If I could sum up my biggest festing regret this year, it would definitely be missing Emissions 2017. Hearing about the Beach Stage’s crowd in the river with floaties while jammin’ to some Yheti, through-the-night type of festival that showcased massive bass artists Minnesota, Shlump, NastyNasty, and Proko, and the community Camp Q brought along made me wonder if I had missed out on one of the best weekends of my life. Now, on this bittersweet end to a spectacular festival season, I am suddenly swept away by the announcement of the fest I’ve been longing for:
While I’m peering through Facebook announcements and Instagram posts I realize: it’s Emissions’ 10 year anniversary! That can only mean one thing: more bass. Let us take a look at some of the past year’s lineups and see what might be in store for 2018.
As you can see, Minnesota has been a fest favorite, showing up for three of the last four years. We also got Stööki Sound, Buku, G Jones, Truth, oski, and Stylust Beats who are no strangers to the Emissions lineups. Emissions not only poses a killer lineup but they also have some of the dopest vendors: Noralina Freedom Designs, Living Leggings, and LightSoundDimension were providing attendees with some really dope shit.
Now you might be thinking, “Music, vendors, and…what? What makes this so special?” Let us journey into the venue: Belden Town.
Tucked neatly beside the Feather River Canyon in Northern California, Belden Town screams big trees and perfect weather in the Spring. A prime accompaniment to the booming bass of Emissions provides a (basshead’s) fairytale like surrounding. Imagine; camping next to a river in the middle of Spring while also being able to fall asleep to some wonky sounds. Ugh. Heaven.
If you’re STILL on the fence of putting this on your festi calendar, let us talk prices. Last year, a weekend pass + camping started off at $165 and went up to ~$200. For a full weekend festival AND camping, that’s a steal. It’s definitely safe to say that this year, I will not be missing Emissions!
Emissions 2018 will be held May 11-14, 2018. You can keep up with Emissions on their Facebook and stay locked with Festival Squad for updates on tickets, the lineup and more!