With so many festivals taking place in the summer, it can sometimes be difficult to decide which ones to attend. There are many different factors to consider when choosing what festivals to attend. Earlier this year, Excision announced the inaugural festival, Bass Canyon, that will take place at Washington State at the Gorge Amphitheater from August 24th - 26th. Excision’s first Lost Lands festivals held last year was such a success that there will be no doubt that Bass Canyon will be just as good! This festival has so all you would want at a festival. Here are five reasons that you should definitely attend:
1. The Gorge Amphitheater
If you haven’t been to The Gorge Amphitheater, then you are missing out for sure! This venue is set in a stunning location, sitting right above the Columbia River and right next to the Cascade Mountains. It is one of the scenic and best outdoor venues in the U.S. and is the perfect location for Bass Canyon! This 20,000+ capacity venue features lawn-terrace seating and the mainstage is set at the bottom of the hill, which provides everyone a perfect view of the beautiful natural backdrop, as well as the massive stage.
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2. Bass Canyon Lineup
This lineup is calling all bassheads and all ravers who are looking for a headbangin’ time! Featured on this lineup is an Excision b2b NGHTMRE set on top of two solo sets from Excision - a Paradox and Detox set. Other headliners include Zomboy,12th Planet, Black Tiger Sex Machine, Bro Safari, Figure, Herobust, Slander, Virtual Riot, and many more! Excision always brings the best up-and-coming acts along with some of dubstep’s biggest names to his previous events. This lineup for Bass Canyon is stacked with some of the best bass and dubstep artist that you definitely can’t miss out on.
3. The Paradox
Excision is known for his mindblowing stage and sound production, especially the Paradox, which is known for having one of the most hypnotic stage experiences and insane visuals in the world. Excision utilizes special DJ equipment that is based on mp4 files versus audio files, which allows him to control both the visuals and music at the same time. The animations for the Paradox are all completely designed for every one of his songs and created just for the Paradox stage. That together in sync with his music makes you feel like you are part of his sets rather than just watching it.
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4. Stage and Sound Production
Along with bringing the Paradox stage right to the Gorge, Bass Canyon will also feature 500k watts of PK bass, 20 top-of-the-line Kvant Lasers, hundreds of lights and strobes controlled by some of the best lighting designers and much more! All these together will create the most surreal audiovisual experience that is a must see.
5. Camping at The Gorge
I’ve had a few experiences myself camping at a music festival and I believe that it brings the festival experience to a whole different level; you’re surrounded by other ravers and right next to the venue. And nothing beats camping at The Gorge! The campgrounds offer four different types of camping packages- Standard, Terrace, Premier and Easy Camping. Also on the campgrounds is The Pivot, which is the central location where you can get whatever you might need and a perfect spot for meeting up with groups.
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Bass Canyon is the festival to attend for a weekend full of bass in your face and surreal visuals! The Gorge is the perfect place to catch all of the amazing DJs featured on the stacked Bass Canyon lineup with no overlaps or schedule conflicts. Join Excision on his launch of his first ever Bass Canyon Festival: it is an experience you won’t want to miss and will be one for the books. Grab your Bass Canyon tickets before they sell out!