Today, Electric Forest (EF) announces over 40 additional artists to eighth annual music and camping festival in Rothbury, Michigan on June 21–June 24 and June 28–July 1, 2018. New to the already stellar EF2018 lineup – both weekends will host Mt. Joy, Dub Trio, CharlestheFirst, Kidswaste, ProbCause, and others. Additions to the First Weekend include Thundercat, Falcons, Mount Kimbie, Tsuruda, Stickybuds, Star Kitchen featuring Marc Brownstein, Supernatural Beings featuring Joel Cummins, Kris Myers, Marcus Rezak, and Hash Vyas, and more. Second Weekend welcomes BOOGIE T.RIO (LIVE BAND), Claptone, Elderbrook, Tennis Jacket featuring Marc Brownstein and Jeremy Salken, and others. Second weekend also sees London jazz veteran and saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings bring his cosmic jazz trio, The Comet is Coming across the pond for the very first time. In addition to The Comet is Coming, Hutchings will also be bringing his collaborative UK jazz act, Sons of Kemet to the Forest. View the full list of additional artists announced below, and see the complete 2018 lineup for First Weekend and Second Weekend HERE.
Also this week, Electric Forest launched its brand new “Tickets For Teachers” program. In celebration of the important work that teachers do, and in appreciation for the dedicated teachers in Western Michigan, Electric Forest is offering every full-time K-12 teacher in the counties of Oceana, Mason, Lake, Newaygo, and Muskegon the opportunity to apply to receive 1 GA Wristband to either weekend of Electric Forest 2018. Electric Forest producer Jeremy Stein states, “Electric Forest is inspired by the many voices who call for greater support and appreciation for teachers. We hope the festival can provide local teachers a deeper connection to community, a free-spirited exploration of the arts, and a well-deserved Summer recharge,” Submissions are being accepted through March 15. Additional information and application available HERE.
EF’s Tickets For Teachers program is yet another example of Electric Forest’s commitment to creating community. Under the umbrella of the festival’s Plug In program – which offers fans an unprecedented variety of opportunities to participate in shaping the EF experience and to give back to their communities – fans can make a pitch to the EF Wish Machine to do something good and have their EF wish granted, submit for an Art Installation Sponsorship, apply to the Brainery Workshop to share their skills and knowledge with fellow Forest Family, and so much more. Learn about all of EF’s Plug In program opportunities HERE.
New EF2018 lineup additions, including those recently announced as part of Electric Forest’s 2018 Curated Event Series, include:
FIRST WEEKEND ONLY
Day Cart & Wig-Wam
Fort Knox Five
Fury + MC Dino
Star Kitchen ft. Marc Brownstein
Supernatural Beings ft. Joel Cummins, Kris Myers, Marcus Rezak, Hash Vyas
SECOND WEEKEND ONLY
Boogie T.rio (Live Band)
Sons of Kemet
Tennis Jacket ft. Marc Brownstein and Jeremy Salken
The Comet is Coming
Tickets for EF2018 are on sale now. Good Life VIP Package availability is limited. Tickets and information HERE.