NORTHERN NIGHTS MUSIC FESTIVAL
June 21st, 2013
On Friday, July 19th, Saturday, July 20th, and Sunday, July 21st, Northern California’s newest music, art, food, and visual experience – NORTHERN NIGHTS MUSIC FESTIVAL - will take place at Cook’s Valley Campground, on the Mendocino/Humboldt county line. Set in the midst of California’s Redwood forest sanctuary and adjacent to the beautiful fresh water of the Eel River, Cook’s Valley Campground is a truly unique property that has been home to many festivals and cultural events in the past.
BLAP PRODUCTIONS, the minds at the lead of NORTHERN NIGHTS MUSIC FESTIVAL, are honored to host their own vision & contribute a new brand of positive energy to this beautiful locale. To produce this event, they will be working closely with World Famous Productions based out of Arcata, CA who for the past five years, have been creating premiere concerts, North of the Bay Area in Redwood Curtain. Watch their festival preview here.
Since its inception, NORTHERN NIGHTS MUSIC FESTIVAL has set itself apart with a fresh perspective and a unique approach to festival sound design. Influenced by BLAP PRODUCTIONS’ innate passion for tropical bass & dancehall selections – two brands of sound often missing on the mainstream festival circuits – the NNMF line-up presents a distinct collection of talented innovators & dedicated showcases; offering attendees a rare opportunity to experience globally-circumventing and indisputably summer-inspired sounds in an outdoor festival setting. Precisely where they are meant to be enjoyed.
In addition, the just announced NNMF ARTIST LINE-UP features a mix of illustrious talent from around the world as well as inspiring sounds sourced right from the West Coast’s own treasure trove of sonic genius. The artists will present their tastemaker-minded sets & live performances, over the course of three days & nights, across two well-sounded stages.
In addition to a kaleidoscope-wide array of distinctive dance music styles, the inaugural festival will be a three-day camping, local culture, and visual experience, that will play host to a carefully-curated collection of local food merchants, craft beer & boutique wine suppliers, complimentary mind & body workshops, creative design, and more.
In a proactive effort to minimize negative human impact on the venue and its surrounding environment, NORTHERN NIGHTS MUSIC FESTIVAL will be implementing different festival-wide ecological initiatives, presented under their TRACELESS PROGRAM: a collective commitment – shared between the producers, staff & all attendees – to reveling responsibly and leaving the land free of human TRACE.
In order to ensure the success of these sustainable measures, NORTHERN NIGHTS MUSIC FESTIVAL will be offering a number of different resources from Carpooling incentives, transportation options & community meet-ups, to a variety of Earth-friendly products available for purchase at the onsite NNMF General Store, and more to be announced.
More information about the NORTHERN NIGHTS “TRACELESS” PROGRAM can be found at this link: http://www.northernnights.org/traceless
NORTHERN NIGHTS MUSIC FESTIVAL is still accepting submissions for VOLUNTEERS, VENDOR OPPORTUNITIES, and SUMMER INTERNSHIPS (College students only). NNMF is looking for part-time staff comprised of passionate music lovers, eco-enthusiasts, and all like-minded supporters to help co-create a memorable festival experience. If you think your readers would be interested in participating, please feel free to share this link! :: http://www.northernnights.org/get-involved
The Polish Ambassador
BLAP Productions presents Cartel Tropical:
Que Bajo with Uproot Andy
Cartel Mundial with Sabo & Shawna
Tormenta Tropical with Deejay Theory & oro11
Peligrossa Allstars with Orion & Sonora
No Shirt No Shoes Summercase:
Surf Ambassador Hendo
w/ Special Guest: Steffi Graf
Silent Frisco Presents: SILENT DISCO
After the music has ended on our main and riverside stages, the party will be taken back to our SILENT DISCO tent, for an innovative dance party that will bring the big bassy tunes, straight to your ears, and nowhere else. “SCENE: NOT HEARD” exemplifies the mission, challenge, and lifeblood of SILENT FRISCO, a wireless headphone production crew that brings the tunes directly to you, without disturbing the peace. Party in the headphones, silence in the club, and special guest DJs tunes and fun streaming simultaneously throughout!
The complete line-up includes: THE POLISH AMBASSADOR, MINNESOTA, KASTLE (LIVE), VIBESQUAD, WORTHY, CHRISTIAN MARTIN, J.PHILP, GLADKILL, SUGARPILL, ANDREILIEN, LOS RAKAS, AYLA NEREO, UPROOT ANDY, SABO, SHAWNA, DEEJAY THEORY, ORO11, PELIGROSA ALLSTARS, ORION, SONORA, HUGLIFE (SLINK), G JONES, M!NT, DANNY CORN, DIALS, ESHONE, HTTP, THRIFTWORKS, MIHKAL, DOV, HYPHA, PSY-FI, SAM F, ZANAPOD, BIXEL BOYS, TROPICOOL, SURF AMBASSADOR HENDO, STEFFI GRAF, TASTYTREAT, JSUN, OTOTOXIK, THE SCHMIDT, DHD, TECHMINDS, MATT HAZE, GRAYSON REVOIR, CACAO, THE KOZMOS, DROME, MARCO UTAH, MACTAY, RYAN RYURY, DANNY WEIRD, TREEMEISTA, BISIGNANI, MARCO UTAH, CACAO, THE KOZMOS, TOUCH, MACTAY, SILENT FRISCO PRESENTS: SILENT DISCO.
A limited number of three-day Earlybird passes are available now for $140.00, as well as $10.00 Earlybird parking passes. RV “dry-site” parking is available as well, but spaces are extremely limited. The fees will increase in the coming weeks so purchasing weekend passes and parking passes early is encouraged.
Tickets are available now: http://nnmf.eventbrite.com/#
About Northern Nights Music Festival:
Northern Nights was founded by BLAP Productions, an SF-based event production company. The BLAP squad and their supporters decided to take matters into their own hands when it came to events and social networking. From pop-up events at Dolores Park to yachts to events at lounges and clubs, to producing and promoting festivals, their deep knowledge of the current music industry and its history has gained a significant following of friends and young adults across California. NNMF offers an organic appreciation for music and a high level of respect and support for like-minded production companies, performers, promoters, and owners. The focus is to not only give people what they want and what they know, but to educate them about emerging sounds from around the world, in an environment they can call their own.
About Cook’s Valley Campground:
Simply put, Cook’s Valley Campground is a rare gem: a breathtaking locale that amazingly juxtaposes a spiritual feeling of remoteness with surprisingly easy accessibility. It is truly a site unlike any other you’ve ever experienced. Adjacent to US Highway 101 on the Humboldt – Mendocino county border in Northern California, this location has been highly regarded over the decades for its wellspring of culture and resources; delicately nestled in the Redwood forest or as we like to call it the “infinite Redwood Curtain,” along the Eel River.
Host to many successful events in the past, Cook’s Valley Campground offers an incredibly remote feeling setting, with optimal accessibility that is sure to offer a unique experience for both well-seasoned festival campers and the most outdoorsy-challenged newcomers alike. Cook’s Valley features deep swimming holes, large & open landscaped grass areas and the largest Redwood grove in the valley designated for safe camping.