Electric Forest Announces 2016 Lineup

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Submitted by LiveLoud on Wed, 02/03/2016 - 8:02 am

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.electricforestfestival.com/experience/lineup/. By 9pm – the entire EF16 lineup had been revealed by the Electric Forest community itself. 
 
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
Alina Baraz Grandtheft Papadosio
AlunaGeorge Greensky Bluegrass Paper Diamond
Anna Lunoe GRiZ Party Favor
Aqueous Gryffin Petey Clicks
Atlas Road Crew Hayden James Porter Robinson (Live)
Austin Plaine Hermitude Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Baauer Hippie Sabotage Raury
Bassnectar Houndmouth RÜFÜS DU SOL
Beats Antique JACKAL Savoy
Bleep Bloop Jillionaire Scott Grooves
Bonobo (DJ Set) Josh Wink Skratch Bastid
Brillz Just Kiddin Slander
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
Frameworks Navid Izadi Yotto
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.

To stay up to date on all Electric Forest news, please visit www.electricforestfestival.com and the official Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube pages.

Electric Forest is produced by Insomniac and Madison House Presents.

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