Only days after Richie Hawtin and Carl Cox played the main stage at EDC Las Vegas, two American festivals have announced the addition of Movement-hosted stages at their events this year. It would seem, to savvy dance music fans, that techno is just now getting its time in the sun in the United States. Laneway Festival’s first foray into America will hit Detroit on September 14th and Paxahau, along with Matthew Dear’s Ghostly International, will host the Movement Stage — home this year to Adult, Shigeto, Heathered Pearls, Beacon, and Matthew Dear himself.
Not too far away in Michigan, Insomniac’s Electric Forest will also host a Movement Electronic Music Festival “curated event” on the first night of the festival, much like Movement hosted an Electric Forest stage at their own fest this year. Helicopter Showdown, A Tribe Called Red, Ryan Hemsworth, Ana Sia, Michal Menert, RL Grime, and Headhunterz will all be apart of this experience in Rothbury this year.
The performer schedule for this year’s Electric Forest in Rothbury, Michigan is now available. If you’re already planning to head up the western coast of Michigan for the festival in the forest, you can begin your planning now. When will you head to Sherwood Court, Tripolee, or The Observatory? How much time are you planning to spend in the Silent Disco?
For what is said to be one of the more glorious festival experiences in North America, Insomniac Events revealed the Electric Forest’s initial 2013 lineup. Headliners include Pretty Lights and Knife Party, and an assortment of other eclectic acts such as Passion Pit, Empire of the Sun, and Lotus. A-Trak, Tommy Trash, Madeon, and Benny Benassi will fill the house and electro void, and rising stars RL Grime and Baauer will bring their trap awareness to the mystic forest of Rothbury, Michigan. Electric Forest hosts a wide variety of DJs and sounds, and takes place in one of the most unique locations that a festival on its scale will ever see. Tickets are selling fast, so get them while they last.
Nestled in the majestic backwoods of the Double JJ Ranch in Rothbury, Michigan, Electric Forest is truly a festival experience like no other. Every year, art installations, kaleidoscopic lights, and gallivanting vagrants fill the deep wilderness in celebration of dance music. This summer, the natural habitat will suffer (or savor) pervading basslines and reverberant soundscapes June 27th through the 30th. It is also apparent that the festival plans to expand again. With a capacity of 25,000 last year, Electronic Midwest reports festival producers have requested to nearly double the capacity to 40,000. The increase in attendance would see extended use of the grounds (similar to the Rothbury Festival in 2009) and most likely additional stages. DA will keep you updated as more information unfolds.
The Electric Forest festival is a truly unique musical experience that meshes countless genres of music with 4 days of camping in the Michigan woods. The acts are accompanied by large scale art installations and sculptures — think Burning Man in a forest. The production value on this video is impressive, and since we did not have the chance to experience Electric Forest ourselves, we figured we’d share. Oh, and don’t forget to check out our YouTube page for more awesome video content!