Occasionally New Raleigh will venture out of the city limits to bring you fun things happening elsewhere in North Carolina, and this is one of those times. After you’ve had all your Hopscotch fun in September, start making travel plans for October 29-31 to Asheville for MoogFest 2010. Passes went on sale last Friday.
MoogFest is a celebration of all things Dr. Robert Moog, a “sonic pioneer” most famous for the Moog synthesizer, a staple of most of the bands featured in the festival. Not only is the line up ridiculous, but there will also be film screenings, art exhibitions, and workshops put on by Moog Music, which is headquartered in Asheville.
The annual festival moved to Asheville last year from New York, and this year’s festival has taken the event to a higher Moog-worthy level with the selected artists. The line up includes: Massive Attack, MGMT, Jónsi, Big Boi, Panda Bear, Devo, El-P, Matmos, Caribou, Hot Chip, Four Tet, School of Seven Bells, Dâm-Funk, Pretty Lights, Thievery Corporation, RJD2, Girl Talk, The Octopus Project, Emeralds, the recently announced Bonobo, and many more. They plan to continue to announce more artists as the festival gets closer.
Weekend passes are $149.50 for all three days, and single-day tickets are $75 each. Visit the MoogFest website for full band listings and schedule.