Chris Deckker has been involved in creating transformational events and festivals for over 30 years. He is the founder of one of the UK’s most successful electronic music clubs “Return to the Source” and record label, which gained international recognition in the 90ies. He is also the founder of the electronic music group Medicine Drum, one of the pioneering bands from the electronic dance scene to fuse dance beats with live acoustic instruments. In 1997 he founded “Earthdance International – The Global Festival for Peace”, which has grown to become the world’s biggest synchronized music and dance event with over 350 locations in 65 countries involved each year. Originally aimed at supporting Tibet, Earthdance has been described by the office of his Holiness the Dalai Lama “as the most successful global event of its kind aimed at supporting the Tibetan people.” Earthdance now supports global charities worldwide. Chris currently lives in Byron Bay Australia and is the co-director of UPLIFT, a hybrid eco-conference and music festival. He also DJs regularly at various events and festivals, where he lovingly shares his eclectic collection of global electronic beats.