Originally slated to take place at Mulligan’s in Ballston Lake, 51BassCamp has been moved to Solid Rock Ranch in Northville in order to accommodate the crowds and offer onsite camping. (Since it’s also Travers weekend at the track, hotels are definitely going to be scarce.)
Featuring four stages and more than 100 bands, DJs and other performers, the three-day fest kicks off at 12noon on Friday and wraps up about 12noon on Sunday.
The focus is on electronic dance music and jam bands, and the festival headliners include Break Science, Brothers Past and Run DMT.
Among the many other performers are Alex English, Udachi, Wobblesauce, Highlife, Mikey Parkay, Digital Dharma, Brandon Adams, Goatone, Scott Burbine, Lifechild, Speechless, Adam Amrod, Dave Washburn, Praying Mantis, Jeff Avery, MC Oce, Coexist, Groundskor, Xerxes, Deepsway, Laerlooper, Eric S, Just A Nut, Claw of Hulk, Higher Organix, Venom, the Dark Flow, Haitian, D.V.S., Havok, Dream Job, Blue Boy Productions, Dirty Paris, Split Phase, Sugar Proof, Luis Elusivo, Silas Maximus, Third Nature, Jay Balance, Mentally Ill, Leila, Scooby Carolan, Mizeyesis, RekOne, Phugeye, Alex Ryan, Foges, Torrential, Lazer & Blazer, White Lotus, Eduardo, Symetrex, Brad Lee, Hisham, Ryan Kick, Detroit Mike, DJ Slav, DJ Prophet, Brother Suarez, Artemis, Slop, the Krambis, the Blockheads, Just the Sauce, Vudoo Runner, Rakshasi Hornpipe, Dr. Oolz, Jogo Element, Mc Elijah Divine, Primitive, the Digital Shaman and Drug Dealer.
All-fest tix are available online for $75 in advance; $95 at the gate. Single-day tix for Saturday only will also be available at the gate for $60.
MORE FESTIVALS ON THE 2011 CALENDAR:
Bluestock Music Festival @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter, August 26-28
Restoration Festival @ St. Joseph’s Church, Albany, August 27-28
Everything Under the Sun Music & Arts Fest @ Noel Field, North Adams, August 27-28
Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival @ Corning Preserve’s Riverfront Park, Albany, September 10, FREE
LarkFest @ Lark Street, Albany, September 17, FREE
Jazz at the Lake: Lake George Jazz Weekend @ Shepard Park, Lake George, September 17-18, FREE
PearlPalooza @ North Pearl Street, Albany, September 24, FREE
FreshGrass: A Festival of Art & Bluegrass @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, September 24-25
Hippiefest @ the Palace Theatre, Albany, October 13