Because the CYM crew is so stoked to be all up in the Redwoods in a few weeks, I thought I’d compile a list of what Northern Nights offers that you can’t find at most other music festival on planet earth. Hopefully this will give you a better idea of why you should ALL make it out if at all possible.
If you’ve been to a camping festival, chances are you experienced a point where you were overwhelmed by an extreme lack of shade. Northern Nights is nestled in the historic redwoods of California, which boasts some of the oldest trees and largest canopies in the country. Talk about a welcome change from your average festival.
While comedy can be found at other larger festivals such as Bonnaroo, Ive never personally been to a smaller transformational festival that offers a kick-ass comedy lineup. If you need to kick back from the relentless dance party, the option of relaxing and getting a good laugh in is always an option
An area for swimming and water recreation is always one of my favorite parts of a festival when its offered, but this unfortunately is also very hard to find at most festivals. Northern Nights not only offers ample areas for swimming in the Eel River, but also has floaties and rafts available for rent. As if the shade isn’t enough to keep you happy, relaxing and frolicking in the river will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of the weekend.
4. Riverside Stage and Bar:
As if the awesome music, selection of craft beers, and a river to swim in isn’t awesome enough, Northern Nights combines all of these into one with a bar directly next to the river, which is directly next to a bar. This is all of the things you need to have a perfect afternoon localized into one location, available to all festival attendees. In terms of camping festivals, it doesn’t get much better than this.
5: Actual Quality Camping:
While you’re technically camping when you’re at a camping festival, Ive been to very few festivals where Ive camped somewhere that I would actually camp at if there wasn’t a music festival going on. Ive wanted to go to the redwoods ever since I was a kid, and now that I have the option of going there AND seeing an awesome festival at the same time, I feel as if I may burst with excitement.