It’s really no secret that the spotlight in electronic music shines predominantly on the men behind the decks, but considering some of the female talent that has been making noise recently, I think that could be changing in the near future. Case and point—Aussie beat mistress, Anna Lunoe. After shaking things up a few months ago with a great mix on Diplo & Friends, Lunoe impressed me once again with her live set from Electric Forest Festival in Rothbury, Michigan—arguably the greatest festival in the country. As a part of her regular “Luney Tunes” mix series, Anna threw down and shared an awesome set at EFF; I just wish I could have been there to see it. Featuring a superb selection of jackin’ and bass house beats, along with new cuts from the likes of Disclosure and Treasure Fingers as well as Lunoe’s latest single “All Out,” her set is the definition of what house music should be. The bumping, upbeat mix with saucy and sexy selections is seriously impossible to not dance to. Grab the free download and show your support any way you can for Anna and the rest of ladies that are killing it out there.
When you’re talking best summer, camping music festivals, Electric Forest is arguably one of the top contenders in the discussion. For many, it’s the best one there is and the line-up, location, attendees and price all combine to make it a truly magical experience for festival goers. The festival is returning for its forth year in Rothbury, MI, for another four day, mid-summer run from June 26-29th. General Admission tickets are now on sale at an Early Bird price of $219. If you typically stay clear of VIP, Good Life packages are always reasonably priced and enticing, giving you the equivalent of VIP at other festivals in addition to offering you some more luxurious option like lodging. Early bird tickets always sell out incredibly fast so if the miss them, the following ticket tiers are priced as follows:
Weekend Ticket GA Electric Entry – $239
Weekend Ticket GA Regular – $264
Weekend tickets include a four-day festival pass and onsite camping and parking. If you do not have an account with Front Gate Tickets, sign-up to speed up your ordering process.
Electric Forest, one of the summer’s most prized and acclaimed music festivals, is returning to Double JJ Ranch in Rothbury, Michigan for its fourth year. The festival will run through the last weekend of June, from the 26th to the 29th, giving you four nights of continuos music. Loyalty tickets are starting at $199 and will go on sale to those who attended this year on January 6th at 12PM EST on a first come first serve basis. Veteran Forest patrons who have attended all three years will be guarantee access to two GA or Good Life passes at the Loyalty price. Loyalty tickets always go incredibly fast so mark the date and time. Early bird tickets start at $219 and will be available to the general public on January 7th at 12PM EST. Payment plans are available for all ticketing options.
Because of its duration, the caliber of production, the artists (see the 2013 line-up), and the location, Electric Forest offers summer festival goers the biggest bang for their buck. The line-up was releases at the beginning of February this year so it is likely that we’ll see some artist announcements around that time and perhaps even sooner. Never been or thinking of returning? Relive some of this year’s moment with the 2014 trailer.
Anyone who was disappointed with phase one of the Electric Forest line-up and rid it off their list of summer music festivals, take a long hard look at what new acts are set to return to the phantasmagorical Sherwood Forest. With some amazing and diverse performances coming onto the bill like Above & Beyond, Grimes, Orchard Lounge, Shreddie Mercury, Mutrix, Eliot Lipp, and of course Grizmatik, the sensation that swept the Forest by storm in 2012, Rothbury Michigan is now undoubtedly one of the most desired places to be this summer. An announcement of this magnitude is sure to send tickets sales out the roof so if you still have yet to purchase tickets, now is the time to do so as every tier has gone quickly. Good Life VIP packages are going by quickly as well so don’t think twice; if you’ve crossed out EForest from your summer plans, you crossed out a life changing experience.