Sunrise Celebration was a new festival that started to mark Summer Solstice 2006, and "was born out of a desire to provide an ethical alternative to the host of mainstream pop-culture festivals that dominate the summer season". It could be described as Big Green Gathering for a more dance-orientated audience, with strong environmental policies and a superb lineup of music, workshops, talks, and things to enjoy. Even the site layout for 2006 embodied a fitting sacred geometry - 12 circular zones aligned around a central arena, with zones containing an impressive collection of stages, temples, cafes, shows, and groovy spaces - 12 flavours of celebration harmonising on that central beauty of nature, the Sun and its daily rising.

Respect to Sunbird, Daniel Hurring, and the many others who made this event so special.