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The Biggest Little Festival in The Northwest!
World class music, beautiful nature, incredible people.
13th Annual • August 9th - 11th,
Whitehorse Mountain Amphitheater in Darrington, WA



What's New: Artists Announced April 22nd

The 13th Annual Summer Meltdown Festival partial lineup announce will be happening on Monday April 22nd. Stay tuned...

What's New: Volunteer At Meltdown

Now's your chance to sign up for volunteer shifts at Meltdown. We're looking for awesome individuals that want to join our amazing staff, and share in the amazing experience that is Meltdown. Click here for more information.

What's New: 72 Hour Early Bird Ticket Sale

What's New: Meltdown Winter Warm Up Shows

Your final chances to get the Early Bird Meltdown Tickets at their lowest price of the year!

Feb 21st, Bellingham - Delhi 2 Dublin & Fruition
Feb 22nd, Portland - Polecat, The Quick & Easy Boys, The True Spokes
Feb 23rd, Seattle - Polyrhythmics, True Spokes & The Horde & The Harem.

Feb 24th-27th - 72 Hour Online Early Bird Ticket Sale - $100 + tax.
Starts 9am Sunday, Feb 24th and Ends 9am Wednesday, Feb 27th
All early bird Meltdown tickets include early Thursday entry and tent camping for the entire weekend. Laser Lights at Meltdown

What's New: Dates Announced! August 9-11, 2013

It's Confirmed! Mark your calendars and get ready for the best Summer Meltdown yet! We are currently booking acts, scheming; plotting and planning, to make this year even more memorable than last.

Early Bird Advance Weekend pass tickets will be available at the 6th Annual Meltdown Winter Warm Up shows in late Feb. This year we're giving you a triple shot; Bellingham, Seattle and Portland! More details coming real soon!

Laser Lights at Meltdown



2012 Past News Updates

What's New: August 3rd, Saturday Night Costume Party

It's Confirmed! Saturday Night Meltdown Costume Party, an annual tradition to Meltdown veterans. Make sure to remind all your new friends coming this year to collect their flair. Bring your party suit, masks, hats, feather boas, wigs, and WONKY attire.

Warning: If you refuse this invitation something awful may happen... 
You'll miss out on all the fun! 

Saturday Night Costume Party

What's New: August 2nd, Live Recordings

Meltdown Live Recording  - Audio Globe

Our friends, AudioGlobe, from Portland OR, will be archiving the entire* 12th Annual Summer Meltdown event in Full HD Video & Multi-Track Audio, and offering Exclusive On-site Digital Tickets to download the final mastered versions later*

Live Recording

• Each exclusive "Digital Ticket" includes an 80 Minute Audio CD and a unique 1-time use code to download the final studio mastered sets in High-Quality MP3 format after the event*

• These unique download codes are only available on-site, and cannot be purchased after the event. 

• The Entire Weekend Download Package includes 1 Audio CD of your set of choice and an event download ticket to download every set* of Summer Meltdown!

• Final Mastered Versions of Content will be available within 3 weeks

Free SamplerSign up for the FREE AudioGlobe Digital Sampler, 1 downloadable track from each Artist at Meltdown!  That's right! FREE, just sign up with your email at the AudioGlobe booth between the stages. 

*Final Studio-Mastered Versions of content will be available within 3 weeks 

*Participating Artists only

Audio Globe

What's New: July 30th, Festival Map Posted

festival Map

Updated maps of the grounds are now available for download and print. If this is your first time to Meltdown, be sure to download the map and directions to the Whitehorse Mountain Amphitheater. This map includes the new Meltdown Expansion of 20 acres of additional camping and parking this year!
Print Download 300dpi 818K
Web View Download 72dpi 170K

What's New: July 29th, Filtered Honey Buckets

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Out of this WORLD!!!! Our awesome sponsor Northern Lights Gardening has outdone itself! They've built us a poo filter for our Honey buckets! YES, you heard right, a POO FILTER! A giant Carbon filter inside this glowing box sucks the stinky air out of the top of the Honey bucket vent and keeps them smelling fresh! No stink Honey Buckets will be located just below the Northern Lights Gardening Booth down in the left side amphitheater bowl. Be sure to go thank them for your cleanest smelling festival bathroom experience ever!

What's New: July 27th, Meltdown's own Beer Label!

True Spokes Amber Ale

New Deschutes Brewery Flavor, named after our very own True Spokes. Be sure to give a taste test in the Beer Garden this year!

A Big Thanks to Deschutes Brewery in Bend Oregon for seven solid years of sponsorship and supporting local NW community and music!

What's New: July 3rd, Meltdown Expansion!

Summer Meltdown is GROWING! To accommodate all the campers this year, we've added 20 more acres to our existing 40! We're taking over the rodeo grounds directly to the west of the amphitheater to expand our family/quiet camp area. A few weeks ago we installed a new gate to access this new area from the lower grounds. We're super excited about the additions and we hope you are too!

Pictures of our new camping spaces!

Venue Info -
Whitehorse Mountain Amphitheater



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