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Northern Vibe Festival: A collaboration of musicians, artists, and performers

Something magical happens at the end of August and you should be a part of it
2015-08-29 Northern Vibe Festival DMH-16
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For three days a community of musicians, artists, and performers come together and collaborate to create something very special just 45 minutes east of Sault Ste. Marie, ON.

The result of these collaborations is The Northern Vibe Festival.

For three days a beautiful valley in Poplar Dale, ON is transformed with art and music featured on two separate stages.

The “River Stage” is located on the bank of the Thessalon river and features a solid lineup of local and out of town D'Js on a huge sound system with massive bass and level vibes!

Whether floating in the river, soaking up the sun on the beach, sitting by the fire surrounded by djembe drums, or dancing under the stars, lights and lazers, festival goers will find themselves grooving irresistibly to a mix of dubstep, electroswing, reggae, jungle, drum & bass, psytrance, funk, house and more.

This year the “River Stage” will include performances by: Limix, Hakan Loob, DJ Spruceau, Uncle Stew, Patric Wilcox, Eh Mon, Taberman, Tremors, The Dub Selectah, M' Damn D, Manskirt, and special performances by The Level Vibe Sound Tribe.

The “Forest Stage” is situated in a beautiful valley smack dab in the middle of the boreal forest. With gorgeous sunsets and amazing stars that follow. 

The “Forest Stage” will showcase a top notch lineup of local and out of town acts. Along with a humongous fire, and best of the best sound by Crank, the talent to be found on this stage is nothing short of magical.

This year the “Forest Stage” will include performances by: The Shannon Moan Trio, Steeltown Playboys, Frank Deresti and The Lake Effect, Murder Murder, Gianni Gagoots, K.I.C.K, The Harmonauts, Road Waves, Scott Huckabay, and Adam's Mind.

In addition to the “River" and "Forest" stages the festival will also feature incredible art installations throughout the festival grounds, vendors, street magic performances by illusionist Ryan McFarling, and a very special performance by The Native American Dance Theatre from Cedar Wisconsin.

Tickets are only $90 per person and can be purchased online at or in person at Planetary Pride, The Mill Market, or The Vape Escape.

Tickets include onsite camping for all three days and full entry to all stages and performances on the festival grounds. Food trucks and Vendors will be on site.

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