History Lesson: Camp Bisco Through The Years
- By Alan VanToai
- Published on July 06, 2011
On the eve of the tenth Camp Bisco festival, we're all excited and anxious for what's sure to be a weekend to remember.
A decade into its existence, Camp Bisco today has emerged as one of the biggest electronic music festivals in the country. We've dug into the archives here to bring you the history of this summer staple, so we can all appreciate how far its come over the years.
Lineup: The Disco Biscuits, Massed Gadgets, Ulu, Fat Mama, One World Tribe, Sector 9, Lake Trout Project Logic, Deep Banana Blackout and the Recipe
|Camp Bisco II - Photo Credit: Adam Foley|
Ski Sawmill, PA
Lineup: The Disco Biscuits, Danny Tha Wild Child, Lake Trout, Fat Mama, The Ally, Buka Mongra, Reid Speed, Odi, The Chaos Existence Crew, Wally and Soulslinger, UV Ray, Dr. Didg, Ominous Seapods, Ulu, Brothers Past, Del Mar and DJEW
A Message From The Disco Biscuits Canceling Camp Bisco 2001:
"It is with profound disappointment that we announce that Camp Bisco 2001 will not take place. A series of setbacks has severely stalled the process and we feel it would be irresponsible to continue working on the event.
Camp Bisco is the pride of our organization, and in no way would we compromise what the fans and band have come to expect from the weekend. We truly believe that “Bisco” is something special and that our fans deserve the very best.
As work progressed on the event, it became more and more clear that our vision was not being realized, and rather then proceed in a substandard situation, we will turn our focus to the end of the year, and several other projects with which we are currently involved. . . ."
Camp Bisco III
August 23-24, 2002
Salansky Farms– Upper Darby, PA
Lineup: The Disco Biscuits, Alex Patterson of the Orb for 2 DJ sets, The New Deal, Lake Trout, DJ Logic, Dr. Didg, Particle, The Motet, Brothers Past, the Ally, Moonraker, DJ Seish, Umphrey's McGee
Camp Bisco IV
August 26-27, 2005
Skyetop Festival Ground – Van Etten, NY
Lineup: The Disco Biscuits, Umphrey's McGee, Hallucinogen, Younger Brother, The New Deal, Conspirator, Ithaca's own John Brown's Body, The Benevento/Russo Duo, Brothers Past, Big in Japan, plus DJ's Christian Bruna, Omen and D.R.O. (Final Phaze NYC), DJ Mauricio a.k.a. Fractalien (Portland), and Orchard Lounge (Chicago)
20 Total Acts – 5 DJs, 15 Bands/Live Acts
Lineup: The Disco Biscuits, The Roots, Thievery Corporation (DJ set), Shpongle (Simon Posford) Twisted, UK, Brazilian Girls, The ITCH featuring John Medeski (MMW), Eric Krasno (Soulive), and Adam Deitch, RJD2, The New Deal, Benevento/Russo Duo, Younger Brother (Hallucinogen, Sphongle/Prometheus) Twisted, UK, Perpetual Groove, The Juan Maclean, Brothers Past, Lotus, Pnuma Trio, Benzos, Burndown All-Stars, Psylab, Infradig, Future Rock (Performing the music of Aphex Twin), Orchard Lounge, Elemental Harmonics, Moonbox, Moving Matter, Japhy Ryder, Mike Myers-local 13/XM RADIO, Adam Deitch Project.
25 Total Acts – 10 DJs, 15 Bands/Live Acts
Lineup: The Disco Biscuits, Simon Posford, OTT and YOUTH, Hallucinogen, Infected Mushroom, Amon Tobin, Girl Talk, The Juan Maclean, Sound Tribe Sector 9 (live set and PA set), Bassnectar, King Brit, Hanging Brains, Zilla, EOTO, The Join (featuring Jamie Shields and Darren Shearer of The New Deal and Tom Hamilton and Clay Parnell of Brothers Past), Telepath, Psylab, Orchard Lounge
30 Total Acts – 15 DJs, 15 Bands/Live Acts
Camp Bisco VII
July 17-19, 2008
Indian Lookout Country Club – Mariaville, NY
Lineup: The Disco Biscuits, Snoop Dogg, DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist, Younger Brother Live Band, MSTRKRFT, Shpongle, The New Deal, 2020 Soundsystem, !!!, Fiction Plane, The Egg, Tea Leaf Green, Lotus, Bassnectar, Prometheus, Dr. Fameus with DJ Drizno (EdvsAL), LA Riots, DB, Pnuma Trio, Amplive, Lazaro Casanova, RAQ, Eliot Lipp (Live PA), Ralph Lawson, Dubwar NYC, Future Rock, Figo, U-Melt, The Bridge, Telepath, Orchard Lounge, Grimace Federation, Strut, Zack Hagan (solo DJ and with Live Band 1050), Jamie McLean, Chameleon Project, Push, Jimkata, Ross D, Justin Paul, Kezner, DJ Everyday, Locality, DJ Punisher, John Overfiend, Sassmouth, Sci Fi, Otherwise.
