This is a photo of the back of a flyer for the first Earthdance party in London, in 1997, with the original version of the Earthdance logo

[Earth spinning in lotus]. The tagline is: The Global Dance Party for Planetary Peace – Saturday 4th October. In Aid of Tibet.

Earthdance London was also the hub event for the first Earthdance international festival, with 5,000 psytrance peace partiers at Brixton Academy. The event was produced by Return To The Source, led by Earthdance founder Chris Deckker. Also playing live that night was Chris’ band Medicine Drum, a fusion of psytrance / electronica and acoustic percussion, played by Chris.

This was the source event for all the Earthdance events that were to follow over the next 16 years, in over 600 locations worldwide.