BERKELEY, CA - High Sierra Music announced the confirmed artist line-up and Late Night schedule for the 18th Annual High Sierra Music Festival running Thursday, July 3 to Sunday, July 6, 2008 at the Plumas-Sierra Fairgrounds in Quincy, CA. Gates open at 8:00am on July 3.
Located just four hours from San Francisco and 90 minutes from Reno, the 18th Annual High Sierra Music Festival is the ultimate intimate festival experience and premiere four-day camping and music event in North America. It combines a top-caliber, eclectic music line-up with a variety of outdoor activities, personal wellness programs and arts and educational events. "High Sierra is a one-of-a-kind festival. In this era of mega-festivals, High Sierra sets itself apart because it is so fan-friendly. Folks return again and again because of the quality of the experience – from the festive, family oriented atmosphere to the ultra-clean restrooms and shower houses to the dizzying array of musical and educational offerings," says Rebecca Sparks, festival spokesperson.
Nestled in the quaint town of Quincy, CA (3,500 ft), the High Sierra Music Festival is a great place to take in swimming, hiking and biking amidst the scenic beauty of the majestic Sierra foothills while also enjoying a full palette of music offered on five daytime stages and five nighttime venues. The festival features intimate artist "playshops," an interactive KidZone, daily parades with oversized puppets, fabulous food with no waiting lines, Yoga, Pilates and dance classes along with the opportunity to just relax and camp with good friends in gorgeous weather along with an adjacent Olympic-sized swimming pool. All of this combines to make the High Sierra Music Festival an anticipated yearly event and an experience for people of all ages.
High Sierra is committed to toward environmental sustainability and continues to build upon their greening successes. Through partnerships with Green Mountain Energy for carbon offsets, Clean Vibes for recycling and Clif Bar to purchase wind credits, High Sierra is making visible efforts to minimize their carbon footprint. In 2007, High Sierra implemented a successful composting program, partnering with local Plumas County farmers to keep organic scrap by-products created by its food vendors out of the landfill. In total, approximately 850 gallons of fruit and vegetable waste were kept out of the landfill by the composting team. The team included festival officials, along with conservation biologist Jon Gelbard of Conservation Value, Bob Hollis of the California Resource Recovery Association, farmers Noel Carlson and Jim Holst of the Quincy Grange, Regional Grange Deputy Ken Donnell, and Nick Aster of The Triple Pundit. The festival plans to expand the operation in 2008.
Tickets are on sale now via High Sierra's secure ticketing site. Four-day passes are $157 through May 19 or while supplies last. (Limited quantity available at this price.) Three-day and two-day passes are also on sale now. Kids ages five to 12: four-day pass $50; three-day pass $40; two-day pass $30; ages four and under are free. On-site camping is included with all multi-day passes.
Late Night tickets and combo wristbands are on sale Friday, April 18 at 10:00AM PST on High Sierra's secure ticketing site.
Parking is free in an off-site lot. Shuttle service provided. On-site vehicle passes are $85; on-site RV passes are sold out. RV Annex passes (off-site RV parking, no hook-ups) are $85.
PPremium FestivALL Packages include four-day festival passes, access to a VIP lounge near the Grandstand Stage featuring elevated viewing, private port-o-johns, a massage chair (limited hours), beverages and snacks, Late Night combination wristbands for access to all Late Night shows, festival t-shirts, festival posters and drink tickets. These packages are designed for both individuals and groups of two. FestivALL Pack 2 includes a vehicle pass, and Pack 3 includes an RV pass with guaranteed hook-up. Prices range from $650 to $1,450. $1 of each advance multi-day ticket is donated to the High Sierra Foundation 501c3. The High Sierra Foundation was established in 2003 to raise awareness and funds for worthwhile organizations related to music, art, education and social justice.
About High Sierra Music
High Sierra Music has been producing world-class music festivals since 1991. An independent production company based in Berkeley, CA, the organization was founded with the first High Sierra Music Festival, its cornerstone event that takes place every July 4th weekend in Northern California, and remains committed to its grassroots beginnings by drawing support from its loyal community of patrons, staff, volunteers and non-corporate sponsors. In addition to the High Sierra Music Festival, the organization has produced events in Georgia, Massachusetts, Missouri and Las Vegas, and presents concerts in San Francisco and the Lake Tahoe area. This year, High Sierra Music is proud to announce the inaugural DelFest, taking place May 23-25, 2008 in Cumberland, MD.