAFE LOCKERS to keep your valuables.
- BOOM SHOP: where to buy 8oom T-shirts, videos, books.
- ATM located near the Info Stand.
- MESSAGE BOARD where to leave messages if you are
looking for friends or lifts to leave 8oom.
- Info on hours of SHUTTLE SERVICE to Idanha-a-Nova.
- 24h "special needs" attention service.
There is a special place where boomers can express their food
culture! It is one of the most roots to the bone of community
spirit areas in the festival, spread around the indicated
camping areas you will find community kitchens where
boomers have the facilities to cook their own tasty meals.
A place where boomers from 120 diferent countries can
share the cooking fire, prepare food, connect, interact, mix up
and become one big family, as we originally are.
Remember, boom land is a high risk area for fires, so for that
we provide the community kitchens where you can safely
cook your food under a controled fire.
Enjoy your Cooking at Boom In Joy.
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cOmMunI tY kI tCheN
ECO TIP
All life is precious. Please
be conscious of your
actions and do not pollute
the lake with any rubish,
liquids or human waste
SOCI AL SUSTAI NABI L I T Y: I NT EGRAT I ON OF MI NORI T I ES AND P EOP L E WI T H SP ECI AL NEEDS.
DEVELOP A CREDI BL E ALT ERNAT I VE TO T HE MODELS OF MAI NST REAM CULT URE.
ENERGY + WATER TREATMENT + SANITATION (COMPOST TOILETS)
REUSE OF MATERIALS AND REDUCED CONSUMPTION
REGENERATI ON OF HABI TATS AND ECOSYSTEMS, PERMACULTURE GARDENS
RECYCLING + PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION + ECO-ART + BIO-CONSTRUCTION
EnvirOnmental
proGram
PLASTICS METALS WOOD
20.000
5000
35.000
100.000
500
25.000
10.000
40.000
150.000
1000
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50.000
15.000
45.000
200.000
KG
2012 2010 2008
REUSED MATERI ALS TO BUI L D BOOM
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BI O-CONSTRUCTI ON
ORGANI C MATERI AL S F OR BOOM BUI LD
YEAR
2006 70 10 20
2008 75 15 10
2010 60 30 10
2012 10 70 20
Natural Materials (%) Recycled/Reused (%)* Industrial Materials (%)
* I ncl udi ng nat ural mat er i al s f rom previ ous edi t i ons
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2012
E A R L I E R E D I T I O N S
FESTIVAL
CONSUMPTION
(MI LLI ONS)
TREATMENT
WITH PLANTS
2006 2008 2010
WATER CONSUMPTION
(MI LLI ONS)
TREATMENT WITH PLANTS
WATER
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2008 90
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2010 176
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2012 186
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116.000
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Reduction
- Liquid Organic Fertilizer
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COmPOST ToI LeTS aT BOom FeSTI vAL
E A R L I E R E D I T I O N S
WHY COMPOST TOI L ETS AT BOoM
Create bio-fertilizer through
composting (solid and liquid)
No chemicals
No water: Makes digestion
and treatment through a
composting process
Avoid pollution, isolate
pathogens in feces, thus
avoiding to enter in the
environment
Drastically reduce
transportation of waste
PUBL I C T RANSPORT: BOOM BUS
· íron Parl s 455 people saved 216 Tons of CO
2

· íron Madrl d 2538 people saved 169 Tons of CO
2
· íron Ll sbon 3329 people saved 146 Tons of CO
2
BY USING THE BOOM BUS
WE HAVE SAVED 531 TONS OF CO
2
Buses
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ECO TIP
Avoid dehydration and
keep a re-usable bottle
with you at all times.
Temperatures can reach
very high, it is essential to
stay well hydrated.
Drink Water!
S. GI Ão cAmP I Ng
OL I VEI RA DO HosP I TaL – PoRT UGAL
11
th
– 14
th
August
From the 11
TH
to the 14
TH
of August 2014, a lush
green, shady, fresh area, about two hours from the
Boom Land, will be the landing strip for all the space
travellers who wish to come down on planet Earth in
synch with the humans' biological cycle!
The program will run only during daytime and early
night time, with electronic and acoustic music on two
diferent stages showcasing especially designed sets
for a sustainable landing of all psychonauts.
Music will merge with healing, massages, sharing,
meditations, talks and all activities needed to
reintegrate our newly born beings in the human form...
More Info on Boom Website or at the Info Stand
rElAx PoSt-
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L AGOA DAS SET E CI DADE, S. MI GUEL , AZORES
T H E A R T O F L I V I N G A T B O O M – A S U R V I V A L G U I D E F O R B O O M E R S
After enjoying the Boom Festival and
the integration time at the Utopia Boom
Landing if you have some time and
are eager for further adventures or just
want to continue to travel with old and
new friends, Portugal is a great friendly
country to get to know.
It is known as one of Europe's best
vacation spots. Stunning beaches
stretching from Moledo in the North right
down to Sagres in the South and if you
are feeling really adventurous you can
hop along and visit Azores and Madeira
archipelagos in the Atlantic Ocean. Why
not laze out on the beach and take in the
rest of the summer sun?
Portugal is a laid back country and if you
ask any Portuguese, going to the beach,
surfing, enjoying some seafood at sunset
on any beach front will be ranked as one
of the top leisure choices to be made!
Due to low living costs, liberal attitude,
easy going vibes and nice weather, there
are plenty of alternative
and freak communities
in Portugal.
The Portuguese culture
is a melting pot of
various inñuences.
People like the native Iberians and
Lusitanians plus Celts, Phoenicians,
Romans, Moors, Jews, Visigoths,
Africans to name just a few. Over the
centuries, Portuguese have been sailing
the world from Goa to 8razil, Macau,
Malaca, Timor, Japan or Africa and they
have inñuenced and were inñuenced by
those remote places.
