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Northern Nights Music Festival | Don’t Miss These Five Performances

by Alex TerraNova

EXPERIENCE THE CROWN JEWEL OF NORCAL AT NORTHERN NIGHTS MUSIC FESTIVAL

Northern Nights Music Festival is back for a fifth year and we couldn’t be more excited for this amazing transformational experience. 

Northern Nights is 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 heated line up there is so much talent but we have put together our five don’t miss performances for this year.

JAI WOLF

Sajeeb Saha, known professionally as Jai Wolf, is a New York-based electronic producer. He is best known for his singles, “Indian Summer”, “Like It’s Over”, and “Starlight”. He is currently signed to Mom + Pop Music. In 2015, Jai Wolf released his debut single “Indian Summer” through ODESZA’s label, Foreign Family Collective. Indian Summer saw great commercial success, hitting #1 on Spotify’s US Viral Chart, #2 on iTunes’ Electronic Chart, and #31 on Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic song’s chart. The track also earned a spot on Triple J 2015 Hottest 100 in Australia, May 2016, Jai Wolf released his follow up single, “Drive”, through Foreign Family Collective. November 18, 2016, Jai Wolf released his debut EP, Kindred Spirits through Mom + Pop music. April 2017, Jai Wolf released his single, “Starlight”, feat. Mr. Gabriel, followed by a performance at the 2017 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

Big Wild

Jackson Stell otherwise known as Big Wild has the ability to bring out all the feels when he drops his massive cinematic and spacious sound. He will send shivers down my spine when I get to experience him live for the first time. With an eclectic live show consisting of a hybrid drum set, a keyboard, and whistling, Big Wild has built a passionate following spanning all types of music lovers. Big Wild embarks on his own nationwide Invincible Tour this spring to showcase his new EP and give fans the next incarnation of his unique live experience.

DIRTWIRE

Dirtwire sits on the back porch of Americana’s future, conjuring up a whirlwind of sound using traditional instrumentation, world percussion, soundscapes, and electronic beats. Comprised of David Satori (Beats Antique), Evan Fraser (The Dogon Lights; Bolo), and Mark Reveley (Jed and Lucia), each performance brings us all to a mysterious crossroads of beats, blues, African, Asian, and South American sounds. The result is a rebirth of Americana and a post-millennial psychedelic journey to downhome goodness.

JOYZU

Joyzu formed of Quinton Pope & Carson Willms prove that true grit and uncompromised tenacity when it comes to creating music will progress their future bass sound into the ever changing landscape of dance music. Their combined passion for music and versatile expression as performers broadcasts their undeniable talent, and presents them as an unmissable act for 2017. With plans for extensive performances across N. America, S. America, Canada, and Mexico already in motion, there’s no glass ceiling with how far Joyzu will take their sound and show. They are cementing their name into 2017, so you better remember it.

 

CREAMS N’ LOTIONS

Hailing From Los Angeles, California, there isn’t much to go off when it comes to information on this duo but what we can say is that the mixes on their soundcloud have our office moving our asses and shuffling with the best of them. The funk house these two drop is absolutely a don’t miss and we look forward to shaking it to the beats and grooves coming from Creams n’ Lotions at Northern Nights.

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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 DirtwireFalconsMoon BootsNombeRandom RabThe RangeVijay & 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!

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

Tickets for Northern Nights Music Festival are on sale now!

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