The masterminds behind Bonnaroo and Vegoose have cooked up a new Halloween festival in Asheville, North Carolina. They still have 25 more bands to announce, but we think Moogfest 2010 is off to a good start with Massive Attack, MGMT, and Thievery Corporation.
The rest of the bands will be announced July 27th and we’ll have them up in our new Moogfest 2010 Festival Guide. Press release is below:
Moog Music and AC Entertainment – creator and producer of the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, Big Ears Festival, and Vegoose – are proud to announce MoogFest 2010, a three-day festival celebrating the innovative vision of sonic pioneer, Robert Moog, to be held Halloween weekend, October 29-31, in Asheville, NC.
Confirmed artists Massive Attack, MGMT, and Thievery Corporation will be joined by over 25 additional internationally renowned artists performing in multiple venues throughout downtown Asheville, including the Asheville Civic Center Arena, the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, and Asheville’s renowned world-class club, the Orange Peel.
In addition to the festival’s extraordinary musical offerings, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in workshops, engage with artists in panel discussions, enjoy visual art exhibitions, installations and film screenings, and explore their own musical creativity with a variety of Moog instruments.
The complete schedule of artists and events for MoogFest 2010 will be announced on July 27th and tickets will go on sale July 30th.