Published: April 30, 2014
By: Mitchell Treend
Camp ?uestion Mark has come to be known for bringing the best in bass music to their sound stage on the playa for Burning Man. But one annual gathering to share in the love of the sub is just not enough for most bass heads out there.
Enter Emissions Festival. Returning to the sleepy hollow of Belden Town, California, the Camp Question Mark gathering of “West Coast Bass Culture” will venture into its sixth year of production May 16th through the 19th. In 2013 Emissions festival found a new home in Belden Town, a small resort village Northwest of Redding in the magical Feather River valley. For 2014 Emissions has dedicated their efforts to turn this heavenly oasis into the ultimate environment for music and art, utilizing the entire space to “transform it into the festival’s playground”.
The 2014 lineup has everything you need for a healthy dose of pre-burn bass therapy. From legends of dubstep like J:Kenzo and The Widdler to the illustrious vocal styling’s of Deltron 3030 and the don of future trill, Mimosa, Emissions lives up to its goal to promote the emerging bass culture on the west coast. Names like Brillz, CRNKN, and Buku, to name a few, will spark any avid bass head’s interest but Emissions has even more tasty treats to offer ticket holders.
TheUntz.com is actually holding a remix contest for the festival. Remix NastyNasty's classic track, "The Goalie," and you win a spot on Emissions 2015!
Headliners and Camp QMark alums Minnesota and G Jones will perform solo sets as well as a high octane B2B set born on the dusty, heat soaked flats of the Black Rock desert. But seriously, this is only the beginning. German born and raised bass magician Doshy comes to the states for his first US performance to join in the weird wild fun.
Philadelphia label mates Starkey and Dev79 will also debut their new west coast street-bass set for some added flavor. Oh, and don’t forget, there are still 30+ local west coaster’s ready to make a statement for bass music festivals everywhere. All in all, Emissions has locked in a bill that combines nostalgia with foresight to set the tone for a supremely fresh and exciting four days of festival fun.
With early-bird and presale tickets sold out, general admission entry will cost you $160.00, and if you’re feeling bold, $180.00 will get you in to the festival as you arrive at the gate on the 16th. For RV campers a limited number of reserved spaces are available to purchase through the Emissions ticketing page, one reserved spot sits at $350.00.
General admission ticketing also sets you up with some prime on-site camping. Belden Town resort lodges are also available (varying in cost) for festival attendees looking for swankier accommodations. What Emissions has to offer is a unique experience into the minds and hearts of bass music pioneers and forward thinking community organizers with a passion for illuminating the grimier side of the dance music scene.
For more info and ticket sales head to EmissionsFestival.com and check out the full lineup as well as pictures and videos from previous years!
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