For the past few months, those planning this year’s Moogfest have been announcing key performers via quirky videos featuring the robot mascot. Entertaining to be sure but the long list contains some heavy hitters sure to please the crowds, for example The Flaming Lips, Moby and Special Disco Version (a side project featuring James Murphy and Pat Mahoney of LCD Soundsystem). Other bands in the line up include: Passion Pit, TV on the Radio, Chromeo, Flying Lotus, M83, St. Vincent, YACHT, Toro Y Moi, Atlas Sound, Little Dragon, Gold Panda, Baths, The Antlers and many more.
Moogfest 2010 brought over 25,000 to scenic Asheville, North Carolina to celebrate the innovative spirit of Bob Moog near the headquarters of Moog Music and the Bob Moog Foundation. During the day, the festival presents panel discussions, workshops and interactive experiences with Moog instruments. A special “Illustrated Talk” with Brian Eno will be a highlight as well as an installation of his 77 Million Paintings. Other art exhibitions and film screenings are also planned for the weekend. Ticket information and daily schedule at Moogfest.com.
From Press Release:
MOOGFEST 2011, OCTOBER 28-30 IN ASHEVILLE, NC, ANNOUNCES INITIAL LINEUP!
THE FLAMING LIPS, PASSION PIT, STS9, GHOSTLAND OBSERVATORY, CRYSTAL CASTLES, CHROMEO, BATTLES, UMPHREY’S MCGEE, MAYER HAWTHORNE & THE COUNTY, M83, TIM HECKER, TORO Y MOI, AUSTRA, MATTHEW DEAR, GOLD PANDA & more to play this year’s festival.
German electronic/spacerock explorers TANGERINE DREAM to present exclusive US performance.
Punk/electronic iconoclasts SUICIDE to perform their legendary first album in its entirety.
Electronic pioneer HANS-JOACHIM ROEDELIUS to perform solo.
More CONCERTS, WORKSHOPS, TALKS, INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCES, ART INSTALLATIONS to be announced in coming weeks.
June 1, 2011, Asheville, NC – AC Entertainment is proud to announce the initial lineup for Moogfest 2011, the annual festival of electronic and visionary music, celebrating the innovative spirit of Bob Moog, inventor of the Moog synthesizer. Taking place Oct. 28 – 30, in beautiful Asheville, NC, Moogfest’s Halloween harvest of musical delights builds on the tremendous success of last year’s reinvention of the Moogfest concept in the city that Bob Moog called home.
This year’s Moogfest lineup highlights a remarkable synergy of classic electronic music pioneers, contemporary groundbreaking artists, and young upstarts who are further pushing musical boundaries. ‘70s innovators, including Tangerine Dream, Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Suicide, will present rare US performances as they join a lineup that includes the Flaming Lips, Passion Pit, STS9, Ghostland Observatory, Crystal Castles, Chromeo, Battles, Umphrey’s McGee, Mayer Hawthorne & The County, M83, Holy F**k, Matthew Dear, Twin Shadow, Toro y Moi, The Naked And Famous, Tim Hecker, Anika, Austra, Causing A Tiger, and Gold Panda, with many others still to be announced.
The final Moogfest 2011 lineup will ultimately feature performances by over 60 internationally acclaimed artists in numerous venues throughout downtown, including the Asheville Civic Center Arena, the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, and world-renown Orange Peel Social & Pleasure Club. The festival will also host workshops, talks, interactive experiences and art exhibitions and installations.
“Last year’s reinvented Moogfest – the first to take place in Asheville - was an amazing experience – and the response from artists and fans alike was extraordinary,” says AC Entertainment founder, Ashley Capps. “We’re very excited and inspired to build upon that success for the 2011 festival.”
Moogfest 2011 Confirmed Artists:
Suicide (performing their legendary first album)
Mayer Hawthorne & The County
Adrian Belew Power Trio
Toro Y Moi
Oneohtrix Point Never
The Naked And Famous
Brandt Bauer Frick
Causing A Tiger
Ford & Lopatin