Electric Forest simply dropped their full lineup for 2019, simply days after saying that the pageant was shifting subsequent yr. Headliners are made daring and noticeable proper on the very prime: Odesza, Kygo, Bassnectar, Zeds Dead, and String Cheese Incident. However, it’s the undercard that has us scratching our heads.
In the second group, we have now quite a bit return performers and fan favorites like 12th Planet, Black Tiger Sex Machine, The Floozies, STS9, Claude VonStroke, and Gramatik.
But shifting onto the third group, we start to see much more… attention-grabbing names pop up. There are some recognizable names within the group: Fury + MC Dino, Dr. Fresch, The Knocks, Ookay (Live), Riot Ten, Thriftworks, and the like. And then you have got one other group names:
- Dixon’s Violin
- Horseshoes & Hand Grenades
- Pigeons Playing Ping Pong
- Horse Meat Disco
Now, slightly than some individuals who’d remark “Who” on a Facebook publish and transfer alongside, I truly took the time to look these artists up on Spotify. Some are literally decently large, like Pigeons Playing Ping Pong; others are considerably smaller, like Dragondeer. None them are what you’d think about usually “EDM.”
Then once more, that is Electric Forest we’re speaking about, so a sure degree wookness is anticipated within the lineup.
Another issue to think about is that maybe I’ve gotten a bit spoiled by two weekends Forest, and this lineup is significantly smaller than what’s been shared the previous two years. With an objectively smaller array artists to placed on the lineup, it’s solely logical that there can be much less alternative to create a lineup that may enchantment to all followers.
However, other than a pair handfuls standouts and the common returning names, the lineup this yr is slightly disappointing. Worth shelling out ? I don’t suppose so.
Check out the complete lineup beneath!