The 13th edition of the Boom Festival will take place from July 28th to August 4th by the Idanha-a-Nova lake and it will celebrate the Anthropocene!
We have the power to both destroy the world and save it. This is Anthropocene.
Like the British cosmologist and astrophysicist Martin Rees said: “There is no Plan B, or rather a Planet B. If we have to live on this planet, we have to do everything possible to save it.” It was also within the realm of science that in February 2000, Nobel Laureate Paul Crutzen and Eugene Stoermer declared we are living in a new geological epoch, which they named the Anthropocene.
For Boom Festival in particular, it is a call to re-examine our tradition in utopian thought, transformative processes, individual awakenings and collective celebration.
The theme of choice for Boom 2020 represents an invitation to reflect on this. It is a call to imagine ceaseless, focused action at both individual and collective levels, whether in regards to the small choices we make, or for the greater causes we advocate.