Flying Lotus, Animal Collective to Headline Moogfest 2017Article 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.