MoogFest 2010, a three-day festival celebrating the innovative vision of sonic pioneer, Robert Moog, to be held in Asheville, NC, during Halloween weekend, October 29-31, is already dealing some tricks and treats. The announcement of the entire line-up and schedule has now been postponed to August 10th, with tickets now going on sale three days later, Friday the 13th! But festival producers AC Entertainment have decided to dole out a treat as well by announcing that Big Boi, Jonsi, and Caribou, are among the many acts joining Massive Attack, Thievery Corporation, and MGMT on the bill for the weekend festival.
As the build up continues, MoogFest 2010 is shaping up to be an essential pilgrimage for music fans and sonic adventurers from all over the world. Numerous concerts featuring over two dozen internationally acclaimed artists – along with workshops, talks, installations, exhibitions and interactive experiences – are planned 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.
“MoogFest 2010 is going to be an extraordinary experience,” says Ashley Capps, AC Entertainment’s founder. “We’ve had a tremendous response already – and from that, some unique opportunities have emerged. We still need a little more time to put it all together, so we thought it best to wait so that we can share with everyone the full scope of the event before actually putting tickets on sale. It’s worth the wait. It really is going to be a special weekend.”
Asheville is the headquarters of Moog Music, the company Bob Moog formed in 1963. Moog’s push for continual innovation permeates the company’s culture to this day. In 2008, they produced the groundbreaking Moog Guitar and more projects are currently in development. 2010 marks a landmark in the company’s history as the 40th anniversary of the Voyager, one of the most popular of the Moog synthesizers, which will certainly be a focus of the MoogFest weekend.
Visit moogfest.com for more information and updates about the festival.