KahBang is an annual summer festival which transforms Bangor, Maine into the largest Music, Art & Film showcase in New England. KahBang is about discovery; we showcase emerging talents and rediscover classic icons. For 4 days, thousands of festival-goers descend on Downtown Bangor and the Waterfront Festival Grounds to experience over 75 musicians, dozens of films, art galleries & installations, special events, parties & more.
The festival was founded in 2009 by Tim Lo and Chas Bruns, as a one-day event featuring acts including Matt and Kim, Ra Ra Riot, Ida Maria, April Smith, Royal Bangs, The Gay Blades and The Killing Moon.
Over the past three years KahBang has worked relentlessly to create an event that is ahead of the curve on culture and trends. Before wrapping each festival year, we’ve already begun our search for next year’s talent. Our event is built on the foundation of discovery for the participants and all parties involved.
The headliners for the 2010 Music Festival featured viral video icons OK Go, and hip hop artist B.o.B. The lineup also included performances by Bad Rabbits, Free Energy and Hey Marseilles, drawing over 7,000 people on the final day of performances.