The very first Nateva Music & Camping Festival, scheduled for July 2-4 at the Oxford Fairgrounds, is tailored with the jamband aficionado in mind. Boasting a lineup that includes Furthur feat. Bob Weir and Phil Lesh, The Flaming Lips, moe., Keller Williams, STS9, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Band, Zappa Plays Zappa, Moonalice, John Brown’s Body and Max Creek with more bands to be announced, Nateva promises festival goers a 100-acre site located a little more than a two-hour drive from Boston and only one hour from Portland.
What caught our attention since we first wrote about this festival a couple of months ago is that Nateva has temporarily dropped its prices on some of its ticket offerings. For example, the festival’s weekend pass (no camping), that was originally priced at $229 is now $199. The weekend pass that includes camping also got a price reduction, dropping from the original $249 price tag down to $219. These deals are for advance tickets only, so expect prices to rise to their original amounts or higher before July.
Of course, just about every festival offers a VIP ticket and Nateva is no exception. Nateva’s Very Important Person package includes preferred parking, special viewing platforms, a VIP camping area with indoor restrooms and showers, access to dining and lounging areas, a complimentary gift bag and a full service bar. Price? $425.
For every festival, such as Bonnaroo, Coachella and Glastonbury, there is that very first time when the event truly is an adventure. For more information on the Nateva Music & Camping festival, click here for the festival’s Web site.