This weekend past, the 22nd annual Ness Creek music festival brought together music, nature, and a ton of great people. The festival is a Saskatchewan staple and takes place in the beautiful boreal forest of Northern Saskatchewan, right outside of the town of Big River. Three nights and four days of camping, live music and all around jolly good times attracted about 3,000 people this year and made for one of the funnest festivals yet.

The beautiful beach of Nesslin Lake and the backdrop of dark fir trees overlooking the creek valley set the stage for Indigo Joseph, Whitehorse, Besnard Lakes, The Bright Lights Social Hour and dozens of other acts throughout the weekend. Sunny skies and hot afternoons only gave way to rain once, but it wasn’t enough to dampen the spirits of the Ness Creek fans.

The community kitchen Iron Chef competition was a highlight this year and the beer gardens remained an ever popular location to ward of the evil sobriety spirits. Those that made it through the daytime festivities could feed their tribal vibes at the night long drum circle.

Kim Jay was on location snapping photos and stealin’ souls so visit her blog for the full photographic experience here.