Cortland's 'Seedstock' music festival is bigger and better than ever

Seedstock 2015 (photos provided)

Seedstock 2015 (photos provided)

CORTLAND, N.Y. — Organizers of this year's Seedstock music festival are anticipating the biggest turnout yet for an event that started as a house party for local bands.

For the first time in its eight-year history, the Seedstock music and arts festival has been extended to three days and will include overnight camping.

Located at Reed's Seed's farm on Route 215, this year's festival will feature 25 performers on two different stages. About 1,200 people attended last year's festival and at least that many are expected to attend this year's event, according to organizer Chris Merkley.

Dedicated Seedstock followers will also notice that the lawn area on the second stage has been extended to accommodate a larger audience.

Local acts including Rachel Beverly, The Unknown Woodsmen and Digger Jones will once again take the stage this year. Festival goers will also hear first-time performances from Sophistafunk, Thunderbody and Jackson Massive.

The festival also features the Meraki Forest, an art and sculpture installation tucked away in a wooded area near the back stage. When the sun goes down, the trees of the forest will be lit up with electric lights.

Here's a link to the festival website. Click here for a schedule of performances.

Check out some photos from past festivals:

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