The Electric Forest announcements top news items about several 2020 Michigan music festivals. Get the lowdown on these summer events and links here.
Michigan’s highest profile music festival, Electric Forest, announced early this month that the 10th anniversary affair – “the biggest Forest celebration to date” – would take place in Rothbury June 25-28, 2020.
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Organizers followed that announcement with on-sale dates for the special 2020 affair: Dec. 4 for advance sales to “Forest Family” members who qualify, Dec. 5 for “Good Life Loyalty” and “GA Loyalty” members and, finally, if any wristbands remain, Dec. 6 for the general public.
Loyalty codes will be sent to those qualifying for advance sales to the 2020 festival, which for the first time, will offer early “load-in parking passes” for those who want to arrive at the general admission campgrounds on Tuesday.
The festival – which draws 40,000 or so devotees to the Double JJ Resort for a long weekend of electronic music, jam bands and an eclectic blend of artists – will “not be focused on the past, but is instead a time to look forward,” organizers said of the 10th anniversary edition.
“Above all, this is an occasion to celebrate a unique moment in time between decades.”
Indeed, the festival now has a new agreement with the village to stage the festival in Rothbury for another 10 years, so “between decades” has merit.
For 2020, the festival will also offer one-way and round-trip shuttles to Rothbury from Chicago, Detroit, Grand Rapids and Muskegon County Airport.
OTHER MICHIGAN FESTIVALS CHANGE DATES, LOCATIONS, START TICKET SALES
Proving it’s never too early to plan for next summer’s flurry of music festivals, the Electric Forest announcements are only one many news items related to Michigan’s 2020 music festival lineup:
• The Wish You Were Here festival hosted by Tom Wall and Cosmic Knot at Holton’s Bent Arrow Deer Ranch has switched weekends to Aug. 21-23 and will hereafter be known as “Cosmic Knot’s Fest of All Music Celebration.”
• Tickets are on sale now for Buttermilk Jamboree, Nor-East’r Music & Art Festival and Hamtramck Music Festival. On Jan. 1, tickets go on sale for Dunesville Music Festival, which is also accepting submissions from performers (as is the Beaver Island Music Festival and Buttermilk Jamboree);
• Marshall Bluegrass Festival has announced its 2020 lineup (including the Edgar Loudermilk Band), Aubrey Logan will headline the Thornapple Arts Council Jazz Festival, the Michigan Elvis Festival is moving from Ypsilanti to the Wayne County Fairgrounds in Belleville, and Camp Greensky is seeking volunteers.
Local Spins will provide another full update on Michigan festivals in January, and already lists festival dates in its 2020 Calendars, which also showcase photos of more than two dozen Michigan bands in a truly Michigan-centric and music-centric package. It’s a unique, one-of-a-kind product. Order yours, $15, online here.
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