Work begins today on the Bangor Waterfront as workers construct the area's first Bonnaroo Ferris Wheel, which will be part of the KahBang Music Festival!

Bonnaroos legendary Wheel of Lights and Inspirations will be setting up today and people are encouraged to watch. The Wheel will be available for the public to ride Thursday August 8th to Saturday August 10th.

Garth Nicely, the owner and operator of the wheel said, “We’ve never been to Maine, it’s beautiful and so far everyone has been overwhelmingly nice. Excited to set up here in Bangor!”

Kim Lo, Executive Director of the KahBang Festival said, "Never has there been a Ferris Wheel on the Bangor Waterfront and KahBang is excited to make this happen. This notorious Ferris Wheels travels the country and can be found at most major festivals like Bonnaroo and Camp Bisco. Having it at KahBang is another addition to an already awesome weekend and we are excited to be able to share this with everyone.”

A limited amount of free tickets to the Ferris Wheel are currently available for pick up at the Oriental Jade at 555 Stillwater Ave, Bangor. It is first come, first serve and anyone is welcome to stop by and request a ticket. In addition to the Ferris Wheel, KahBang is also bringing in a Gravitron and Zip Line.

In its fifth year, KahBang has changed the structure of the Festival and is offering most events free of charge to the general public. Available at no cost are multiple music stages and all art and film on Waterfront Festival Grounds. Musical acts at KahBang include: Earl Sweatshirt, Dr. Dog, St. Lucia, Lights, Paper Diamond, and dozens more.

KahBang kicks off with a free concert in West Market Square at 5 pm on Thursday with a Lucha Libre wrestling display. Festival Grounds will open at 2:00 pm on Friday and noon on Saturday. Tickets are available at or fee-free at the KahBang office at 84 Harlow St, Bangor.