Thanks to everyone who called in early and got their tickets and camping reserved on the first day. We had a record-making first day of sales on Monday, and we are excited that you are so excited for the 2017 festival!
Spaces in the Brown's AND Tennis Courts Camping areas are now SOLD OUT. We do have plenty of space left in the Sage Flat and Shoreline areas for RV/Trailer campers, and in the Forest and Pondside areas for tent campers!
Tickets will be on sale at early-bird pricing until June 30th - Don't forget to get yours before prices go up!
You may place orders by telephone - (760)873-8014;
by mail - ICA, 137 S. Main Street, Bishop, CA 93514;
or by fax - (760)873-5518.
Download Ticket Form HERE
New Bands Confirmed!
We're pleased to announce two more confirmed acts for Millpond 2017:
Friday night at Millpond 2017 will be graced with the soulful sounds and energetic beats of Portland Oregon's funk and soul powerhouse, Dirty Revival. Led by the soulful vocals of Sarah Clarke, Dirty Revival has made their mark on the Pacific Northwest music scene, delivering powerful original tracks and superbly arranged classics with a resounding presence.
Thomas Mapfumo & the Blacks Unlimited
Thomas Mapfumo was born in Marondera, Zimbabwe in 1945. His early childhood moments, saw him exploring an interest in traditional music and instruments (ngoma, hosho, and mbira) which came from his grandparents who were avid musicians in the village. His growing interest in music coincided with a growing awareness of the social and political inequalities of colonial Zimbabwe. Mapfumo founded the Blacks Unlimited in 1978, pioneering their own genre of music known as "Chimurenga." Chimurenga music became a symbol for the struggle against injustice as it assumed a distinct and threatening presence in war-torn Rhodesia.
When Zimbabwe became independent in 1980, Mapfumo shared the celebrations stage with the Jamaican reggae legend Bob Marley, opening the doors to international fame. However, to the surprise of many, the same censorship and repression of colonial Rhodesia also visited Mapfumo in independent Zimbabwe. In 2000, he relocated to the USA and continued with his music.
In October 2012, Mapfumo, also known as the "Lion of Zimbabwe," entered the Afro-Pop Hall of Fame, getting the chance of a lifetime to perform at Carnegie Hall. We are excited to be bringing Thomas Mapfumo and the Blacks Unlimited to the Millpond Stage for the 2017 festival.
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