Written by Fatima Hasan
For many dedicated festival-goers across the country, Electric Forest is one of those events they just have to attend, at least once. This world renowned festival has become one of the most influential electronic events in the United States, and for good reason. Every year, EF boasts an incredibly diverse and talented lineup, with unparalleled stage production and countless onsite activities. This will be my 5th year in the Forest, and honestly, I still haven’t had a chance to experience everything that’s offered at this festival!
Tickets to Electric Forest went on sale to the general public back in December and sold out in record time. The beloved music and camping festival hosts its 9th installment June 27-30, 2019 in Rothbury, Michigan.
Without question, Electric Forest has easily become one of the most highly-regarded and innovative music festivals of our time. Coming from someone who has been to over 25 different festivals across the country, there truly is no other event that can compare to Forest. Nestled amongst the trees, the iconic event is held at the beautiful and spacious Double JJ Resort in Michigan. One of my favorite aspects about Forest is that it features performances from artists in multiple genres, with their main focus being electronic music and live bands.
In addition to the stacked lineup, this year’s installment will also feature The Curated Events Series, daily yoga with Hannah Muse, The Silent Disco, Plug In Programs and activities, and countless ways to connect to all of the love and passion The Forest has to offer.
Electric Forest Plug In Programs create a multitude of opportunities for fans to engage with The Forest through contests and community events such as The Wish Machine, Electricology, Her Forest, and many more.
As the festival date approaches, we’d like to help formulate your “can’t miss” acts for this year’s event. These artists are wildly impressive and brilliantly gifted, to say the least. Without a doubt, Forest is a very significant festival for artists to play at, so we can count on them to throw down stellar performances. We would definitely recommend you check out the following:
- Headliners: ODESZA, Kygo, Bassnectar, Zeds Dead, The String Cheese Incident (PSA – String Cheese always does some wildly awesome stuff for their Saturday night set, I always make it a priority to catch some of this performance!)
- 12th Planet
- Claude VonStroke
- Seven Lions
- The Floozies
- Dr. Fresch
- Escapade (Walker & Royce + Ardalan)
- Ivy Lab
- Bob Moses
- Random Rab
- Ganja White Night
- Black Tiger Sex Machine
- Gorgon City (live)
The above listed artists are in no particular order, and of course, there are many more talented acts that you should make an effort to check out! The Electric Forest app is available and allows you to effortlessly create your schedule and discover new artists!
If you are still in need of tickets, or need to sell your ticket, there is an official Electric Forest ticket exchange. This is the best place to buy and sell wristbands for EF2019! Learn more HERE.
Get in the mood for Electric Forest by listening to their official radio show HERE.
7100 South Water Road
Rothbury, MI 49437
Electric Forest is a three hour drive from Detroit/Ann Arbor and Chicago, and just a little further from St. Louis and Indianapolis. The closest airport is in Muskegon (MKG) (approximately 30 minutes) with United Airlines service through Chicago O’Hare.
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Photography courtesy of Electric Forest’s official Facebook page.