Moogfest is a five-day festival held in beautiful Asheville, North Carolina, dedicated to the synthesis of technology, art, science and music lasting from April 23rd through the 27th. Since its inception in 2004, Moogfest has been a magnet for artists, engineers, and enthusiasts of Dr. Robert Moog and his legacy to meet, share, create and collaborate. With an experimental lineup of daytime conference programming featuring cultural, artistic and technological luminaries and punctuated by a line up of diverse landmark nightly performances, Moogfest honors the creativity and inventiveness of Bob Moog and pays tribute to the legacy of the analog synthesizer.
This truly is no ordinary music festival though. By day Moogfest hosts mind-expanding conversation, experimentation, and collaboration for creative and technology professionals across seven venues in downtown Asheville. The conference is guided by the world’s preeminent thought leaders and pioneers of music and technology, including Simpsons and Futurama’s David X. Cohen; the ArchAndroid herself, Janelle Monae; improvised performances by Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Nick Zinner, Bradford Cox, and Dan Deacon; Google’s brightest minds exploring the future of audio; plus conversations with interdisciplinary research laboratory MIT Media Labs; MAKE Magazine’s Mark Fraunfelder; OMNI Reboot, a magazine at the intersection of science, technology, art, culture, design, and metaphysics; videogame arts and culture publication Kill Screen; and more one of a kind programming exclusive to Moogfest.
The fun doesn’t end when the sun goes down. The night time sets are featuring electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk 3D; iconic electro-pop duo Pet Shop Boys; self-declared “anti popstar” M.I.A.; super producer Nile Rodgers with his band CHIC; plus a rare performance by UK’s Darkstar; Animal Collective’s Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks featuring former members of Dirty Projectors and Ponytail; German heavyweight trio Moderat; Mad Decent’s Dillon Francis and Riff Raff; Zed’s Dead; El-P; and Factory Floor; plus over 70 more artists spanning the 5 day festival.
Moogfest will take place at over 10 venues located in the heart of Asheville, including Thomas Wolfe, US Cellular Center Basement, The Orange Peel, Asheville Community Theatre, The Mill Room, Diana Wortham Theatre, Fine Arts Theater, Masonic Temple, Asheville Music Hall, Asheville Art Museum, New Earth, Broadway Outdoor, Emerald Lounge, and The Moog Store.
Check out the lineup for each day and night of Moogfest below. Can’t go for all 5 days? No worries! Single day tickets are on sale now!