There’s already been plenty of buzz about the inaugural Moogfest, scheduled for Halloween weekend (Friday-Sunday, Oct. 29-31). Early lineup leaks included Thievery Corporation, Massive Attack (below) and Big Boi.
This morning the entire lineup (with a promise of further announcements to come) was released. Here’s the official announcement (scroll down for the schedule):
“AC Entertainment is excited to release the (still expanding) lineup of MoogFest 2010! As previously announced, this extraordinary three-day festival, celebrating the innovative vision of sonic pioneer, Robert Moog, will take place Halloween weekend, October 29-31, in Asheville, NC. Costumes are welcome. . . and clearly treats will be in abundance!
“The MoogFest 2010 weekend kicks off on Friday with performances by the previously announced MGMT and Big Boi, plus Girl Talk (above), Panda Bear, RJD2 and others. Artists joining Massive Attack, Thievery Corporation and Jonsi for Saturday at the festival will include Four Tet, Caribou, Emeralds, and Matmos. The festival’s final day will be a Halloween party like none other, with performances by Hot Chip and Pretty Lights topping the bill.
“Also confirmed to appear at MoogFest 2010 are EL-P, Dan Deacon, School of Seven Bells, Saturn Never Sleeps (Featuring King Britt & Rucyl), Dâm-Funk, Nortec Collective Presents: Bostich & Fussible, the Octopus Project (above) , Jon Hopkins, Mimosa, Kuroma, Mountain Man, DJ Spooky (below) and Two Fresh.
“These internationally renowned performers, known for pushing creativity towards new dimensions, will play in multiple venues throughout downtown Asheville, including the Asheville Civic Center Arena, the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, and Asheville’s world-class club, the Orange Peel.” (Scroll down for the schedule.)
Tickets go on sale Friday, Aug. 13 at noon. Prices are: $149.50/weekend festival pass; $75/single-day ticket for Friday, Saturday or Sunday; $349.50/VIP Weekend pass — including priority access to all venues, exclusive viewing, a one-year membership to PULP and more (service fees will be added at each price-point.) $1 from each ticket is donated to the Bob Moog Foundation. A little more info about the tickets: “General admission passes and tickets offer access to all moogfest 2010 venues for the corresponding day purchased, subject to each venue’s capacity. Entry is not guaranteed and will be based on a first-come, first-served basis.”