In every little village and town you
visit in Portugal you will feel these
inñuences and surely be welcomed
with a warm smile.
Check out a few of our suggestions and
enjoy your stay!
CARRAPT EI RA
SI NT RA
PORTO
BATAL HA
MADEI RA
L I SBON
I DANHA-A-NOVA
Moledo
Supertubos
Ribeira D’Ilhas
Meco
Melides
Furnas
(Vlla Nova Mllfontes)
Adraga
Guincho
Vale dos Homens
Odeceixe
Arrifana
Tonel Tavira Island
Carrapateira
S. G I Ão c A mP I N G
O L I V E I R A D O H os P I T a L
Amado
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MARVÃO
VIANA DO CASTELO
GUIMARÃES
COIMBRA
CASTELO
BRANCO
IDANHA-A-VELHA
LISBON
SETUBAL
SINTRA
ÉVORA
NAZARÉ
ÓBIDOS
PENICHE
ERICEIRA
SINES
ODEMIRA
ALJEZUR
BEJA
SAGRES
LAGOS
FARO
TAVIRA
SERPA
COVILHÃ
TOMAR
GUARDA
VISEU AVEIRO
BRAGANÇA
PORTO
ESTREMOZ
GRÂNDOLA
AZORES
SÃO JORGE JORGE
T ERCEI RA
GRACI OSA
SÃO MI GUEL
SANTA MARI A
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F LORES
P I CO
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Lagoa Sete Cidades
Fajã
Santo Cristo
Porto Santo Beach
Northern side
MADEI RA
PORTO SANTO
F UNCHAL
MONSANTO
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I DANHA-A- NOVA:
T HE NEAREST TOWN
It’s the nearest town to Boom
Festival (18 km) where all basic
commodities are available
(ATM, supermarket, shops,
etc.). It’s difcult to pinpoint its
origins but it’s assumed that
the construction of the castle
in 1187 by the Templar Knights
is a landmark. Presently, in this
region the ancient and the
contemporary live in harmony.
I DANHA-A-VEL HA:
T HE NEAREST VI L L AGE
Idanha-a-Velha is an
amazingly beautiful tiny village
just a couple of km from the
Boom Land. It is considered
one of the oldest villages in
Portugal (about 2000 years
old!) where Lusitanos, Romans,
Moors, Celts, Visigoths and
Templar
Knights
have all
left a trace
of their
presence:
the
cathedral
with the
biggest
collection
of Roman inscriptions of the
Iberian peninsula, the ruins of
the ancient walls, the tower
of the Templars and the ruins
of a roman temple dedicated
to Venus are the backdrop to
the simple life of the small
Portuguese population
living here.
MONSANTO:
T HE MUST-SEE
If you have the chance to
visit only one place outside
of Boom, make sure this is
Monsanto! Nestled on top of
an ancient vulcano (758 mt-
18 km from Boom), towering
over the whole region (it is the
mountain that can be seen
even from the Boom Land),
this village will surprise even
the most experienced traveler!
The characteristic round
giant stones have, since the
Paleolithic ofered shelter to
the local population, which has
devised the most surprising
ways to build houses around
them! And a walk to the
fortress on the top of the
mountain at sunset will be just
as unforgettable as a night in
the danceñoor!! Monsanto has
a unique mystic to itself, some
say it is the closest to being in
Hampi (India) you'll ever get in
Europe!
PENHA GARCI A:
T HE T RI LOBI T ES TOWN
Penha Garcia (30 km from
Boom) impresses for the
majesty of its position towering
over a breath-taking valley
famous for the rich presence of
480 million year old trilobites
fossils. Penha Garcia was an
ancient fortress and from
the top of the town you can
observe the valley with the river
Ponsul, its ancient mills (also
visitable), waterfalls and a very
fresh natural swimming pool
(a must-see!!!).
Boom Festival takes place in a region of Portugal
extremely rich with ancient culture and natural
wonders.
The region around Boom is one of the most remote
and well preserved areas in Southern Europe. A
place where history seems to have its own rhythm
and where tradition intermingles with nature.
NAT URAL HERI TAGE
Vast landscapes that change color through the
seasons, breathtaklng natural scenarlos populated by
an extrenely dlverse fauna. deer, foxes, hares, snakes,
wolves and several specles of rare blrds. Whlle the nora
conprlses plants llke ¡asnlne, ollves, cork-oaks, plne
trees, oaks and wlld roses ¡ust to nane a few.
ßoon ls located ln the Ceopark Naturte¡o, part of
the Clobal Network of Natlonal Ceoparks created
by UNLSCÒ and a place where geologlcal herltage
ls connected to broader aspects of the natural and
cultural envlronnent, whlch are often deternlned by
geology and landscape.
www.naturtejo.com
sUrrOuNdi NgS
- Ananda Marga (http://www.anandamarga.pt/)
- Awakened Life Project (http://www.awakenedlifeproject.org)
- Casa das Ervas 5ilvestres (http://ervassilvestres.wordpress.com/)
- Casa 5hanti (http://casa-shanti.com/pt/)
- Espaço 4 Ventos (http://www.4ventos.org/)
- Monte 5ahaja (http://www.mooji.org)
- Monte Mariposa (http://www.montemariposa.pt/)
- Monte Velho (http://www.montevelhoecoresort.com/)
- Peace Research Centre Tamera (www.tamera.org)
- Ouinta da Calma, Tavira (http://www.quinta-da-calma.com/)
- Ouinta dos Lobos (http://www.quintadoslobos.net/)
- Wwooñng in Portugal: (http://www.wwoof.pt/hosts/)
sPi Ri tUaL sPacEs
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