By: Ellie Salrin
Camp Bisco is preparing for its 12th year and this weekend, 20,000 or so music lovers will converge at Indian Lookout Country Club in Mariaville, NY (about 30 minutes outside of Albany). With roots in Cherry Tree, PA, Bisco found its current venue in 2007 and has called it home ever since. The festival has grown into one of the more well-known U.S. festivals and become a home for the best of the jamtronica EDM circuit.
A brainchild of the Disco Biscuits, Camp Bisco has evolved into an annual event with top tier acts in the electronic music industry. This year’s lineup speaks for itself - Bassnectar, STS9, Flux Pavilion, Lotus, Zeds Dead, Baauer, Cherub, Paper Diamond, Zoogma, Eskmo, and a special performance of Destroid Live (with Excision, Downlink, KJ Sawka), along with many more fantastic artists.
Last minute three-day General Admission passes (- ) are available for $199.00. -only General Admission passes are available for $90.00. These passes include camping. All VIP passes are sold out.
There is a travel package available that includes three nights at the Albany Marriott for two people, two General Admission passes to the festival, and shuttle transportation to and from the festival all weekend for $1,100.00.
There are shuttles available from Albany for $50.00, Boston, New York City, or Philadelphia for $80.00, and Baltimore for $100.00. All cars entering the site this year must have a vehicle pass, which are sold out. All vehicles without a parking pass can park at Maple Ski Ridge (offsite box office location). Once there, you can ride the 24-hour, round trip shuttle to site.
Stages and Vending
At Camp Bisco there are two side-by-side main stages, as well as two dance tents, a silent disco, and a showcase stage. There will be a variety of food and craft vendors, a merch store, and a general store.
A unique, multi-level, live art structure and gallery will feature 12 contemporary visual artists creating new work live throughout the course of the weekend. There will also be a motion graphics gallery, custom signage, fabric installations and shade structures, and many more intriguing things to catch your eye.
There are some unique ways to have fun at Bisco this year like body painting, yoga, hooping, t-shirt redesign, concert lighting, and gloving workshops where you can learn something new.
There will also be a Sonic Healing Portal (gong arrangements), a Game Center complete with corn hole, twister, lawn pawn, and tetherball, and a Color War. This year the ENO Hammock Lounge by the Lake debuts, which will feature a hookah sanctuary and daily downtempo sets in the floating gazebo. Enhancing the experience of Bisco will be go-go dancers, fire performers, hoopers, aerial artists, stilt walkers, and more.
Sustainability/Environmental AwarenessThere are recycling and waste reduction programs put in place to help keep the grounds green. There will be Clean Vibes recycling experts on hand, as well as the Clean Vibes Trading Post where you can trade recyclables for prizes as an extra incentive.
A SPECIAL PERFORMANCE: DESTROID LIVE (EXCISION - DOWNLINK - KJ SAWKA)ƱZ
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