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PHOTOS: Camp Bisco at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, 07/13-15/17

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In its 15th installment, Philadelphia electronica/jam fusion band The Disco Biscuits brought Camp Bisco back to The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton for the third year, taking over three stages and Montage Mountain Waterpark for three wild nights of EDM music, laser light shows, art, camping, and nonstop partying on Thursday, July 13 through Saturday, July 15.

Along with six full sets from the Biscuits, the festival featured headlining performances by Bassnectar, Pretty Lights, GRiZ, Lotus, Gramatik, Action Bronson, and Shpongle (Simon Posford).

Other acts included 12th Planet, Beats Antique, Break Science, Classixx, Cloudchord, Clozee, Desert Dwellers, Electric Beethoven, Emancipator, Escort, The Floozies, G Jones, Ganja White Night, Goldfish, Higher Learning, Jaw Gems, Kasbo, Kill the Noise, The Knocks, Louis Futon, Louis the Child, Maddy O’Neal, Manic Focus, Marvel Years, Melvv, Nightmares on Wax, Opiuo, Paper Diamond, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Pouya, Pusher, Roots of Creation, The Russ Liquid Test, Slushii, Sophistafunk, Space Jesus, Subtronics, Swift Technique, Tokimonsta, Too Many Zooz, Turkuaz, Twiddle, Wax Future, Team Ezy, The Werks, Wingtip, and Yookie.

“When I look up and down the lineup for this year’s Camp Bisco, it seems that we have put together the most quintessential Camp lineup that you could possibly have,” Disco Biscuits bassist Marc Brownstein said in a press release. “This is what Camp Bisco is all about.”

Some of our favorite performances came from two of the lesser-known main stage openers – Philly funk band Swift Technique with their danceable grooves and dapper penguin…

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…and Too Many Zooz, the New York City brasshouse trio whose amazing subway videos have gone viral over the last few years. Watch the first 10 minutes of their energetic stage show that got everyone’s feet moving on Saturday afternoon below:

See NEPA Scene’s photos from Camp Bisco last year here and wait for our “Top 10 most interesting people we met” list coming next week. For now, check out last year’s Top 10 here.

We also discussed the ongoing controversies and local media portrayal of Camp Bisco and read and reacted to comments regarding the festival that we received from readers at the end of Episode 18 of the NEPA Scene Podcast with jam band-inspired artist and illustrator Patrick Kwiatkowski. Both the video and audio versions of the show can be streamed or downloaded here.