2013 marked what many thought was the final episode of the 13-year Camp Bisco saga. The weekend in upstate New York had simply become known as ‘Camp’, and after over a decade, the festival would be condemned due to drug arrests and lawsuits.
Many of us campers believed it a permanent end to an era. We might have been wrong. The official statement released by The Disco Biscuits & MCP Presents read as follows:
“Camp Bisco is always one of the highlights of the year for us and all of our fans. After much deliberation and tireless efforts to make Camp happen this year, we had to make the tough decision to take a year off. We will be coming back in 2015 with an amazing event that will cater to the needs, wants and wishes of Camp Bisco’s most faithful and valued attendees! Camp Bisco, which has featured such superstar musical acts as LCD Soundsystem, Snoop Dogg, Nas, Macklemore, Skrillex and many more, has sold out its last three years in a row.
The Biscuits, MCP and our amazing community of fans and friends have built this festival from the ground up and we take extreme pride in what we have all created together. We have shared such amazing experiences throughout the last decade and a half of Camp and we look forward to doubling down on that after this year off. We are so thankful for all your rabid support, so please stay tuned, there will be some amazing announcements right around the corner.”
Sometime in the last week, an ominous message was added to Camp Bisco’s website, simply:
“Coming Soon. 2015”
It’s unclear if this vague message refers to the rebirth of Camp Bisco or to yet another attempt to recreate the magnificently unique event. Time will tell.