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The DMM Guide to Electric Forest 2015

Electric Forest Music Festival 2014 (Nick Kassab | Detroit Music Magazine)

Electric Forest Music Festival 2014 (Nick Kassab | Detroit Music Magazine)

 

This week, thousands of concert-goers will flock to the hallowed Double J Ranch in Rothbury, Michigan to celebrate a weekend of art and music. The Ranch will once again host Michigan’s largest music festival – Electric Forest.

 

This year’s event sold out in record time and looks to be the largest event to date, featuring hundreds of acts with an eclectic lineup catering to all tastes. Here are some of our favorite acts at Electric Forest this year. Artists from Detroit and Michigan are denoted with an asterisk (*).

 

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Electric Forest Music Festival 2014 (Nick Kassab | Detroit Music Magazine)

 


 

Thursday | June 25

 

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Jax Anderson of Flint Eastwood (Nick Kassab | Detroit Music Magazine)

 

Galantis
Ranch Arena
5:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. 

 

The Accidentals*
The Observatory
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 

Traverse City’s “The Accidentals” have been very busy the past three years – completing two albums with 50 original songs, scoring two movies, and playing hundreds of live shows. Be sure to catch one of their sets in the Forest this year, as their Alternative-indy-folk rock sound is sure to please the classic Rothbury crowd.

 

Sango*
Jubilee Stage
7:45 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Grand Rapid’s based producer Sango brings The Sound of Tomorrow to Rothbury this year. His beats range from hip-hop, to future r&b, soul and more to create his own distinct sound. As one of the hottest members of Soulection, we will definitely be at his set.

 

Flint Eastwood*
The Observatory
9:15 p.m. – 10:15 p.m.

Local favorites Flint Eastwood bring their western themed indy rock to Sherwood Forest this year. They have been quite busy, playing just about every local festival in Metro Detroit, and opening for the likes of Mayer Hawthorne, Andrew W.K., Big KRIT and more. This set is not to be missed, and will make you feel at home on the Double J Ranch.

 

Goldlink
Sherwood Court
10:00 p.m. – 11:15 p.m.  

 

Four Tet
Sherwood Court
11:15 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.

 

EOTO
Jubilee Stage
12:15 a.m. – 1:45 a.m.  

Featuring members of The String Cheese Incident, EOTO is an electronic jam band that is truly unique. Each performance is completely improvised, and completely different – as no loops or vocals are prerecorded. Their sets range from drum and bass, to dubstep, electro, house and more – creating an exclusive, unmatched sound.

 

Carl Cox
Tripolee
12:30 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.

 


 

Friday | June 26

 

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Claude VonStroke (Nick Kassab | Detroit Music Magazine)

 

Forest Family Group Hug World Record Attempt
Sherwood Court
2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

The Ragbirds*
Ranch Arena
3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. 

The Ragbirds have toured all over Michigan, and their next stop is The Double J Ranch. Their energetic, divergent contemporary folk rock will be sure to keep you dancing. Over the past seven years, they have won the hearts of dedicated fans. Though not their first festival performance, we are excited to see them in the heart of Michigan.

 

Crew Love Throw Down
Forest Stage 
5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

 

The String Cheese Incident
Ranch Arena
8:00 p.m. -11:45 p.m.  

String Cheese Incident has been apart of The Double J Ranch since Rothbury, and without them Electric Forest would not be possible. Give it up for the curators and hosts of the festival, who play three sets over the weekend. Over the past 20 years they have established themselves as one of the hardest working independent bands in the world. Show thanks, have fun, and catch these masters at work playing at their favorite festival.

 

DJ Psycho*
Silent Disco
8:15 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Hailing from Flint, representing Detroit, DJ Psycho brings straight techno to Sherwood’s silent disco. A staple in the Metro Detroit scene, and member of the Detroit Techno Militia, tune in to this set and get down to the sounds of our beloved city.

 

Autograf
The Observatory
10:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.  

 

Skrillex
Ranch Arena
12:30 a.m. – 2:00 a.m. 

