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After a long post-EDC hiatus from life and obligations, we are back with the next big thing that you NEED to know about if you live on the West Coast and don’t have plans this weekend (or even if you do) – the Northern Nights Music Festival! I’m fairly new to the area and apparently ignorant so I only heard about Northern Nights Music Festival this week. As soon as I actually looked into it I bought my ticket and made plans to make the short trek north to get my party on this weekend in the infamous Humboldt County. Your best bet is to follow suit, get those tickets, and come with. Let me tell you why.

Northern Nights Music Festival is far more than just a music festival. There will be art galleries, live art, crafts, silent discos, yoga, wellness workshops, standup comedy, yes this list is still continuing, a swimming hole for rafts and dancing, chill zones, craft beers, food vendors, and more! This festival doesn’t favor any one music or art genre, meaning it will attract festival-goers from all walks of life. This always makes for my favorite kind of festival. If the aforementioned bullet points weren’t already enough, Northern Nights Music Festival is very focused on sustainability. The festival organizers are going for the coveted, “A Greener Festival Award” this year, an award for focused on lowering CO2 emission, promoting fair trade, waste and water management, and recycling. So remember to do your part to pitch in!

Now, for the music – The Untz named Beats Antique the #1 act to see at Northern Nights Music Festival (read their preview HERE). If you don’t already know this wild trio, Beats Antique are an awesome fusion electronica group that merge live instruments with technological prowess to create a glitchy, dubstepy, brass bandy crossover vibe that is the perfect music to jam out to in the middle of the woods! Other acts to watch out for are Odesza, Justin Martin, and Girrafage, all of which you should check out even if you don’t feel like making the impulsive (but correct) decision to buy tickets right now and start packing your bags. I can’t remember the last time I was this excited for a festival I’ve never even been to before.

Grab your tickets here. Gates open at 8am on Friday. Be there or be not there but lame.

*We will be taking photos throughout the weekend and if you’re not at the festival keep an eye on our Instagram page for live updates. We will also be sitting down with some of the artists for interviews!*

NORTHERN NIGHTS MUSIC FESTIVAL 2014 from Northern Nights on Vimeo.

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