“We party like it’s the end of the world” is the Epicurean, fist-pumping tagline for KahBang Festival, a four-day celebration of music, art, and film in Bangor, Maine. The festival takes place August 9th-12th and includes headliners Bassnectar, Deftones, and Wale, as well as a large number of smaller, up-and-coming artists ripe for discovery. Unlike music festivals that minimize the electronic and hip-hop scene by relegating the artists and their fans to a single tent, KahBang embraces the genre and stacks the lineup with music that’s perfect for covering yourself in glow paint and grinding up on your neighbor in a drug-induced haze. Combine the danceable lineup with the on-premise camping and you’ve got the makings of one hell of a party.
Complete KahBang 2012 Lineup:
THURSDAY, AUGUST 9TH – Kickoff show featuring Jacob Augustine / Sunset Hearts / A Severe Joy / Rob Burnell / KahBang’s first annual Brew Fest will take place in Downtown Bangor featuring beer from Maine-based micro and home brewers, and will include the announcement of the winner of this year’s Maine Homebrewer’s Competition.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 10TH – Deftones / Wale / Bad Rabbits / Reptar / Lady Lamb The Bee Keeper / Spose / The Cyborg Trio / Late Cambrian / This Way / The Mallett Brothers Band / Miniboone / Volcano Rabbit / Animal Talk / No Evil Star / The Box Tiger / Aloud / Roz Raskin & The Rice Cakes / Darlingside / Graveyard Lovers / The Milkman’s Union / Educated Advocates / Lights Resolve / The Behavior Of Moths with campsite performance by The Cyborg Trio
SATURDAY AUGUST 11TH – Bassnectar / Paper Diamond / Penguin Prison / Now, Now / Astronautalis / The Gay Blades / My Pet Dragon / Black Taxi / Lazerdisk Party Sex / The Other Bones / Lunic / Heerra Terra / The Aviation Orange / Stone Cold Fox / Steel Phantoms / The Blackboard Nails / Young Readers / The Bynars / When Particles Collide / Of The Trees / ATM / Freak Owls with special campsite DJ set from Lazerdisk Party Sex
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