Mainstay and ‘house band’ The String Cheese Incident, not surprisingly, is also part of the lineup announced today for the 2020 June festival. See the full roster of acts.
Editor’s note: On Friday afternoon, Dec. 6, 2019, Electric Forest announced that the 2020 festival is sold out.
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Before there was Electric Forest, there was the Rothbury Festival – a star-studded affair that drew more than 30,000 music fans to the Double JJ Resort in 2008 for four days of frolicking in the Michigan woods and meadows.
Bassnectar, Lotus, The Disco Biscuits, Keller Williams, EOTO, Diplo and members of the String Cheese Incident were all part of that inaugural celebration (which, remarkably enough, also featured the likes of Snoop Dogg, 311, Primus, Dave Matthews Band, The Black Keys, Gov’t Mule, John Mayer, Trey Anastasio and Widespread Panic).
The String Cheese Incident, Bassnectar, Lotus, EOTO and Keller Williams would also be part of the lineup for the first Electric Forest in 2011, along with acts such as Big Gigantic and 12th Planet.
So, for the 10th anniversary of Electric Forest in 2020, organizers are heading “back to the future” by announcing that a bevy of artists featured in the first Rothbury and Electric Forest festivals would also be appearing at next year’s much-buzzed-about event taking place June 25-28.
The String Cheese Incident (playing three nights), Bassnectar, Big Gigantic, Diplo, Keller Williams, Lotus, Disco Biscuits, 12th Planet and EOTO will be joined by the likes of Flume, Major Lazer, Lotus the Child, The Glitch Mob, Lindsey Stirling, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Big Boi, Big Wild, The Black Madonna and dozens more, Electric Forest announced today.
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Michigan-based artists on the initial bill of the electronic music-leaning festival include indie-pop/rock’s Michigander (fronted by Kalamazoo’s Jason Singer), Grand Rapids DJ/producer SuperDre and Detroit tech house act Golf Clap.
“Decade One will feature many unique performances and sets, including Turkuaz with Jerry Harrison & Adrian Belew of Talking Heads who will perform ‘Remain in Light’ in honor of the album turning 40,” organizers announced in a press release.
“ ‘SVDDEN DEATH PRESENTS: VOYD’ will be a not-to-be-missed event and Noisia will be joining The Forest Family on their last tour together.”
On Wednesday, advance sales of wristbands begin for “Forest Family” members who qualify, with “Good Life Loyalty” and “GA Loyalty” sales on Thursday. Any remaining wristbands will go on sale Friday. GA wristband prices begin at $374.75; ‘Good Life’ VIP camping prices start at $775. Details here.
More than 40,000 festivalgoers are expected to flock to the sprawling site next June. Here’s the roster of performers announced thus far:
The String Cheese Incident (performing 3 Incidents)
Louis The Child
The Disco Biscuits
The Black Madonna
Femi Kuti & the Positive Force
The Glitch Mob
Keller Williams’ Grateful Grass
Moon Boots (Live)
Rainbow Kitten Surprise
Bonnie x Clyde
The California Honeydrops
Choir! Choir! Choir!
Fury + MC Dino
Gioli & Assia
The Iceman Special
Jupiter & Okwess
Justin Jay’s Fantastic Voyage
The Main Squeeze
Mo Lowda & The Humble
The North 41
The Nth Power
Of The Trees
Rodriguez Jr. (Live)
Rome in Silver
Royal Jelly Jive
SVDDEN DEATH PRESENTS: VOYD
Turkuaz w/ Jerry Harrison & Adrian Belew
Young & Sick
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