6th Annual Northern Nights Releases Next Artist Additions & Activations

Emancipator, Mr. Carmack, Thomas Jack, and Sage The Gemini join Dirtybird Players

CALIFORNIA: Deep in the heart of NorCal’s renowned Emerald Triangle lies the crown jewel of the West Coast festival camping circuit, Northern Nights Music Festival (NNMF), set to take place amongst the redwoods this July 20-22, 2018. Embarking on its sixth journey around the sun, NNMF has announced its next artist additions featuring Emancipator, Mr. Carmack, and Thomas Jack as top headliners.

Having previously announced the Dirtybird Players (Justin Martin, Walker & Royce, Ardalan, Worthy b2b Option4) as the first tastemakers to join this year’s gathering, NNMF has worked to curate arguably the most dynamic lineup in its colorful, progressive history. Those venturing to the breathtaking Redwood forest of Cook’s Valley Campground will dance the weekend away to a soundtrack constructed by legends of the underground and a master class of beatmakers from across the globe, which include Brasstracks (Grammy Award Winners), Sage The Gemini (Bay Area Hip Hop Legend), Grand Tapestry (Eligh from Living Legends and Alam Khan, son of the legendary Sarode Maestro Ali Akbar Khan), Jack Beats (Night Bass), and Bad Royale (California Dancehall Producers) plus over 90 additional artists.

Beyond the roster of talent, attendees can look forward to a takeover by Los Angeles-born production powerhouse Brownies & Lemonade All Stars whose underground parties have grown into full blown spectacles of epic proportions, always delivering the very best vibes and the freshest beats. Frequent special guests of Brownies & Lemonade have included names such as Anna Lunoe, Madeon, ETC!ETC!, GTA, Wuki — Look forward to a non-stop dance party and maybe just a few surprises when the B&L crew comes to play.

Pioneers within the festival circuit for honoring the Emerald Triangle’s thriving cannabis industry, renowned for beachside dance parties and afternoon swims, Northern Nights is [legally] high in vibes and an annual weekend not to be missed for both city dwellers and locals alike. Working with new partner The Emerald Cup, NNMF will provide attendees a culturally-fused, elevated experience at one of the world’s most stunning outdoor festival venues, Cook’s Valley Campground on the Humboldt / Mendocino County Line.

Under the towering California Redwoods and on the banks of the South Fork Eel River (Mendocino / Humboldt County Line), NNMF will take place the weekend of July 20-22, 2018. Tickets are available online or can be picked up at the following Mendocino/Humboldt County local retailers: One Log Tree Lounge Dispensary, Area 101, Humboldt Republic, Wildberries Marketplace, and People’s Records.

Northern Nights Activations: Beyond The River & The Lasers

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The Bunker Stage – A newcomer last year to the Northern Nights’ ever expanding series of immersive environments, the Bunker Stage has moved from a renegade stage into the spotlight as a showcase for Tech House, Playa-Tech, and surprise sets. Tucked into the massive hill, The Bunker Stage is a natural amphitheater that overlooks the river. Last year it played host to the Living Legends, Justin Jay plus many other NNMF alums. Be sure to stop by this year and see who’s hitting the decks!

The Grove – In the heat of the day, sun dwellers seek refuge in the cool shade of the redwoods surrounded by the lavishly curated and decorated Grove Stage. This sanctuary and artistic playground hosts a distinct and interactive theme each year. 2017’s Underwater Cove immersed festival goers amongst mermaids and aboard a pirate ship built in the trees. This offered the perfect spot to view midnight burlesque shows, groove to live bands and listen to unplugged acoustic sets from NN Main Stage Performers. The Grove Stage is an engaging experience and considered to be the “Heart of Northern Nights”. This year, the Grove will continue to flourish with imaginative production and a creative talent lineup.

Silent Disco – Presented by HushConcerts, the Silent Disco has grown to become one of the most beloved activations at Northern Nights Music Festival and the largest on the West Coast. HushConcerts has been a longtime partner of NNMF, having worked with the festival since its inaugural year.

Purple Nights Art Gallery – A relaxed environment for community celebration, the Purple Nights Art Gallery is a thoughtfully curated space presented by Purple Couch. Designed for chill appreciation of art and music, the gallery offers attendees a chance to view the works of incredible glass artists from California and beyond in addition to colorful visual installations.




California Music Festival “Northern Nights” To Feature Medical Cannabis Zone For Legal Cannabis Use

CALIFORNIA: Celebrating this Independence Day and its Emerald Triangle roots on the border of Humboldt and Mendocino Counties, known to many as the epicenter of cannabis growth in the U.S., the 5th annual Northern Nights Music Festival (NNMF) pioneers the path to freedom by ending the 80 year long prohibition and stigma around cannabis use and growth. Revolutionizing how cannabis will be incorporated into festivals for years to come, NNMF is excited to announce the expansion of its Medical Cannabis Zone into a full state-of-the-art “Tree Lounge” within the center of the festival. Available to medical cannabis prescription holders, the Tree Lounge will showcase over twenty Northern California cannabis collectives who have been perfecting their trade behind the Redwood curtain for generations. The lounge will also feature industry thought leaders, doctors on-site to give medical marijuana recommendations and issue cards to qualified patients, cannabis sampling, interactive installations, refreshments, meet-and-greets with headliners plus performances throughout the weekend on the Royal Gold Tree Stage.

