Electric Forest 2015: One for the Record Books Electric Forest 2015: One for the Record Books

Photo courtesy of Electric Forest Website

The wait is almost over for one of the most highly anticipated summer festivals of the year! Indy Mojo returns to Electric Forest for the second consecutive year, covering new exciting features to the festival including two new stages, the attempt at the worlds largest group hug, and the artists of course!

This year, Electric Forest has taken major steps in making sure the music is the main focus with the addition of two new stages, The Hangar and Jubilee. These stages will include artists such as Phutureprimitive, EOTO, The Motet, and Galactic with Macy Gray (yeah, we are excited too!).

The two new stages bring Electric Forest’s count to a grand total of seven stages. Not much is known on what they will look like, but we all know Electric Forest has a great staff of artists and production team members that will be sure to not disappoint. For the complete lineup be sure to visit the schedule page for all details.

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What makes Electric Forest truly stand out in a sea of summer music festivals? How about an attempt at a world record? Friday, June 26th at 2:30p.m. the Forest Family will attempt to break the record for world’s largest group hug.

Currently, the record is held in Peru where a total of 10,554 people hugged it out. This will be a special moment for all and something I personally cannot wait to be apart of (mark that off the bucket list). What an exciting time to meet new people and share the love flows freely through Sherwood Forest. 

Also be on the look out for are hot air balloon rides, the Electric Forest Forces Workshops, Hoop Troupe, and various curated music events!

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The Lineup? Pretty much perfection in our eyes! Artists we are have eyes on? How about Bassnectar, Odesza, The String Cheese Incident, Flume, Skrillex, Vaski, Gramatik, and many more.

Most of these artists have visited us here in the Mid West in the last year or two, so they have had time to work on new sounds and set designs. Bassnectar just released five new tracks off his new album “Into The Sun,” set for release June 30th. IndyMojo recently hosted Odesza in Bloomington at the Bluebird and the show was definitely a memorable one. Flume, formerly of duo What So Not, is on the come up and is expected to be a true crowd-pleaser at Electric Forest.

And Naptown favorite Vaski, who visited Indy in May for Mojostock, is excited to be apart of the Forest lineup this year for his first time! Not only is he playing new music, he is playing two sets over the course of the weekend—one set dedicated to his older style and the other to his new take on sound, which can be found on his new recently released EP 2051.

So there you have it. There is a lot of ground to cover, but we’re up for the challenge. If you can’t make it yourself, stick around for our full recap in the weeks following the festival.

Electric Forest Music Festival

Sherwood Forest (Rothbury, Michigan)

June 25 – 28, 2015

Tickets are sold out, so we hope you’ve got yours already!

Gwen Wilson

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