Moogfest Announces Free Concerts and Programming
Just Blaze by Marjana Jaidi
Asheville, North Carolina -- Moogfest 2014 has just announced a series of free concerts and programming to take place during the 5-day music and innovation festival.
The general public is invited to take advantage of these free shows and events, including music production workshops, art installations, and concerts on the Broadway Outdoor Stage featuring Zed's Dead, Giorgio Moroder, and a Fool's Gold Records showcase.
The music production workshops will take place in the Modular Marketplace, an electronic pop-up shop showcasing the newest and coolest instrument makers. The shop will feature an interactive exhibition in which the public can try out new boutique electronics, experimental devices, and modern synthesizers - and in many cases, interact with the products' designers. Daily demonstrations will offer everyone a chance to learn something new.
Bradford Cox (Deerhunter), Nick Zinner (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), Gavin Rossum (LCD Soundsystem), Dan Deacon, and other renowned musicians will take part in the Sonic Installations in the CCCD Gallery. This free series will span 3 days, and as each musician explores the possibilities of the Moog pedal, films and art will be projected in a collaborative video installation.
Though these free shows and events are sure to be awesome, you might want to consider buying a pass for the festival - Kraftwerk is set to play twice on Friday, and other headliners include Pet Shop Boys and M.I.A. Also performing are Flying Lotus, Dillon Francis, Slow Hands, Just Blaze, and Moderat. Check out the full lineup below.
Full Lineup: Pet Shop Boys, Flying Lotus, El-P, Soul Clap, Slow Hands, No Regular Play, Nick Monaco, C Powers, Kraftwerk, Keith Emerson, Bernie Worrell Orchestra, Audion, Sasha, Tiga, Green Velvet, Com Truise(DJ), Shigeto, ADULT., Art Department, Nitin, Louie Fresco, Eric Volta, Jimmy Edgar, Ejecta, Wolf Eyes, Black Dice, Dan Deacon, YACHT, The Jellyrox, Tin Foil Hat, Hello Hugo, Aligning Minds, Noah Wall, North Americans, Eaters, Megafortress, Awesome Tapes From Africa, Ataxia, Teengirl Fantasy, Giorgio Moroder, Moderat, Dillon Francis, Q-Tip, Riff Raff, Egyptian Lover, Gent & Jawns, Lapalux, Daedelus, Tokimonsta, The Gas Lamp Killer, patten, Clark - Phosphor(live), Darkstar, Mike Simonetti, Bottin, Thugfucker, Metro Area, Keith Kemp, Erika, Reference(live), Mick Huckaby, Razor & Blade, In Plain Sight, Earthtone Soundsystem, Kri & Sensoma, UR Presents: Timeline, CHIC feat. Nile Rodgers, M.I.A., Zed's Dead, RJD2, Mark Farina, Machinedrum Vapor Space(live), Saul Williams, Escort, The Crystal Ark, Museum of Love, Factory Floor, Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks, Kaytranada, Hieroglyphic Being, Craig Leon - Nommos(live), Holly Herndon, Blondes, Publicist, Les Sins, Gordon Voidwell, LE1F, Bombassic, The Volt Per Octaves, Brett Rock, DLX, Two Fresh, Eliot Lipp, Heads on Sticks, Body Games, RBTS Win, Marley Carroll, Higher Learning, Nick Catchdubs, Treasure Fingers, Just Blaze, High Klassified