As music festivals are perpetually evolving, music lovers are pleasantly spoiled with an array of options of how, where, and when to see their favorite bands play live. Music festivals are the ideal way to catch as much live music within a weekend at one cost. However, with all the anticipated choices why does Electric Forest stay at the top of the list for so many festival goers? Amongst the diverse selection of musical acts the festival features three nights of The String Cheese Incident as well as a buffet of other perks that only start with the lineup.
Electric Forest is located in Rothbury, Michigan, and kicks off June 30th packing the entire weekend with music up until the late evening of July 3rd. The festival site is known for its abundance of shade, warm daytime, and cool evenings. Even though the festival is celebrating its first year as the Electric Forest, many familiar festival goers may argue that it is the new Rothbury Music Festival. Rothbury is and will always be remembered by its fans and attendees due to the fact that the festivals go-green attitude, lineup, perks, weather, and overall organization were beyond professional. However, as The String Cheese Incident takes on the forefront of Electric Forest the festival could actually be considered a “Cheese” festival featuring 60 plus amazing acts. Regardless of the topic wrapped around Electric Forest and Rothbury, the festival will feature many familiar perks that Rothbury had as well as some exciting new directions.
Between bluegrass, jazz, funk, electronica, dubstep, jamtronica, house and jam Electric Forest reaches out to a diverse group. With a strategically planned schedule all Electric Forest attendees have the wonderful option of what types of music suites their pallet. For fans that remain open to all (strongly suggested) you may find yourself bouncing around from stage to stage capturing as much music as possible. Throughout the weekend the festival will feature five stages hosting music by Lotus, Bonobo (DJ set), Emancipator, Toubab Krewe, Tiesto, The New Deal, Keller Williams, ESKMO, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Shpongle, Lettuce, Railroad Earth, Beats Antique, Pretty Lights, Conspirator as well as a handful of other artist. Not only will The String Cheese Incident be crushing the stage for 3 nights with 2 full sets each night, members of SCI will be joining their side projects such as EOTO, Emmitt-Nershi Band, and Kyle Hollingsworth Band to also add to the heat of the festival. For the complete lineup click here.
To top off all of these inspiring musical acts, the festival promotes a circus of fun through state of the art light displays, art instillations and the notoriously decked out Sherwood Forest. The Forest has been considered the pulse of the festival as it will be a relaxing shaded space by day and a wonderland by night. Along side of these amazing displays the festival offers yoga, hoop workshops, horseback ridding, glow in the dark disk golf, a life size mouse trap, and the Big Wildcat Lake. For more information on the festival’s attractions click here.
Don’t miss what Electric Forest has in store for music lovers! Between an incredible lineup and undeniable attractions this festival is one not to bypass in your summer plans. Electric Forest offers a special 2 day pass for those unable to attend all four days or a full event weekend pass. Buy your tickets today by clicking here.
Written By Marcella Neff