The KahBang Kickoff is a one-day block party, street fair and music concert on Thursday, August 8th in Westmarket Square, along Broad St. and in Pickering Square. Music Showcases take place in downtown venues after the street fair has wrapped.
The KahBang Music Festival is staged each year on the Bangor Waterfront framed against the banks of the Penobscot River and the historic brick buildings of downtown Bangor, Maine. The Music Festival features multiple performance stages & venues, food & craft vendors, outdoor art exhibits and various other activities.
Camping is available at KahBang. The site is an approximate 8 minute drive from the Waterfront Festival Grounds. Shuttles depart every twenty minutes and provide access from the campsite to the Waterfront and downtown Bangor. Learn more about camping at KahBang.
If you are headed North toward Bangor from Portland:
Take I-95 North to exit 182A to merge onto I-395 E toward Bangor. Take the exit toward Main St/US-202 E. Take exit 3 B on the left for U.S. 1A E/US-202 E/ME-9 E toward Downtown Bangor. Merge onto Main St/US-202 E. The festival grounds will be on your right hand side.
If you are headed South toward Bangor from Houlton:
Take I-95 South to exit 182A to merge onto I-395 E toward Bangor. Take the exit toward Main St/US-202 E. Take exit 3 B on the left for U.S. 1A E/US-202 E/ME-9 E toward Downtown Bangor. Merge onto Main St/US-202 E. The festival grounds will be on your right hand side.
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Midnight // Saturday, August 10th // Film Tent // Waterfront Festival GroundsKAHBANG FILM WEBSITE
KahBang is New England’s largest party of the summer – need a place to crash? Our unique campsite offers you not only a soft patch of grass to set up your tent, but also offers morning and late-night Music Performances as well as access to bowling, mini-golf, free disc golf and more!
The KahBang campsite is a short 5-7 minute shuttle ride from the Waterfront Festival Grounds. Shuttles run from the campsite to the Waterfront and Downtown Bangor and depart approximately every fifteen minutes.BUY CAMPING PASS
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The Campsite is located on a separate site from the Waterfront Festival Grounds. It is divided into four general areas comprised of 20′ x 20′ sites that will house your vehicle and gear for the weekend. Each site can accommodate up to 4 campers but all will require their own individual KahBang Camping Pass for admittance. Camping wristbands may be redeemed upon check-in, beginning Thursday, August 8th. Reminder: No vehicle will be permitted to leave campsite area once checked in. Should a camper remove their vehicle before their intended check-out, re-entrance will not be permitted for the safety of others and their right to camp will be forfeited.
Campsite Location: 1640 Hammond Street, Hermon Maine //Sports Arena
Check-in begins Thursday, August 8th at Noon
Want to dance into the wee hours of the morning? KahBang offers late night music sets at our campsite’s Late Late Stage by rising artists on the indie music scene. These sets typically run from 1AM to 3AM and feature various DJ’s, electronic acts and indie performers.
For access to press releases, high resolution images, videos, and a variety of quotes from Festival Directors and participants, email email@example.com. For details on applying for press and photo credentials, click here.
The KahBang Music|Art|Film Festival offers an incredible opportunity to spread awareness of your brand to a diverse group of festival-goers attending New England’s largest discovery festival. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
In 2013 The KahBang Festival turns five years old! We are excited to announce some important changes that will be helpful to vendors at the festival. The most important change is that our festival layout will now include a number of free outdoor areas and music stages on the Waterfront, along the Penobscot River, with the majority of Vendors being placed in areas that are free and open for festival-goers and the general public, and do not require a ticket.
Food & Beverage Vendors submit your application here.
Retail Vendors submit your application here.
Artist & Craft Vendors submit your application here.
For question regarding vending, please contact us.
Interested in Partnering with KAHBANG? Please visit this page.
If you are in the Bangor area and want to avoid online fees, you can purchase Festival Tickets without TM fees at -
KahBang Festival HQ:
84 Harlow Street
Mon – Fri | 10am – 5:30pm
Allows you to attend ALL ticketed KahBang Music Fest Performances for ALL days of the Festival. You can also use your pass to ride on KahBoat and have access to the Festival Shuttles which run between The Waterfront, Downtown and the Campsite until 4AM.
The Camping Pass is good for one Fest Pass + 3 Nights of Camping at Fort KahBang. Each individual camper needs to have their own Camping Pass.
For our 5th birthday, we decided to give out some free stuff. This year KahBang has 3 FREE Music Performance Stages on the Waterfront, Food Vendor Areas, a FREE Film Tent and FREE Art Exhibits.
The Day Pass allows you access to ALL Ticketed Music Festival Events on Saturday, August 10th. This includes the Waterfront Festival Grounds and the Late Night Performances at the Campsite. The Day Pass does not include the Brew Fest.
The Festival Pass allows you access to all Ticketed Music Festival Events, including both days of Music at the Waterfront Festival Grounds and the Late Night Performances.
The Festival VIP Pass is limited to a quantity of 100. The pass includes a limited edition T-shirt, booklet, sunglasses and more.
The Camping Pass allows you to stay at the Festival Campsite for 3 Nights, as well as all ticketed Festival Events (including all the music).
The Brew Fest @ KahBang offers various tasting sessions on Saturday, August 10th. Beer and Indie Music merge in this exclusive event when KahBang offers 20+ Breweries, Music Performances, Guest Speakers, Demos & more.