The 8th edition of the Northern Nights Music Festival was filled with great music, food, weed, art, and more. While it is a smaller event than the likes of EDC, it’s still one of the best festivals out there if you love to smoke cannabis, vibe out in the Redwoods, and watch fire sets.
“It is by far the best smaller tier music festival on the West Coast, because of its legal cannabis consumption, music, workshops, meditations, and not to mention, the facilities were kept clean every single day”-Joey Brabo, Respect My Region Co-owner
This year, Respect My Region had the opportunity to attend the Northern Nights Music Festival as press/media. While there, we interviewed several brands, created content to promote the fest, and sampled many sponsored products. Continue reading to learn more about this year’s festivities.
Taking place along the Eel River, this cannabis and music festival is set in Piercy, CA. The fest brings together the community of Northern California; some of which own farms where they grow a ton of cannabis. There were several places there where you could buy cannabis legally, with one dispensary at every stage location. Some of the sponsors at NNMF included Select, Jetty Extracts, Monster, TVLA, Royal Blunts, and more.
Photos via Northern Nights Music Festival
NNMF Day One
On the first day of the fest, we got right to work; walking around, interviewing people, it seemed like everyone was vibing. We talked with people from Wild Man Farms, Redwood Roots, Sol Spirit, and Space Gem. After that, we made our way down to the stages. The River Stage was packed like a college party; everyone was chillin’ on the water on some colorful floaties with a joint in hand.
After mixing with the party people, we walked around and visited brand booths. The Farmer and the Felon Cannabis Company were there, and we smoked and talked to them for a while. After that, we made our way to the VIP area to get some food before the music started at 8 PM. We watched the three sets leading up to Claude Von Stroke, and it was magical. After smoking and watching the sets, we walked into The Grove, a cleared-out area of the super dense Redwood Forest. Here we relaxed and then eventually went to bed at 2 AM.
NNMF Day Two
The next day we woke up and started our day right, with some breakfast, and showers. Once we were fully recharged and ready to go, we made our way to the press tent and worked there for a while. After that, we caught ourselves back at The River Stage and stayed there for 4-6 hours, just straight chilling and smoking.
While we were there we ran into Luna and Monica of Cloud Eleven, and their artist friend Shifta. We vibed out by the river a bit longer before showing out at TroyBoi‘s set together in the VIP area of the main stage. The set was fire, not only because of TroyBoi’s energy on stage, but the crowd was also full of Wooks shakin’ ass.
NNMF Day Three
Unfortunately, we left on day three at around 2:30 PM but noticed that the whole day’s plans were filled with cool experiences like a Twerk shop and Yoga and Meditation Meet-Up in the Grove. Before we left, we took a look at the art installations, booths, and artwork, made by the local mountain people.
“Attending my third year of the Northern Nights Music Festival was by far the best time I’ve had, because of the vibes, energy, performances, bass, cleanliness of the grounds, and of course being surrounded by the redwoods and in Humboldt with legacy farmers. It’s surreal to live in Los Angeles, and talk and smoke some of the freshest outdoor cannabis with farmers who have seen the War on Drugs first hand.”
-Joey Brabo, Respect My Region Co-owner