ELECTRIC FOREST 2017: BEYOND THE MUSIC

Electric Forest opens it gates to all adventurers this weekend, but for the first time ever, this coming weekend will only be one of two.

Forest HQ made the move to two wonderful weekends in the hopes of creating a more intimate experience for all of their travelers, and it’s looking to be just that. With one of the more expansive lineups of the festival season, Electric Forest is sure to be one of the summer’s best.

 But for many, the Forest is about more than just the music.

To truly see what makes Electric Forest glow year after year, let’s take a look at all of the incredible features, programs, and experiences that make it such a memorable festival:


The Forest

Each year, Double JJ Resort is transformed into The Forest — an immersive festival grounds unlike any other. As far as camping festivals are concerned, this is the pinnacle of feeling at one with nature. With stages, art galleries, & all sorts of surprises hidden within the layers of trees, The Forest is more of a magical playground than anything else.


The People

If you’re not aware yet, Electric Forest is a destination location for any & all in the electronic music scene. The People of E Forest travel thousands of miles & plan for months just to make it out, and many more are still awaiting their chance to visit for the first time. That being said, those who do arrive are not there just to be there — the fairies & folk of E Forest are always prepared to go all-out. The energy is unmatched, the costumes & outfits are well put together, and the entire community is there for each other. Come be a part of something bigger than yourself!


The Programs

For a festival as massive as Electric Forest, there are endless opportunities for involvement. Thankfully, E Forest uses its resources to work towards environmental consciousness, community outreach, and technological innovation — among many other causes. Whether working towards sustainability with the Electricology Program, helping feed the hungry at the Food Drive, or garnering support for education with the Music in Schools Program, there is a program for everyone. Giving back is one of the best ways to become a true member of the Forest Family, so get excited to Do More at E Forest!


The Waterpark

Yes, you read that right — Electric Forest has its own waterpark. Located on site at the Double JJ Resort, you & your crew are only a complimentary shuttle ride away from a full-service waterpark. Complete with slides, a lazy river, and both indoor & outdoor sections, there’s something for everyone. The best part — each admission ticket comes with a complimentary shower, so get your clean on after getting your swim on.


The Music

Alright, alright this article wasn’t supposed to be about the tunes… but have you seen that lineup? With the jam band giants that are String Cheese Incident & the legendary bass-lord Bassnectar covering both weekends, that should be enough to draw anyone in. Nevertheless, there are hundreds of artists performing throughout the festival’s two weekends, including (but certainly not limited to) Odesza, Flume, Dillon Francis, Lotus, Nero, Tycho, and The Revivalists. Add in the immersive stage set-ups & the surprise sets not included on the lineup, and Electric Forest is clearly a can’t-miss event!


Tickets are still on sale for Weekend Two! Grab ’em while you can, & we’ll meet you at ♦The Forest♦

ELECTRIC FOREST – LINEUP ANNOUNCE + HER FOREST

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2 weekends + 7 stages + over 95 artists = Electric Forest 2017

See artists such as BassnectarDillon FrancisBig Gigantic, and Tycho during this immersive festival experience. With this incredible amount of artists, all who are sure perform incredible sets; Electric Forest just did it right.

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Full lineup information available here

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As if the lineup isn’t enough reason to love this festival; Electric Forest not only believes in women supporting women, but wants to encourage and spread that message. With their Her Forest program, the festival “uplifts the experience of women” by focusing on “connection, inspiration, and comfort”. The newly released promotional video shows how impactful and meaningful this program is to the participating sisters, and to the Electric Forest Community as a whole.

More information about Her Forest here

 

ELECTRIC FOREST

All GA Wristbands for the First Weekend of #EF2X17 are sold out! A handful of Northern Lights Lane & Electric Avenue Tent Lodging Packages remain.

Wristbands for the Second Weekend, as well as many Good Life Lodging Packages, are still available at ElectricForestFestival.com/tickets

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A limited number of General Admission (GA) Camping Wristbands for the Second Weekend are available but they are going fast! GA wristbands include access to the main festival venue and all stages, a camping spot in the GA Campgrounds, and parking at your campsite for cars with two or more occupants.

Want to treat yourself? The Good Life is where it’s at. Elevate your experience with the Good Life Village or Sherwood Court camping . Take a look at all lodging options here.

A variety of tent rental options are available, including Electric Avenue and Northern Lights Lane which are located in the Good Life Village, steps from the entrance to Sherwood Forest!

For the ultimate Electric Forest experience, discover the Back 40 Enchanted Campground giving you access to enchanted cabanas with a whimsical wonderland experience, including brunches, happy hours, and more!

With many options available for the Second Weekend, there are still plenty of chances to join! Choose your adventure & see you at #EF2X17!

ELECTRIC FOREST – ARTISTS ADDED

The awaited surprise is revealed as artists Dillon Francis & Flume are going to be welcomed to the family for Electric Forest 2017!

As if the lineup could not get any better, along with Dillon Francis  & Flume, get spacey with The String Cheese Incident, Bassnectar, Odesza, My Morning Jacket, DJ Snake + many more!

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View the full #EF2x17 lineup below & stay tuned for more updates! Tickets are on sale for BOTH Weekend 1 + Weekend 2 now!

