Electric Forest 2017 Will Enchant & Elevate

Electric Forest 2017 Will Enchant & Elevate

Over the past 2 years we have covered the BEST Music festivals around the country and absolutely nothing comes close to the magic, love, music, enchantment and exquisite energy of Electric Forest. EDC, Ultra, TomorrowWorld, Lollapalooza, Electric Zoo, Coachella are all fun and prolific, but a mere slim shadow of the vaunted Forest.

People (myself included) look forward to, save up and yearn for the Forest all year around. I met some of the kindest and coolest people of my life there and can not imagine ever missing the fest. If there is one music festival you can go to, do yourself a favor and make sure it is Electric Forest. 

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Luckily the beloved Michigan festival is expanding to two distinct weekends for its seventh year, with The String Cheese Incident, Bassnectar, ODESZA, Above & Beyond, My Morning Jacket, Big Gigantic, Claude VonStroke, and many more, with additional headliners and artists still to be announced. This festival has the most eclectic, diverse and deeply talented lineup from all other festivals. Check out the impeccable first weekend lineup:

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Loyalty Program On Sale begins November 29
General On Sale begins December 8
ElectricForestFestival.com 

Electric Forest revealed the initial artist lineup for the seventh annual music and camping festival in Rothbury, Michigan. For the first time in the festival’s history, Electric Forest will span over two distinct weekends on June 22–June 25 and June 29–July 2, 2017. View the complete list of announced artists set to perform the First Weekend and Second Weekend HERE.

In the spirit of Electric Forest’s commitment to building and nurturing community, the festival posted a “Call to Action” along with the initial EF17 artist lineup announcement.  In a post on the EF website, which can be viewed HERE, EF Producers are encouraging the EF community to LISTEN in the face of monumental change.  “Listen to new ideas, listen to difference, listen to the creative, listen to those in the margins, and listen to expression from music.”  The freedom and acceptance that the Electric Forest experience has come to be known for is more important now than ever before.  At EF17, the Forest Family will continue to seek a revolution of spirit. “Together, we aim for a truly epic experience.  A celebration of purpose to match these historic times.” Second eeekend lineup:

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For the 7th year in a row, Electric Forest welcomes back fan favorite The String Cheese Incident, performing 2 shows each weekend with a very special SCI Sound Lab Live Experience on the First Weekend and EF’s famed SCI Saturday Night Shebang hosted on the Second Weekend. Also topping the bill on both weekends – Bassnectar, Big Gigantic, and Claude VonStroke. Heavyweights ODESZA, Above & Beyond, My Morning Jacket, and Nero (Live) will perform exclusively on the First Weekend. DJ Snake, RL Grime, and Thievery Corporation will appear only on the Second Weekend. Many more artists, including additional headliners, are still to be announced.

Other acts announced today include: Snakehips, Pendulum (DJ Set), TroyBoi, Viceroy, and AC Slater on the First Weekend.  Cashmere Cat, Sub Focus, GTA, Alison Wonderland and Mick Jenkins on the Second Weekend.

12th Planet, Jai Wolf, Lettuce, The Floozies, The Infamous Stringdusters, and Waka Flocka Flame  are among additional artists who will be performing both weekends, many of them promising unique shows so that no two experiences are alike. Fans can expect to hear some of the acts unplugged, with unusual collaborations and sit-ins, performing special themed sets, and more.

Yoga with The Forest’s favorite instructor Hannah Muse returns, and new cardio dance opportunities with The Fitness Marshall will keep the Forest Family energized.

The first round of EF Curated Events were also announced today. Bassrush, Bird House, Foreign Family Collective, Her Forest, and Night Bass will host EF stages on the First Weekend. Bassrush returns for the Second Weekend, along with Crew Love, Future Classic, Hi-LO presents Heldeep, No Xcuses, and Turntablists.

The complete list of artists on Electric Forest’s 2017 Initial Lineup is as follows: (artists listed in alphabetical order)

