Summer Camp 2014 Highlights
Summer Camp had hands down one of the best and most diverse line ups of Festival Season. With everything from grimey dub to jam bands to even a little taste of country, Scamp had something for everyone. Some of the highlights of the line up were of course Umphrey’s Mcgee, moe., Lotus, and Slightly Stoopid. However, the true gem of the line up was Bassnectar. The artist has been on a 6 month hiatus creating a new album, and Summer Camp was second only to EDC New York to hear what he had been working on during his long break. Other perks of the lineup were great supporting acts, which included The Floozies, Manic Focus, Cherub, heRobust, Exmag and more. If the Summer Camp experience wasn’t enough to lure in festival goers, the lineup definitely was.
The Late Night Line Up
Hands down one of the best parts about Summer Camp 2014 was the late night lineups. The party started during Thursday’s festivities, and continued right until 4:00am Monday morning. The names that kept the night owls moving included Manic Focus, Figure, The M Machine, Gramatik, Russ Liquid and more. The acts were some of the best up and comers on the scene, and if you were able to rally and stay up to see their sets, it was definitely worth it.
The Red Barn
The Red Barn offered another late night element with big names in an intimate venue. In 2014 the stage offered shows featuring Beats Antique, Lotus, Gramatik, Umphrey’s Mcgee, and more for just a few hundred lucky attendees. One of the Red Barn highlights was Cherub’s guest appearance during Gramatik’s set, belting out the lyrics to “Obviously” on stage while the entire Red Barn got the funk down! Tickets for the experience sold out almost immediately, and it’s easy to see why.
Scamp’s camping was on point. The campgrounds were immersed in with the stages, allowing you to experience the music even if you were back at your campsite. No matter where you were set up, you were a maximum 10 minute walk away from any given stage. Another element that made Scamp’s camping so unique is there was no car-side camping, completely cutting out the outside world. Whether you set up fort in the woods, or in the fields, you were a part of a community filled with festival culture. People were walking around selling pins and other hand crafted goods,neighbors were friendly and welcoming, and good vibes were everywhere.
SCamp Gives Back
During a weekend filled with fun and great music, it’s easy to forget about giving back. For Scamp, this is not an issue. Scamp assembles an army of people, called the “Green Team,” to make sure the festival stays clean. They help recycle, clean up trash, and keep the festival grounds clean throughout the weekend. The Soulshine tent is part of the festivals Make A Difference program, spreading awareness of ways you can give back and offers workshops to festival goers. Scamp even held multiple drives, including a food drive, asking attendees to bring non-perishable items that would benefit the East Peoria Food Bank in Peoria, Illinois.
Written By Madi Lawton