In September 2009, Bhatki Fest opened its doors to 2,500 people! Over the course of 3 days people gathered for continuous kirtan, yoga classes, and mind-opening workshops and seminars. It was described as the "Woodstock of the kirtan movement."
Bhakti Fest 2010 has been extended to a 4 day event--September 9-12. It will take place in the desert a couple hours east of Los Angeles--in Joshua Tree, CA.
This year's festival will host some of the most celebrated kirtan leaders in the world--including Krishna Das, Deva Premal, Bhagavan Das, Jai Uttal, Dave Stringer, Wah!, and MC Yogi. Daily yoga classes will be taught in the style of Vinyasa-flow, Iyengar, Kundalini, Anusara, and Bhakti yoga, by such world-famous instructors as Shiva Rea, Saul David Raye, Annie Carpenter, Duncan Wong, and Mark Whitwell. The festival also has an impressive roster of lectures and seminars. For a complete list of performers, instructors, and presenters, you can visit bhaktifest.com.