We come to Electric Forest for each other.

The Forest is a place of love, not fear, of community, not segregation. With the arts as our language, we gather to hear the voice of community.

It is easy to see that monumental change has arrived. In these early days, the definition of change is unclear. It is unstable. It can still be shaped.

Now is the time to search for a new wisdom that community can provide. We seek a new center through understanding each other, and inspiring one another through actions of unity and hope.

Our call to action is simple. Listen.

More than ever before… Listen to new ideas, listen to difference, listen to the creative, listen to those in the margins, and listen to expression from music.

Listen HARD in every direction. Push with all of your might to uncover common ground. It is precisely there where we will find a revolution of spirit.

Listen far and wide. Listen with fierce love. If you come to the Forest, then bring what YOU can offer. Bring what you have learned. We want to know you.

Each day, we are one step closer to coming home again, and planting the seeds to make everywhere feel as open and as free as The Forest.

With immense gratitude, this is your invitation from all that is Electric Forest, and from the first artists who have committed to hear each other in Rothbury next summer.

Together, we aim for a truly epic experience. A celebration of purpose to match these historic times.

Presenting the initial lineup for Electric Forest 2017.

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Each weekend of Electric Forest will be unique, and none of the eight total days will be the same.

The String Cheese Incident, Bassnectar, Big Gigantic, Claude VonStroke, Lotus, and many more will be with us for both weekends!

On the First Weekend ODESZA, My Morning Jacket, Above & Beyond, Nero (Live), and many more will be performing.

On the Second Weekend, RL Grime, DJ Snake, Thievery Corporation, Sub Focus, and many more take the stage.

Those who are performing on both weekends will offer different sets of music that take us on a deeper and more diverse journey through their creative explorations.

Curated Events will include Bassrush, Bird House, Crew Love, Foreign Family Collective, Future Classic, Her Forest, HI-LO presents Heldeep, Night Bass, No Xcuses, and Turntablists. The String Cheese Incident will be offering a very special SCI Sound Lab Live experience on the First Weekend. On the Second Weekend, the traditional SCI Saturday Shebang will take place.

Many more lineup additions, as well as special programs and additional Curated Events, will be announced well into 2017. Learn more about Electric Forest’s expansion to 2 weekends.