The 2014 festival season has officially kicked into full gear and so has the sudden boom of grass roots festivals happening this season! Northern Nights Music Festival has announced the second phase of it’s second-year festivities, happening July 18th-20th at the Cook’s Valley Campground in the Mendocino/Humboldt county-line, and it is just right for your down-to-earth side of your scene-self.
As large festivals become more crowded and corporatized, and festival goers tire of recycled EDM lineups, the boutique vibe of Northern Nights Music Festival offers an intimate setting, comfortable ambiance, and grounded approach to curating the festival experience. Easily accessible from US-101, the spacious festival site features deep swimming holes, shaded ‘glamping’, phenomenal acoustics, and immediate access to one of the region’s most famous swimmable water body, the South Fork Eel River.
Northern Nights demonstrates the main themes of sustainability and unity in community through it’s avid recycling and art programs. Portions of the proceeds from ticket sales and beverage sales go to the Mendocino and Humboldt school districts, non-profits and environmental groups from around the area. All of the production aspects, such as riggings, lighting, staging, and more are all provided from a good grip of SF Bay Area production companies and even tap many of Humboldt’s respected promoters, such as World Famous Productions. Having personally attended last years inaugural event, I can say Northern Nights has landed a spot on my Must Hit Summer Festivals of the Year.
Headlining 2014 talent will include world-acclaimed “livetronica” performance art band Beats Antique, San Francisco-based Dirty Bird Records house general Justin Martin, the Bay Area’s homegrown hip-hop heroes, Zion I and Redlight Management’s new red-hot producer duo, Odesza. Additional talent will feature river-disco champions Viceroy and Plastic Plates, complimentary trap artists Giraffage, Eprom and Two Fresh, tastemakers Aaron Axelson of Live 105.3 and Paul Devro of Mad Decent, as well as some of the world’s most scouted contemporary live acts including The Floozies, Kawehi, and 8th Grader. Phase Three of this stellar lineup is to come in the later months.
Tickets for the 3-Day Camp-out festival start at $139, which is a killer deal for such a festival. Grab Your Tickets HERE and we will be seeing you in Humboldt this Summer!