Moogfest not returning for 2020 edition
Eclectic Durham, NC festival Moogfest celebrated its 15th anniversary in 2019, but it won’t be returning for a 2020 edition due to “logistical reasons.” The festival is “on hold to focus on the future,” a letter from organizers reads:
Moogfest 2020, originally planned for April 16-19, 2020 in Durham, NC, has been cancelled for logistical reasons.
As an organization, our purpose is to create deeply meaningful experiences and relationships in order to continually enrich our creative community. This intermission will be used to focus on the future of Moogfest and to investigate new ways of exploring the future of music, art, and technology.
Since its inception in 2004, the multi-day interactive tech conference and music festival has drawn both musical pioneers and futurist thinkers as Keynote guests in the science and art fields from around the world. Renowned electronic musicians such as Devo, Laurie Anderson, Gary Numan, Kraftwerk, Suzanne Ciani, Keith Emerson, Brian Eno, and Giorgio Moroder are among the festival’s past performers. We will continue to support emerging artists, celebrate the musicians who helped shape electronic music as we hear it today, and work diligently to design an event that honors the spirit of Bob Moog and the Moogfest community.
To all attendees, artists, sponsors, presenters, and volunteers: thank you for your support, understanding, and patience as the Moogfest experience continues to evolve.
Your Friends at Moog Music
For ticket holders who pre-purchased access for Moogfest 2020, please email us at email@example.com for information regarding obtaining a refund. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Moogfest’s 2019 lineup included William Basinski, Tim Hecker & The Konoyo Ensemble, GAS, U.S. Girls, A Place to Bury Strangers, Kimbra, Martin Gore, Matthew Dear, Suzi Analogue, The Field, Ela Minus, and more.