Summer Meltdown Fest starts today

  • Thu Aug 9th, 2012 12:17pm
  • Life

By Steven Graham

If you are looking for something to do this weekend it’s not too late to pack up the car and head out to the Whitehorse Mtn Amphitheater in Bellingham for Summer Meltdown Fest. The lineup the Meltdown folks put together this year is pretty great. It is loaded with local bands like Pickwick, Hot Bodies in Motion and The Moondoggies.

Music isn’t the only thing on the menu at Meltdown this year. At midnight on Sunday actor turned director Matthew Lillard’s new film Fat Kid Rules The World will be shown for festival goers to enjoy. Rumor has it (from a very reliable source) that a few actors from the film will be there to introduce the film and possibly answer some questions.

The festival opens tonight. Single day tickets including camping for one night are available for only $50-65. Weekend passes are $160 at the gate. Tickets are available at

The whole lineup:

• Beats Antique

• Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe


• Blitzen Trapper

• The True Spokes

• Vicci Martinez

• Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real

• Kraddy (Original Member of the Glitch Mob)

• Elephant Revival

• Pickwick

• VibeSquaD

• Mr Rodgers

• That 1 Guy

• The Moondoggies

• The Silent Comedy

• Acorn Project

• Five Alarm Funk

• Splatinum

• Polecat

• El Ten Eleven

• Ha Ha Tonka

• Skerik’s Bandalabra

• Jerry Joseph and the Jackmormons

• Current Swell

• Kay Kay &His Weathered Underground

• Hot Bodies in Motion

• Polyrhythmics

• Dead Winter Carpenters

• Kore Ionz

• Medium Troy

• AgesandAges

• Pepper Proud

• C-Leb &The Kettle Black

• Annie Ford Band

• Scott Pemberton Trio

• Kimo Muraki

• Snug Harbor

• Aaron Daniel &The Bloody Knuckles

• The Bhajands

• After Midnight Cabaret