February 2, 2012

Songs and Artists to Look Out For –– Electric Forest 2012. ~ Lindsay Friedman




Electric Forest is a four day music festival, showcasing talented musicians and artists, who know how to make us fall in love with our friends, random hula hoop dancers and the beautiful wonderland that is the Rothbury forest. It takes place from June 28th to July 1st in Rothbury, Michigan and tickets/line up just went on sale.

If you like camping, partying, forests, and lying in the grass while listening to The String Cheese Incident, this is your calling. I was in awe of last summer’s line up and I am just as excited for this summer. It is a grown up’s idea of a playground, with no rules and unforgettable moments –– I am definitely staying all for four days this summer.

Below, I listed some bands to check out, with links to their webpages. The songs are linked to Youtube.com for quick listening.

Artist: Gramatik   Song: Flip The Script 

Artist: Big Gigantic  Song: Sky High

Artist: Mimosa  Song:  Drippin

Artist: Santigold  Song: Creator

Artist: Thievery Corporation  Song: Sound The Alarm 

Artist: Balkan Beat Box  Song: Hermetico



Artist: STS9  Song: Circus   – This video was taken at Electric Forest.

Here is the lineup:

The String Cheese Incident (3 Shows), Bassnectar, STS9 (2 Shows),Thievery Corporation, Girl Talk, Santigold, Steve Aoki, Ghostland Observatory, Richie Hawtin, Wolfgang Gartner, Major Lazer, The Travelin’ McCourys featuring Keller Williams, Dada Life, Big Gigantic, Datsik, Zeds Dead, Rob Garza (Of Thievery Corporation), 12th Planet, Borgore, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Midnite, MiMosa, EOTO, Das Racist, Reggie Watts, Paper Diamond, Felix Cartal, Gary Clark Jr., Balkan Beat Box, Big Freedia, Nit GriT, The Infamous Stringdusters, Nickodemus, Chali 2na & the House of Vibe, Alvin Risk, The Soul Rebels, See-I, Glass Candy, Battles, Gramatik, Elephant Revival, Ursula 1000, Minnesota, Nobody Beats The Drum, Congo Sanchez, Fruit Bats, The M Machine, Chromatics, Pictureplane, AutoErotique, Nathaniel Rateliff, Adventure Club, Afrolicious, Virtual Boy, The Funk Ark, Franki Chan, Brothers Past, Crizzly, HOTTUB, Zoogma, Cherub, Frank Mitchell Jr., The Knocks, Vau de Vire Society, Morning Teleportation, DrFameus, Robert Rich, Quixotic, Chuck Flask & Keith Kemp, DJ SOLO, Ataxia, The Crane Wives, Secrets, WALA, Human Agency

Check out the website for details: http://electricforestfestival.com/


Lindsay Friedman is a senior studying environmental science and sustainable development at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She is also an intern at elephant journal and has a part time job at The Fitter. She is a true Chicagoan turned mountain girl. Follow her on twitter, Laine0315.



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