Moogfest is the ultimate synthesizer festival, presenting daytime chats and art installations and nighttime concert performances across mutiple venues in Durham, North Carolina, Today, Moogfest revealed the bulk of its night time programming for the 2017 festival, scheduled for May 18-21. And Parklife DC is giving away a pair of general admission tickets to Moogfest 2017!
Moogfest unveiled its night program of musical performers, led by Flying Lotus, Animal Collective, Suzanne Ciani, Derrick May, 808 State, Simian Mobile Disco, Syrinx, Jessy Lanza, and Function. Moogfest consists of two halves — Future Sound (the night performances) and Future Thought (the day conference). Many of the musical guests also are participating in the conference program. Find Future Thought programming at http://www.moogfest.com/program.
Update: Moogfest also will feature a daytime exclusive installation from music luminary Michael Stipe. Stipe’s installation will be an audiovisual exploration of desire and movement and will feature a rare solo composition from the legend himself.
Moogfest has also invited artists like Gotye and Peanut Butter Wolf to help honor some of the innovative musicians we lost in 2016, including Jean-Jacques Perrey, Pauline Oliveros, Bernie Worrell, and Keith Emerson. This is just one part of the FREE all-ages program led by DJ Lance Rock (of Yo Gabba Gabba!) and other comedians and performers.
As we count down to the festival, Moogfest has been releasing exclusive music and mixes online. Below are some of those exclusives by Moogfest artists.
Listen to “Freeway” by Elon Katz:
Listen to a Moogfest mix by K-Hand, the First Lady of Detroit Techno:
Listen to “Time Floats” by Moor Mother, remixed by King Britt:
As we mentioned, Parklife DC is giving away a pair of general admission tickets to experience Moogfest 2017. To win, simply leave a comment on this blog. You can leave any comment, but we would like to know your favorite artist participating in Moogfest.
For the rules of this giveaway–
Comments will be closed at 5pm on Friday, March 17, and a winner will be randomly selected. The winner will be notified by email. The winner must respond to our email within 24 hours, or they will forfeit their tickets and we will pick another winner. We will email you instructions on claiming your ticket. Good luck!
Here is the full list of Moogfest performers to date: Flying Lotus, Animal Collective, Suzanne Ciani, Gotye, Derrick May, 808 State, Jessy Lanza, Simian Mobile Disco, Moor Mother, Syrinx, Princess Nokia, and Function.
Also, Avalon Emerson, Colleen, Container, DJ Lance Rock, Dave Harrington, Deantoni Parks, Driftless Recordings, Elon Katz, Elysia Crampton, Flatsitter, Gaika, Greg Belson, JDH & DAVE P, Jon Gibson, Jubilee, K-Hand, KING, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Kill Alters, Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein of S U R V I V E, Lafawndah, Laraaji, Laurie Spiegel, Lena Willikens, London O’Connor, MNDSGN, Marisa Anderson, Mary Lattimore, Michael Winslow, Moor Mother, Mumdance, Nick Zinner, Nona Hendryx, Not Waving, Noveller, Octo Octa, Pharmakon, Pye Corner Audio, Visible Cloaks, Riddim Macka Sound System, RBTS WIN, Russell E L Butler, Ry X, Silent Servant, MNDSGN, Peanut Butter Wolf, Sudan Archives, Suzi Analogue, Tasha The Amazon, The Afrofuturist Affair and Metropolarity, The Haxan Cloak, VHVL, Visible Cloaks, Wolf Eyes, and more to be announced.
If you don’t win, buy your tickets online. Last year, VIP and Engineer tickets sold out.
The City of Durham, North Carolina
Thursday, May 18-Sunday, May 21, 2017
Exact schedule TBA
$249 General Admission; $499 VIP
$1,500 Engineer VIP includes two-day synth-building workshop