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 ExploreAsheville.com 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 www.moogfest.com.
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:
Explosions in the Sky
The Magnetic Fields
GZA presents Liquid Swords
Pantha Du Prince
Shpongle presents The Masquerade
Black Moth Super Rainbow
Mouse on Mars
Prefuse 73 with Teebs
Bear in Heaven
Wick-It the Instigator
(photos courtesy of Moogfest.com)