The 2018 edition of Moogfest happens May 17 - 20 in Durham, NC and they've just announced its initial lineup, which is led by female, non-binary, and transgender artists, including a keynote conversation with privacy rights and political transparency activist Chelsea Manning on The Future of Creativity. Among the 2018 performers are SOPHIE, Jamila Woods, Kristin Kontrol, LCD Soundsystem's Gavin Rayna Russom, theremin virtuoso Armen Ra, the U.S. debut of Japanese artist Midori Takada, plus Maliibu Miitch, Fatima Al Qadiri, Annie Hart, Ellen Allien, Lawrence Rothman, Amber Mark, Jenny Hval, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Katie Gately, and more. You can check out the initial lineup list below.

A limited quantity of Moogfest passes are on sale now. Along with the lineup announcement comes "Always On," a 50-hour livestream with continuous performances from female, transgender, and non-binary artists which is underway now and includes Madame Ghandi, Annie Hart, Emily Wells, and more. Check out the "Always On" schedule watch the livestream below.

MOOGFEST - 2018 INITIAL LINEUP
Amber Mark
Annie Hart
Armen Ra
Aurora Hall
Bonaventure
Carla Dal Forno
CEP (Caroline Polachek)
Caterina Barbieri
Chelsea Manning
DJ Haram
Ellen Allien
Emily Sprague
Fatima Al Qadiri
Fawkes
Ravin Rayna Russom
Helen Money
Honey Dijon
Jamila Woods
Jenny Hval
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
Karyn
Katie Gately
Kristin Kontrol
Kyoka
Lawrence Rothman
Madame Ghandi
Malibu Miitch
Midori Takada
Nadia Sirota
Micole Mitchell
Noncompliant
Pamelia Stickney
Sassy Black
Shanti Celeste
Sophie
Stud1nt
Umfang
Upper Glossa