Northlands is ramping up and promises to be the biggest event in the region, with 15 bands over multiple stages.
“We super excited about this year,” says Northlands Director Seth McNally. “We’ve curated a fantastic diversity of genres, basically an entire season worth of dynamic bands and lined them all up for one fantastic weekend of music.”
Located just over the Massachusetts border, Northlands Festival aims to bring the joy of personal connection through music and the arts to the community in Swanzey, New Hampshire.
The list of artists that will grace the stage at Northlands Music & Arts Festival include JOE RUSSO’S ALMOST DEAD, LOTUS, TWIDDLE, LETTUCE, MELVIN SEALS GRATEFUL REVUE (Featuring JOHN KADLECIK, VINNIE AMICO (MOE.), JENNIFER HARTSWICK, REED MATHIS & ROOSEVELT COLLIER), YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND, THE MOVEMENT, DOPAPOD, HALEY JANE & THE PRIMATES, PINK TALKING FISH, LESPECIAL, DOGS IN A PILE, JOE SAMBA and THE TRICHOMES.
To soak in the full adventure, festival goers will also be immersed in on-site camping, installation art, performance art, eclectic local food trucks, a diverse beer garden, Satellite bars, local craft artisans, inspiring lighting, kind vibes & more! At its roots Northlands began as a community driven project born out of the pandemic. That initial spirit has now turned into a mission to be an economic driver for the local economy by hiring local production and operations crews to work the fest, as well as a focus on local food and craft vendors.
“I’m loving all the exciting add-ons that will enhance everyone’s experience,” said Mike Chadinha, Northlands Director of Operations. “Triple the food trucks, cool craft vendors, music workshops, artists creating amazing installs from massive stretched fabric canopies to wooden sculptures to huge murals being painted live during the festival. Pop up jams, new swanky VIP area, multiple green initiatives... the list goes on and on.”
Northlands continues its sustainability initiatives through locally sourced foods, recycling programs, eliminating single use plastic bottles, partnering with saveRcup for reusable cups, offering free refillable water stations, and more. There will be a charitable component again this year, similar to last year’s partnership and donation to Music Drives Us, a nonprofit that puts musical instruments and programs in local public schools.
All tickets and passes are on-sale now. More information and tickets can be found online at www.northlandslive.com.