Electric Forest’s 2016 festival lineup consists of more than 100 artists ready to perform during the festival’s four-day weekend, including Buffalo groove rockers Aqueous.
On Feb. 2, Electric Forest sent out invitation cards across the country to select “Forest Family” members to help reveal the initial lineup with the hashtag #EF2016Reveal.
The String Cheese Incident can be seen playing three separate shows during the festival, keeping their trend from recent years intact. Bassnectar and Major Lazer will each headline a night during the festival, which takes place at its usual stomping grounds at the Double JJ Resort in Rothbury, Michigan June 23-26.
Also making appearances will be the Disco Biscuits, STS9, Fetty Wap, Adventure Club, Papadosio and DJ Jazzy Jeff, to name a few.
In 2015, Electric Forest gathered about 45,000 fans at the resort. Wristband and lodging packages for this years festival are completely sold out. Fans are told to stay tuned when it comes to the camping ground area of the festival.
Electric Forest originally started out as the Rothbury Festival in 2008. After a brief hiatus in 2010, the festival returned in 2011 and was renamed Electric Forest. The festival is co-produced by Madison House and Insomniac Events.
Every year, the Electric Forest lineup is mostly made of jam bands and electronic dance music artists. The Sherwood Forest comes alive at night with a stunning visual stage set up. The festival is also decorated with various lighting set ups by fans throughout, making the atmosphere like an acid trip on steroids.
The festival still plans to announce more artists, curated events, Discovery Project and the Silent Disco.