In the wake of summer festivals vying for the cream of the crop highest-paid DJs, my own attention has started to shift more toward curated lineups that offer a unique experience rather than a pissing match between well-funded promotion companies. Enter Northern Nights Music Festival, situated in Cook’s Valley Campground in San Francisco, CA.

The festival which will take place July 17-19 features an extremely diverse lineup without compromising its overall character and appeal. And best of all, it’s still booking those big acts – but not ones that you’ll see at any other electronic music festival this year.

Headlining the fest will be Black Star (Talib Kweli & Yasiin Bey aka Mos Def)The Polish Ambassador & FriendsGold PandaRüfüs Du Sol LIVE in their first West Coast festival performance, South African powerhouse duo Goldfish, and so so many more.

The festival which is only in its third year has a lot to offer, and Your EDM is proud to be an official media sponsor. 

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