The first ever Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit has just announced their lineup for 2013. The festival takes place in Asheville, NC on October 25th through the 27th. Mountain Oasis is programmed and produced by AC Entertainment, the company that helped put together MoogFest. Towards the end of last year, Moog Music and AC Entertainment split up when Moog declined to renew its licensing agreement with AC. Mountain Oasis now takes the place of MoogFest as AC Entertainment’s presence in North Carolina. The Mountain Oasis festival will take place the same weekend and location as previous MoogFests. This however will not be the end of MoogFest. Moogfest just recently announced a new partnership with Paxahau along with a new logo. Along with it they stated that MoogFest will not be taking place in 2013, but will return April 25th through the 27th in Asheville for MoogFest 2014.
So set aside all your worries, North Carolina will not be losing a music festival. Instead we will be gaining another one and after looking at the intial lineup announcement, it looks to be a damn good one. The lineup, despite not being completed yet, is full of some big names and rarities. Neutral Milk Hotel will be playing one of their first shows in fifteen years together at this year’s festival. Trent Reznor will be playing twice with How to Destroy Angels as well as Nine Inch Nails who are just coming off their hiatus. Other notable artists include Animal Collective, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Chromatics, Tricky, Zola Jesus and JG Thirwell, Pretty Lights, Bassnectar, and Bosnian Rainbows. Many more artists will be announced in the coming future. The festival will also feature talks, seminars, panels, interactive experiences, exhibitions and more by artists and other esteemed members of the musical community. Tickets will go on sale Thursdau, May 2nd at 12:00 pm Eastern Time. Stay tuned for more details as the full lineup will be announced.
by The Walrus on Oct.18, 2012, under Promotions
Following our giveaway of weekend passes, we are excited to have single-day passes for both Friday and Saturday nights of Moogfest, as well as tickets to see Justice LIVE at the US Cellular Center in Asheville. DJs will be giving them away on-air like crazy leading up to both of these awesome events happening next week, so tune in often to WKNC for your chance to win tickets to both Moogfest and Justice Live!
by sarahnade on Nov.16, 2011, under Promotions
Commercial radio stations that have a modern alternative format are hard to find – and those that put on good winter concerts are even harder to find.
96X is a modern alternative radio station based out of Norfolk, VA. The station will be putting on “Winter Meltdown,” featuring Bush, Foster the People, Cake, Cage the Elephant, Taking Back Sunday, The Naked and Famous, Young the Giant, Sleeper Agent, and Grouplove. The event will be held Thursday, Dec. 1, at The Ted Constant Convocation Center in Norfolk, Va. beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Many of the bands performing at Winter Meltdown have already played major festivals this year, including Moogfest, Future Music Festival, Treasure Island Music Festival, Lollapalooza and SXSW.
WKNC will be giving away two pairs of tickets to this event – and it’s not one to miss. Listen in over the next two weeks for your chance to win a pair. When the WKNC DJ asks for it, be the correct caller at (919)860-0881 or (919)515-2400.
by sarahnade on Oct.04, 2011, under Promotions
North Carolina is on point with fall music festivals – in September, Raleigh hosted Hopscotch Music Festival. This weekend, Pittsboro will have Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival. At the end of the month, Moogfest will reign in Asheville.
Moogfest, named for Bob Moog, the inventor of the Moog synthesizer who was a research professor at UNC-Asheville, is back for its annual music festival during the weekend of October 28 – 30. Different venues across Asheville’s downtown will host The Flaming Lips, STS9, Passion Pit, TV on the Radio and many more. In addition to a packed lineup, there will also be artists in panel discussions, question and answer sessions, and workshops. One thing I’m particularly excited about is the opportunity, in honor of Moog himself, to try out a variety of Moog instruments. There will also be visual art exhibitions, installations, and film screenings.
WKNC has two pairs of weekend passes to give away for this event – but it will take a little luck! Each day until October 21, one WKNC DJ will do a giveaway to get a listener put into a drawing the tickets. During Local Lunch on October 21, DJ Kligz will do the drawing live on-air and announce the recipients of the weekend passes.
Go ahead and put our studio lines on speed dial so when the WKNC DJ asks for it, you’ll be ready to win!
(919) 860-0881 or (919) 515-2400
I had the pleasure this past Halloween weekend of attending the inaugural MoogFest in Asheville, North Carolina. Surrounded by the beautiful sight of the Blue Ridge Mountains, I witnessed sets ranging from the achingly beautiful sounds of jónsi to the infectious electro-pop of Hot Chip. The festival was a huge success and one of the most fun weekends I’ve had all year. Instead of doing the usual “write a paragraph about each act you saw,” I offer you a list of various this and that’s. Stay tuned for a gallery of photos from the weekend coming soon. Enjoy.
Coolest instrument: Neon Indian guitarist Ronald Geirhart’s guitar, featuring an embedded LED screen
Most common smell: It was a music festival. In Asheville. Figure it out.
Best surprise guests: Mark Mothersbaugh and Gerald Casale of Devo (who were forced to cancel their set due to a hand injury sustained by guitarist Bob Mothersbaugh) coming out at the end of The Octopus Project‘s set to perform a couple songs (including my personal favorite, “Beautiful World”)
Best stage show: Massive Attack‘s absolutely stunning set-up, featuring several LED screens displaying socio-political messages alongside striking visuals
Best non-musical moment: Yelling “WOOT WOOT” at a gaggle of (real) Juggaloes
Best costume: The giant sasquatch
Did you attend MoogFest? Who were your favorite acts? What were some of you favorite moments?
You may not know who Robert Moog is, but if you’re even a casual fan of music, you should have heard of or know about the his Moog brand synthesizers. Aside from playing an instrumental role in the creation of electronic music, they’ve been used in every genre of music from prog-rock to hip-hop. AC Entertainment, the people behind Bonnaroo and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, are bringing a new music festival to the deceased Moog’s hometown and the location of his company, Moog Inc.
MoogFest will take place Halloween weekend, October 29-31, in Asheville, North Carolina. A full line-up announcement and ticket info are coming on August 10, but they’ve already released the headliners and a few other names, and they’re pretty hefty. Massive Attack, MGMT, and Thievery Corporation will head up the festival, with other acts including Big Boi, Jónsi, and Caribou set to play. Tickets go on sale August 13. Stay tuned to the MoogFest website for more info!