Festival lineups are flying around fast now with the organizers behind the three-day Northern Nights Music Festival (NNMF) confirming the first series of artists (see below), including Portland-based electronic act Big Wild, members of the Deserts Hearts crew, plus house/techno artist Sacha Robotti.

Adventure activities range from swimming in the Eel River while taking in the music from the River Stage, dancing in the redwoods at the Grove Stage, art installations and a Silent Disco, stretching during yoga sessions, and chilling in a natural amphitheater overlooking the river.

Other intriguing performances this year include: Shades (which is Eprom x Alix Perez), San Francisco electric soul group Con Brio, a takeover hosted by Burning Man’s DISTRIKT camp, and hip-hop act Odie from San Francisco’s Empire Records. The initial lineup’s diversity is pushed further by the inclusion of indigenous hip-hop artist and climate change activist Xiuhtezcatl (pronounced shu-TEZ-catl) and Noodles— a Filipino woman from the Bay Area with an alter ego as Kehlani’s DJ.

Photos by Chelsea Young, from Northern Nights Music Festival 2018

Phase 1: Northern Nights 2019 Lineup

Big Wild
Desert Hearts: Mikey Lion, Lee Reynolds, Marbs, Rybo, Lubelski
Alix Perez
Charlesthefirst
Con Brio
Cooked Colours
DISTRIKT
Noodles
Odie
PLS&TY
Sacha Robotto
Shades
The Funk Hunters
Xiuhtezcat
Casmalia
DJ Dials
Guidance
Jay Ev
Juice Crew
Magic Murph
Michael Bricker
Rhizae
Sean Fadden
Smoakland
Submerged Sessions
That’s Coolface
Torie
Zandro
Zordon

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Northern Nights Music Festival
The outdoor event runs Friday, July 19th – Sunday, July 21st at the Cook’s Valley Campground, nestled in the Mendocino / Humboldt forest, about 3 1/2 hours north of San Francisco – limited to no cell service.