Operation Restore Maximum Freedom



Plainfield Station, 23944 County Road 98 (at Road 29)
Date & Time
Quasi-biannually, 1PM-10PM
$10 Presale/door

Operation: Restore Maximum Freedom (O:RMF) is a non-profit all ages DIY music festival put on roughly twice a year by KDVS 90.3FM in Davis. This event has a rich history of bringing killer audio projects from the radiowaves of KDVS to the soundwaves of Plainfield Station, the venue chosen for its awesome burgers, cheap beer, and rural location in the middle of Yolo county. The music is still healthy in Sacto/Davis, where KDVS DJs fight the good fight against corporate hegemony of homogeny. Using freeform radio and a grand variety of live shows, we bring the best tunes to the region, as we have for decades.

In today's political climate, while personal freedoms have been undermined by the current regime, one student-run, community-powered radio station has endeavored to make the most of what freedom is left; Freeform KDVS 90.3 FM in Davis has chosen to support the new, creative music of the most sincere artistic scruples, thereby offering a true, outstanding alternative choice to music fans who refuse to settle for less. For people who've grown weary of corporate-controlled rebellion and partying in bars with bro-dawgs and hoochie-mamas — where every flash of the horns and so-called act of revelry is so formulaic and seemingly scripted — Max Freedom offers you a totally different way to party.

Plainfield Station is located at 23944 County Road 98, just across the bridge at the intersection of Road 98 & 29. Technically part of Woodland, it’s closer to Davis. From Davis, take 5th street/Russell blvd west, then turn right on Road 98 and travel north. From I-80, take 113 north, then Road 29 west. Grill and beer bar, so bring cash for chow and cheer. If you don’t have a car, how the hell are you going to get out there? Easy. Tough up and ride your bike on the 5th street route, it's only a few miles - if you're not afraid of the people driving home from the bars at 10PM...


[WWW]Freedom isn't free (just 10 bucks) - SN&R 5/12/11
[WWW]Let me count the good vibes - SN&R 10/7/10
[WWW]Talkin' 'bout freedom - SN&R 10/1/09
[WWW]Operation: Restore Maximum Freedom VII - Zum - 5/16/09
[WWW]Best Davis Event - Aggie 2/19/09 (3rd place)
[WWW]The Latest Mission? - SFBG 11/07/08
[WWW]Maximum Freedom Fighters - SN&R 10/5/06
[WWW]Restoration Hardcore - SF Bay Guardian 10/3/06
[WWW]Restore Maximum Freedom - SF Gate 6/1/06

Operation: Restore Maximum Freedom 12 is on May 19th this year and is featuring the weirdest, sickest lineup yet.

Check out the facebook: [WWW]https://www.facebook.com/events/354341997949107/ and get your tickets early at either Delta of Venus or Records in Sacramento.

The Future

2013-05-18 (XIII)

Past lineups

2012-05-19 (XII)

2010-05-14 (XI)

2010-10-22 (X)

2010-05-23 (IX)

October 3rd, 2009 (VIII)

May 16th, 2009 (VII)

October 11th, 2008

June 2nd, 2007

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October 7th, 2006

June 3rd, 2006

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October 1st, 2005

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May 21st, 2005

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2006-05-31 12:55:40   Anyone carpooling to this? (Or does everyone bike home from Woodland at midnight?) —SteveDavison

2006-05-31 13:19:41   It's not uncommon for people to ride their bikes. Last year some guys rode their bikes from Oakland. —ArlenAbraham

2006-06-01 01:43:22   question: is it $7 for students for both advance ticket purchases and at the door, or does the student rate only apply if students purchase in advance? —EliseKane

2006-10-04 13:16:52   Maximum Freedom IV is seriously one of the best music festivals on the west coast this year. For the price, great quality of diverse acts, and "real" non-corporate b.s., nothing beats it. —BrendanBoyle

2007-06-03 15:07:53   What a great time! Thanks for the shuttle, too! ORMF is further proof that Davis beats the Bay Area hands down. —NoahPretentious

2012-04-26 17:29:32   ORMF 12 is announced! Lineup above. May 19, 2012. SHOW YR PRETTY FACES —SharmiBasu

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