MOOGFEST ANNOUNCES SELECT ARTISTS PARTICIPATING IN PANELS

Moogfest, the annual festival celebrating the vision of sonic pioneer Bob Moog, continues to expand upon its extraordinary plans for 2011! With the weekend of October 28-30 just over three weeks away, we are excited to share all sorts of new Moogfest-related news that make this year’s event even more of a can’t miss for fall!

One of the most monumental and influential musical figures of the past century – the composer and performer Terry Riley – will be joining the Moogfest line up this year, presenting a special concert. Although he has chosen to perform mostly acoustic in recent years, Riley will present a rare concert of his legendary electronic keyboard music, including his remarkable A Rainbow In Curved Air, the visionary work which shaped and inspired the music of Pink Floyd, the Who, and countless others, including fellow Moogfest icons Hans-Joachim RoedeliusTangerine Dream, and, of course, Brian Eno.

Riley’s son, the outstanding guitarist, performer and composer Gyan Riley, will also join him in concert. Gyan’s most recent work, Stream of Gratitude, was released on John Zorn’s Tzadik label earlier this year.

Speaking of Brian Eno, Warp Records has announced the exclusive pre-release of Eno’s new EPPanic Of Looking, at Harvest Records in Asheville during the Moogfest weekend, giving festival attendees the opportunity to pick up the new release before anyone else in the world. Eno will be attending Moogfest 2011 for the opening of his video installation, 77 Million Paintings. He will also be presenting an “Illustrated Talk” on Saturday afternoon during the festival.

With a growing fest comes a need for more venue space and so, Moogfest is moving outdoors with The Launch Pad at the Renaissance, located in the heart of downtown Asheville. Offering a large open air space in the lush atmosphere of Asheville in autumn, The Launch Pad at the Renaissance will host epic performances beginning in the late afternoon of each day and continuing into the evening.

And, of course, in the next three weeks we’ll be rolling out more information on Moogfest’s panels and workshops, where your favorite artists and insiders will discuss all things Moog and electronic music. A number of this year’s performers will be participating in the panels which will take place all 3 days, including Moby, Dan Deacon, and Neon Indian, just to name a few. More details will be announced soon.

Finally, don’t forget about this year’s excellent lineup: The Flaming Lips, Moby, Passion Pit, STS9, Tangerine Dream, TV on the Radio, Special Disco Version featuring James Murphy and Pat Mahoney (DFA/LCD Soundsystem), Umphrey’s McGee, Chromeo, Crystal Castles, Amon Tobin: ISAM Live, Flying Lotus, Suicide (playing their legendary first album in its entirety), Ghostland Observatory, Childish Gambino, M83, Neon Indian, St. Vincent, Beak>, Matthew Dear, Tim Hecker, The Field, Anika, Toro Y Moi, Zomby, John Maus, CANT,and Oneohtrix Point Never, are just some of the many exceptional acts gathering for this year’s event. The day-by-day breakdown is below.

And stay tuned for even more information…

Single day tickets are now on sale, and weekend passes are still available at www.moogfest.com. Brian Eno’s 77 Million Paintings and Illustrated Talk are separately ticketed events, specially priced for Moogfest attendees. Visit www.moogfest.com for more information.

Moogfest 2011 Schedule By Day
77 Million Paintings by Brian Eno – runs throughout weekend
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28
Moby
TV on the Radio
Tangerine Dream
Chromeo
Flying Lotus
Little Dragon
Holy F**k
The Antlers
Mayer Hawthorne & The County
Matthew Dear
Zomby
Beak>
Atlas Sound
The Field **
Anika
Austra
John Maus
Lunzproject (Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Tim Story)
Araabmuzik
Mimi Goes & Ben Neill
Warm Ghost
Causing A Tiger
Grimes
Shahzad Ismaily
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29
Brian Eno “Illustrated Talk”
Terry and Gyan Riley
The Flaming Lips
STS9
Crystal Castles
Amon Tobin: ISAM Live
Suicide
Battles
Dan Deacon
SBTRKT
St. Vincent
The Naked & Famous
Kode9
YACHT
Adrian Belew Power Trio
Twin Shadow
Brandt Brauer Frick
Hans-Joachim Roedelius
Tim Hecker
The Stickmen
CANT
Oneohtrix Point Never
Cloudland Canyon
Marley Carroll **
Wham City Comedy Tour
Moon Duo
Fine Peduncle
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30
Passion Pit
Umphrey’s McGee
M83
Special Disco Version featuring James Murphy and Pat Mahoney (DFA/LCD Soundsystem)
Ghostland Observatory
Childish Gambino
Neon Indian
Beats Antique
Glasser
Toro Y Moi
EOTO
The Drums
Gold Panda
Savoy
Emancipator
Baths
Fareed Haque + Mathgames
Ford & Lopatin
Active Child

 

** new additions