Moogfest announces Spring 2014 dates

Moogfest just announced its new dates, and for the first time in the electronic music festival’s tenure, there will be no need to plan out multiple Halloween costumes. Or cold weather gear. That’s right, the next fest takes place April 25-27, 2014.

“Moog Music is excited to announce its new partnership with Paxahau, the Detroit based producer of the Movement Electronic Music Festival and Detroit Jazzfest,” says a press release. “The two companies are coming together to co-produce Moogfest 2014.” Late last year, Moogfest announced a split from previous booker/promoter AC Entertainment. AC Entertainment will hold its own festival, Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit, in Asheville this year from Oct. 25-27.

According to the Moogfest press release, “The iconic synthesizer manufacturer has been quietly re-tooling its nine-year strong festival to better reflect Moog’s culture of creativity, technology, and musical innovation. Mike Adams, President of Moog Music, has always been committed to keeping the festival in Asheville, but wanted to see it evolve. ‘We set out to find a new partner with a real understanding of the dynamic history of electronic music, and that has a deep appreciation for the impact Bob Moog’s inventions have had on musical expression and creation. After working with them for three years on their festival in Detroit, we knew Paxahau was the right choice to help us take Moogfest 2014 in the direction we envision,’ said Adams.”

And here’s a statement from Jason Huvaere, President of Paxahau: “We are excited to be a part of Moogfest and its tradition of honoring the legacy of Bob Moog.  We’ve developed a great relationship with our friends at Moog Music over the years and look forward to working with everyone in the Asheville community as we progress towards Moogfest 2014.”

Moogfest says that the springtime dates will allow for daytime events and additional programming. No bands have been announced at this time.

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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