While Electric Forest is still over 3 agonizing months away, the festival has announced over 40 additional artists for both the first and second weekends, as well as dual weekend artists.
New to the already stellar lineup – both weekends will host Mt. Joy, Dub Trio, CharlestheFirst, Kidswaste, ProbCause, and others. Additions to the First Weekend include Thundercat, Falcons, Mount Kimbie, Tsuruda, Stickybuds, Star Kitchen featuring Marc Brownstein, Supernatural Beings featuring Joel Cummins, Kris Myers, Marcus Rezak, and Hash Vyas, and more. Second Weekend welcomes BOOGIE T.RIO (LIVE BAND), Claptone, Elderbrook, Tennis Jacket featuring Marc Brownstein and Jeremy Salken, and others. Second weekend also sees London jazz veteran and saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings bring his cosmic jazz trio, The Comet is Coming across the pond for the very first time.
[column size=one_third position=first ]FIRST WEEKEND ONLY
Day Cart & Wig-Wam
Fort Knox Five
Fury + MC Dino
Star Kitchen ft. Marc Brownstein
Supernatural Beings ft. Joel Cummins, Kris Myers, Marcus Rezak, Hash Vyas
[column size=one_third position=middle ]SECOND WEEKEND ONLY
Boogie T.rio (Live Band)
Sons of Kemet
Tennis Jacket ft. Marc Brownstein and Jeremy Salken
The Comet is Coming
[column size=one_third position=last ]BOTH WEEKENDS
Also according to the announcement, Electric Forest launched its brand new “Tickets For Teachers” program. In celebration of the important work that teachers do, and in appreciation for the dedicated teachers in Western Michigan, Electric Forest is offering every full-time K-12 teacher in the counties of Oceana, Mason, Lake, Newaygo, and Muskegon the opportunity to apply to receive 1 GA Wristband to either weekend of Electric Forest 2018. Electric Forest producer Jeremy Stein states, “Electric Forest is inspired by the many voices who call for greater support and appreciation for teachers. We hope the festival can provide local teachers a deeper connection to community, a free-spirited exploration of the arts, and a well-deserved Summer recharge.”
Submissions are being accepted through March 15. Additional information and application available HERE.
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