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Published: 2012/02/01

Electric Forest 2012 Initial Lineup: String Cheese, Bassnectar, Thievery Corporation, STS9, Girl Talk

Electric Forest has announced this year’s initial festival lineup. The electronic/jam festival will return to Rothbury, Michigan from June 28 – July 1.

Hosts String Cheese Incident will perform three headlining shows throughout the weekend. Other acts slated to appear include: Bassnectar, STS9, Thievery Corporation, Girl Talk, Ghostland Observatory, The Travelin’ McCourys featuring Keller Williams, Big Gigantic, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, EOTO, Reggie Watts, Gary Clark Jr., Big Freedia, The Infamous Stringdusters and many more.

Electric Forest 2012 will also introduce a series of special curated events. Partners such as as ESL Music, Dim Mak, Check Yo Ponytail and Paxahau, will host events at the Tripolee, Forest and Wagon Wheel stages throughout the weekend. Visit the festival’s official site for details as they become available.

See below for the full list of artists announced today. More are expected to be added in the coming weeks.

Here’s a look at Electric Forest’s lineup

The String Cheese Incident
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
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

Comments

There are 14 comments associated with this post

wkapaughi36 February 1, 2012, 17:24:23

oooh, Battles!

corey February 1, 2012, 17:42:38

$500 tickets?

corey February 1, 2012, 17:43:31

Looks like travis made this lineup

john frusciane February 1, 2012, 18:10:02

if ataxia is really playing at this, thats fucking awesome. for those that don’t know – thts john frusciante and josh klinghoffers band with the bassist from fugazi.
ataxia is not listed on EF’s website, but is listed here. i highly doubt they’re playing.

zappadrone February 1, 2012, 18:33:05

What a horrible line up. We know where the drugs will be that weekend, though.

Patrick February 1, 2012, 23:57:18

Who the hell is even considered a “headliner” other than String Cheese? Bassnectar? I really want to experience this, but this line up is not convincing me….

Bring back rothbury February 2, 2012, 00:14:56

Tickets are going to be like $350 with taxes, girl talk blows. This is far from rothbury 2009

The Be Sharps February 2, 2012, 03:28:30

String Cheese is like Madonna…just needs to go away and not come back. The “hiatus” gave us false hope.

fortendo February 2, 2012, 11:53:47

sounds like a good ol time, I personally like the mixup, not huge techno fan. last year was perty good. Im sure its gonna be a good ol get down with great people regaurdless

Matty Matt February 3, 2012, 11:56:02

ataxia is on their website, and is really the only band here worth seeing at all, which sucks because i cant pay 200 dollars to see one band.

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ericleggo March 14, 2012, 11:04:08

This lineup is disappointing. Not enough organic bands. We went last year and had a great time.
We will not be going this year.

Kynsley Wollenberg March 28, 2013, 20:41:09

Hey everyone :)
Check out this contest held by RelaXsonic. They’re giving 4 people Electric Forest tickets and also have tons of other prizes including a ticket to Summercamp music festival, gongs and bunk police test kits. Easy stuff like sharing their page, tweeting, etc. You have to have a Facebook to participate though. Relaxsonic is an amazing group that uses gongs to give a sonic massage to your mind and body. From first hand experience, its incredible. Check them out on youtube! Here’s the link to the contest! http://bit.ly/VKCbwh
Good luck!

Kynsley March 28, 2013, 20:42:09

Hey everyone :)
Check out this contest held by RelaXsonic. They’re giving 4 people Electric Forest tickets and also have tons of other prizes including a ticket to Summercamp music festival, gongs and bunk police test kits. Easy stuff like sharing their page, tweeting, etc. You have to have a Facebook to participate though. Relaxsonic is an amazing group that uses gongs to give a sonic massage to your mind and body. From first hand experience, its incredible. Check them out on youtube! Here’s the link to the contest! http://bit.ly/VKCbwh
Good luck!

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