Yesterday, Electric Forest (EF) revealed the initial artist lineup for the 6th annual music and camping festival taking place June 23-26, 2016 in Rothbury, Michigan. Excitement for Electric Forest has never been greater with the festival selling out earlier than ever, a mere two weeks after tickets went on sale. In line with EF’s strong community spirit, the festival surprised the EF community by inviting them to announce the 2016 lineup first.
EF2016 Lineup Invitations, each revealing one or more artists on this summer’s eagerly awaited lineup, were mailed to a handful of randomly selected ticket-holders. With mail deliveries throughout the day, new artists were continually shared on social media with the hashtag #EF2016Reveal, creating waves of excitement and a level of interaction between a festival and it’s fans that has never been seen before. Forest HQ followed the reveals and collected many of the posts at http://www.
See some of the fan-created social media reveal posts HERE.
Known for showcasing a mix of roots, rock and jam-style acts alongside some of dance music’s most talented performers, Electric Forest 2016 has again delivered a diverse lineup of over 100 established and emerging artists performing across 7 breathtaking stages.
For the 6th year in a row, Electric Forest welcomes back fan favorite The String Cheese Incident (performing 3 shows), plus heavyweights Bassnectar and Major Lazer.
Other acts include: GRiZ, Porter Robinson (Live), STS9, Fetty Wap, Duke Dumont, Flosstradamus, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Baauer, and Gorgon City (Live).
Also on the eclectic bill are Greensky Bluegrass, The Disco Biscuits, Adventure Club, Beats Antique, Bonobo (DJ Set), Tchami, Keys & Krates, Doomtree, and DJ Mustard. The Silent Disco returns for another magical year.
The complete list of artists on Electric Forest’s 2016 Initial Lineup is as follows: (artists listed in alphabetical order)
|12th Planet||G Jones||NGHTMRE|
|AC Slater||Gallant||Nick Monaco Live|
|Adventure Club||Gorgon City (Live)||Ott & The All-Seeing I|
|AlunaGeorge||Greensky Bluegrass||Paper Diamond|
|Anna Lunoe||GRiZ||Party Favor|
|Atlas Road Crew||Hayden James||Porter Robinson (Live)|
|Austin Plaine||Hermitude||Preservation Hall Jazz Band|
|Bassnectar||Houndmouth||RÜFÜS DU SOL|
|Bleep Bloop||Jillionaire||Scott Grooves|
|Bonobo (DJ Set)||Josh Wink||Skratch Bastid|
|Bro Safari||Justin Martin||Slumberjack|
|Broccoli Samurai||Kamasi Washington||Son Little|
|Calliope Musicals||Karl Denson's Tiny Universe||Soul Clap|
|Carly Bins||Keys N Krates||Stephen|
|Caspa b2b Rusko||Kry Wolf||Stick Figure|
|Chris Lorenzo||Lance Herbstrong||STS9|
|Coleman Hell||Landis LaPace||SunSquabi|
|Cubicolor||Lane 8||Taiki Nulight|
|Delhi 2 Dublin (DJ Set)||LANY||TC|
|Dixon's Violin||Le Youth||Tchami|
|DJ Jazzy Jeff||Los Colognes||Teddy Killerz|
|DJ Mustard||Louis The Child||Tei Shi|
|DJ Soul Sister||Low Steppa||Tennyson|
|Doomtree||Magic Giant||The Bright Light Social Hour|
|Duke Dumont||Major Lazer||The Disco Biscuits|
|Dumpstaphunk||Manic Focus||The Floozies|
|Dusky||Marian Hill||The New Mastersounds|
|Earphunk||Mark Farina||The Nth Power|
|Egyptian Lover||Metrik||The Polish Ambassador|
|EOTO||Mija||The String Cheese Incident x3|
|EPROM||Mike Dunn||The Suffers|
|Evanoff||Miner||Way Out West|
|Fetty Wap||Motez||What So Not|
|Flava D||Motion Potion||Whilk & Misky|
|Flosstradamus||Nahko and Medicine for the People||WIll Clarke|
|Fury + MC Dino||Neon Indian|
|Future Rock||New Beat Fund|
Curated Events, The Silent Disco talent, Discovery Project DJ contest, and additional artists are still to be announced.
EF HQ has since released the 2016 initial lineup poster, included below.
Electric Forest is produced by Insomniac and Madison House Presents.