Concerts, like dimly lit chandeliers, are more impressive outdoors and are more enchanting when adorned with strategically placed glow sticks. Take a breath of fresh music with this GrouponLive deal to the KahBang Festival at the Bangor Waterfront Concert Grounds in Maine from Thursday, August 9, to Sunday, August 12. Choose between the following options:
- For $30, you get a general-admission music pass for August 9–12 (a $58.35 value).
- For $60, you get a general-admission music pass for August 9–12 and up to four nights of camping from Wednesday, August 8 to Sunday, August 12 (a $120 value).
Gates open at 12 p.m. for performances on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. The camping area opens at noon on August 8 and closes at 4 p.m. on August 12, and is located about 10 minutes away from the concert grounds. Shuttles will run every 20 minutes from 10 a.m. to 4 a.m. Each music pass includes entry to the festival grounds on August 9–12, re-entry prior to 3 p.m., and entry to three evenings' worth of film-festival screenings. The second option includes a souvenir wristband.
In its fourth year, the KahBang Festival has emerged as one of the largest independent music, art, and film events in New England. The nine-day showcase of local and underground artists ends with a weekend dedicated to alternative musicians of all aural stripes and metaphysical spots. This year’s lineup is anchored by alternative metalheads Deftones, whose frontman Chino Moreno shifts his voice from a shredding scream to a hushed tenor to a series of disobedient raspberries, while Bassnectar showers crowds with a synthesized torrent of electro-dubstep. Audiences should periodically check KahBang's website for a full schedule and lineup, both of which should be announced shortly.
Guests who stay to camp for three nights will be directed to sites large enough to accommodate one vehicle and up to four campers. After picking up their tickets and passes at will call, each member of the group must show their camping pass and proof of bad vibes vaccination to gain admittance to the grounds.