Moogfest Releases its Full Line-up for a Music-Driven Tech Paradise

February 9, 2016 -

Milli Encarnacion

The futurists have spoken: Grimes and Miike Snow will join more than 250 of the world’s most forward-thinking musicians, artists, and technologists - from GZA, ODESZA, and Blood Orange to virtual-reality pioneer Jaron Lanier, transhumanist visionary Dr. Martine Rothblatt, and cyborg activist Neil Harbisson - as headliners for this year's Moogfest. The festival's full line-up announcement, released today, of musical performers also includes Skepta, The Black Madonna, Bob Moses, Patricia, Health, and Eyes Low.

Moogfest, taking place from May 19-22, will include an extensive roster of artists and innovators that will be collaborating with the festival on art installations, exhibits, discussions, and workshops, including Research Triangle Park, MIT Media Lab, Google, IDEO, EYEO, New Inc. at The New Museum, Duke University, IBM’s DJ Watson, Burt’s Bees, and Kickstarter.

Daytime activities during Moogfest that were also announced today include a performance by EMA and a music meditiation guided by Grammy-nominated tAz Arnold. Alongside further activities and workshops, festival-goers will be able to to collaborate with IBM Research’s DJ Watson on composing snippets of new songs. Attendees may also interact with artists like GZA for a talk about hip-hop and futurism, led by Duke University's Mark Anthony Neal.

Durham, North Carolina, provides a scene full of inspiration for the colliding worlds of technology and music. Just hours away from the Moog Music Factory in Asheville, the area was named one of the hottest cities for tech in 2016 by Business Insider. Moog is a unique festival in that it is just as invested in technology as it is in music. Daytime during the event will focus on a wealth of panels, workshops, and installations led by headlining artists and tech icons. Moogfest proves to be an innovator for premiere performances, experiences, and art installations.

Today, Moogfest also released Translational Drifts: Volume 2, an EP which features past, present, and future Moogfest artists that helped (or will help) to shape the festival's sound. This installment of the EP series includes Brooklyn’s jazz and funk master Afrikan Sciences, The Haxan Cloak, Karen Gwyer, Nosaj Thing, and tAz Arnold for eclectic electronic bliss.

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Check out Daily Beat's playlist featuring Moogfest's inital announcement of headliners here, and its initial lineup announcement here.

Tickets for Moogfest are available here.


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