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MoogFest hints at lineup

 

Update: The lineup for this year’s MoogFest will be released on Monday, August 6.

 

The lineup for the 2012 edition of MoogFest was originally due out mid-July. It’s almost August, however, and the lineup is still yet to be released. That should change in the coming weeks, as the festival announced via it’s Facebook page, “The wait is nearly over…the Moogfest 2012 line up and details are in the final stages of being locked down. We can’t wait to share it with you, so just a little more patience and all will be revealed.” Although the lineup release date has been pushed back, the festival seems to be dropping hints of some of the acts that might play the festival. So far, they have posted videos and music from Squarepusher, Richie Hawtin, Pantha du Prince, Julia Holter, and Orbital. In addition, Prefuse 73 mastermind Scott Herren hinted on his Facebook page that he’ll “be somewhere in: Asheville, N.C., with Teebs on: Oct.25/26.2k12.” Thomas Dolby and Primus have also independently confirmed they will be performing at the festival. While it originally seemed that New Order (sans Peter Hook) might be on the bill, with a U.S. tour ending just days before the festival, the fest’s organizers unfortunately announced that “they seem to insisting (sic) on going home a few days before Moogfest.”

For up-to-date information on this year’s festival, check out the official MoogFest website, it’s Facebook page, and Twitter account. Music blog Consequence of Sound has also been keeping track of hints and rumors via the MoogFest page in it’s Festival Outlook section.

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MoogFest 2012 Announces Dates, Justice Pre-show

MoogFest, the Asheville music festival that celebrates the life and legacy of Bob Moog, has announced the dates for this year’s festivities. The third iteration of the festival will be slimmed down to two days, Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27. The full lineup is set to be released mid-July. According to a statement on the fest’s website, “the festival will be a little different this year.” It is yet to be announced when tickets will go on sale.

A pre-festival show featuring Justice will take place on Thursday, October 25 at the U.S. Cellular Center (formerly the Asheville Civic Center Arena). The show will require a separate ticket. More info can be found here.