Electric Forest 2019
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Electric Forest 2020 Lineup: Major Lazer, Diplo, BASSNECTAR, Louis The Child & More
This week, Electric Forest announced the massive initial lineup for their upcoming 10th anniversary music festival, taking place in the woods of Rothbury, Mich. on June 25-28, 2020.
The topline headliner, jam band The String Cheese Incident, will perform three "Incidents" in 2020 and have played every festival since its inception in 2011. Their fellow headliners—BASSNECTAR, GRAMMY winner (and current 2020 GRAMMY nominee) Flume, Major Lazer, Big Gigantic, Louis The Child and The Disco Biscuits—have rocked the fest in prior years. Diplo, the GRAMMY-winning superproducer who is also one-third of electro-dancehall act Major Lazer, will be throwing down his first-ever Electric Forest solo set.
Over a hundred artists were revealed for the big anniversary lineup and also include iconic GRAMMY-winning rapper Big Boi, first-time GRAMMY nominees YBN Cordae and Boys Noize, as well as The Black Madonna and Princess Nokia, all of whom will make their debut in the laser-filled forest next summer.
The 10th Anniversary Lineup is here: https://t.co/GlscstArJq #EF2020 Wristbands & Lodging Packages go on sale this Friday, December 6 with Loyalty On Sales starting tomorrow, Wednesday, December 4.
Decade One is happening. See you in The Forest!#ElectricForest pic.twitter.com/baUjGiBmVO
— Electric Forest (@Electric_Forest) December 3, 2019
The 10-year-old music and arts fest is beloved by electronic music kids the world over as well as fans of alternative, left-of-center music in general, with its eclectic lineup serving up healthy doses of jam bands, house favorites, bass heavyweights and other exciting electro-infused acts and surprises. The 2020 event will also feature Nigerian afrobeat musician (and past GRAMMY nominee) Femi Kuti with his band the Positive Force, trippy bass favorites The Glitch Mob and Justin Jay, who will be bringing his lively live band experience, Fantastic Voyage, to the fest.
Others bringing the vibey house beats include Moon Boots and Rodriquez Jr., each of whom will be performing live sets. Past GRAMMY nominee Elderbrook, as well as German underground legend Patrice Bäumel and RÜFÜS DU SOL-signee Willaris. K. Bass head favorites CloZee, Rusko and Cashmere Cat will bring the womp, while Gryffin, DJ Holographic and Mija will also keep the forest nymphs grooving to their genre-melting jams.
As a press release explains, "Special sets and unique collaborations have contributed to the magic of Electric Forest over the past 10 years, and this year's event does not disappoint. EF2020 highlights include Turkuaz with Jerry Harrison & Adrian Belew of Talking Heads who will perform Remain in Light in honor of the album turning 40."
The Loyalty ticket pre-sale launched today and runs until tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. ET, after which the general sale will launch, at 10 a.m. ET. Visit electricforestfestival.com for more info and the complete lineup announcement.