Northern Nights Music Festival Announces First Headliners

Every year Northern Nights Music Festival curates the freshest in music and art with emerging acts from all over the globe highlighting the natural headliner, The River & The Redwoods. This year at the 6th Annual Northern Nights Music Festival (NNMF), Dirtybird will be bringing their, San Francisco, now world renown sound to the main stage to start off a weekend that will go down in the history books! Expect sets from Justin Martin, Walker & Royce, and Worthy B2B Option4 taking everyone deep into the early morning. Under the towering California Redwoods and on the banks of the South Fork Eel River (Mendocino / Humboldt County Line), NNMF will take place the weekend of July 20-22, 2018. Tickets are available online at: or can be picked up at the following Mendocino/Humboldt County local retailers: One Log Tree Lounge Dispensary and Area 101.

Since its inception, NNMF has set itself apart with a fresh perspective and a unique approach to festival production. The festival offers attendees a city-meets-country, culturally-fused experience of music, swimming, yoga, cannabis and glamping at one of the world’s most stunning outdoor festival venues, Cook’s Valley Campground on the Humboldt / Mendocino County Line. And this year, NNMF will be celebrating the history and culture of the Emerald Triangle with their new partnership with The Emerald Cup.

In a time when many festivals are shutting their doors at an alarming rate, boutique festivals like Northern Nights and The Emerald Cup are excelling as they offer unique experiences to festivalgoers and music-lovers alike. This past winter, the Northern Nights team spread their wings and flew south to Santa Rosa and successfully produced the Northern Nights stage at The Emerald Cup. Due to the overwhelming success of the event, Northern Nights formed a deeper partnership with The Emerald Cup to return the favor and bring them into NNMF. These independent powerhouse production companies are coming together to sustainably grow Northern Nights by enhancing the festival in both production and experience while maintaining the premier boutique camping festival atmosphere that everyone has come to know and love.

Andrew Blap, festival co-producer and founder, comments, “It’s exciting to collaborate with DirtyBird Records, who got their start in the parks of San Francisco (Golden Gate Park), as did BLAP Productions (Dolores Park) and continue to bring the city to the country with a new twist. The DirtyBird crew has always put authenticity, culture and vibes before anything else. Couldn’t think of a better way to kick of NNMF 2018! ”

This year’s Northern Nights Festival favorites will include:

The River Stage – Undoubtedly one of the most unique and exciting installments at Northern Nights, the River Stage hosts a day-long cast of diverse DJs throwing down an appropriate mixture of heavy and playful tunes to get the party started right by the water’s edge.

Yoga In The Redwoods – The tranquil early morning calls to festival-goers looking to refresh and enlighten themselves under tall and majestic redwood trees which link their branches up to their peaks, building a natural canopy for any-level yogi to enjoy.

Grove and Bunker Stage – The redwoods come to life at night with performances, burlesque, and all-night surprises.

Glamping – Whether you are an experienced camper or prefer the comforts of home, Northern Nights offers a wide array of reserved, shaded glamping options to keep you rested, refreshed and comfortable throughout the weekend.

Tree Lounge – An exclusive, innovative and educational oasis in the center of the festival, the Tree Lounge provides information, interactive installations, refreshments, meet-and-greets with headliners and performances throughout the weekend. This year’s Tree Lounge will feature the best of the Emerald Triangle’s cannabis industry leaders who have been perfecting their craft and navigating the new market’s regulatory hurdles.


Dirtybird with label support
Justin Martin
Walker and Royce
Worthy b2b Option4
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Retail Stores where Tickets Are Sold: One Log Tree Lounge Dispensary (Humboldt) and Area 101 (Mendocino)

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