The KahBang Festival takes over the city of Bangor, Maine for 4 days and brings together a wide variety of genres and styles in music, art, and film. This year features performances of hip-hop, indie rock, pop, and alternative acts along with headliners Bassnectar, Deftones, and Wale. The KahBang Festival is dedicated to the discovery of new music, art, and film, and will be presenting many up-and-coming artists from New England and around the country. Throughout the festival’s span, Bangor bars and venues will host intimate showcases of performers and artists also performing on the Waterfront.
The KahBang Art Festival will be curating events across the city, including 12 galleries, a downtown art walk on Friday the 10th, and installations along the waterfront during the music portions of the fest. Artists from across the country will be presenting work of a variety of visual styles.
Complete KahBang 2012 Lineup:
THURSDAY, AUGUST 9TH - Kickoff show featuring JACOB AUGUSTINE / SUNSET HEARTS / A SEVERE JOY / ROB BURNELL / KahBang’s first annual Brew Fest will take place in Downtown Bangor featuring beer from Maine-based micro and home brewers, and will include the announcement of the winner of this year’s Maine Home-brewer’s Competition.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 10TH – DEFTONES / WALE / BAD RABBITS / REPTAR / LADY LAMB THE BEEKEEPER / SPOSE / THE CYBORG TRIO / LATE CAMBRIAN / THIS WAY / THE MALLETT BROTHERS BAND / MINIBOONE / VOLCANO RABBIT / ANIMAL TALK / NO EVIL STAR / THE BOX TIGER / ALOUD / ROZ RASKIN & THE RICE CAKES / DARLINGSIDE / GRAVEYARD LOVERS / THE MILKMAN’S UNION / EDUCATED ADVOCATES / LIGHTS RESOLVE / THE BEHAVIOR OF MOTHS with campsite performance by THE CYBORG TRIO / KahBoat returns as one of the festival’s most anticipated events, scheduled for Friday of the festival. KahBoat is a music showcase staged while on board a river cruise of the Historic Penobscot River.
SATURDAY AUGUST 11TH – BASSNECTAR / PAPER DIAMOND / PENGUIN PRISON / NOW, NOW / ASTRONAUTALIS / THE GAY BLADES / MY PET DRAGON / BLACK TAXI / LAZERDISK PARTY SEX / PEARL AND THE BEARD / THE OTHER BONES / LUNIC / HERRA TERRA / THE AVIATION ORANGE / STONE COLD FOX / STEEL PHANTOMS / THE BLACKBOARD NAILS / YOUNG READERS / THE BYNARS / WHEN PARTICLES COLLIDE / OF THE TREES / ATM / FREAK OWLS with special campsite DJ set from LAZERDISK PARTY SEX
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