Flying Lotus, Animal Collective to Headline Moogfest 2017

Article by: Emily Ward|@_drawylime

Tue March 07, 2017 | 16:05 PM

Man, Moogfest has been busy these last few weeks. In February, the fest announced plans to host a "Protest Stage" at their May festival to encourage freedom of speech. Then, last week, the inclusive innovators partnered up with SXSW  to bring a one-day Moogfest teaser to the festival with "Synthetic Love" on March 13. Now, the fest has dropped those huge  Future Sound/Future Thought lineups we've been waiting for.  

Categorically, nothing is simply "music" or "art" or "speaker" at Moogfest. Visual provocateur Flying Lotus and psych-rockers Animal Collective join Derrick May, 808 State, Suzanne Ciani, Jessy Lanza, Simian Mobile Disco,  and Princess Nokia top off the "Future Sound" bill. 

"Future Thought," the conference-style half of the lineup,  offers up categories like "Instrument Innovators" (Dave Smith, Dave Rossum, Lars Larsen) , "Prelude to a Sleep Series," "Experimental Films and Live Scores" (Dave Harrington, Suzi Analogue and VHVL, Flatsitter, Jon Gibson) , workshops, conversations, masterclasses, and presentations. Expect to find  workshops in everything from wearable tech, to experimental film score showcases, even to mind-controlled prosthetics demonstrations. Plus, analog synthesizer workshops. Moogfest wouldn't be Moogfest without those analog synthesizer workshops. (The festival celebrates synth founder Robert Moog).

Moogfest is May 18 - 21, 2017 in Durham, North Carolina. Tickets are available here

Moogfest 2017 Lineup

Photo by: Moogfest