35 Total Acts – 20 DJs, 15 Bands/Live Acts
Lineup: The Disco Biscuits, Nas and Damian Marley, STS9 (two nights), Asher Roth, Chromeo, The Orb, DFA Disco Tent,Twisted Records All Star Tent, Shpongle DJ set x2 (Simon Posford vs. Raja Ram), Younger Brother Live, Special Disco Version (featuring James Murphy and Pat Mahoney of LCD Soundsytem), Dr. Dog, K'naan, John Brown's Body, Flying Lotus, Holy Ghost!, Prometheus, Ott, Pretty Lights, Eoto, Kill the Noise, Martyn, Fort Knox Five, Biodiesel featuring KJ Sawka, Starkey, AC Slater, Telepath, Boombox, Mixed Bag's Superjam, Bluetech, Orchard Lounge, Joe Nice, Scotty B and The Chavy Boys of London, Phantogram, The Indobox, Tuphace, Roots of Creation, Chronicles of the Landsquid, Mo2, Dj Haitian, Otherwise, Synewave, Dirty Paris
45 Total Acts – 30 DJs, 15 Bands/Live Acts
Lineup: The Disco Biscuits, LCD Soundsystem, Ween, Thievery Corporation, Girl Talk, Bassnectar, Pretty Lights, Major Lazer, The New Deal, Diplo, Sko, Aeroplane, Sunrise Silent Disco, Brothers Past, Album Leaf, Dieselboy, Gift of Gab, Future Rock, SOJA, Telepath, Felix Cartel, Two Fresh, Kill the Noise, Tipper, Eskmo, Orchard Lounge, Rubblebucket Orchestra, Emancipator, Spiritual Rez, Sub Swara, Derek Plaslaiko, Kraddy, Ana Sia, Dubskin, Big Gigantic, Earl Greyhound, Black Seeds, Morning Teleportation, Grimace Federation
60 Total Acts – 31 DJs, 29 Bands/Live Acts
Lineup: The Disco Biscuits, Cut Copy, Wiz Khalifa, Bassnectar, Pretty Lights, Death From Above 1979, MSTRKRFT, Ghostland Observatory, Yeasayer
, Lotus, Wolfgang Gartner, Skrillex, Neon Indian, Nero, Break Science with RJD2 and Redman, Holy Ghost!, Lettuce, Shpongle (Live band set), Ratatat, Special Disco Version DJ Set featuring James Murphy and Pat Mahoney, The New Deal, Four Tet, Conspirator, The Japanese Popstars, Orchard Lounge, Alex English, JDH and Dave P., Borgore, Easy Star All Stars, Beats Antique, DFA Records Tent, Damon Dash's DD 172, Das Racist, Mad Decent Tropical Tent, 12th Planet, Up Until Now feat. David Murphy of STS9, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Treasure Fingers, The Hood Internet, Nadastrom, Emancipator, Araabmuzik, The Magician, Paper Diamond, Bluetech, Two Fresh, Tobacco, Savoy, Nickodemus, Opiuo, Papadosio, MartyParty, SBTRKT, Archnemesis, Pimps of Joytime, Tokimonsta, Mr. Lif, KrAZ, Auto Body, Harvard Bass, Run DMT, Munch, Dillon Francis, Jillionaire, Indobox, Freekbass and Tobotius, Afrobeta, Keys and Krates, Sonic Spank, Zoogma, The Pex Village,
Camp Bisco X kicks off Thursday, July 7 at the Indian Lookout Country Club in Mariaville, NY. For more information and to buy some last-minute tickets, check out the festival's official website.
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