Northern Nights will be the first music festival to sell cannabis on stage + the first music festival with multiple dispensaries on site
The Northern Nights Music Festival has announced the first cannabis and wellness details for their highly anticipated return to California’s iconic Redwood Forest July 15-17, 2022. Taking place at Cook’s Valley Campground in Piercy, CA, on the Humboldt/Mendocino border, the beloved festival built its name on an eclectic mix of cutting-edge music, industry-leading cannabis programming and serene natural landscapes.
Located behind the Redwood Curtain in the fertile crescent of the Emerald Triangle, the festival offers a new-age portal to the Great American West. Established as one of the most unique boutique festivals in North America, Northern Nights brings together a dedicated community of music fans, cannabis enthusiasts and nature lovers on the scenic banks of the Eel River.
Known as a pioneer in bringing music and cannabis together, Northern Nights was the first music festival to offer legal cannabis sales and consumption on-site (even before Grasslands at Outside Lands). As a result, the festival has become a hotbed for cutting-edge cannabis culture and politics, acting as a forerunner for the live events industry and beyond.
With their next major achievement, Northern Nights have announced that they will become the first music festival to have dispensaries located on stages and the first music festival to have multiple dispensaries on site for their 2022 edition. This will include dispensaries located at different stages of the event, featuring covers of major cannabis brands and making it easy for guests to purchase cannabis products while enjoying the music they love.
There will also be the original dispensary located at the Tree Lounge, which once served as the only on-site dispensary. This area will now take on more of a farmer’s market vibe and provide a relaxing experience for attendees to meet Legacy Farmers and learn about the stories that paved the way for legal cannabis in the United States.
Northern Nights will leverage its experience, along with updated local and national regulations, to expand the Tree Lounge concept across the festival while further standardizing cannabis concessions at events and festivals. Other highlights from The Tree Lounge will include an activation of The Emerald Cup honoring the winners of their next Emerald Cup Awards.
Attendees can also expect an expanded yoga and wellness program, which will include cannabis-themed activities. There will be more options and instructors this year, an enhanced movement program in historic Redwood Grove (which is the largest redwood grove used for camping), and more will be announced ahead of Northern Nights.
In conjunction with their partner Movement Makers Retreats, the festival will provide attendees with three full days of wellness and community building programs. This will include yoga, meditation and breathwork classes, sound bowls, community sharing and education circles, as well as expanded movement offerings that will merge dynamic teachings inspired by primal movement, dance and the arts. martial.
“Living a healthy, well life is about more than exercising or eating well,” says Nate Mezmer, co-founder of Movement Makers Retreats. Whatever that means. You have to be able to take the time to explore yourself, to reconnect with the body+mind and the natural environment. If you come to Northern Nights, you can expect plenty of conscious movement offerings as well as a supportive community to guide you on your journey.
Musically, the lineup for the first phase of Northern Nights is headed up by Dirtybird founder Claude VonStroke, South London genre-blending producer TroyBoi, French live performance maestro CloZee, UK hit phenom Elderbrook and illustrious Los Angeles house producer SNBRN. Northern Night’s multi-style lineup continues with bass music pioneer David Starfire, fellow Los Angeles house favorite J. Worra, English music producer Khushi, famed Japanese-American upstart Qrion, dance world meets 808 bass music creator SOOHAN, the rise of tech-house star Westend, and more with additional artists to be announced.
At Northern Nights, attendees can find themselves floating in the river and listening to their favorite artists on the river stage while doing yoga by day, capturing the future of electronics live on the main stage at sunset, or exploring art installations and dancing into the night. at the Bunker stage. It’s an experience personified by wild West Coast independence, curated with global sensibilities in mind.
As connoisseurs will tell you, experiential wonder lurks behind every corner of the festival. Stroll down Merchant Row to discover Northern Nights art and fashion vendors, watch a host of live painters create throughout the weekend, grab a drink in a specialty bar or just relax at your campsite or glamping site under the canopy of the Redwoods.
It’s a place designed by nature waiting to be explored with best friends new and old. Plan your trip now to one of the most unique festival experiences of the year. Those interested in attending Northern Nights can purchase tickets here.