Monday, August 6, 2012

Asheville's third annual Moogfest lineup revealed

Moogfest, the two-day electronic music-leaning festival celebrating the work of former Asheville resident Bob Moog, revealed the lineup for its upcoming third Halloween weekend installment. Scheduled acts include Primus 3D, Orbital, Mike Snow, GZA presents Liquid Swords, Santigold, Explosions in the Sky, Squarepusher, Richie Hawtin, El-P, Thomas Dolby, Divine Fits, and the Magnetic Fields. A complete list is below. 

The festival, which has been reduced from three days to two this year, takes place October 26 and 27 at multiple venues around the city including the Arena (formerly the Asheville Civic Center Arena), Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, The Orange Peel, and Asheville Music Hall. 

Weekend passes and daily tickets go on sale Friday, August 10 at noon at 

Moogfest actually began in New York in 2004. Moog, who is best known as the inventor of the Moog synthesier, died a year later in his adopted hometown of Asheville. Moog Music, which still makes electronic instruments and remains Asheville-based, later partnered with Knoxville-based concert promoter AC Entertainment (the folks behind Bonnaroo) and moved Moogfest to Asheville. The first Asheville lineup included Sleigh Bells, Hot Chip, MGMT, and Massive Attack. Last year's festival included headliners the Flaming Lips, Moby, Passion Pit, Tangerine Dream, and a talk and art exhibition from Brian Eno. 

Here's the 2012 Moogfest lineup:
Primus 3D

Miike Snow
Richie Hawtin
Explosions in the Sky
The Magnetic Fields
Four Tet
Divine Fits
GZA presents Liquid Swords
Carl Craig
Pantha Du Prince
Shpongle presents The Masquerade
Thomas Dolby
Black Moth Super Rainbow
Cold Cave
Mouse on Mars
Prefuse 73 with Teebs
Ana Sia
Bear in Heaven
Killer Mike
Julia Holter
Wick-It the Instigator

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