Moogfest Adds Terry Riley To Lineup; Brian Eno EP Tapped For Special Moogfest Pre-Release; Outdoor Venue Added & More!

Moogfest, the annual festival celebrating the vision of sonic pioneer Bob Moog, continues to expand upon its extraordinary plans for 2011! With the weekend of October 28-30 just over three weeks away, we are excited to share all sorts of new Moogfest-related news that make this year’s event even more of a can’t miss for fall!

One of the most monumental and influential musical figures of the past century – the composer and performer Terry Riley – will be joining the Moogfest line up this year, presenting a special concert. Although he has chosen to perform mostly acoustic in recent years, Riley will present a rare concert of his legendary electronic keyboard music, including his remarkable A Rainbow In Curved Air, the visionary work which shaped and inspired the music of Pink Floyd, the Who, and countless others, including fellow Moogfest icons Hans-Joachim Roedelius, Tangerine Dream, and, of course, Brian Eno.

Riley’s son, the outstanding guitarist, performer and composer Gyan Riley, will also join him in concert. Gyan’s most recent work, Stream of Gratitude, was released on John Zorn's Tzadik label earlier this year.

Speaking of Brian Eno, Warp Records has announced the exclusive pre-release of Eno’s new EP, Panic Of Looking, at Harvest Records in Asheville during the Moogfest weekend, giving festival attendees the opportunity to pick up the new release before anyone else in the world. Eno will be attending Moogfest 2011 for the opening of his video installation, 77 Million Paintings. He will also be presenting an “Illustrated Talk” on Saturday afternoon during the festival.

With a growing fest comes a need for more venue space and so, Moogfest is moving outdoors with The Launch Pad at the Renaissance, located in the heart of downtown Asheville. Offering a large open air space in the lush atmosphere of Asheville in autumn, The Launch Pad at the Renaissance will host epic performances beginning in the late afternoon of each day and continuing into the evening

And, of course, in the next three weeks we’ll be rolling out more information on Moogfest’s panels and workshops, where your favorite artists and insiders will discuss all things Moog and electronic music. A number of this year’s performers will be participating in the panels which will take place all 3 days, including Moby, Dan Deacon, and Neon Indian, just to name a few. More details will be announced soon.

Finally, don’t forget about this year’s excellent lineup: The Flaming Lips, Moby, Passion Pit, STS9, Tangerine Dream, TV on the Radio, Special Disco Version featuring James Murphy and Pat Mahoney (DFA/LCD Soundsystem), Umphrey’s McGee, Chromeo, Crystal Castles, Amon Tobin: ISAM Live, Flying Lotus, Suicide (playing their legendary first album in its entirety), Ghostland Observatory, Childish Gambino, M83, Neon Indian, St. Vincent, Beak>, Matthew Dear, Tim Hecker, The Field, Anika, Toro Y Moi, Zomby, John Maus, CANT, and Oneohtrix Point Never, are just some of the many exceptional acts gathering for this year’s event. The day-by-day breakdown is below.

And stay tuned for even more information…

Single day tickets are now on sale, and weekend passes are still available at www.moogfest.com. Brian Eno’s 77 Million Paintings and Illustrated Talk are separately ticketed events, specially priced for Moogfest attendees. Visit www.moogfest.com for more information.

Moogfest 2011 Schedule By Day

77 Million Paintings by Brian Eno – runs throughout weekend

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28

Moby

TV on the Radio

Tangerine Dream

Chromeo

Flying Lotus

Little Dragon

Holy F**k

The Antlers

Mayer Hawthorne & The County

Matthew Dear

Zomby

Beak>

Atlas Sound

The Field **

Anika

Austra

John Maus

Lunzproject (Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Tim Story)

Araabmuzik

Mimi Goes & Ben Neill

Warm Ghost

Causing A Tiger

Grimes

Shahzad Ismaily

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29

Brian Eno “Illustrated Talk”

Terry and Gyan Riley

The Flaming Lips

STS9

Crystal Castles

Amon Tobin: ISAM Live

Suicide

Battles

Dan Deacon

SBTRKT

St. Vincent

The Naked & Famous

Kode9

Yacht

Adrian Belew Power Trio

Twin Shadow

Brandt Brauer Frick

Hans-Joachim Roedelius

Tim Hecker

The Stickmen

CANT

Oneohtrix Point Never

Cloudland Canyon

Marley Carroll **

Wham City Comedy Tour

Moon Duo

Fine Peduncle

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30

Passion Pit

Umphrey’s McGee

M83

Special Disco Version featuring James Murphy and Pat Mahoney (DFA/LCD Soundsystem)

Ghostland Observatory

Childish Gambino

Neon Indian

Beats Antique

Glasser

Toro Y Moi

EOTO

The Drums

Gold Panda

Savoy

Emancipator

Baths

Fareed Haque + Mathgames

Ford & Lopatin

Active Child

 

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