Stihia is a one-day overnight festival starting on 14 September 2018 and finishing on 15 September 2018.
We are expecting festival goers from all over the Central Asian region and beyond. There is a flight that departs from Tashkent at 7am and arrives in Nukus at 8.30am on Friday. Make your way to Nukus in time to catch the shuttle, which departs from Nukus airport at 2pm. Alternatively, you can arrange a taxi in advance. We will arrive in Moynaq around 5pm to check in at a hotel or set up tents (see below for more details on accommodation options). A traditional Uzbek plov will then be served for dinner.
Later enjoy a walking tour to the Ship Graveyard, visit the local saline quarries to enjoy the health benefits of breathing in the fresh air, or learn about the history of the Aral Sea at one of the local museums.
At 6pm the aural expedition will begin: the rhythm will start gently then gradually increase, with the cosmic rhythms of electro and the dense and resonant beats of techno, along with periodic shifts to atmospheric ambient music. This musical adventure will continue non-stop for ten hours.
The next day, on Saturday 15 September, we will all depart to Nukus at around noon. There, you can visit the Savitsky Museum and take a stroll around the city. At 10pm that evening, you will depart to Tashkent from the local airport.
(image of the Aral Sea ices, courtesy of DMCii)