Adding to the already stacked jam-band line-up slated to hit Maine this summer will be electric guitars and hard-hitting percussions as an eclectic collection of Indie/Alternative Rock, Bluegrass, Electronica, and local New England musicians join the line-up at the Nateva Music & Camping Festival. The three-day event, slated for 4th of July weekend, will now be even more exciting and musically diverse with the addition of over 30 new bands and artists including: She & Him; Passion Pit; Grizzly Bear; Drive-By Truckers; Ghostland Observatory; Jackie Greene; Jakob Dylan & Three Legs; Crash Kings; Mark Karan's Jemimah Puddleduck; Rustic Overtones; Lettuce; Gypsy Tailwind; EOTO; Big Gigantic; The Brew; The Constellations; Toubab Krewe; The Indobox; Roots of Creation; Bow Thayer & Perfect Trainwreck; Nate Wilson Group; The Alchemystics; The Kind Buds; Adam Ezra Group; The McLovins; The Heavy Pets; Nephrok! Allstars; You Can Be a Wesley; Billy Keane and the Misdemeanor Outlaws; Brenda; The Mallet Brothers; Grand Hotel; and Magic Magic. The inaugural festival is set to take place at the Oxford Fairgrounds in Oxford, Maine on July 2, 3 and 4.
Weekend passes to this musical oasis in Maine with camping are $249 and without camping $229 but, will remain on-sale through Friday, May 7th for $219 and $199 at NatevaFestival.com. A limited number of VIP packages ($425), featuring special viewing platforms, preferred parking, camping, dining, a full-service bar, and more amenities are also available.
The bands will join an all-star roster of artists previously announced, including July 4 Festival headliner Furthur, founded by the Grateful Dead’s Phil Lesh and Bob Weir; July 3 headliner The Flaming Lips; July 2 headliner moe.; and Lotus, who will close out the special Thursday night festivities on July 1. Also scheduled to perform at the three-day festival are The Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Band, Zappa Plays Zappa, Keller Williams, Moonalice, STS9, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Umphrey’s McGee, Max Creek, John Brown’s Body, The Felice Brothers, Ryan Montbleau Band, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, and Greensky Bluegrass.
Fifteen thousand music-loving campers are expected to flock to the scenic site to take in incredible world-class bands and special entertainment, including stilt-walkers, magicians, jugglers, and art installations. To further set Nateva apart, the festival will offer a family camping area featuring a quieter location on the property, a shaded kids’ area on the concert grounds, arts & crafts, children’s entertainment including a kids magic show and bands, carnival rides and a lost child registration system with wrist bands. Children under 10 are free with a paid adult.
Tickets are on-sale now and available at NatevaFestival.com.
Located just two hours and 25 minutes from Boston and only 45 minutes from Portland, Maine, the Oxford Fairgrounds feature electricity, water, bathrooms, 150 RV hook-ups, shower trucks, free WiFi, flat land, plenty of shade, and easy access to Route 26. Family and VIP camping areas will also be available.