 

Soul Clap & Friends
Forest Stage
12:30 a.m. – 2:45 a.m.  

 


 

Saturday | June 27

 

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Green Velvet (Nick Kassab | Detroit Music Magazine)

 

The Accidentals*
Jubilee Stage
3:15 p.m. -4:15 p.m. 

 

Hall Jazz Band Preservation
The Hangar
4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. 

 

Slow Magic
Tripolee
5:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. 

 

Orphic*
Silent Disco
8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  

Orphic is this year’s “The Untz Challenge” Winner. Originally from Detroit, he blends bass music with funky melodies. Don’t call it EDM, but Orphic will have you bouncing all night.

 

The Ragbirds*
Jubilee Stage
8:15 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.  

 

MJ Cole
Tripolee
9:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.  

 

Detroit Techno Militia*
Silent Disco
9:00 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.  

Featuring DJ Psycho, T. Linder, DJ Seoul, Darkcube & Neil V – Detroit Techno Militia is slated to rock the Silent Disco for a 3 and a half hour set. The Detroit Techno Militia is one of Detroit’s top techno labels dedicated to preserving the legacy of true Detroit electronic music. Steeped in years of tradition, stop by their set for a Detroit history lesson and high-brow, analog beats.

 

Freddy Todd*
Forest Stage
10:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Michigan native Freddy Todd cannot be pinned down to one genre. Lazercrunk, psychedelic bass, future start to describe his sound, but if you have not seen him before you need to hear it for yourself. This will absolutely be one of the funkiest dance parties on the Forest stage all weekend.

 

Green Velvet
Tripolee
12:30 a.m. – 1:45 a.m. 

 

Claude Vonstroke*
Tripolee
1:45 a.m. – 3:15 a.m.  

Dirtybird head-honcho, and a Detroit boy at heart – Claude Vonstroke closes out Saturday night on the Tripolee. We aren’t making any promises, but since Green Velvet backs right into his time slot… things might GET REAL.

 


 

Sunday | June 28

 

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Gosh Pith (Joe Zimmer | Detroit Music Magazine)

 

Bobby McManus*
Forest Stage
1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.  

This year’s “Bud Light Instrumental Forester” Runner up – Bobby McManus is a local musican from Detroit. Classically trained on the piano and upright bass, Bobby now expands his musical chops on guitar, playing folk and rock. Stop by to see a set by a talented musician exploring and pushing the boundaries of his own sound.

 

The Accidentals*
Jubilee Stage
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.  

 

Made in Heights
Jubilee Stage
6:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. 

 

Exmag
Jubilee Stage
7:45 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  

 

The String Cheese Incident
Ranch Arena
8:30 p.m. – 12:45 a.m. 

 

Goldfish
Tripolee
8:45 p.m. – 9:45 p.m. 

 

Dâm-Funk
Jubilee Stage
11:15 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.  

 

Gosh Pith*
Silent Disco
11:30 p.m. – 12:45 a.m. 

Ann Arbor favorites Gosh Pith have taken metro Detroit by storm this past year with original music and shows galore. A late addition to the Forest lineup, we are beyond thrilled to watch their rise. Catch their set this year while you can, because next year you’ll have to catch them on national tour.

 

Jonah Baseball*
Silent Disco
12:45 a.m. – 1:45 a.m.  

Ann Arbor via east coast, Jonah Baseball has adopted Michigan as his temporary home. We are also very excited to see what the future brings this young man, as one of the most talented and unique artists on the lineup. A great way to close out the festival, be sure to stop by this party rocking set. It will be anything but silent.

 

(Special Mention: Super Tall Paul… find him in the forest. Trust us, you do not want to go the whole weekend without seeing Super Tall Paul. He will be there every day and night.)

 


 

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Electric Forest Music Festival 2014 (Nick Kasaab | Detroit Music Magazine)

 

For more information regarding Electric Forest, including tickets, full schedule, and frequently asked questions, please visit the official website. Detroit Music Magazine wishes everyone a safe and enjoyable time at this year’s event; check back this weekend for our full coverage of the festival!

 

 

 

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