5th Annual Northern Nights Festival Lineup

Article Contributed by Northern Night… | Published on Thursday, April 20, 2017

What better day to release the first lineup drop for the 5th Annual Northern Nights Music Festival set in the Emerald Triangle than 4.20! Set amidst California’s picturesque Redwood Curtain, Cooks Valley Campground will come alive on July 14-16, 2017 with an all-star lineup featuring Living Legends, Cherub, G Jones and more.  Once again, people from all walks of life will converge at one of the world’s most breathtaking venues to enjoy a weekend of music, art, food, libations, yoga, and more.

A meticulously curated event, showcasing a wide variety of styles and artists from across the globe, Northern Nights offers a boutique festival experience in an epic location. Tucked along the Eel River, just a few hours north of San Francisco, Northern Nights provides 3 days of cutting-edge dance music and diverse community activities.

Staying true to its roots, NNMF’s Phase One Drop is keeping it underground. This year’s line-up includes:

LIVING LEGENDS -  The West Coast Hip Hop collective, comprised of The Grouch, Luckyiam, Eligh, Scarub, Bicasso, Murs, Sunspot Jonz, and Aesop Rock, are set to rock the redwoods in their first return to the Emerald Triangle as a full group in over 10 years. Recent sightings have included studio sessions in Hawaii with none other than NNMF vet, Mr. Carmack.

CHERUB - After their platinum breaking hit Doses & Mimosas (sounds like a morning on the river), the southern funk duo Cherub has made some considerable noise in the funk direction with their sophomore album Bleed Gold, Piss Excellence. Everyone, please be warned, this set may end with less clothes on your body than when it started. 

BIG WILD – After playing the NN x Eye Heart SF showcase at SXSW, Big Wild got picked up by NNMF14’s “Biggest Artist That Nobody Knew” Odesza’s record label, Foreign Family Collective, and started selling out shows across the country.

JUSTIN JAY’S FANTASTIC VOYAGE - For any 2015 NNMF vets, we can all remember Justin Jay's epic set to close down the River Stage on Sunday evening, guitars and all. Since then, Justin has been one of the most requested artists to return. Those who have listened to Jay's Fantastic Voyage mixtapes know we are in for a doozy and this time on the Main Stage!

NOMBE - After being unable to perform at NNMF16, the electro soul phenom and soon-to-be-icon NoMBe is ready to make his NNMF debut. Considering his one-of-a-kind sound focuses on Freaks Like Me, California Girls and getting high on tea, it makes sense why this performance is one of the NNMF’s producers’ most anticipated performances. 

G JONES - Will be making his third sound-system-flexing return to NNMF.

Those are just some the heavy-hitting, hand-selected, internationally renowned artists that will be featured at Northern Nights 2017. Rounding out the first wave of announcements are other heavy-buzz trendsetters like The Range, Colorado's Unlimited Aspect (Unlimited Gravity x Project Aspect), Mr. Fijiwiji, IHF & Nominus.

Northern Nights is a must-attend festival and has grown into a preeminent, environmentally conscious live music event, with tons of alternative festival activities like sustainable workshops, yoga, silent disco, art, organic food, and not-for-profit vendors.

Walk down to the river from your campsite and float to the beat of your favorite artist  at our famous River Stage. Build a comfortable camp with your friends and be sure to take advantage of our expanded Hot Showers. Stroll over to the General Store to re-stock your cooler or try some of Northern Cali’s finest culinary offerings. And, even after the music stops on the Main Stage, the vibes continue deep into the night, with an all night 'silent disco' under the stars.

Sustainability is woven into every action at the festival with the intention of leaving behind no trace. NNMF goes above and beyond to make sure the grounds are left clean and in their natural condition to preserve and protect the beauty of the location. Participants are encouraged to be as respectful to the environment as possible by cleaning after themselves, using earth-friendly personal care products on site, and more.

At Northern Nights, music is only the beginning of the experience. Other unique features include:

Tree Lounge - returning for its second year, the official designated area for on-site consumption of medical cannabis  will feature the Emerald Triangle’s multi-generational cultivators, best-in-class manufacturers and premier industry leaders alongside top tier dispensary buyers and distributors from all around the Golden State. As a boutique festival, Northern Nights stands proud with boutique farmers! “The idea of joining forces with a community-driven arts and music festival in the heart of a cannabis mecca to showcase the first ever legal cannabis lounge was an opportunity not to pass up,” - event coordinator for the Tree Lounge.

Yoga In The Redwoods -  The tranquil early morning calls to festivalgoers looking to refresh and enlighten themselves under towering trees to become one with nature and plant some spiritual roots.

Grove Stage - The redwoods come to life at night as we curate live performances, burlesque, and all-night surprises.

Redwood Reserved Camping – Our most scenic and popular camping option is positioned directly under the redwoods. We have expanded a few new spots this year, but are still very limited so don’t miss out!

Glamping – Whether you are an experienced camper or prefer the comforts of home, NNMF has added glamping options this year. You can ride up in your NNMF Jucy campervan, show up and move into a fully-stocked Airstream by Trailermade or prepare to be pampered in your high quality canvas tent provided by Anywhere Outpost

3-day tickets are on sale now with a limited number available at $229 for General Admission and $329 for VIP.  Riverfront camping is free with any ticket purchase. Upgrades, including RV, car camping, and Redwood Grove camping, are available for purchase in advance.