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Electric Forest 2018 Reveals Initial Artist Lineup For Each Weekend

Electric Forest (EF) officially announced the initial artist lineup for the eighth annual music and camping festival in Rothbury, Michigan on June 21–June 24 and June 28–July 1, 2018. View the complete list of announced artists set to perform the First Weekend and Second Weekend HERE.
For the 8th year in a row, Electric Forest welcomes back fan favorite The String Cheese Incident, performing two shows each weekend with the return of the SCI Sound Lab Live set featuring surprises and collaborations 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, GRiZ Live Band, RÜFÜS DU SOL, and ZHU. Heavyweight Galantis will perform exclusively on the First Weekend. Marshmello will appear only on the Second Weekend. Additional artists are still to be announced.
Other acts announced today include: Lil Dicky, Jauz, Green Velvet, Washed Out, Keys N Krates on the First Weekend and Testpilot, REZZ, Datsik, SuperDuperKyle, and Get Real on the Second Weekend.
Chromeo, Bonobo (Live), The Glitch Mob, Louis The Child, and Xavier Rudd 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.
The first round of EF Curated Events were also announced today. Bassrush, This Ain’t Bristol, Mr. Carmack presents Forward Thinkers, Green Velvet presents La La Land and other to be announced will host EF stages on the First Weekend. Bassrush returns for the Second Weekend, along with Mau5trap, Rüfüs & Friends, Desert Hearts and Soulection.
In addition to memorable musical performances, both weekends of EF2018 will celebrate what truly makes The Forest magic. Electric Forest’s Plug In Program features opportunities for the community to participate in shaping the EF experience, including The Wish Machine, Electricology, Her Forest, and more.  The Silent Disco, workshops and speakers, daily yoga, live art and immersive theater experiences throughout both weekends will offer adventure, exploration, and opportunities to more deeply connect with the unique energy of the Electric Forest and its community.
Today’s announcement comes after rumors of the festival’s 2018 artist lineup began to leak during an “Official 2018 Electric Forest Meet Up” event hosted at Necto Nightclub in Ann Arbor, Michigan on November 12. Hints on social media to the Forest Family, including the first ever EF event page other than the festival itself and a boots-on-the-ground scavenger hunt to “Follow the Elephant. Find the Intergalactic Deity,” led curious and adventurous fans to Necto. There, EF’s beloved art installation “Ellie” the elephant rested outside, far from its home in Rothbury, Michigan. Inside the venue, the free event offered a secret set by Space Jesus, and throughout the night, Forest character actors performed skits, comedy, and drag shows, while clever hints revealed artists on EF’s 2018 lineup. Mock concert posters hung inside the venue revealed Noname, Spag Heddy, Xavier Rudd and others. Bar menu specialty drinks “Vodka SoDown” revealed SoDown, while “Sexy Socialite” referenced a Chromeo song. Phone numbers painted in lipstick on the bathroom mirror directed callers to a voice message by 2018 performers RÜFÜS DU SOL and CloZee.  On the toilet paper, a word scramble revealed Manic Focus. A projection mapping on the side of the venue displayed a word search that, when examined, revealed G Jones, Cookie Monsta, BUKU, Louis The Child, and more. In all – 24 of Electric Forest’s 160+ artists performing one or both weekends were leaked to attending fans, who spread the word on social media to their friends, followers and fellow Forest Family.  See the social media chatter on Facebook and Reddit and watch the event recap video HERE.
The “Official 2018 Electric Forest Meet Up” event aligns with EF’s ongoing commitment to building and nurturing community by creating opportunities for Forest Family be part of the festival and to help shape the EF experience. In another demonstration of this spirit, the festival’s new fan participation initiative – The EF Wish Machine – encourages the Forest Family to spread positivity by granting wishes to Forest Family members in exchange for an act of human kindness. Follow the EF Wish Machine HERE.
Electric Forest recently released video created from footage captured during Electric Forest 2017. Watch the arresting visual art piece HERE.
Ticket Info:
Info on Wristband and Lodging Packages, including expanded 2018 Good Life Camping and Lodging options, can be found HERE.
Loyalty Program On Sale begins December 7 at 2pm EST at www.electricforestfestival.com/tickets
Read more about the EF Loyalty Program – including the debut of Six In The Forest Loyalty tier, Four In The Forest Loyalty, Good Life Loyalty and GA Loyalty, HERE.
EF General On Sale begins December 15 at 2pm EST at www.electricforestfestival.com/tickets.
Also on sale December 15 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.
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 Insomniac and Madison House Presents.

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
GRiZ Live Band
Galantis
RÜFÜS DU SOL
ZHU
Bonobo (Live)
Chromeo
Cut Copy
Green Velvet
Gryffin
Jauz
Keys N Krates
Lil Dicky
Louis the Child
Malaa
Marian Hill
The Glitch Mob
Washed Out
Xavier Rudd
!!!
A Tribe Called Red
Air Credits
Andy Frasco & The U.N.
