Electro-jam band the Disco Biscuits  have announced that Camp Bisco 9, the band's annual three-day music and arts festival, will be held July 15-17 at the Indian Lookout Country Club in Mariaville, NY. The Biscuits will headline all three nights, and while the planned 50+ other acts are not confirmed, past performers have included Nas and Damian Marley, Snoop Dogg, Kid Cudi, DJ Shadow, the Roots and James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem. Billboard Magazine profiled  last year's festival as a growing business model for artist-owned live events.
A limited quantity of pre-sale three-day tickets are currently on sale for $115 at campbisco.net  or by calling 1-800-594-TIXX. A second tier of early bird tickets will be available Friday, Feb. 5 for $135, before general admission tickets are offered starting at $155. Tickets onsite will cost $175, and all-inclusive VIP packages will also be available. Three-day tickets include camping.
The Disco Biscuits will also release "Planet Anthem," their fifth studio record, on March 16. The set, due on Diamond Riggs Records and distributed via the band's new deal with Warner Music's Independent Label Group, began roll-out in November with the EPs "On Time" and "Widgets". Each EP included several songs from the album plus remixes and live versions, and was part of an experiment to "wet people's whistle a little bit" before the album's release, according to bassist Marc Brownstein.
The Biscuits just finished playing a four-night run (Jan. 28-31) at the Fox Theatre in Boulder, Colo., and have dates scheduled across the country through Camp Bisco in July.
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