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Pet Shop Boys, M.I.A., Flying Lotus, and Dillon Francis Join Moogfest 2014

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

ASHEVILLE NC – Moogfest announces iconic electro-pop duo Pet Shop Boys, British rapper and self-declared “anti-popstar” M.I.A., experimental multi-genre music producer Flying Lotus, plus Mad Decent’s Dillon Francis as additional headliners in the already landmark lineup of musical acts led by three Kraftwerk 3D concerts and CHIC featuring music super producer Nile Rodgers.

Daytime programming expands to include musical pioneers Dan Deacon, Nick Zinner of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and Deerhunter’s Bradford Cox, plus Futurama creator and writer for The Simpsons David X. Cohen, as well as Google’s creative masterminds who are designing the future of audio.

General Admission Ticket at $299*
Limited Quantities of Daytime Tickets at $249*
Limited Quantities of Nighttime Tickets at $199*

With over 20 years of history under their belt, Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe’s Pet Shop Boys have sold more than 50 million records worldwide and are six-time Grammy nominees, recognized as the most successful duo in UK music history by The Guinness Book of Records. Collaborating with theatre directors, architects, set and costume designers, Pet Shop Boys have built their performances into a technologically immersive and visually theatrical experience. With their celebrated history of striking and original tour productions, this year’s Moogfest performance promises to be nothing short of spectacular.

M.I.A. is renowned for her presentation of layered textures of instruments, electronics and unusual sound samples that shaped her acclaimed and distinctive avant-garde music style. From the beginning her music was always an explosion of color, light, and heat as she fearlessly incorporates a range of political, social, philosophical and cultural references into her music, combining her Sri Lankan roots with her urban present to create music that defies existing pop music conventions.

Flying Lotus is an expert at weaving together different worlds and styles to create music that defies genre classification. On his latest record, Until The Quiet Comes, Flying Lotus draws from hip hop, electronic music, and rock, to position himself in the center of a musical web that stretches far from the vibrant sprawl of his base in Los Angeles.

A pioneer in the moombahton genre, Dillon Francis lives between 105 and 112 BPM. An open format DJ, he sees no delineation between making music and playing it. Francis boasts releases on Diplo’s Mad Decent, Fool’s Gold, and Skrillex’s OWSLA, some of the most respected labels in electronic music.

The newly added nighttime programming speaks to Moogfest’s focus on innovation and breaking down barriers. German heavyweight trio Moderat, comprised of Modeselektor and Apparat, bring a passionate and enthusiastic approach to electronic music, while Ghostly’s Audion is the outlet for pop-music innovator Matthew Dear to exorcise his dance floor demons. Machinedrum will be performing his celebrated album Vapor City, where each of the songs leads you down a dark and twisting trail through different districts in a city of his own imagination. DFA’s UK-based Factory Floor will deliver one of their signature pummeling and exhilarating performances, and Black Dice, alumni of DFA themselves, bring their own brand of concise and concentrated catharsis to the mix.

Other Moogfest 2014 talent announced includes Tiga, the Sex Whiz of Sonic Parkour, RVNG Intl’s Holly Herndon, Ejecta, the Driftless Recordings project of Joel Ford and Neon Indian’s Leanne Macomber, No. 19’s Louie Fresco, and Eric Volta of Claude Von Stroke’s Dirtybird Records.

The Windish Agency also joins the company of the nightly music showcase curators that includes experimental Record Labels Warp Records, DFA, Fool’s Gold, Ghostly International, No. 19 Music’s Social Experiment, RVNG Intl., and Driftless Recordings. Plus Electronic Tastemakers Crew Love, Brooklyn-based Cultural Organization AFROPUNK, Detroit’s Movement Festival, North Carolina’s Hopscotch Festival, and Austin’s Switched On.

Snag Your Moogfest Travel Package Now!

Monday, October 8th, 2012

ASHEVILLE NC – Moogfest announces: CID Entertainment is excited to offer travel packages for Moogfest 2012 in Asheville, NC. The travel packages include your choice of GA or VIP Moogfest passes, two nights at the Marriott Renaissance Asheville Hotel (only a couple of minutes from all of the Moogfest venues), Moogfest t-shirts, and Moogfest posters. CID event staff will be onsite for any questions or assistance you may need.

