Speaking on behalf of the San Francisco Parks and Recreation department, Parks Director Phil Ginsburg has stated Symbiosis will not be allowed to return to Yosemite due to the 23 drug related arrests that happened over the course of the festival.
The festival, which was put on at Camp Mather for the first time in 2009, brings together art and music in a free form style similar to that of the Burning Man Festival. The festival centers around “elevated consciousness” and a green, healthy approach to living.
No word on if SF Parks and Rec plan to move the festival to a much more manageable venue or shutter it altogether. Previously the festival has been held in Angel’s Camp, north of Yosemite at the Junction of Highway 49 and Highway 4 and in the Santa Cruz Mountains.