Electric Forest – returning to the Double JJ Ranch in Rothbury, Michigan on June 27- June 30 – is just two weeks away. To help fans start planning, new and exciting announcements are being made each day. The festival recently released the 2013 Stage Schedule and just today published this year’s Electric Forest Festival Map [link], revealing an expanded Sherwood Forest and Sherwood Forest Stage, and the brand new Observatory stage. Also announced today, a limited number of “2-Day Sat & Sun” Tickets are available now at www.electricforestfestival.com.
Electric Forest’s unrivaled GOOD LIFE VIP experience is almost entirely sold out. The GOOD LIFE Program – highlighted in this month’s Wired Magazine for its unparalleled amenities and perks – offers onsite lodging options such as log cabins, log homes and resort hotel-style suites, a 60,000 square foot indoor water park, an 18-hole championship golf course, swimming pools, horseback riding, and more. New to the GOOD LIFE experience this year, access to Electric Forest’s Woodland Kitchen + Bar, an ultimate EF pop-up restaurant brought to you by restaurateur and Top Chef season 5 champion Hosea Rosenberg. Signature dishes like the Pulled Pork Plate and New Mexican Stacked Chicken Enchilada will take diners on a culinary tour of the U.S. during this whimsical, country dining experience inside the Sherwood Forest.
Electric Forest is reminding patrons to bring food to contribute to the festival’s annual Roy Price Memorial Food Drive. Named in honor of cherished Electric Forest neighbor and huge Food Drive supporter, the late Mr. Roy Price. Each year Electric Forest patrons are encouraged to donate non-perishable food items, and are thanked with an exclusive Electric Forest Food Drive poster. Food Drive partners Conscious Alliance will host the collection station located at the festival entrance, where donations are redeemed poster claim tickets. To date, Electric Forest has collected and distributed over 17,200 lbs. of food to local communities in need.
In other onsite news, Electric Forest 2013 is excited to expand on the success of last year’s Electricology program. The festival’s Electricology greening program – based on the science of waste reduction through the use of sustainable products, composting, recycling, and most uniquely, rewarded crowd participation – reflects Electric Forest’s commitment to collaborating with fans. When festival goers bring recycling to the event’s campground EcoZones, and when they properly dispose of waste inside the venue, they’ll earn “EcoPoints” that are redeemable at the Electricology Store. The Electricology Store, located at the festival entrance, is the only place onsite to win signed artist merchandise, festival vendor prizes, tickets to Electric Forest 2014, access to private shows, and much more. Visit www.electricforestfestival.com for more information.
Look for Electric Forest sponsors on site during the festival, including Toyota, Anheuser-Busch, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Bell’s Brewery, and Eagle Nest Outfitters. Toyota will be offering fans the chance to record and produce their very own hits at the Hybrid House Party. Also this year, Toyota Presents Soundwave! Is supporting this year’s Electric Forest Hoop Troupe as hosts of hula hoop workshops throughout the weekend. Look for beverage partners Bud Light, Tito’s, and Bell’s, and in The Sherwood Forest – home to more hammocks than ever before, thanks to Eagle Nest Outfitters.
About Electric Forest:
Live music pioneers The String Cheese Incident (3 performances), Pretty Lights, Passion Pit, Empire of the Sun, Knife Party and Dispatch top the bill at Electric Forest 2013, happening June 27-30 at Double JJ Ranch in Rothbury, Michigan. Also on the bill are Benny Benassi, Yeasayer, A-Trak, Grimes, Railroad Earth, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, FEMI KUTI & The Positive Force, Madeon, Headhunterz, Baauer, Danny Brown, Greensky Bluegrass, and many more.
Now in its third year, Electric Forest is reputed for propelling the U.S. festival scene into a brave new era of music and camping festivals. Undeniably known for delivering “the ultimate festival experience,” ((IMF Magazine), Electric Forest offers incomparable VIP accommodations, unique on-site features and amenities, astonishing and unparalleled integration of music and art, and a vibe so thick with “camaraderie and freedom…it must be experienced to be appreciated.”(Consequence Of Sound).
At the heart of Electric Forest, the beloved Sherwood Forest – Showered with state-of-the-art, jaw-dropping light displays, intricate and earthy artful touches, and everything in between – is “with no exaggeration at all, the most well produced and artistically inspired area…ever seen at a music festival” (Magnetic Magazine). In 2013 the Sherwood Forest is expanding in size for the first time ever. Fans can look forward to more to discover, wonder and wow.
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