GA Travel Packages are $1,009 and VIP Travel Packages are $1,209. Both travel packages can be purchased on CIDʼs website by clicking here.

Let us simplify your Moogfest planning with a Travel Package!

Moogfest Additions

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

ASHEVILLE NC – Moogfest announces ladies and gentlemen, your lineup additions!

First up is hip hop icon Nas, performing with his Moog-ed out nine-piece band. Moogfest alums Tim Hecker and Daniel Lopatin (aka Oneohtrix Point Never) join us for their debut U.S. collaborative performance. New York’s Buke & Gase (formerly Buke & Gass) will bring their art-rock wild thing while representing Asheville are garage proggers Ahleuchatistas. Finally, electronic music pioneer Morton Subotnick presents “From Silver Apples to a Sky of Cloudless Sulfur,” which will include his piece “Silver Apples of the Moon,” one of most influential electronic music pieces of all time. A hearty welcome to all and get ready to be blown away!

Moogfest Lineup!

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

ASHEVILLE NC – AC Entertainment is proud to announce the line up for the third annual Moogfest, the festival of electronic and visionary music that celebrates the innovative spirit of Bob Moog. Taking place on Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27, 2012 in the city Bob Moog called home, Moogfest 2012 continues building on its exciting reinvention of the Moogfest concept and features its most distinctly invigorating lineup to date. Tickets will go on sale Friday, August 10 at Noon EST via www.moogfest.com.

Comprised of a diverse yet synergistic group of inspired performers, the 2012 Moogfest lineup includes Primus 3D, a stop on the first ever traveling 3D-enhanced live musical tour, Swedish electro-pop wonders Miike Snow, the electrifying Santigold as well as rare U.S. performances from some of electronic music’s most forward thinking artists including: Orbital, Richie Hawtin, Squarepusher, Carl Craig and Pantha du Prince. Hip-hop is showcased by GZA, presenting his classic, Liquid Swords, El-P and Killer Mike. Notables also confirmed are: the legendary Thomas Dolby, Explosions In The Sky, Divine Fits, Four Tet, the Magnetic Fields, Prefuse 73 with Teebs as well as some of the hottest newcomers to electronic music such as Actress, Disclosure, Juila Holter and Blondes. A full lineup is below.

These artists will perform at venues throughout beautiful downtown Asheville, including the U.S. Cellular Center, which includes the ExploreAsheville.com arena (formerly the Asheville Civic Center Arena) and the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. Moogfest will also be utilizing other venues in Asheville, including the Orange Peel (named by Rolling Stone as one of the best clubs in the country) and the more intimate Asheville Music Hall.

Weekend passes, daily GA tickets and VIP packages for Moogfest 2012 will go on sale Friday, August 10 at Noon EST exclusively at www.moogfest.com.

Moogfest is produced in conjunction with the City of Asheville and Moog Music and directly benefits the Bob Moog Foundation.

Primus 3D
Miike Snow
Richie Hawtin
Explosions in the Sky
The Magnetic Fields
Four Tet
Divine Fits
GZA presents Liquid Swords
Carl Craig
Pantha Du Prince
Shpongle presents The Masquerade
Thomas Dolby
Black Moth Super Rainbow
Cold Cave
Mouse on Mars
Prefuse 73 with Teebs
Ana Sia
Bear in Heaven
Killer Mike
Julia Holter
Wick-It the Instigator

Moog Brews Asheville Moogfest 2011 Beer Partnerships

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

ASHEVILLE NC – Cheers! Moogfest has partnered with Empire and Budweiser of Asheville to provide you with some delicious drink choices to sip on during the Fest. While you’re in Asheville, try a few of the great brews: Breckenridge Avalanche Amber Ale, Breckenridge Vanilla Porter Ale, Bud Light, Magic Hat #9, Magic Hat Howl, Moog Filtered Ale, Shock Top, Shock Top Pumpkin, Starr Hill Dark Stout, Starr Hill Northern Lights, Sweetwater 420, and Sweetwater IPA.

