Gone Campin’ (at Nateva!)

I’ll be posting to the HillyTown Twitter account from the Nateva Festival from tonight through Sunday morning, so follow that or just check back here for updates. We’ll have a full report on what we saw and heard early next week!


We’ve been talking about it for months, and now it’s here (and already under way!): you can get a taste of things over at Nateva’s own live coverage site or from the Daily Sun blog.

With so many bands playing, it can be hard to know what you should check out. For me, it’s easy: Saturday is jam-packed with some of my own favorite bands, as well as some Portland locals starting the day off! At 11AM, Isobell wake campers up at the Port City Music Hall Stage before Brenda get going on the Main stage. At noon, Grand Hotel are up at PCMH stage while juggernauts of Maine music, Rustic Overtones, are on the Main stage. Later on in the day, Drive-By Truckers, She & Him, Grizzly Bear, and The Flaming Lips make for an indie rock dream lineup to lead us into the 4th of July. I wonder what Wayne Coyne may have up his sleeve…

You can (supposedly – it’s not working for me at the moment) watch streams of performances from the festival here.