Moogfest 2012 Announces LineupAuthor: Losillë
Asheville, NC – AC Entertainment is proud to announce the line up for the third annual Moogfest, the festival of electronic and visionary music that celebrates the innovative spirit of Bob Moog. Taking place on Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27, 2012 in the city Bob Moog called home, Moogfest 2012 continues building on its exciting reinvention of the Moogfest concept and features its most distinctly invigorating lineup to date. Tickets will go on sale Friday, August 10 at Noon EST via www.moogfest.com
Comprised of a diverse yet synergistic group of inspired performers, the 2012 Moogfest lineup includes Primus 3D, a stop on the first ever traveling 3D-enhanced live musical tour, Swedish electro-pop wonders Miike Snow, the electrifying Santigold as well as rare U.S. performances from some of electronic music’s most forward thinking artists including: Orbital, Richie Hawtin, Squarepusher, Carl Craig and Pantha du Prince. Hip-hop is showcased by GZA, presenting his classic, Liquid Swords, El-P and Killer Mike. Notables also confirmed are: the legendary Thomas Dolby, Explosions In The Sky, Divine Fits, Four Tet, the Magnetic Fields, Prefuse 73 with Teebs as well as some of the hottest newcomers to electronic music such as Actress, Disclosure, Juila Holter and Blondes. A full lineup is below.
These artists will perform at venues throughout beautiful downtown Asheville, including the U.S. Cellular Center,which includes the ExploreAsheville.com arena (formerly the Asheville Civic Center Arena) and the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. Moogfest will also be utilizing other venues in Asheville, including the Orange Peel (named by Rolling Stone as one of the best clubs in the country) and the more intimate Asheville Music Hall.
Weekend passes, daily GA tickets and VIP packages for Moogfest 2012 will go on sale Friday, August 10 at Noon EST exclusively at www.moogfest.com.
Moogfest is produced in conjunction with Moog Music, the City of Asheville and directly benefits the Bob Moog Foundation
Visit www.moogfest.com for more information on this year’s event.
What people are saying about Moogfest:
“a perfect little weekend.” – NPR’s All Songs Considered
“If it sounds like a sort of Star Trek convention for synthesizer geeks (they “air knob” invisible electronic equipment instead of pretend-Stratocasters), in a way it is. But that’s precisely why Moogfest, after just two years, looks likely to become an annual fixture for Asheville – and a model for other towns and cities.”
“Moogfest 2011 will forever hold a sacred place in our hearts and memories, and it’s more than a safe bet that we’ll be game for (at least) one more magical round of synth-laden splendor before this world finally calls it quits.” — FILTER
“Moogfest came to a close Sunday with fans and business owners radiating warmth for the electronic music festival and its embrace of the city.”
– Asheville Citizen-Times
MOOGFEST 2012 LINEUP
Explosions in the Sky
The Magnetic Fields
GZA presents Liquid Swords
Pantha Du Prince
Shpongle presents The Masquerade
Black Moth Super Rainbow
Mouse on Mars
Prefuse 73 with Teebs
Bear in Heaven
Wick-It the Instigator
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