In a little over two weeks, Moogfest 2011 takes over Asheville, NC from October 27th-30th, promising three long nights of the best electronic music out there. (Actually, four nights if you count this little shindig.) Tonight, the festival unveiled its schedule, and if you were planning on making the best out of the lineup, it’d behoove you to invest in some new Nikes.
On Friday, TV on the Radio will close out the main stage at the Asheville Civic Center, but prior to that you’ll be able to catch extended sets by Moby and Holy Fuck. If you want to see the ultra rare performance of Tangerine Dream, you’ll have to opt out of Little Dragon, Atlas Sound, and Tobacco. (Again, if you’re dying to see the latter, there’s always this early fiesta.) Also of note is the inclusion of the new Animoog Playground stage, which is located outdoors at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Asheville. Matthew Dear gets the honor to grace the stage first, performing early on at 5:30 p.m., one of the few sets where the sun will actually be out.
The conflicts continue, however, and Saturday is rough. Recently reunited Suicide plays against St. Vincent, who also conflicts with the end of The Flaming Lips’ set. SBTRKT and Crystal Castles overlap. But unless you haven’t seen Battles yet, you can sit back and enjoy a full two-hour set by STS9, who closes out the Saturday festivities at the Asheville Civic Center.
The final day of the festival is a “palooza” of conflicts: Active Child vs Beats Antique, The Drums vs Childish Gambino vs M83, Toro y Moi vs Passion Pit vs Ghostland Observatory, and Umphrey’s McGee vs Special Disco Version feat. James Murphy and Pat Mahoney vs Neon Indian – which, by the way, closes out the weekend proper. Have fun rationalizing those.
Below, you can find the day-by-day schedule in its entirety. And if you have any comments and/or gripes, youre more than welcome to share them in the comments section. To quote CoS Staff Writer Paul de Revere, who quotes Chris Partlow: “Sounds like one-a dem good problems.”
Three-day, single-day, and VIP passes for Moogfest 2011 remain on sale via the festivals website. And because we haven’t hyped it enough in this post alone, be sure to check out our official Moogfest Pre-Party feat. Tobacco, which takes place on October 27th at the Asheville Music Hall. More information to be had here.