July 18-20
Cook's Valley


The NNMF Experience

an exercise in organic dance music.

- North Coast Journal, 2013

Northern Nights Music Festival is a 3-day celebration of music, art, food, and culture. The Festival takes place on July 18th – 20th 2014, the third weekend in July. The location, Cook’s Valley Campground, has hosted highly acclaimed music festivals for more than 20 years. Our mission: Producing this annual Festival with passionate support for & strong understanding of emerging underground music industries, featuring sought out producers & DJs from around the globe. This all takes place amidst northern California’s Redwood Curtain, a setting of unparalleled beauty that enchants the senses and embraces the rich festival history of the region. Our hope: Creating a premiere destination festival that allows attendees to embrace a truly Californian experience. Lighting, sound, and stage production for all stages are provided by San Francisco Bay Area’s finest production teams in collaboration with renowned Humboldt County promoters and producers. Paying it forward: Aligning with the traditions of previous festivals, a portion of the proceeds from ticket and beverage sales are donated to the Mendocino and Humboldt school districts, non-profits, and environmental groups.

Learn More About Us

Cook’s Valley Campground is a site unlike any other you’ve likely experienced. It is a rare gem; a breathtaking locale that amazingly juxtaposes a feeling of remoteness with surprisingly easy accessibility. Adjacent to US Highway 101 on the border of Humboldt & Mendocino county 3.5 hours north of San Francisco, this location is nestled along the Eel River in the towering Redwood forest, what locals call the “Redwood Curtain.”Home to numerous successful events, Cook’s Valley Campground offers a unique and safe festival experience for both newcomers and seasoned campers. Cook’s Valley features deep swimming holes along the Eel River, landscaped and expansive grassy areas for lounging, and the largest Redwood grove in the valley used for camping.


Glamping @ NNMF

The 2014 installment of Northern Nights event will also feature “Grove Glamping” in addition to VIP & Group Packages, Car Camping and a variety of local hotel & transportation options for easy accessibility to and from Mendocino County.
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Sustainability @ NNMF

We share the same commitment to responsibility of all those before us, to maintain the natural sanctity of this beautiful oasis. It's ALL of our jobs to ensure that we respect the land and take as many measures as we can to protect our weekend home, so that we can preserve its beauty for future generations of visitors and dance lovers to come.

2014 Lineup

Full Lineup @ NNMF

2014 talent will include world-acclaimed “livetronica” performance art band Beats Antique, San Francisco-based Dirty Bird Records house general Justin Martin, the Bay Area’s homegrown hip-hop heroes, Zion I and Redlight Management’s new red-hot producer duo, Odesza. Click on to see them all!


Northern Nights is a community driven event. Share your skills, your wares, your insights or your art at Northern Nights and earn discount or free entry to the event! Just click on Connect to learn more!
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Get Here

Cook’s Valley Campground is located right off Highway 101 on the Mendocino/Humboldt Countyline. Whether you are coming from the North or South, the views are stunning, the air is lush and the vibe is right!
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