What do you know about Electric Forest?

Each summer, just as anticipation for the sold-out Electric Forest reaches fever pitch, tens of thousands of fans – traveling from all parts of the country, and the world, gather at the Double JJ Ranch in Rothbury, Michigan for the music & camping adventure of a lifetime.

Check out this video of Electric Forest 2017 below. It features real Forest Family in attendance, as well as performers and staff. This piece was a massive group effort, which relied on cooperation and support from each and every Forest HQ department in one way or another. The result is a truly arresting and beautiful visual art piece.

In the middle of its eighth year, Electric Forest is known for bringing together a passionate group of fans whose shared community spirit makes the festival a truly unique experience. The festival incorporates the natural beauty of the venue into carefully crafted art pieces and creatively themed environments, while colorful interactive characters and storylines blend with eclectic performing artists and musicians.

With its astonishing and unparalleled integration of music, art and community, Electric Forest delivers the ultimate festival experience. From the carefully curated musical lineup, to the jaw-dropping Sherwood Forest, to the festival’s unprecedented participatory spirit, to the site’s incomparable features and amenities – Electric Forest creates a vibe so thick with “camaraderie and freedom…it must be experienced to be appreciated.”


Electric Forest’s GOOD LIFE VIP experience offers unrivaled amenities and perks – from camping and RV spots, to log cabins and homes, to resort hotel-style suites – all located directly on the festival grounds. In addition, patrons can take advantage of the property’s many amenities including a 60,000 square foot indoor water park, an 18-hole championship golf course, swimming pools, horseback riding, and more.

At the heart of Electric Forest is the beloved Sherwood Forest. By day, fans collect among hundreds of hammocks that drape between the clustered trees. Intricate and earthy artful touches pop from the Forest’s myriad of installations and gathering spaces. At night, Sherwood Forest turns electric, showered with state-of-the-art, jaw-dropping light displays, impromptu “secret” parties, other-worldly characters, and surprises around every turn. 

Known for fully embracing the possibilities of an engaged festival community, Electric Forest’s Plug In Program deliberately blurs the line between event organizers and attendees.  With this truly unique “open source” fan engagement platform, Electric Forest harnesses the creativity and passion of its community members, offering real and tangible ways for fans to participate in and ultimately help shape the Electric Forest experience. This is a big deal, since for Electric Forest – experience trumps all.

“Kindness, radical acceptance, and good deeds are a large part of what makes The Forest so special. These values create the freedom to discover ourselves and celebrate our unique gifts and beautiful differences,” says Electric Forest Founder and Co-Producer Jeremy Stein of Madison House Presents. “The Wish Machine is an opportunity, a challenge, to carry that ethos out of The Forest and into everyday life.”
Electric Forest’s Wish Machine, the brand new Plug-In program launched for EF2018,  has sparked inspiration from across the globe. Impacting local communities in Michigan to places as far as Tanzania and Cambodia, the Forest Family considered what they could do – for individuals, neighborhoods, communities, and societies – to help make the world a better place. Pledges included raising money and awareness for mental health, rare diseases, and sustainable efforts; donating clothing, personal items, and funds to charity drives and disaster clean-up efforts; volunteering time and resources to local humane societies, hospitals, and homeless shelters; and so much more. Check out two Wishes Granted happening today:

This year, EF has had its biggest Curated Event Series to date. Collaborating with nine fellow musical tastemakers from around the globe, creating a magical vibe on a distinct stage each night. Creating unique musical experiences to deliver even more musical depth and diversity to Electric Forest’s already stellar lineup; Partners include BASSRUSH, Desert Hearts, Green Velvet Presents LaLa Land, Mr. Carmack Presents Forward Thinkers, mau5trap, RÜFÜS DU SOL & Friends, Soulection and This Ain’t Bristol

EF2018 Second Weekend

Featuring Boogie B2B Squnto, Boombox Cartel, Calyx & Teebee, Clozee, Datsik, G Jones B2B EPROM, Netsky (DJ Set), Spage Heddy, Quix
(Friday, June 29 on Tripolee)

BASSRUSH has focused on the very best from the world of drum ‘n’ bass, trap, dubstep, and bass music. BASSRUSH returns to Electric Forest’s Tripolee Stage for the fifth year in a row to showcase an unparalleled dancefloor experience. It will be centered on thick vibes and world-class talent. Staying true to its roots, their EF2018 curated events showcase artists from a broad range of bass genres and sub-genres, introduce exciting new acts alongside world-class heavy hitters.

Desert Hearts
Featuring Mikey Lion, Marbs, Lee Reynolds, Porky, and Special Guests Doc Martin and Rybo
(Saturday, June 30 on Forest Stage)
Started as an intimate gathering in the Mojave Desert, and transcending into a global movement. Desert Hearts has built a legacy of love, dance, and togetherness.  Committed to creating beautiful community-oriented house and techno gatherings, achieving a memorable energetic balance, while maintaining high musical integrity that focuses on the progression of the underground movement. “Our whole Desert Family is so excited to bring the vibes to EF2018!”
Featuring Cassian, Dena Amy, Hayden James (DJ Set), Motez, RÜFÜS DU SOL (DJ Set)
(Friday, June 29 on Tripolee)
RÜFÜS DU SOL returns to Electric Forest for both weekends this year, and for Weekend 2 hosts their curated event RÜFÜS DU SOL & Friends, featuring fellow Australian artists.
Featuring Attlas, Blackgummy, Chris Lake, Claptone, Jeremy Olander, Rinzen, TESTPILOT, Lane 8
(Saturday, June 30 on Tripolee)
deadmau5’s Canadian imprint mau5trap hosts label artists on the Second Weekend of EF2018.
Featuring Abjo, Insightful, Kronika, Sasha Marie, The Whooligan
(Sunday, July 1 on Forest Stage)
Soulection is an independent music collectively committed to bringing visibility to meaningful music and curating memorable experiences.  For EF2018, Soulection promises to bring “an array of styles to amplify and soothe the spirit to EF… It’s a magical place, unlike any other festival in the world.”
Full Lineup Details for Curated Events can be seen HERE.
Nashville Music Guide will be on site this coming weekend to review Electric Forest’s second weekend and will be sharing our experiences with you. Stay tuned for our coverage. In the meantime, check out what has already happened during Electric Forest 2018 Weekend 1 HERE.

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