Taking place July 14-16, 2017 just 3.5 hours north of San Francisco, on the festival grounds that has hosted Reggae On The River, Electric On The Eel and decades of events, NNMF’s goal is to bring the city to the country and reflect the unity and diversity of the six Nor Cal music collectives that put on the festival by featuring over 90 internationally renowned and breakthrough electronic and hip hop musicians plus river swims, yoga, dancing, and camping amidst one of the most sought out destinations in the world – the California Redwoods.

The dawn of a new age for cannabis use and acceptance in the United States is undeniably here and music festivals will seek creative and unique ways to make progress with the new laws. Ideas like the NNMF’s Tree Lounge are opening doors to a whole new financial market for festivals while giving promoters the ability to provide an even deeper and curated experience.

Within the safety of the Tree Lounge, attendees will be able to experience the exclusive “Yoga in the Grove” program curated by Bloom Farms. Also available will be North Bay Nectar providing cannabis infused and hemp infused massage oil for 6,000 massages with their innovative premiere cannabis infused body products made with organic ingredients. From the comfort of their own home, NNMF ticket holders will now be able obtain a cannabis recommendation online from PrestoDoctor and qualifying patients will receive a medical marijuana card at a discounted rate. NNMF ticket holders can email info@northernnights.org for a discount code. PrestoDoctor will also be available onsite to provide recommendations at their regular rates. Arriving with a current card has the advantage of expedited entry into the lounge.

Beyond the relaxing oasis of the Tree Lounge, the 5th Annual Northern Nights has curated exceptional experiential offerings including a new “Purple Nights” Art Gallery showcasing the works of the finest borosilicate glass artists from around the world. Other notable highlights of the festival is the beachside dance parties, afternoon river swims, a diverse lineup including Living Legends, Jai Wolf, Cherub, Big Wild, G Jones, Dirtwire, Random Rab, and Justin Jay’s Fantastic Voyage. The world class production in an intimate setting makes NNMF the perfect destination for city revelers to enjoy a farm to fest experience that is unlike any other. NNMF encourages all participants (18+) to activate their souls and smiles for three unforgettable days – no matter the path, you’ll find a home for the weekend in the majestic forests of NorCal.

Dance, swim, run or float your way to The Emerald Triangle for an experience unlike any other.
Tickets for Northern Nights Music Festival are on sale now!

NNMF 2017 Tree Lounge Collectives

OTG Organics ⧫ 1LN ⧫ Madrone California ⧫ Bloom Farms ⧫ WyldeHeart Ranch ⧫Redwood Roots ⧫ Humboldt’s Finest ⧫ General Extractions ⧫Emerald Pharms ⧫  Light Heart ⧫ Hillstrong Collective ⧫ The Humboldt Brand Cannabis Company ⧫ Lola Lola ⧫ County Line Ranch ⧫ Emerald Exchange ⧫ North Bay Nectar ⧫Old Kai ⧫ One Feather Ranch ⧫ Humboldt Brothers ⧫ Humboldt Apothecary ⧫  Wildseed

Northern Nights Music Festival 2017 Full Lineup 
Living Legends ⧫ Jai Wolf ⧫ Cherub ⧫ Big Wild ⧫ G Jones ⧫ Random Rab ⧫ Dirtwire ⧫ Falcons ⧫ Justin Jay’s Fantastic Voyage  ⧫ Moon Boots ⧫ Nombe ⧫ The Range ⧫ Vijay and Sofia ⧫ Adam Vida ⧫ Ekozu ⧫ IHF ⧫ Isaac Chambers ⧫ Jason Huber ⧫ Joyzu ⧫ Lapa ⧫ Luckyiam 3.0 w/ Dj Nykon ⧫ Manatee Commune ⧫ Manics ⧫ Mike Taylor ⧫ Mr. Fijiwiji ⧫ Nominus ⧫ Porangui ⧫ Project Aspect ⧫ Ryan Herr ⧫ Unlimited Aspect ⧫ Unlimited Gravity ⧫ Yungg Trip ⧫ Acacia Beats ⧫ Av8trix ⧫ Berel Alexander ⧫ Bisaria ⧫ Cash Johnson ⧫ Chief Greenbud ⧫ Christifari ⧫ Chrysocolla ⧫ Cremes N Lotions ⧫ Dean William ⧫ Devarock ⧫ DJ Rundat ⧫ Dreams on Fire ⧫ Dub Cowboy ⧫ Esch ⧫ Fresh Depz ⧫ Gabe Pressure ⧫ G. Davis ⧫ Guidance ⧫ H^M ⧫ Hypha ⧫ J. Handel ⧫ James Ando ⧫ Jay Ev ⧫ John Beaer ⧫ Just One ⧫ Kwovadus ⧫ Marco Utah ⧫ Marjo Lak ⧫ Mr. 415 ⧫ MSVG ⧫ Naughty Princess ⧫ Pretty Handsom ⧫ Rhizae ⧫ Solspace ⧫ Starfari ⧫ Subsuelo ⧫ Tacosnap ⧫ The Hype ⧫ The Rellies ⧫  Violin Girl ⧫ Amanda ⧫ Whiting ⧫ Zanapod ⧫ Zera