June 15, 2017 Within the intersection of Mendocino and Humboldt Counties lies The Emerald Triangle, crown jewel of NorCal and home to the fifth annual Northern Nights Music Festival, taking place this July 14-16. Pioneers within the festival circuit for honoring the Triangle’s thriving Cannabis industry, renowned for beachside dance parties, afternoon swims, and best recognized this year for bringing together top headliners Living Legends in addition to over 90 other incredible acts, Northern Nights is [legally] high in vibes and an annual weekend not to be missed for both city dwellers and locals alike. Tucked along the Eel River, NNMF constructs its wondrous world under the towering redwood trees at the historic Cook’s Valley Campground, just 3.5 hours north of San Francisco.
Draw back the breathtaking Redwood Curtain of California for one weekend and enter a technicolor portal where music and community collide amidst swinging aerialists and fluid dancers to create magic with this year’s roster. Performing as a full group for the first time in 10+ years, the West Coast’s Hip Hop collective Living Legends are joined at the top of the lineup by mid-tempo indie electro producer Jai Wolf, Southern funk duo Cherub, Foreign Family Collective’s Big Wild and the bass-heavy G Jones. Paving the way for a musically-eclectic year, the NNMF headliners will welcome supporting acts Dirtwire, Falcons, Moon Boots, Nombe, Random Rab, The Range, Vijay & Sofia plus Justin Jay’s Fantastic Voyage will land its spaceship on the grounds for a wet n’ wild intergalactic sonic adventure, bringing even more heat to the warm Cali summer -- Full NNMF 2017 lineup below!
As sun-soaked July days transform into warm summer nights, the many immersive environments hidden within the realm of NNMF come to life. Wanderers at Northern Nights can stretch their dance-weary limbs under the shade of magnificent redwoods at one of the many yoga classes offered throughout the weekend, or #B.Y.O.F.(Bring Your Own Floaty) and glide down the river to the soulful sounds permeating the breezy air from any of the four dynamic stages. A treasure embedded in the throes of Cook’s Valley Campground, The Grove is the place to be at any hour of the day; with Yoga In The Grove presented by Bloom Farms and the most sought after evening performances curated by BurningLeaf Productions, The Grove plays host to intimate unplugged sets by main stage artists, burlesques, and all-night performances. Also up for discovery are the West Coast’s biggest Silent Disco, the Fun Field, a Hammock Lounge, and local Farm-to-Fest organic food vendors will converge for the Ultimate Farmers Market, hand-picked for a culinary experience of gastronomical proportions.
Progressive in its vision for the future of festivals and paying homage to its home base in the heart of California’s blossoming Cannabis industry, the luminaries behind Northern Nights opened a trailblazing Canna-friendly 215-zone on the festival grounds. As California prepares to move into an era where the consumption of weed is legal to all residents 21+, Northern Nights remains at the forefront of seamlessly integrating the new laws into the growing West Coast festival community by announcing the return of the original 215-zone with a new location and some big entertainment announcements to come. . Attendees can expect a newly-expanded environment to explore 420-friendly endeavors, including workshops, local & global arts and crafts vendors and much more.
Ready to experience Northern Nights? Welcoming curious and adventurous festival enthusiasts from across the globe, NNMF has curated experiential offerings that appeal to just about everyone. Learn more about reserving a camping spot underneath the Redwoods ahead of the festival, Glamping and other ticketing options. 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.
Just ahead of the festival next month, Northern Nights is bringing the forest to the city. Los Angeles, save the date for Thursday June 29th for the official NNMF Pre-Party! Sky Bar's Night Market x Northern Nights have teamed up for a night of vendors, live acts, surprise performances, food and dancing -- FREE with RSVP HERE. More pre-parties TBA!
Dance, swim, run or float your way to The Emerald Triangle next month for an experience unlike any other - Tickets for Northern Nights Music Festival are on sale now!
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
About Nights Music Festival
A three-day celebration of music, art, food and local culture, the annual Northern Nights Music Festival (NNMF) takes place every third weekend in July, this year falling on July 14th-16th. Now entering its fifth year, NNMF has created its home along the South Fork Eel River at Cook’s Valley Campground, 3.5 hours north of San Francisco at the intersection of Mendocino and Humboldt counties. Since its inception, NNMF has cemented its place among the ranks of the many acclaimed music festivals who have converged along the Eel River over the past 30 years, from Jerry Garcia’s Electric on the Eel to Reggae on the River.
With a passion for celebrating emerging underground music and featuring the most sought-out producers and DJs from around the globe,the luminaries behind NNMF, San Francisco-based BLAP Productions and Humboldt’s World Famous Productions, first came together in 2013 to achieve their vision. As their vision - and the festival - grew, the team welcomed production houses EPIC (Chico), Burningleaf Productions (Humboldt), Eye Heart SF (San Francisco), and Euphoric Styles (Santa Cruz), who collectively strive to sustain NNMF as a premiere destination experience. Offering attendees a unique opportunity to fully embrace a truly Californian experience. Aligning with the history and tradition of previous festivals in the region, a portion of NNMF proceeds from ticket and beverage sales are donated to the Mendocino and Humboldt school districts, nonprofits, and environmental groups.