News: Electric Forest festival draws String Cheese Incident, many more Colorado acts to Michigan - Reverb

News: Multiple Colorado artists head to Michigan for Electric Forest festival

The Colorado-produced Electric Forest festival will again take over the Double JJ Ranch in rural Michigan this summer, making for a second year of beats and jams on the old site of the defunct Rothbury Music Festival.

The festival will be headlined by the String Cheese Incident, Bassnectar, STS9 and others on June 28-July 1.

Some of the artists playing this year’s fest will play multiple sets, with String Cheese playing three sets and STS9 playing two. In addition to String Cheese, other Colorado acts on the bill include Paper Diamond, Elephant Revival, Pictureplane and Nathaniel Rateliff.

Also on the bill: Thievery Corporation, Girl Talk, Santigold, Steve Aoki, Ghostland Observatory, Richie Hawtin and others from the electronic and jam band worlds.

Tickets are now on sale at electricforestfestival.com.

Other acts playing this year’s fest: Wolfgang Gartner, Major Lazer, the Travelin’ McCourys featuring Keller Williams, Dada Life, Big Gigantic, Datsik, Zeds Dead, Rob Garza (of Thievery Corporation), 12th Planet, Borgore, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Midnite, MiMoSA, EOTO, Das Racist, Reggie Watts, Felix Cartal, Gary Clark Jr., Balkan Beat Box, Big Freedia, Nit GriT, the Infamous Stringdusters, Nickodemus, Chali 2na & the House of Vibe, Alvin Risk, the Soul Rebels, See-I, Glass Candy, Battles, Gramatik, Ursula 1000, Minnesota, Nobody Beats the Drum, Congo Sanchez, Fruit Bats, the M Machine, Chromatics, AutoErotique, Adventure Club, Afrolicious, Virtual Boy, the Funk Ark, Franki Chan, Brothers Past, Crizzly, HOTTUB, Zoogma, Cherub, Frank Mitchell Jr., the Knocks, Vau de Vire Society, Morning Teleportation, DrFameus, Robert Rich, Quixotic, Chuck Flask & Keith Kemp, DJ SOLO, Ataxia, the Crane Wives, Secrets, WALA and Human Agency.

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Ricardo Baca is the founder and executive editor of Reverb, the co-founder of The UMS and an award-winning critic and journalist at The Denver Post.