First Weekend Initial Artist Lineup:
The String Cheese Incident
Bassnectar
ODESZA
My Morning Jacket
Above & Beyond
Big Gigantic
Nero (Live)
Lotus
Claude VonStroke
Oliver Heldens
A-Trak
12th Planet
AC Slater
Asadi
Autograf
Banks
Big Wild
Bob Moses
Brazilian Girls
Breakbot
Carmada
Con Brio
Corbu
Dixon’s Violin
Donny McCaslin
Eden
Ekali
Eric Krasno Band
Fakear
FKJ
Francis and the Lights
Ganja White Night
Giraffage
Golf Clap
Illenium
Jacob Banks
Jai Wolf
Kaiydo
Khruangbin
Lettuce
Machinedrum
Matisyahu
Matoma
Minnesota
NoMBe
Opiuo
Ott
Papadosio
Pendulum DJ Set
Phutureprimitive
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong
Rezz
Snakehips
SNBRN
Spafford
Tauk
The Floozies
The Infamous Stringdusters
The London Souls
The Motet
theFatRat
Thunderthief
Trevor Hall
TroyBoi
Viceroy
Vince Staples
Waka Flocka Flame
Wave Racer
Whethan
Wingtip
Woolymammoth
Zomboy
Second Weekend Initial Artist Lineup:
The String Cheese Incident
Bassnectar
DJ Snake
Big Gigantic
RL Grime
Thievery Corporation
Lotus
Claude VonStroke
HI-LO
A-Trak
12th Planet
Alison Wonderland
Autograf
Big Wild
Bob Moses
Brazilian Girls
Breakbot
Carmada
Cashmere Cat
Con Brio
Croatia Squad
Darnell Williams
Dixon’s Violin
EDX
Ekali
Eryn Allen Kane
Fakear
FKJ
Francis and the Lights
Ganja White Night
Giraffage
Golf Clap
GTA
Illenium
Jai Wolf
Khruangbin
Lettuce
Machinedrum
Matisyahu
Matoma
Mick Jenkins
Minnesota
Nick Monaco
NoMBe
Nora En Pure
Opiuo
Ott & The All-Seeing I
Papadosio
Phutureprimitive
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong
PillowTalk
Rezz
Roman Flügel
Shiba San
SNBRN
Soul Clap
Spafford
Sub Focus
Tauk
The Floozies
The Infamous Stringdusters
The London Souls
The Motet
theFatRat
Trevor Hall
Vince Staples
Waka Flocka Flame
Wave Racer
Whethan
Wolf + Lamb
Woolymammoth

EF will host The Silent Disco in Sherwood Forest both weekends. Many additional artists, special happenings, and EF Curated Events are still to be announced

Ticket Info:
Info on Wristband and Lodging Packages HERE.
Loyalty Program On Sale begins November 29 at 12pm EST at www.electricforestfestival.com/tickets

Read more about the EF Loyalty Program – including Four in the Forest Loyalty, Good Life Loyalty and GA Loyalty HERE.

EF GeneralOn Sale begins December 8 at 12pm EST at www.electricforestfestival.com/tickets.
Also onsale December 8 are Official Electric Forest Shuttle Passes departing from major cities around the festival and the Muskegon Airport, the Grand Rapids Airport, and Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. Special Group Camping, including the Her Forest Women’s Camp, Electric Forces Veterans Camp, and Camp Traction Sober Camp, will also be available for purchase, in addition to EF Lockers.

Information on Layaway Plans for all Wristband and Lodging Packages can be found HERE.

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

Electric Forest is produced by Madison House Presents and Insomniac.

About Electric Forest
Each summer, just as anticipation for Electric Forest reaches fever pitch, tens of thousands of fans – traveling from all parts of the country, and the world, gather at the Double JJ Ranch in Rothbury, Michigan for the music & camping adventure of a lifetime. Excitement for Electric Forest has never been greater, with last year’s festival selling out before the lineup was announced, just a mere two weeks after tickets went on sale.

Electric Forest recently announced news of the festival’s “Intimate Expansion of Community” for 2017. Electric Forest’s move to offer two distinct, back to back weekends at a lower capacity strives to nurture the evolution and growth of the EF community while honoring the much cherished EF experience.  Electric Forest producers Madison House Presents and Insomniac hope that expanding the festival to two weekends in 2017 allows the EF community to invite more friends, participate in more ideas, and continue to contribute to this next chapter of Electric Forest together.

Entering its seventh year, Electric Forest is known for bringing together a passionate group of fans whose shared community spirit makes the festival a truly unique experience. The festival incorporates the natural beauty of the venue into carefully crafted art pieces and creatively themed environments, while colorful interactive characters and storylines blend with eclectic performing artists and musicians.

With its astonishing and unparalleled integration of music,art and community, Electric Forest delivers “The ultimate festival experience.”  From the carefully curated musical lineup, to the jaw-dropping Sherwood Forest, to the festival’s unprecedented participatory spirit, to the site’s incomparable features and amenities – Electric Forest creates a vibe so thick with “camaraderie and freedom…it must be experienced to be appreciated.”

Known for fully embracing the possibilities of an engaged festival community, Electric Forest’s Plug InProgram deliberately blurs the line between event organizers and attendees.  With this truly unique “open source” fan engagement platform, Electric Forest harnesses the creativity and passion of its community members, offering real and tangible ways for fans to participate in and ultimately help shape the Electric Forest experience. This is a big deal, since for Electric Forest – experience trumps all.
Hailed as “an amazing example of how music and festivals can change one’s outlook on life,” it’s widely understood that “one of the most important lessons [to be] learned in the Forest is that we are all together,” and this sense of community is truly “cherished [within the community] like the incredibly rare find it is.”
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