photos taken by Don Idio
It’s the most wonderful time of the year and Electric Forest just made it even better! That’s right, the 2019 Electric Forest lineup has officially been released and oh my lanta it’s a thing of beauty! This year there are some big changes going down in Rothbury, MI and so far it looks like it’s for the best! The biggest of the changes is that Electric Forest is going back to just one weekend! (June 27th-30th) Electric Forest provided a statement explaining the change:
“During the next year the Electric Forest grounds will see many exciting improvements that include upgraded landscapes, areas with new grass, and infrastructure improvements across the site. Most importantly, a new multi-year Sherwood Forest conservation plan will take effect.
Protecting and curating the grounds of Electric Forest for generations to come is important to all of the Forest Family. The impact that comes with two weekends will need to be reduced for the new improvements to take hold.
With conservation and longevity in mind, Electric Forest will be one magical weekend in 2019.”
Going back to a single weekend also allows Electric Forest to focus its budget on a bigger and better lineup! This year’s lineup is one of the best lineups Electric Forest has seen in awhile! Forest also maintained its balance between EDM and funk/jam artists and put together what should be four days of fantastic shows!
The Headliners: The main headliners this year are some of my personal favorites and some of the leading artists in the EDM and festival community. Thursday’s headliner is the headliner I’m most excited to see, ODESZA! Kygo is your headliner for Friday and making his return once again. The Saturday headlining slot is the one and only Bassnectar! Closing out the weekend as the Sunday headliner will be Zeds Dead! On top of these four fantastic headliners we will be treated with three special sets from the band of the weekend, The String Cheese Incident!
THE STRING CHEESE INCIDENT
The Dance: Other than the headlining acts, Electric Forest’s remaining lineup is stacked full of talented DJ’s. Artists including Alison Wonderland, Black Tiger Sex Machine, Claude VonStroke, Gramatik, Seven Lions, and Ganja White Night are just a few of the sets you cannot miss!
The Funk/Jam: One thing I love about Electric Forest is variety provided by the balance between EDM and funk/jam musicians. This years Forest lineup has a couple of my favorite funk and jam bands including STS9, Lettuce, The Floozies, Twiddle, Spafford, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, and Tauk!
These are only a few of the fantastic acts you need to catch this year!
Ticket packages go on sale this Friday, Dec. 7th so don’t miss your chance!
BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE!
You might even find Carl 😉