Camp Bisco

Camp Bisco has announced that they will be on hiatus in 2014 and hopefully be back in 2015. Check back for tickets then!

Camp Bisco 2016 is a unique outdoor arts and music festival combo based in Mariaville, New York (near Albany) at the Indian Lookout Country Club. Founded by The Disco Biscuits in 1999, the music fest features big name music stars like Sound Sector Tribe System, Thievery Corporation, Damien Marley, Kid Cudi, Method Man, and Umphrey's Magee, a musical soulmate of the Biscuits. Each year the Camp Bisco lineup includes new and returning artists. There are also seminars and music workshops every day, making Camp Bisco unique among other festivals.

Camp Bisco Style of Music

Producers aim for a summer camp feel for the entire three-day festival, which is a rain or shine event that has been running for a full decade. As the name implies, there is camping onsite each year. Camp Bisco Music Festival 2016 features a genre of music falling under several unique categories including livetronica and jamtronica. Though the festival isn't as widely known as others like Lollapalooza or Lilith Fair, there are thousands of dedicated fans uniting on the grounds each year in July.

Each year the Camp Bisco lineup strongly reflects the creativity and modern edge of the band that created the festival—The Disco Biscuits. The Philadelphia favorite plays electronic music in jam style and are famous for their light shows and animated live performances. Their uniqueness lies in the way they make music, seaming together a host of genres and churning it out into rock and electronic music. The style is referred to as livetronica or trance fusion. Camp Bisco is a stage where both indie bands and world-renowned acts come together for three days of awesome music.

Tickets to Camp Bisco

Generally, the Camp Biscuit lineup has enough power to sell Camp Bisco tickets all on its own because it's the only festival of its kind featuring so many bands from similar genres of music. Each year this event runs for three full days and there are plenty of ways to get your three-day pass as cheap as possible. There is a holiday pre-sale each year that advertises and sells passes for a cheaper price than a regular three-day pass. These cheap tickets go on sale in December and usually go fast. Tickets include access to more than 70 bands on the Camp Bisco lineup, tons of merchandise booths, and special events. Next in line are Early Bird tickets offered for a limited time beginning in January. Once those are sold out, general admission tickets are available for full price. If you choose to buy tickets at the gate, you'll pay more.

Directions to Camp Bisco 2016

From the Albany area, merge onto Route 90 West. Follow the NY State Thruway/Route 90 to the sign for Exit 25A and then merge onto I-88 following the road to Route 7. Merge onto Exit 25 off of I-88 for Route 7 East and then a left turn at Duanesburg Road leading to RT-7. Next is a left at RT-337/Burdeck Street and then a left turn at RT-159/Mariaville Road. This road leads into Batter Street after roughly 8 miles. Follow CR-94/Batter Street past an intersection and country store and find Camp Bisco Music Festival on the left.

Camping at Camp Bisco

As the name implies, Camp Bisco 2016 offers three days of camping on Indian Lookout Country Club grounds included in the ticket price. The venue offers car camping for all who wish to stay so parking and camping within fifteen yards of your car is how it works. There are limited RV spaces available too for an additional charge. For questions or issues, there are festival volunteers stationed at the Camping Headquarters.

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