Today, Electric Forest announces its 2013 artist lineup. Returning to the Double JJ Ranch in Rothbury, Michigan on June 27- June 30, live music pioneers The String Cheese Incident (3 performances), Pretty Lights, Passion Pit, Empire of the Sun, Knife Party and Dispatch will top the bill at Electric Forest 2013. Also on the bill are Benny Benassi, Yeasayer, A-Trak, Grimes, Railroad Earth, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, FEMI KUTI & The Positive Force, Madeon, Headhunterz, Baauer, Danny Brown, Greensky Bluegrass and many more. The complete list of just announced performers is included below.
Electric Forest Weekend Tickets and GOOD LIFE VIP Packages are available now here (Loyalty Tickets, Early Bird Tickets, and Electric Entry Ticket price-levels are SOLD OUT).
Now in its third year, Electric Forest is reputed for propelling the U.S. festival scene into a brave new era of music and camping festivals. Undeniably known for delivering "the ultimate festival experience," Electric Forest offers incomparable VIP accommodations, unique on-site features and amenities, astonishing and unparalleled integration of music and art, and a vibe so thick with "camaraderie and freedom…it must be experienced to be appreciated."
At the heart of Electric Forest, the beloved Sherwood Forest is "with no exaggeration at all, the most well produced and artistically inspired area…ever seen at a music festival". Showered with state-of-the-art, jaw-dropping light displays, intricate and earthy artful touches, and everything in between, in 2013 the Sherwood Forest is expanding in size for the first time ever. Fans can look forward to more to discover, wonder and wow.
Also in 2013, Electric Forest's unrivaled GOOD LIFE VIP experience promises even more stellar amenities and perks. From camping and RV spots, to log cabins and homes, to resort hotel-style suites – all located directly on the festival grounds – The GOOD LIFE has something for all budgets and tastes. The festival's exclusive site - hailed as "THE best place to hold a music festival" offers trails, forests, fields, lakes and beachfronts, and even on-site bars and eateries. In addition, Electric Forest patrons can take advantage of the resort's many amenities including a 60,000 square foot indoor water park, an 18-hole championship golf course, swimming pools, horseback riding, and more. Visit www.electricforestfestival.com for GOOD LIFE options and details.
Electric Forest returns in 2013 with new and expanded philanthropic efforts. The festival's annual Food Drive, hosted each year in partnership with not-for-profit organization Conscious Alliance, was renamed the Roy Price Memorial Food Drive in 2012 to honor cherished Electric Forest neighbor and huge Food Drive supporter, the late Mr. Roy Price. Each year Electric Forest patrons are encouraged to donate non-perishable food items, and are thanked with an exclusive Electric Forest Food Drive poster. To date, Electric Forest has collected and distributed over 17,200 lbs. of food to local communities in need.
Also returning is the Electric Forest Music In Schools Program, where EF partners with local public schools Shelby High School and Montague High School and Middle School to help support music education. In addition to donating much-needed funds (in 2012 the Music In Schools Program donated $10,000.00), each year young musicians from these schools are invited to perform at the festival, providing them with a very exciting opportunity to be part of the show.
A portion of each Electric Forest ticket sale is donated to Conscious Alliance, EF Music In Schools Program and, new this year, to The Kitchen [Community] - a national not-for-profit connecting kids to real food by creating Learning Gardens in schools and community organizations across America.
Electric Forest's 2013 Plug In Program offers a variety of innovative ways for fans to help shape the Electric Forest experience. Visit the Plug In section of Electric Forest's website for all the details on how fans can participate in shaping this year's event.
Electric Forest's list of confirmed 2013 performers is as follows:
The String Cheese Incident
Empire of the Sun
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Kill the Noise
FEMI KUTI & The Positive Force
SuckerPunch ft. Marc and Aron of the Disco Biscuits, Jamie Shields of the New Deal,
and Mike Greenfield of Lotus
Digital Tape Machine ft. Joel Cummins & Kris Myers of Umphrey's McGee
Le Castle Vania
Jeff Austin & Friends
Pigs on the Wing ft. Murphy of STS9
The Pimps of Joytime
Nahko and Medicine For The People
Up Until Now
Samo Sound Boy
Cosby Sweater ft. Joel Cummins of Umphrey's McGee
With more to be announced…
Tickets on sale now at www.electricforestfestival.com and at 1-888- 512-SHOW (Open Mon-Sat 9am-9pm CST).