Find out more about Asheville brews, Asheville bars, and Asheville music.

Terry Riley and Son Gary Riley Join Asheville Moogfest Lineup

Monday, October 17th, 2011

ASHEVILLE NC – Moogfest announces: One of the most monumental and influential musical figures of the past century – the composer and performer Terry Riley  – will be joining the Moogfest line up this year, presenting a special concert. Although he has chosen to perform mostly acoustic in recent years, Riley will present a rare concert of his legendary electronic keyboard music, including his remarkable “A Rainbow In Curved Air,” the visionary work which shaped and inspired the music of Pink Floyd, the Who, and countless others, including fellow Moogfest icons Hans-Joachim Roedelius, Tangerine Dream, and, of course, Brian Eno.

Riley’s son, the outstanding guitarist, performer and composer Gyan Riley, will also join him in concert. Gyan’s most recent work, Stream of Gratitude, was released on John Zorn’s Tzadik label earlier this year.

Moogfest Moves Outdoors: Animoog Playground at the Renaissance Hotel

Monday, October 10th, 2011

ASHEVILLE NC – Moogfest announces With a growing fest comes a need for more venue space and so, Moogfest is moving outdoors! This year, we are officially introducing the Animoog Playground at the Renaissance, located in the heart of downtown Asheville. Offering a large open air space in the lush atmosphere of Asheville in autumn, Animoog Playground at the Renaissance will host epic performances beginning in the late afternoon of each day and continuing into the evening.

Find out more about Asheville NC events, hotels, and restaurants – plan your Moogfest trip to Asheville!

Moogfest Newly Announced Artists to Thrill and Chill!

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

ASHEVILLE, NC – Moogfest 2011 welcomes Stockholm producer and purveyor of warm-techno The Field, and Asheville-native DJ and multi-instrumentalist Marley Carroll to the lineup!

The Field‘s Axel Willner is known for forgoing the typical metallic clank of techno in favor of a more soothing pop, ambient drone, with his newest album, Looping State of Mind, decidedly veering in the direction of shoegaze, deep house, and post-punk. Live, expect to see a full band utilize a wall of vintage synths, bass and drums come October.

Local Asheville scratch master Marley Carroll brings a fine mix of IDM, minimal house, indie rock, hip hop and pop to his music, making them into what NPR termed “gorgeously subdued glitch pop.” Reading his crowd, Carroll crafts his music to adapt and grow with changing moods and tastes, a treat for Moogerfoogers of all musical palates.

Moogfest A Synthastic Surprise

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

ASHEVILLE, NC – New from Moogfest! Are you a fine arts fan? What about a “Woah! That looks so cool!” fan? Moogfest 2011 is bringing back SYNTH: A Group Art Show Inspired by Bob Moog, which showcases hand made limited-edition screen prints inspired by Bob Moog’s legacy. Pieces in the show include a variety of styles of work from some of the top concert poster artists and graphic designers working today.

This year SYNTH will also have a very special guest artist. Wayne Coyne (Flaming Lips) will be creating a limited edition print for show. Wayne is an incredible visual artist and his contribution to SYNTH is sure to be pretty awesome. Each SYNTH artist will contribute their own print to be sold at the show in very limited quantities. All proceeds from the sales will go to support the Bob Moog Foundation. Special thanks to the Satellite Gallery for their help with the show. For more information go to moogfest.com

For a list of confirmed artists click here.

SustainU Becomes Official Apparel Provider and Brings “Moogmountain” to Moogfest 2011

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

ASHEVILLE, NC – Moogfest Announces: We here in Moogland are ecstatic to announce to that we’ve partnered with SustainU as the official apparel provider of Moogfest 2011. Because of this partnership, your Moogfest 2011 gear will be 100% recycled American-made apparel. Also, SustainU will be accepting donations for Moog Mountain, an awesome clothing drive opportunity where you can give your old threads a new life. The donations will either be given to local charities benefitting those in need or your donated textiles may be recycled to create something new! And not to mention prizes might be up for grabs…