While Electric Forest is still over 3 agonizing months away, the festival has announced over 40 additional artists for both the first and second weekends, as well as dual weekend artists.
New to the already stellar lineup – both weekends will host Mt. Joy, Dub Trio, CharlestheFirst, Kidswaste, ProbCause, and others. Additions to the First Weekend include Thundercat, Falcons, Mount Kimbie, Tsuruda, Stickybuds, Star Kitchen featuring Marc Brownstein, Supernatural Beings featuring Joel Cummins, Kris Myers, Marcus Rezak, and Hash Vyas, and more. Second Weekend welcomes BOOGIE T.RIO (LIVE BAND), Claptone, Elderbrook, Tennis Jacket featuring Marc Brownstein and Jeremy Salken, and others. Second weekend also sees London jazz veteran and saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings bring his cosmic jazz trio, The Comet is Coming across the pond for the very first time.
Also according to the announcement, Electric Forest launched its brand new “Tickets For Teachers” program. In celebration the important work that teachers do, and in appreciation for the dedicated teachers in Western Michigan, Electric Forest is fering every full-time K-12 teacher in the counties Oceana, Mason, Lake, Newaygo, and Muskegon the opportunity to apply to receive 1 GA Wristband to either weekend Electric Forest 2018. Electric Forest producer Jeremy Stein states, “Electric Forest is inspired by the many voices who call for greater support and appreciation for teachers. We hope the festival can provide local teachers a deeper connection to community, a free-spirited exploration the arts, and a well-deserved Summer recharge.”
Submissions are being accepted through March 15. Additional information and application available .