Artists announced for Camp Bisco XII

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Here’s the list of performers so far: The Disco Biscuits, Bassnectar, Passion Pit, STS9, Animal Collective, Umphrey’s McGee, Flux Pavillion, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Lotus, Boys Noize, Wolfgang Gartner, Tommy Trash, Dillion Francis, UZ, Aeroplane, Alvin Risk, Audrey Napoleon, Baauer, Bear Mountain, Boombox, Break Science, Cherub, Chris Malinchak, Clockwork, Com Truise, Congorock, Cosby Sweater, Crizzly, Dan Deacon, Designer Drugs, Dirtyphonics (Live), El-P, Eskmo, Flosstradamus, Free Energy, Gigamesh, Govinda, Gramatik, Grandtheft, Green Lantern, HeRobust, Heroes x Villians, Indobox, Killer Mike, Koan Sound, Manic Focus, M | O | D, Nadis Warriors, Nick Thayer, Paper Diamond, Party Supplies, Popeska, Project 46, RL Grime, Rubblebucket, Ryan Hemsworth, The Werks, Toro y Moi, Twiddle, Vacationer, VHS or Beta, Wick-It the Instigator, and Zoogma.

Additional details to follow on campbisco.net.

We’ve covered the past two festivals and you can check out our coverage in our archive.

Camp Bisco XI: Day Three Recap

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The dust has now settled as this year’s Camp Bisco has come and gone, and attendees are now faced with the task of adjusting back to into their day-to-day routines. A couple days later, and I’m left with Atmosphere still stuck in my head and a pile of laundry.

Day three of the festival was under the blisteringly hot sun, and what I felt was the hottest day of the weekend. It was hot enough to almost miss the rain and storms from Bisco’s past (but not quite).

I was anxious waiting at the shuttle stop, knowing that Atmosphere was slated to begin in mere moments. I was surrounded by festival goers talking about how they’ve never been to Camp Bisco before when I realized that on Saturday, the festival had day-passes available. As a result, the grounds saw an increase in volume and in security alike. (Sporting a bag that had only the line-up guide, my iPhone and ear plugs, I got to make the “I’m your easiest search of the day” comment over three times; security was not messing around on the last day of the fest).

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Camp Bisco XI: Day Two Recap

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Upon entering the grounds of Camp Bisco yesterday for day two of the three-day affair, I was greeted by wordsmith Chali 2na performing on the main stage alongside Break Science, making for a nice warm welcome into Friday’s early evening line-up. I did miss daytime sets from Mux Mool, the Knocks, Eliot Lipp and Orchard Lounge, but that unfortunately is how it goes sometimes at events such as Bisco.

Hit the jump for more photos and my recap of Day 2.

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Camp Bisco XI: Day One Recap

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Last year, Andrew and I had the opportunity to cover the 10th-annual Camp Bisco music and arts festival in full force and I’ve happily accepted the solo mission for coverage this year. (You can check out last year’s full coverage here by day one, two and three respectably).

Hit the jump to check out my gallery from Day 1 and my recap.

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KC’s Music Monday: Camp Bisco XI Preview

Photo © Andrew Franciosa

Arguably my favorite part about attending a music festival is the undeniable factor that the nature of the beast is designed to enable a unique experience for every person in attendance. You can map out which performers you’d like to see or ditch any intention of a plan and see whatever comes your way. Or a little bit of both. Some people attend solely for the ‘experience’ and don’t place much emphasize on checking out the music itself (don’t be one of those people) but again, to each their own. Much like life itself, Camp Bisco is what you make of it.

Last year, Andrew and I attended, had an absolute blast and followed our own compasses. Not to preach too much on a how-to-attend-a-festival-guide level or anything, but I seriously do recommend making the experience your own. If you want to see a band or DJ, go see them, regardless of if your friends want to go with you or not. If you want to call it a night to rest for the next day, do so. You don’t have to get carried away to have a good time. There will be plenty going on at all times, so don’t feel like you’re missing out on anything if you chose stage A over stage B.

For today’s post, I picked out some artists from this year’s line-up that I’m looking forward to. Feel free to post in the comments who you’re excited for and let us know if you’re attending this year. More to come next week.

Be sure to check out our coverage from last year (day one, two, three) and stay up on Camp Bisco for upcoming announcements and other details as the festival dates creep closer.

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Artists Announced for Camp Bisco 11

The 100+ performer lineup includes: The Disco Biscuits; Bassnectar; Skrillex; Amon Tobin ISAM; Crystal Castles; Atmosphere; Big Boi; Shpongle presents The Masquerade; A-Trak; Lotus; Simian Mobile Disco (DJ set); Dada Life; Zeds Dead; Porter Robinson; Portugal. The Man; Big Gigantic; Bonobo (DJ set); Zedd; Mimosa; Daedelus; Holy Fuck; Mord Fustang; Break Science with Chali 2na; Kill the Noise; Rubblebucket; Gramatik; Tycho; Star Slinger; NiT GriT; Brothers Past; Archnemesis; El Ten Eleven; Craze; Alvin Risk; The M Machine; Zoogma; Eliot Lipp Live; 3LAU; Mansions on the Moon; Future Rock; Minnesota; The Knocks; Abakus; Thundercat; Shigeto; Ill-Esha; Killabits; Lance Herbstrong; Mux Mool; Orchard Lounge; Virtual Boy; DrFameus; Nick Catchdubs; Codes; JWLS; Star Eyes; Mindelixir; The Nadis Warriors; Paul Chambers; Inspired Flight; Freekbot; Alpha Data; Kung Fu; Manhattan Project; Rich Aucoin; HOTTUB; Xylos; Spiritual Rez; Bird of Prey; Revolvr and Michetti. Additional details about this yearโ€™s festival will be announced in the coming weeks.

For more info: campbisco.net

Camp Bisco X Day Three Recap

Andrew’s full photo set from Day 3

The 10th-annual Camp Bisco concluded Saturday and late into yesterday morning, and I can only imagine what the camp grounds look like right now, as the mini communities of attendees, campers, venders and staff alike clear the grounds almost as quickly as they arrived. On-site Saturday felt like a refreshed Bisco, with new life breathed in from those who opted for the Day-only pass and it was almost as if the first two days were now a distant memory. The fresh slate from Saturday also could be due to the absolutely fucking perfect summer weather; nothing but blue skies, temperatures in the high 80s, bright sunshine that dried up the mud from the previous night and then completely cooling off as night fell.


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Andrew and I arrived on site just in time to catch the start of Dillon Francis‘ set in the Mad Decent tropical tent featuring the latest in moombahton. The genre is the latest direction that electronic music has been taking, and it’s essentially considered to be a cross-pollination of dance genres (house, techno, dubstep) and tropical bass (reggaeton, dutch house) slowed down to mid-tempo 108bpm range. Anyhow, for Bisco, Mad Decent brought newer talents to the line-up, featuring Jillionaire, Munchi, Nadastrom and Dillon Francis. However, Munchi had problems with his visa and didn’t make it over to the states in time to play the festival. Dillon Francis covered his set, and from what Andrew and I heard, it was spectacular.

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