Intro to Moogfest 2016

One of the upcoming events I’m super excited about is Moogfest.

moogfest logo

Moogfest. It’s a four day festival that is a blend of music, science, technology, and art. It was created by Robert Moog, the gentleman behind the Moog synthesizer who helped pave the way for the creation of electronic music.  Since its inception in 2004, Moogfest has always been held in Asheville. But not this year! No, for the first time, Moogfest is moving to Durham, which is kind of a big deal for our ever-expanding community.

One of the neat things that separates Moogfest from other music festivals, is that it has an array of workshops, classes, screenings, panel discussions and more during the day. Many of which are hosted by the same artists that turn around and put on an amazing show by night.

Gallery of a few of the headliners:

For instance, in addition to amazing performances, GZA (one of the founders of the Wu-Tang Clan) is going to host a discussion called Time Traveling in Hip Hop that will be moderated by Mark Anthony Neal, Duke University Professor of Black Popular Culture.

Want something with an electronic feel? Odesza will not only be a Moogfest headliner, but they will also participate in a live recording of Sound Explorer- a popular podcast where artists break down one of their songs piece by piece and tell the story of how it was made.

Tickets to the festival give you access to all of these workshops and installations as well as to all of the performances and venues.

Here’s what you need to know for now.

Where: Multiple venues around  Durham

When: Thursday, May 19th at 2pm to Sunday, May 22nd at 8pm

Tickets: student tickets -$99 (limited availability), 4-day general festival pass- $249, 4-day VIP festival pass- $499, engineer VIP pass- $1000 (SOLD OUT).

Purchase tickets here.

Official Moogfest Website

We’ve got a more in-depth festival guide in the works, but in the meantime, we’re excited about this lineup list. Check it out.

moogfest lineup

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