Wanderlust Festival Welcomes Winter with Year-Round Expansion to Chile and Hawai'i

Renowned yoga & music festival reveals new destinations for 2013

Oct 25, 2012, 11:52 ET from Wanderlust Festival, LLC

NEW YORK, Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Wanderlust Festival, the one-of-a-kind yoga and music festival set within nature's most inspiring scenery, announced today that its season will kick-off early in 2013, with the first-ever Wanderlust Chile and Wanderlust O'ahu.  After an unparalleled year of growth in 2012, with Wanderlust events reaching 46,000 attendees across North America, the two new events will mark the beginning of a year-round series, holding Wanderlust's place as the fastest growing event of its kind in the world.  

"The Wanderlust brand has grown at a rate that exceeded all our expectations," said festival co-founder, Jeff Krasno.  "Just four years ago we were a one location, once a year event.  Now we've planted roots in over 15 locations and connected with hundreds of thousands of mindful people—with our weekend long and one-day celebrations and our permanent studio in Austin.  The Wanderlust name has become synonymous with a community of people that have the core values of caring for the environment, inspiring healthy living and supporting local community.  We couldn't be more excited to expand our season to some of the world's most breathtaking locations – the North Shore of O'ahu and the Andes Mountains of Chile."

Wanderlust Chile will kick off the 2013 season on February 15 - 17, taking the music and yoga phenomenon to South America for the first-time ever.  Yogis will gather in Termas de Chillan, long known for its famous thermal hot springs and located just past Chile's beautiful wine region. Bringing together the Chilean and international yoga communities, Wanderlust Chile will offer up a distinctive local flavor, from regional foods and renowned Chilean wines to homegrown music and majestic yoga classes.  Wanderlust Chile will be produced in partnership with local event and music production companies Brujula Verde and Trucko Producciones.

February 28 - March 3, 2013 will mark the debut of Wanderlust O'ahu, a delightful new spin that takes the core of the festival and adds more than a dash of surf. Situated seaside at the fabled North Shore's exquisite Turtle Bay Resort, the new festival boasts an impressive roster of local talent, including world-famous surfing legend Gerry Lopez and North Shore surf pro Rochelle Ballard alongside its incredible lineup of top mainland teachers, from Shiva Rea and Baron Baptiste to Eoin Finn and Schuyler Grant.  Nighttime will feature live music by ALO, John Cruz, DJ Drez & more.

Four additional Wanderlust Festivals will round out the year, with dates and locations announced in early 2013.

Advance price tickets for Wanderlust O'ahu start at just $365 (3 days) and go on sale November 1, 2012.  Wanderlust Chile tickets will go on sale later in November.  For more information please visit www.oahu.wanderlustfestival.com 

About Wanderlust:

Wanderlust Festival, LLC is a producer of large-scale lifestyle festival events focusing on yoga, music and wellness. Its flagship festival, Wanderlust, was first launched in California in 2009 and has already become the largest multi-day yoga event in the world as well as a significant player in the larger US festival market. The company was founded in 2009 as a joint venture between Velour Music Group, an artist management company and event producer based in New York City, C3 Presents and Starr Hill Presents, event producers responsible for the top music festival brands in the country, including Austin City Limits Festival, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo and Outside Lands. For more information, please visit www.wanderlustfestival.com. Become a fan of Wanderlust at www.facebook.com/wanderlust and follow Wanderlust on Twitter at www.twitter.com/wanderlustfest.

Marci Mollins

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