A total solar eclipse is due to take place this November, and in the early hours of the morning on Wednesday 14 in Northern Australia will be the magical moment when we can all take a moment to peer through the pin-pricks in our cardboard cups. So it'd make for a pretty special atmosphere if you were, you know, at a music festival, right?
A seven-day (!) music and arts festival from the organisers of Rainbow Serpent, Symbiosis (USA), and Glade Festival (UK) is going to be held in Cairns to celebrate the solar eclipse.
Eclipse 2012 will take place Saturday 10 November to Friday 16 in Cairns at "a very authentic location", and will boast a line-up heavy on trance, techno, broken beats, chill, roots, reggae, and gypsy. Those already announced (mainly trance at this stage) are:
Perfect Stranger (Digital Structures, Iboga, Israel)
Atmos (Digital Structures, Sweden)
Tipper (Tipper Music, UK)
Dnox (Sprout Music/Plastic Park, Germany)
Secret Cinema (GEM Records, Netherlands)
Heyoka (Multi Music, USA)
Emok (Iboga, Denmark)
Phony Orphants (Iboga, Denmark)
Behind Blue Eyes (Iboga, Denmark)
Earthling (Neurobiotic Records, Spun Records, Ibiza)
Dickster (Nano, Space Tribe, London)
Wrecked Machines (Spun Records, Brazil)
Protoculture (Nano, South Africa)
Antix (Iboga, Flow, New Zealand)
Pena (Flo Records, Portugal)
Kasey Taylor (Vapour, Portugal)
Edoardo (Neurobiotic Records, Ibiza)
Beauty & The Beat (Tribal Vision, Plastik Park, Denmark)
Shawna (El Cerrito CA)
Danny Corn (Portland, OR)
Tickets are on sale now through the Eclipse website.