Live music pioneers The String Cheese Incident (3 performances), Bassnectar and STS9 (2 performances) will top the bill at Electric Forest 2012. Also on the bill are Thievery Corporation, Girl Talk, Santigold, Steve Aoki, Ghostland Observatory, Richie Hawtin, Major Lazer, Big Gigantic, The Travelin’ McCourys featuring Keller Williams and many more. The complete list of currently confirmed artists is included below.
Electric Forest 2012 also introduces special curated events at this year’s festival. Working with such esteemed partners as ESL Music, Dim Mak, Check Yo Ponytail and Paxahau, look for events within the event to be hosted at the Tripolee, Forest and Wagon Wheel stages throughout the weekend. Visit the www.electricforestfestival.com for details as they become available.
Named among Paste Magazine’s 2011 list of “Top 10 Most Intriguing Inaugural Music Festivals,” last year’s Electric Forest helped propel the U.S. festival scene into a brave new era of music and camping festivals – offering incomparable VIP experiences, unique festival site features and amenities with astonishing and unparalleled integration of music and art.
Electric Forest’s unrivaled GOOD LIFE VIP experience boasts 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. Visit www.electricforestfestival.com for GOOD LIFE options and details. The festival’s exclusive site - at the one-of-a-kind Double JJ Resort - offers trails, forests, fields, lakes and beachfronts, 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. At the heart of the festival, the mind-blowing Sherwood Forest offers state-of-the-art, jaw-dropping light displays, intricate and earthy artful touches, and everything in between.
Also today, Electric Forest 2012 announces two local philanthropic initiatives: Electric Forest’s Roy Price Memorial Food Drive, and the festival’s Music in Schools Program. Electric Forest’s annual Food Drive returns this year as a tribute to cherished Electric Forest neighbor, the late Mr. Roy Price. “Mr. Price and his wife offered us amazing support during last year’s Food Drive,” explains Electric Forest Producer Jeremy Stein. “They worked closely with our food drive partners, Conscious Alliance, to help ensure that the 9300 lbs. of food donated by festival attendees was distributed to those in the local community who were in most need. Mr. Price will be missed, and we’ll host this year’s Food Drive in his honor.”
Electric Forest’s Music in Schools Program is partnering with Shelby High School and Montague Area Public Schools in Michigan to help support music education in local area public schools. Electric Forest will donate funds and/or musical instruments to these music programs to help ensure that today’s youth have the opportunity to learn about music in school. In addition, young musicians from both schools will be onsite to shadow industry professionals and to perform at Electric Forest 2012.