NORTHERN NIGHTS MUSIC FESTIVAL is coming back, and coming back, strong! The Mash Up is so excited to take a step forward into a new direction of summer music fests and this will be our 4th year celebrating one of America’s best underground, independent music festivals to exist (in our opinion)! Northern Nights Music Festival 2019 marks a new chapter in American music events by being the first three-day festival, camping festival, and California sanctioned event outside of the state fairgrounds to allow recreational cannabis dispensing and consumption.

Northern Nights Music Festival is Making History as the First-Ever Camping, 3-Day Festival to Allow Recreational Cannabis Sales and Consumption On-Site

Spring is here and California’s Emerald Triangle is more stunning than ever. It’s just months before Northern Nights Music Festival plants its roots once again for three days on the region’s historic Cook’s Valley Campground. With the festival growing nearer organizers announced today that NNMF is making history in 2019 as both the first-ever three-day music festival and the first-ever overnight/camping music festival to allow recreational cannabis dispensing and use on-site in the country. The festival is hosting an area where permitted brands will be able to come in and sell their product under their license.

That’s not all, though. Northern Nights 2019 also marks the first California sanctioned event with cannabis concessions outside of a state fairground — and where better to host the celebration than at the Humboldt / Mendocino County Line, the largest cannabis-producing region in the country. This news marks the start of a new chapter in American music events. By giving attendees the opportunity to legally buy and consume cannabis on-site, Northern Nights truly is the future of festivals, daring to embrace what the likes of Coachella and other California music festivals have yet to in light of the passage of AB 2020.

The Emerald Triangle has always been known for producing some of the country’s best cannabis, even being referred to as the Napa Valley of Cannabis. It makes sense considering the location has a deep history in cannabis with cultivation of the plant dating back to the 1960s. Jumping forward to today — a new era of cannabis — the Northern Nights Tree Lounge was the first-ever officially designated area for on-site consumption of medical marijuana at a music and arts festival in California in 2016. The festival continues this proactive legacy today with another landmark announcement for cannabis legalization. In an interview with Billboard on the announcement, festival co-founder Andrew Blap said, “In the Tree Lounge, we are going to highlight the history and the culture and the small [cannabis] farmers of Humboldt and Mendocino counties.” By embracing the cannabis lifestyle, the Northern Night’s forward-thinking ethos is sure to inspire music festivals in the US — and across the globe — in the near future as legalization sweeps the land.

Cannabis use will be allowed in the Northern Nights Tree Lounge recreationally for anyone who’s 21+ and medically for anyone with a valid medical card. The lounge will have 8-10 cannabis vendors to purchase product from, including the farmers themselves so festival guests can purchase directly from the source and spark up educational conversations. The vendors will include local dispensaries and brands brought in by the festival.

CBD Yoga and other cannabis-infused activations will take place over the course of the weekend. The NN Tree Lounge is also equipped with its own stage so, yes — you can legally smoke and watch live music this year. The interactive lounge — one of six venues at the festival — is the pinnacle that makes Northern Nights the experiential event of the summer for those passionate about music and cannabis. Bring your friends and leave your weed at home for once — we got you.

Tickets are on sale now here with VIP and camping upgrades are also available as extra perks.

Northern Nights has created a setting where nature can go undisturbed all under the awareness that one must have upon entrance of the campgrounds. Experience is a must, for most of us, and you will not be disappointed attending with the variety of daily activities such as the live art exhibits, a silent disco, yoga sessions, the non-profit village, ecofriendly/sustainability classes and the endless food and beverage vendors that cater to every palate. Let me not forget to mention the utilization of solar lighting and cutting edge stage designs used to create the 4 stages with the environment in mind. Northern Nights is a huge community leader and investor. Participating in community building events throughout the year, NNMF also donates a portion of all ticket sales to local schools in the county.
Here are some of the artists that will also be involved in this years celebration of life liberty and love. TAKE THESE 3 L’S AS A FAT WIN! Each artist has their own stories, and these three random artists I chose are very exquisite and unique to themselves and this event in the redwoods. Also, don’t wait til the day of shhow! Come celebrate with us! TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE HERE!



Aika Eden

May 14th, 2019

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