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Welp, the folks over at Madison House have done it again. Yesterday’s release of both weekends’ Electric Forest lineups have a LOT to get excited about, with a solid number of new names as well as a ton of EF alums.

Rufus Du Sol, who took over Electric Forest 2015 are back with performances on both weekends and their own curated stage titled, “Rufus and Friends” on Weekend Two. Deadmau5 will make an appearance as his techno alterego, Testpilot, on W2 as well with his own curated Mau5trap stage. The Desert Hearts crew is also set to make their Electric Forest debut with their own brand of house/techno/love party and a curated stage that will surely make for the best kinds of shenanigans.

New in 2018 will be the hair, attitude, and techno of Nicole Moudaber (Is it too late for an In the MOOD stage?), and in the same vein, Seth Troxler. On the house side of things, Anna Lunoe, Lane 8, and MK will make their return, and Totally Extinct Dinosaurs/TEED, Camelphat, and many more will be there for the first time.

I swear, I’ve looked over this lineup 20 times and I’m still finding new things to be excited about each time through. There’s even a few names like ZHU, who I’ve always sworn would be a great artist to play the Forest, that I get giddy about each time I see their name. The same goes for Washed Out, who are about as perfect for the Forest as they come, possibly the most sonic and idealistically matched indie band to come to the Forest since Passion Pit in 2014.

If you’re considering visiting the Forest for the first time, take a look at our extensive coverage of the Festival here, and make sure to hit up the super supportive and information treasure trove that is the Electric Forest subreddit on Reddit.

Ticket Info:

Info on Wristband and Lodging Packages, including expanded 2018 Good Life Camping and Lodging options, can be found HERE.

Loyalty Program On Sale begins December 7 at 2pm EST at www.electricforestfestival.com/tickets

Read more about the EF Loyalty Program – including the debut of Six In The Forest Loyalty tier, Four In The Forest Loyalty, Good Life Loyalty and GA Loyalty, HERE.

EF General On Sale begins December 15 at 2pm EST at www.electricforestfestival.com/tickets.


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