Electric Forest Lineup: SCI, Tiesto, Bassnectar, Pretty Lights & more
The lineup for “the new Rothbury” festival, Electric Forest, has been announced. As expected String Cheese Incident tops the bill with three performances throughout the weekend; Tiesto is the other headliner with Bassnectar, Pretty Lights, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Shpongle and Stephen Marley close behind towards the top of the bill.
Live music pioneers The String Cheese Incident (3 performances) and the trailblazing Dutch DJ Tiësto will top the bill at the inaugural Electric Forest at the Double JJ Resort in Rothbury, Michigan on June 30 through July 3, 2011. Tickets go on sale Saturday, March 5 at noon EST at www.electricforestfestival.com
Also on the bill are Bassnectar, Pretty Lights, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Stephen Marley, Shpongle Presents The Shpongletron Experience, Railroad Earth, Laidback Luke, JJ Grey & Mofro, Excision, The New Deal, EOTO, Emmitt-Nershi Band, Skrillex and many more.
Electric Forest is also excited to introduce the festival’s first annual Saturday Afternoon Special – a mid-festival event within the event – featuring very special guests, legendary American rock band REO Speedwagon. A complete list of confirmed artists follows. More acts will be announced in the coming months.
REO Speedwagon? WTF? Read on for the rest of the info straight from Madison House and the full lineup announced so far…
For Electric Forest’s inaugural year, the musical line-up – and in many ways, the festival itself – is an evolution of the headliner’s most spirited and theatrical past live events. With a diverse and inspired program of influential bands and artists, both established and new, in every genre, it’s evident that a similar creative force is propelling Electric Forest forward as has pulled along The String Cheese Incident for so many years. It’s the force of imagination and rectitude. As The String Cheese Incident’s Keith Moseley explains, “For SCI, we’ve always tried to honor our many musical influences, both individually and as a collective, and then do it in the most celebratory way. This festival definitely feels like the ultimate manifestation of all that energy, and the location, well, you just can’t beat it.”
Indeed, Electric Forest is graced with one of the country’s most beloved festival sites. Hosted at the one-of-a-kind Double JJ Resort in Rothbury, Michigan, the unique site offers trails, forests, fields, lakes and beach fronts, and even on-site lodging, bars and eateries. In addition, Electric Forest patrons can take advantage of the resort’s many amenities including a 60,000 square foot indoor water park, an 18-hole championship golf course, swimming pools, horseback riding, and more.
The festival’s unrivaled GOOD LIFE VIP experience promises something for all budgets and tastes, from camping and RV spots, to log cabins and homes, to resort hotel-style suites – all located on the festival grounds.
Brought to life by Madison House Presents and Insomniac Events, Electric Forest promises to emerge as a new breed of U.S. music and camping festival. In addition to almost 60 musical performances, look for state-of-the-art, jaw-dropping light displays, intricate and earthy artful touches, and everything in between. As festival producer Jeremy Stein of Madison House Presents explains, “Our goal is to seamlessly integrate music with art, and we are proud to host a conscious and involved festival community at such an amazing festival site. The site’s Sherwood Forest will be bigger and better than ever.” Electric Forest will make sustainable practices a priority, as with all MHP events.
Continue to visit the Electric Forest website for ongoing updates.
Electric Forest’s complete list of confirmed performers is as follows:
The String Cheese Incident (3 Shows)
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
Shpongle Presents The Shpongletron Experience
JJ Grey & Mofro
The New Deal
Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe
Bonobo (DJ Set)
The Infamous Stringdusters
Zion I & The Grouch
The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band
The Beautiful Girls (Acoustic)
The Pimps of Joytime
The Hood Internet
KRAZ (DJ Set)
Additional acts to be announced in the coming months.
Tickets on sale Saturday, March 5 at 12:00 noon EST at www.electricforestfestival.com and at 1-888- 512-SHOW (Open Mon-Sat 9am-9pm CDT).
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Justin Ward is the Editor at Live Music Blog and has been with the site from the very beginning. He currently lives in San Francisco and regularly tweets other stuff over @justinpward.
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