Posted in dance | music | tour dates on August 6, 2012

Moogfest 2011 (more by Diana Wong)
Moogfest

Moogfest, which is becoming one of the most intriguing US music festivals, is returning to Asheville, NC this year on October 26 and 27. Like in past years, the festival includes some legends like Thomas Dolby and GZA performing Liquid Swords (like he is in NYC and other cities), some of our favorite newcomers like Julia Holter, Trust, and Disclosure, electronic heavy hitters like Orbital, Four Tet, Squarepusher, Richie Hawtin, Mouse on Mars, and Prefuse 73 with Teebs, in addition to a diverse list of other artists like Killer Mike, El-P, The Magnetic Fields, Explosions in the Sky, Primus, Santigold, Divine Fits, Actress, Pantha Du Prince, Bear in Heaven, and more. Tickets for this year's fest go on sale Friday (8/10) at noon. The initial lineup is listed below.

Orbital, who released their new album, Wonky, this year, which featured a track with Zola Jesus, have a few other North American dates this year (still none in NYC though).

For Divine Fits, the new band featuring Britt Daniel (Spoon), Dan Boeckner (Wolf Parade/Handsome Furs), and Sam Brown (New Bomb Turks), who recently made their live debut in Austin, Moogfest is one of the few shows they've got scheduled this year, including the Chicago show they played last night (8/5) and an upcoming NYC show.

Moogfest 2012 lineup is listed below.

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Moogfest -- 2012 Lineup:
Primus
Orbital
Miike Snow
Santigold
Richie Hawtin
Squarepusher
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
Actress
Cold Cave
EL-P
Mouse on Mars
Prefuse 73 with Teebs
Ana Sia
Bear in Heaven
Killer Mike
Blondes
Julia Holter
Disclosure
Exitmusic
Trust
Wick-It the Instigator

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Comments (4)

Bear In Heaven? YES!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 3:22 PM

how many dimensions will primus be occupying for this concert?

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2012 6:29 PM

You forgot to mention these mad scientists! They have a typewriter that plays piano and a drum machine controlled by drips! Bob Moog would be proud!

http://www.moogfest.org/activities/invisible-the-new-obsolete/

Posted by signwave | August 6, 2012 8:50 PM

I always love all the bands that play at Moogfest. I just wish I was closer or I would go every year.

Posted by ontario honey | November 24, 2012 5:08 PM

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