While Philadelphia's groundbreaking Disco Biscuits continue to consider their course when original drummer Sam Altman leaves the band to pursue his medical degree, the fate of their ever-popular Camp Bisco festival is not in question. After two summer seasons of hiatus, today the Disco Biscuits announce Camp Bisco IV: The Trance-Formation, to happen August 26 and 27 at Skyetop Festival Ground in Van Etten, NY.

Camp Bisco IV will offer up two sets each night of the Disco Biscuits' jaw-dropping electronic rock compositions. The bittersweet celebration - these shows will be Sammy's last Camp Bisco performances ever - is sure to go down in festival history as two epic nights of music.

Joining the Disco Biscuits for Camp Bisco IV will be an eclectic line-up of today's most talented young musicians including Umphrey's McGee, The New Deal, Conspirator, Ithaca's own John Brown's Body, The Benevento/Russo Duo, Brothers Past, Big in Japan, plus DJ's Christian Bruna, Omen and D.R.O. (Final Phaze NYC), DJ Mauricio a.k.a. Fractalien (Portland), and Orchard Lounge (Chicago). Other acts TBA.

This year's Camp Bisco boasts a family friendly environment, with a family camping area and child play-park, plus plenty of daytime activities for adults, too. Color War anyone? For real... stay tuned at for details on Color War contests, prizes for winners, and how to join a team. In addition, Camp Bisco IV will host plenty of food and arts & crafts vending. Bring your iPod by the Disclogic tent to load up on new music.

Speaking of iPods, DiscLogic and the Disco Biscuits ran a contest for those 1000+ fans who already purchased tickets during pre-sale; five iPod shuffles and one 20 gig iPod, each loaded with Disco Biscuits music, will be given away. The lucky winners will be announced soon.

Event details are as follows:
August 26-27
Skyetop Festival Grounds
155 Nobles Hill Rd.
Van Etten, NY.

Tickets on sale August 25 at,,, and Tickets $85 – for weekend pass, camping included (except for RV's) VIP Packages available by emailing For Camp Bisco IV details and updates visit

The Disco Biscuits formed in 1995 to eventually become one of the scene's most popular acts. Their dark electronic rock compositions and liaise fair, anything-goes demeanor both on and off the stage attracted an exponentially growing crowd year after year. In 2000, non-stop touring coupled with communication break-down between band members started to take its toll on the unit. Break ups, hiatuses and reunions followed, while miraculously their fanbase continued to grow. The full story is told in Relix magazine's April/May 2005 cover story. Today, it is undisputed that the Disco Biscuits helped pave the way for music's fusion of electronic and rock, and a decade after the band's inception, their loyal followers still rally for them to continue making music, even after original drummer Sammy Altman's imminent departure to attend medical school. Meanwhile, a new generation of eager music fans are just beginning to get to know the band and their legacy.

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[Published on: 4/19/05]

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