KahBang Festival in Bangor to Move to Portland Next Month 


A music and arts festival that was born in Bangor more than five years ago is moving to Portland, just three weeks before it begins.

Organizers of the KahBang Festival, which started in 2009, say they decided to leave the Bangor Waterfront, largely, because they couldn’t find a campsite for artists and festival-goers.

They say a place in Hermon, which has been used in the past, wasn’t the right space anymore and wasn’t available.

The State Theatre in Portland will host most of the festival, which runs August 7th through 10th.

Shuttles will be run from a campground in Scarborough for ticket holders who stay there.

Festival Director Josh Gass says the decision to move was “the best thing for the organization and really the only option to have the show go on.”

People who’ve bought tickets but can’t go to Portland will be offered refunds.

Organizers say they haven’t decided where the festival will be next year.

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