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Redwoods. Music. River. Camping. Art. Yoga. Cannabis

Jul 04, 2019 02:09PM
The Northern Nights Music Festival has brought an eclectic celebration of music and arts to the banks of the beautiful Eel River for the past seven years. Located at the Mendocino-Humboldt county line in the Emerald Triangle, Northern Lights offers more to experience every July at the Cook’s Valley Campground in Northern California.

The main attraction is a full three-day weekend of music spanning different genres. This year’s headliners included acts like Zhu, Big Wild, Berner, and Fuego, along with a Desert Hearts takeover. On top of music and art, Nothern Nights offers a range of daytime activities like yoga and sound healing. Once the main stages go quiet, it’s time for silent disco, giving you an opportunity to party into the night.

For many, the best part of Northern Nights is the natural beauty of the Cook’s Valley Campground. Festival goers enjoy relaxing under magnificent redwoods by the Grove Stage and floating around in the pristine waters of the Eel by the River Stage. Few music festivals offer such a range of natural wonders and music.

Protecting the Emerald Triangle’s fragile environment is a big part of the Northern Nights philosophy. Each year brings different sustainability initiatives, from competitions to pick up the most trash to a special team of divers who clean the riverbed at the festival’s end.

Another core value of Northern Nights is honoring the heritage of the Emerald Triangle by integrating cannabis into everyday culture. In 2019, the Northern Nights producers are proud to debut the Tree Lounge, a temporary recreational dispensary. The Tree Lounge features its own stage, where festival-goers mingle with local farmers while learning about about the rich history of Northern California’s legendary cannabis.

The Northern Nights Music Festival has become an integral part of Emerald Triangle culture. The influential festival invites popular artists behind the redwood curtain, while also promoting underground legends who will one day become headliners. Northern Nights is the perfect gathering to showcase the unique beauty and culture that make the Emerald Triangle so special.

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