In recent years the festival scene has seen a massive influx, but there are a few names that remain inescapable as some of the most premier and dominant festivals. Summer Camp is definitely one of those names. Set in beautiful Chillicothe, Illinois, the festival has been doing its thing since 2001, making it one of the game’s most veteran events. With the main attraction being multiple sets from the great Umphrey’s McGee and Moe. each year, the festival aims to build a lineup and experience branching from those acts that guarantees to be a truly unique experience.
With artists ranging from Bassnectar to Lotus to Slightly Stoopid to KOAN Sound to Primus, Summer Camp offers one of the most eclectic and impressive lineups you could hope to find from a music festival. What this also means is a wide span of intriguing music fans from not just all across the county, but all across the world, resulting in a truly glorious community of music fans.
In addition to all the great music on six different stages, Summer Camp also offers late night afterparties in their special Red Barn stage, as well as an on-site pre-party- which will happen on Thursday, May 22nd- featuring performances from EOTO, Future Rock, Digital Tape Machine, Nahko & Medicine for the People, Family Groove Company, Manic Focus, Cosby Sweater, and many more (full pre-party lineup HERE).
Just a few days ago the festival released their day-by-day schedule, so you can begin making your plans on a real level. You can see the schedule HERE!
For now, check out last year’s Summer Camp recap video below as well as samples from many of the artists who will be performing at Summer Camp 2014.
Summer Camp Music Festival Official 2013 Recap
Umphrey’s McGee – “UMcast #154: I Know What I Know” — More from Umphrey’s McGee
Primus – “Tragedy’s a’Comin'” — More from Primus
Lotus – “Live 1.25.2013” — More from Lotus
Gramatik – “Blue Step” — More from Gramatik
Beats Antique – “Charon’s Crossing” — More from Beats Antique
Nahko & Medicine for the People – “Aloha Ke Akua” — More from Nahko & MFTP
Dopapod – “STADA” — More from Dopapod
KOAN Sound – “Dynasty EP Preview” — More from KOAN Sound
Cherub – “Lifesaver” — More from Cherub
Break Science – “Take It to the Floor” (feat. Dom Lalli of Big Gigantic) — More from Break Science
Twiddle – “Apples” [Live @ Camp Bisco] — More from Twiddle