The name means ‘force of nature’ and it comes from ancient Greek.
This project was conceived in 2017 in a small town of Muynak, Uzbekistan with the aim of raising awareness about the environmental catastrophe of the Aral Sea, and to help the region.
The Aral Sea was once the world’s fourth-largest saline lake. Over recent decades, man-made diversions have caused it to shrink to a mere shadow of its former size and created the most acute environmental problem in Central Asian.
Our mission is attaining sustainable development in Muynak.
While primarily a music event, the festival quickly grew into a solid movement and expanded its boundaries beyond playing techno sounds at the edge of a dead sea.
Stihia is a combination of several projects that include musicians, artists, scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs – all united to produce a spectacular blend of human interaction in one of the most unique places in the world.
We believe that the gravitational pull of talent and inspiration may produce some of the most unexpected and breakthrough results.
That is why Stihia exists.