Handra Trance Festival was born in 2005, and over the years it has become the biggest celebration of Psychedelic Trance Culture in France. The festival is now recognised as a reference in Europe and throughout the world.
On the banks of a lake, at the Plan d’Eau de Vieure, in the Allier, Handra Trance Festival offers 4 days of celebration, 3 stages and more than 50 artists with an exceptional musical diversity during 72 hours non-stop, attracting 8000 people from all over the world every year.
The Hadra Trance Festival is one of the only French festivals to have chosen to focus its programming on the different styles of psychedelic trance and the alternative aesthetics that have developed in parallel.
The mainstage, the true heart of the site, inspires admiration by its structure, its decoration and its programming essentially focused on the sub-genres composing the spectrum of psytrance music: progressive, dark-prog, psygressive, full-on, psychedelic, dark-psytrance and forest!
The alternative stage offers a wide range of electronic music developed in parallel with the different styles of psychedelic trance: techno, drum’n bass, hi-tech, dub, world music with the presence of traditional bands and formations that combine instrumental and electronic sounds.
Finally, a third stage acting as a “sound cocoon”: the Chill-Out, where the music is deliberately calmer and softer than on the other stages in order to create a floating and restful atmosphere. Downtempo, ambient, psybass, electronica, psychill, glitch are as many styles that you can appreciate during this sound relaxation.
Throughout the event, the public has access to an alternative space for lectures, art exhibitions, workshops, yoga classes and musical awakening. All free and open to all. In a few words, a place for exchanges, encounters and discoveries.