Anna Lunoe
Aqueous
Betty Who
Big Something
Billy Kenny
Bishop Briggs
Boogie T
Buku
Camelphat
Cherub
CloZee
Cookie Monsta
Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles
Desert Dwellers
Detlef
Devin The Dude
Dimension
Dixon’s Violin
DROELOE
Elohim
Emancipator Ensemble
EOTO
EPROM
Everyone Orchestra
Fisher
Flamingosis
Floating Points (solo live)
G Jones
Golf Clap
Great Good Fine OK
Harrison Brome
Hayden James
Herobust
Hiss Golden Messenger
Hotel Garuda
Jade Cicada
Jody Litvack
Justin Jay’s Fantastic Voyage
Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe
Kasbo
Kawehi
Kayzo
Kerri Chandler
Kill Frenzy
Knox Fortune
KRANE
Kry Wolf
Kyle Watson
Lawrence
Locos Por Juana
Lophiile
LUZCID
Madame Gandhi
Maddy O’Neal
Magic City Hippies
Manic Focus
Marvel Years
Mat.Joe
Matrix & Futurebound
MAX
MAXIMONO
Medasin
Melvv
Mija
Mike Love
Misterwives
MK
Moody Good
Mr. Carmack
Muzzy Bearr
Natalie Cressman
Nicole Moudaber
Noisia
Noname
Party Favor
Party Pupils
Pat Lok
Penguin Prison
Phantoms
PHO
Rayana Jay
Sam Gellaitry
San Holo
Savoir Adore
Seth Troxler
Shallou
Shook Twins
Sinkane
SoDown
Space Jesus
Spag Heddy
Sunsquabi
The Dip
The Main Squeeze
The Nth Power
The Russ Liquid Test
The Werks
TOO MANY ZOOZ
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (DJ Set)
Toubab Krewe
Turkuaz
Two Feet
um…
Waker
William Black
Xiuhtezcatl
Zeshan B
Second Weekend Initial Artist Lineup:
The String Cheese Incident
BASSNECTAR
Marshmello
GRiZ Live Band
RÜFÜS DU SOL
Testpilot
ZHU
Bonobo (Live)
Chromeo
Cut Copy
Datsik
Get Real
Gryffin
Louis the Child
Malaa
Marian Hill
REZZ
SuperDuperKyle
The Glitch Mob
Xavier Rudd
!!!
Air Credits
Anna Lunoe
Aqueous
Attlas
Big Something
Bishop Briggs
BlackGummy
Boogie T
Boombox Cartel
Buku
Calyx & Teebee
Cassian
Chalk Dinosaur
Cherub
Chris Lake
CloZee
Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles
Crankdat
Cut Snake
Dena Amy
Desert Dwellers
Dixon’s Violin
Doc Martin
DROELOE
Elohim
Emancipator
EOTO
EPROM
Elohim
Emancipator
Everyone Orchestra
Flamingosis
Fruition
G Jones
Golf Clap
Great Good Fine OK
Harrison Brome
Hayden James
Herobust
Hiss Golden Messenger
Jeremy Olander
Jody Litvack
Justin Jay’s Fantastic Voyage
Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe
Kasbo
Kawehi
Knox Fortune
KRANE
Lane 8
Lee Reynolds
Lawrence
Locos Por Juana
Lophiile
LOUDPVCK
LUZCID
Madame Gandhi
Magic City Hippies
Manic Focus
Manilla Killa
Marbs
Marvel Years
MAX
Medasin
Melvv
Mija
Mike Love
Mikey Lion
Misterwives
MK
Motez
Mr. Carmack
Muzzy Bearr
Natalie Cressman
Netsky (DJ Set)
Noname
Party Favor
Party Pupils
Pat Lok
Penguin Prison
Phantoms
PHO
Porkchop
Portico Quartet
QUIX
Rinzen
Rybo
Sam Gellaitry
San Holo
Savoir Adore
Shallou
Sinkane
SoDown
Space Jesus
Spag Heddy
SQUNTO
Sunsquabi
The Dip
The Main Squeeze
The Nth Power
The Russ Liquid Test
The Werks
TOO MANY ZOOZ
Toubab Krewe
Turkuaz
Two Feet
Waker
William Black
Xiuhtezcatl
Zeshan B
Additional artists, special happenings, and EF Curated Event details are still to be announced.
About Electric Forest
Each summer, just as anticipation for the sold-out 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.
Entering its eighth 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.”
Electric Forest’s GOOD LIFE VIP experience offers unrivaled 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. In addition, patrons can take advantage of the property’s many amenities including a 60,000 square foot indoor water park, an 18-hole championship golf course, swimming pools, horseback riding, and more.
At the heart of Electric Forest is the beloved Sherwood Forest. By day, fans collect among hundreds of hammocks that drape between the clustered trees. Intricate and earthy artful touches pop from the Forest’s myriad of installations and gathering spaces. At night, Sherwood Forest turns electric, showered with state-of-the-art, jaw-dropping light displays, impromptu “secret” parties, other-worldly characters, and surprises around every turn. “With no exaggeration at all, [Sherwood Forest is] the most well produced and artistically inspired area…ever seen at a music festival.”
Known for fully embracing the possibilities of an engaged festival community, Electric Forest’s Plug In Program 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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