The excitement from the kick-off to Electric Forest 2016 continued into Day 2 of the 6thannual festival. On the morning of Friday, June 24 - whether having spent the night in a tent in the EF campgrounds, in one of EF’s Good Life Village VIP furnished European cabanas, or in a Good Life VIP Back 40 Log Cabin or Home - fans awoke ready to continue exploring the many adventures awaiting them.
Day 2 music highlights included headliners STS9 and The String Cheese Incident and the Ranch Arena. Joining The String Cheese Incident during their second set was Michigan-native GRiZ. At the Jubilee, a Gatsby-era inspired tent complete with glass chandeliers and floating orbs, The Soul Rebels put on a show-stopping set with GZA and Talib Kweli. This Song Is Sick threw a raging late night party on the Observatory Stage with secret sets from Brillz, Mija and 12th Planet.
Soul Clap’s House of EFUNK, one of EF2016’s curated event series, hosted the Forest Stage for the majority of the day. Soul Clap’s self-proclaimed mission is to change the world one dance-floor at a time. The duo fulfilled their mission along with help from Navid Izadi (DJ set), Bamboozle 45 set, Scott Grooves Overdubs, Egyptian Lover and Nick Monaco.
The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, acting as a sort of band-in-residence at The Hangar, is hosting collaborative sets at EF2016 throughout the weekend. Thursday night, Kamasi Washington joined the band and on Friday, Preservation Hall welcomed The Suffers and Ivan Neville to the stage for an unforgettable afternoon set. The incredible diversity of these music collaborations are an example of EF’s unique commitment to curating a festival lineup focusing on the integrity of music instead of the genre.
For the third year running, BASSRUSH returned to Tripolee to showcase a variety of bass music styles and artists. Tripolee pulsed into the wee hours of the night with pounding sets by Fury + MC Dino, Bleep Bloop, Eprom, Teddy Killers, G Jones, Metrik b2b TC, NGHTMRE, Brillz, Caspa b2b with Rusko, Bro Safari and Adventure Club.
In addition to the music, fans mingled in the beloved Sherwood Forest – lounging in hammocks draped among the 20+ larger-than-life creative installations and gathering spaces, exploring the many intimate artful touches, engaging with the 250+ colorful roaming characters, and so much more.