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ELECTRIC FOREST PREVIEW

The initial lineup has been announced for Electric Forest 2017 and it’s everything we could have ever wanted. To celebrate the release, we’ve collected our Top 10 artists to look forward to at this year’s #EF2X17! Take a peek below and see you in the forest!

Wristband & Lodging Packages are on sale NOW for the First Weekend + Second Weekend but they’re going fast. Don’t sleep on this one, take it from us.

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  • BIG GIGANTIC – This all instrumental, jazz group from Colorado is sure to get you vibing from start to finish for a audio- sensory experience. 

  • BASSNECTAR – With his unique beats, Lorin Ashton, more commonly known by his stage name Bassnectar, never fails to entertain as he is one of the longest standing dj’s in the electronic scene to date. 

  • ODESZA – Formed in 2012, electronic music duo from Seattle, WA never has a still crowd with their always dreamy yet bass-filled beats.

  • RL GRIME – Henry Steinway, or RL Grime, ALWAYS brings the fat beats with his own mixture of trap, hiphop and electronica.

  • LOTUS – You will enter another world of dance jams with this bands own take as they add alternative + “hooky” elements, we dare you to not dance. 

  • ALISON WONDERLAND – This Sydney-based DJ will take you through a journey with sound as big as the bass beneath it. 

  • TAUK – All the way from Oyster Bay, their early 70’s influenced synth and guitar grooves mixed with heavy rock will put you in a trance from beginning to end. 

  • SNBRN – LA Native SNBRN brings a new mix by combining deep house + indie dance.

  • BANKS – Jillian Rose Banks shows her fearless side through bold beats and poetic lyrics.

  • BIG WILD – From Venice, CA, BIG WILD is topping the dance charts by experimenting with different sounds + instruments. You never know what he’ll bring to the table next.

  • OLIVER HELDENS – Dutch native and electronic producer Oliver Heldens caught fire after his first top charter “Gecko” and keeps em’ coming by spreading funky vibes and sick beats.

Check out the full lineups for the First Weekend + Second Weekend below and get your wristbands now!

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ELECTRIC FOREST – 2017 ON SALE

Electric Forest is taking on TWO weekends this year in Rothbury, Michigan and going on sale November 29th – December 8th, 2016! 

Get your group together for two whole bass-bumping weekends, June 22-25 and June 29-July 2. This year, EF will be including 4 tiers of on sale dates, Four In The Forest, Good Life Loyalty, GA Loyalty + General On Sale! Loyal Forest goers will get to enjoy plenty of time + information for a stress-free Wristband & Lodging Package purchasing experience! Plus, and initial lineup for each weekend will be announced in ADVANCE for you lucky loyals. With layaway plans galore, there’s no need to worry about not being able to fest. Along with shuttle rides to & from the forest, for the first time ever Forest HQ will be offering official exchanges, guaranteed!

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With everything pretty much set up for you, theres no reason why you should be missing out on #EF2X17!

For more information about on sale dates, as well as lodging & parking, visit the festival website.

4 REASONS WE’RE STOKED FOR EFF15

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Electric Forest is just a few days away, and we can hardly wait to be back in the middle of the musical madness! In an effort to contain our excitement for the big weekend upon us, we collected of favorite photos of all things Electric Forest. These photos are the essence of why we love the Forest, and why it is the place to be this summer. Check out the Forest in all it’s glory and read on to see why exactly we’re stoked to get back!

1. The Forest feels like home

2. The Scenic Sights

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3. The Killer Lineup

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4. The People 

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Need anymore convincing? Grab your tickets and we’ll see you in the forest.

RECAP: ELECTRIC FOREST 2015

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Before we begin, check out this video Electric Forest released on theirYouTube Channel last week.

Yeah. That happened. And that was just a highlights reel.

Electric Forest is one of our favorite Summer events. This year, over 45,000 Foresters flocked to Rothbury, Michigan to attend the sold out festival featuring both huge names like The String Cheese Incident and Skrillex as well as our favorite buzz bands like Kevin Garrett and Made in Heights!

Here are a few clips, pics and snippets from a few weekends ago – stroll down memory lane with us as we reminisce and anxiously count down ‘til #EF2016.

The Performances:

The String Cheese Incident played a 3.5 hour set…and we loved every second of it. Arial acrobatics from a hot air balloon, blimp drones, confetti, oversized beachballs – we’re all about it.

Macy Gray throws back to a classic, revamped with Galactic and a grooving crowd. Excuse us as we get transported back to yesteryear and sing along.

Lindsey Stirling goes from YouTube sweetheart to rocking a packed set while fiddling w/ our hearts.

Artists’ Social Media:

Perusing Instagram is one of our favorite past times. Here are a few from #EF2015 by way of the artists.

Odesza, up close and personal.

Come back anytime, Flume.

Dancing to Allison Wonderland is our happy place.

Can we also join the fam Skrillex?

We will sport this look with you any day, Sarah!

YOU’RE SO WELCOME CRIZZLY.

The Foresters:

Like this dapper dude sporting hydrodye – a new technique for body paint spotted everywhere around the forest. (Ben Westoff)

And these beautiful folks at Bassnectar sending #goodvibes (@electricforest IG)

And these Foresters who are actually lions. (David Garber)

These kind people leaving love and other tchotchkes at the Giving Tree. (David Garber)