Know Your Festival: Moogfest 2011

Scenic Asheville plays host to this year's Moogfest

The MFJ crew is currently passing through Asheville, North Carolina — one of our favorite cities on the East Coast. Of course a city this rad must have a unique music festival. Moogfest, which debuted in October last year, is back again in 2011 with an even larger lineup. Three days of music along with a promising art exhibit/talk from the legendary Brian Eno makes Moogfest the Halloween destination.

The Rundown

Where: Asheville, NC
When: October 28-30, 2011
Tickets: $202/3 -Day Pass. Check site for single day tickets.

The Lineup

Moby, TV on the Radio, and Chromeo kick off Friday night. Saturday features the Flaming Lips (a must see live show), along with STS9, Crystal Castles, and Battles. Sunday’s headliners include Passion Pit, Umphrey’s Mcgee, and Ghostland Observatory. See the full lineup down below.

The Scene

Moogfest takes place at about half a dozen different downtown venues. If you’ve never been to Asheville, it’s worth the trip. In between shows, you will find an abundance of fun bars, tasty restaurants, and hipster coffee shops. Your best bet for value lodging is to cram into a room at the Four Points Sheraton which puts you in walking distance from damn near everything.

More Info:

Official Moogfest Site
Moogfest Twitter
Moogfest Facebook

Full 2011 Lineup:

Active Child
Adrian Belew Power Trio
Amon Tobin: ISAM
Anika
araabMUZIK
Atlas Sound
Austra
Baths
Battles
Beak
Beats Antique
Brand Brauer Frick
CANT
Causing A Tiger
Childish Gambino
Chromeo
Cloudland Canyon
Crystal Castles
Dan Deacon
Emancipator
EOTO
Fine Peduncle
Flaming Lips
Flying Lotus
Ford & Lopatin
Ghostland Observatory
Glasser
Gold Panda
Grimes
Hans-Joachim Roedelius
Holy Fuck
Special Disco Version featuring James Murphy and Pat Mahoney
John Maus
Kode9
Little Dragon
Lunzproject
M83
MathGames
Matthew Dear
Mayer Hawthorne & The County
Mimi Goese & Ben Neill
Moby
Moon Duo
The Naked and Famous
Neon Indian
Oneohtrix Point Never
Passion Pit
Savoy
SBTRKT
Shazhad Ismaily
Stickmen
STS9
St. Vincent
Suicide
Tangerine Dream
The Antlers
The Drums
Tim Hecker
Toro Y Moi
TV on the Radio
Twin Shadow
Umphrey’s McGee
Warm Ghost
Wham City Comedy
Yacht
Zomby

Born during a sweaty, backstage, Bonnaroo downpour, the Chief Festival Junkie's mission in life is to dance, write, and travel to every great festival that this wide world has to offer. While his identity remains a mystery, you may have already met him, probably when he helped himself to your party favors.

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