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This festival is one of those fantasies you didn’t know you had, but once the idea is heard there’s an instant burst of genius and excitement. It’s one of those “why didn’t I think of that?” moments.

I’m talking about Emissions Fest. It’s a three-day bass music festival, on a river. Now is there anything more you could want from a weekend in Spring? No way.

The chosen weekend is May 13-15 out in Sonora, which is about two hours and 45 minutes east of San Francisco on the way to Yosemite. Some research lead me to believe it will be on the Clavey River, though the event page only says it will be “near last years location, but easy to get to.”

The festival is a joint collaboration by Burning Man crew Camp? and production company Irie Cartel with some help from MalLabel Music.

Events thrown by this crew are purposefully kept somewhat underground, Mal Harper, the head of MalLabel Music told me. But that doesn’t mean they’re tiny, she expects a comfy 1,000 people this year.

This is the third year of Emissions, but the first with the river. Something Mal is “stoked” on, though the event page doesn’t give any notice of aquatic fun.

In the spirit of community, many familiar local names will line the bill stacked with some must-sees. ill.Gates, J.Rabbit, The Widdler, Nasty Nasty, Minnesota, Blackheart, SPL and dozens more will be there, with reportedly 60 more names to be added.

A lot of Mal’s artists, like Rastatronics, Skulltrane and Zombie J will be there. And something she likes to do is book a variety of style’s of artists; people that are going to work the crowd up and down instead of hard beats the entire time through. That range of bass culture style will be heard at Emissions, which is why Mal says this is a bass music festival, not just dubstep.

Grab your friends, you can get a 3-day-pass for $75. Individual passes go for $85, but start going up in price on April 1, capping at $110 at the gates. This dual stage extravaganza is 18+, and it’s noted that no dogs or bad attitudes are allowed.

Photo: Emissions West Coast Bass Culture event page

J.Rabbit- Ninja Gaiden 2011 Remix

ill.Gates and AnaSia- Gene Splice

Minnesota- Oakland Baby (Too $hort remix)