Festival Highlights: Electric Forest 2017

Music festivals are on the rise and here to stay, but the definite highlight of this summer has to be Electric Forest.  More than 40,000 hippies, bassheads, lovers, friends and families gathered in the woods for the seventh year in a row for this magical event… filled with camping, live music, incredible art installations (including the epic Caravan Elephant centerpiece and Mechan9 Robot) and MORE!

Everything is illuminated and interactive throughout the enchanted Sherwood Forest.  It’s truly a wonderland for the senses. Not to mention it’s interstellar lineup of DJs, producers, jam bands, singer-songwriters and hip-hop heroes.  The String Cheese Incident, Bassnectar, Odesza, My Morning Jacket and Above & Beyond headlined the first weekend, while SCI, Bassnectar, headlined the second.   Other incredible acts aboard for both weekends included Big Gigantic, Lotus, Claude VonStroke, Bob Moses, A-Trak, Brazilian Girls, Con Brio, Lettuce, Papadosio, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Spafford, TAUK, The Floozies, The Infamous Stringdusters and The Motet.  It’s overwhelming how many amazing artists and stages (raging all hours) were in attendance.

This event has become one of the most desired camping festivals in the country. Wandering the technicolor trees of Sherwood Forest is a life changing experience.  With so much to see and do, it’s easy to see why Electric Forest expanded to two super loaded weekends.