This April, downtown Asheville will be turned into a hub for music, art and technological innovation – this year’s festival will be showing off the very best in live musical performance, as well as a series of interactive experiences, art exhibitions, installations, film screenings, panel discussions and workshops.
The 2014 program is easily the best this festival has seen, and well worth the hefty ticket price (GA starts at $199) for any true fan of experimental electronic music (scratch that, music in general). The landmark lineup will be headed up by German electronic visionaries Kraftwerk, who will play three performances across two separate night.
The Kraftwerk live show, described Moogfest promoters as an electronic art-rave, will take form as a perfectly synchronised audio-visual spectacle complete with pristine digital sound and sweeping 3-D projections.
Also headlining, the legendary disco-funk act Chic featuring Nile Rodgers (that bass on Taste The Drop’s Song of 2014), experimental sound artist Laurie Anderson and Giorgio Moroder, aka The Godfather, playing one of his famous DJ sets. It’s just been announced that Pet Shop Boys, Flying Lotus, Dillon Francis, M.I.A. and Moderat will be joining the festival, along with existing performers Audien, Daedelus, Dan Deacon, Jimmy Edgar, Riff Raff, Shigeto and many, many more.
More interested in the tech side of things? Splurge on the VIP Engineer Package, which 6 hours of synth-building workshops with the Moog engineers where you will have the opportunity to build, modify and take home your one-of-a-kind Moog synthesiser.
But if you don’t a spare thousand in the bank, you can also try your hand at the 4th Annual Moog Circuit Bending Contest – entries close on February 23rd, with finalists being flown out to Asheville in April to showcase their creations.
Stay tuned to Taste The Drop as we bring you full coverage of Moogfest 2014 over the coming months!