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Published: February 27, 2011

Electric Forest Festival

Photo By: Adam Zareczny

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

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.

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.

Tickets go on sale on Saturday, March 5 at 12 noon EST. A limited number of $199 Weekend Tickets will be available while supplies last!


The String Cheese Incident



Pretty Lights



Laidback Luke


The New Deal



Bonobo (DJ)

Beats Antique

Big Gigantic

Chiddy Bang


Eliot Lipp

Paper Diamond

Feed Me

12th Planet



Break Science


Two Fresh


Festival Attractions

The Sherwood Forest

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The Sherwood Forest, located in the heart of the festival grounds, is the pulse of Electric Forest.  By day, the Sherwood Forest is a place to relax in one of the many hammocks that swing between the trees, explore the art installations sprinkled throughout the woods and meander down paths to discover plenty of surprises.  At night, the Sherwood Forest comes alive! Witness the extravagant light display, stumble into surprise performances and parties in the depths of the woods, and gather with friends to enjoy the party.

Gold Rush Water Park

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The Gold Rush Water Park, a 60,000 square foot permanent fixture of the Double JJ Resort, will be open 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. daily on Thursday, June 30th through Sunday, July 3. Tickets to the Water Park are $20 per visit, and include a shuttle to and from the Water Park, a towel and a shower. Catch the Water Park Shuttle throughout each day at the corner of Clay and Water Roads.  Purchase tickets at the Shuttle Stop - cash and credit card accepted.

Also, check out the GOOD LIFE FRONTIER Packages, which offer immediate proximity to and unlimited use of the Water Park.

Thoroughbred Golf Club and “Celebrity” Invitational

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Designed by renowned architect Arthur Hills, the Thoroughbred Golf Club is known for its beauty and solitude. With bent grass tees, fairways and greens, the Thoroughbred offers 18 championship holes that sprawl over 240 acres of rolling Michigan woodside. The strategic layout is challenging but rewarding to golfers of all abilities.  Sign up for Electric Forest’s 1st annual “Celebrity” Invitational or schedule a separate tee-time. Visit back for prices, scheduling instructions, and more details.

Also, check out the GOOD LIFE FRONTIER Packages, which include two 9 hole credits with preferred tee times and automatic and complimentary entry into the inaugural Electric Forest “Celebrity” Invitational.

Big Wildcat Lake

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Enjoy beachfront music, BBQ and other festivities at Big Wildcat Lake.  Lounge on the warm sand, partake in a game of beach volleyball, or swing on the old-school swing set and enjoy the view. Big Wildcat Lake, located inside the venue, will be marked on the festival map.

Horseback Riding

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If you always wanted to be a cowboy, wondered what it feels like to be up there in the saddle, or if you just want to ride like the wind, then consider booking a horseback ride for you and your posse! Double JJ’s horseback experiences, available to both beginners and experts, include walk, trot and canter trail rides daily (weather permitting).  Visit back soon for details on prices, schedules, and more.

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