Tucked away in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Asheville is annually overrun with some of the best, brightest and most creative brains in the EDM Industry. Launched in 2004, Moogfest is a celebratory tribute to Dr. Robert Moog and his revolutionary musical invention, the analog synthesizer. For the last 60 years, Dr. Moog and his company - Moog Music - have been on the forefront of electronic music technology and it's within that spirit that Moogfest was created.
The festival is typically held for one weekend at the end of October - but now, entering it's tenth year, the Moogfest camp is up to something new! The festival, once only spanning across two days, has now expanded into five full days so the crowd can completely immerse themselves in this epic synthesis of art, technology and music. According to the current president of Moog Music, Mike Adams -
"We have evolved our thinking to create an event that truly celebrates the pioneering spirit of Bob Moog; uniting art, music, and innovative technology to explore the dimensions of creative expression. This is the heart of what makes Moog Music special and our fans around the world."
Moogfest is perfect for all walks of life: engineers, designers, inventors, thinkers, scientists, musicians and fans of all ages. During the day, participants can pick and choose from multitudes of conversations and conferences with some of the pioneers of music and technology all around the city of Ashville. For those that want hands on experience, there are also interactive exhibits - and even a workshop where you can build your own synth! When the sun goes down, Moogfest heats up with some of the most innovative EDM acts around, both past and present. Previously, they've had RICHIE HAWTIN, GRIMES, AMON TOBIN, M83, MASSIVE ATTACK, JAMES MURPHY, ORBITAL and FLYING LOTUS - just to name a few.
Tickets go on sale to the public on 11/14 - but if you're on the Moogfest mailing list, a registered Moog owner, or an Ashville resident you're in luck! Because of your loyalty and support, a limited batch of $99 tickets will be released just for y'all.