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.