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Favorite ThisThe Untz celebrates 5 years of artist panels at Electric Forest

Published: August 7, 2018

By: Anand Harsh

Our five year anniversary as media partners with Electric Forest kinda snuck up on us. We've been spreading the gospel of one of the best festivals on the planet since its inception in 2011, a joint venture between Madison House Presents and Insomniac Events that now occupies two weekends in late June at its Rothbury, Michigan base.

Since 2014, has been hosting artist panels with everyone from top tier headliners to wide-eyed, up-and-comers playing their first festivals. The latter are my favorite, because the answer to “what's it like when you first walk into that forest as a performer,” is always stuttering, stammering, and an ear-to-ear grin that doesn't fade all weekend long.

ZEDS DEADOf course the superstars all still hold a special place in their hearts for Forest. I've gotten the opportunity to chat with ZEDS DEAD, Big Gigantic, IlleniumLiquid Stranger—the answer is still the same: it's one of the most exciting places to play in the world, and never ceases being an honor to take the stage.

Because people always look at us quizzically when they see our panels on the schedule, and because new fans hit Electric Forest each and every year, we thought it'd be a good idea to give everyone a crash course in what it is we do each year. Enjoy this video, which takes a fond look back at our past panels, and do let us know who you'd like to hear from next year in the Forest.