Electric Forest just released their 2020 lineup and it’s rife with superstars! And this comes as no surprise as the Rothbury, Michigan-based music festival will celebrate their 10th anniversary next year. So why not do it with a bang of some of the biggest music heavyweights in the scene today?
Check out the full 2020 lineup below:
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The 10th Anniversary Lineup is here! In this very special year, The Forest will host performances from long-standing members of the #ForestFamily, as well as a few fresh faces. Join the celebration with 3 incidents from @sci_official, @Bassnectar, @Flume, @MajorLazer, @BigGigantic, @LouisTheChild, @Diplo, @TheDiscoBiscuits and many many more. #EF2020 Wristbands & Lodging Packages go on sale this Friday, December 6 with Loyalty On Sales starting tomorrow, Wednesday, December 4. #EFDecadeOne is happening. See you in The Forest! ⚡️🌲 #ElectricForest
The String Cheese Band will headline the event, backed by some very big names as well. The likes of Diplo, his side-group Major Lazer, Flume, Louis The Child, and many more. Even as one of the more unique festivals of its kind, Electric Forest has long billed some of the biggest acts in EDM. And now, celebrating a decade of editions this 2020, they’ve essentially booked one of the biggest lineups in their history. Fortunately, the organizers were able to secure their home in Rothbury, Michigan just recently. As compared to other even bigger festivals, they didn’t experience the same venue problems.
What’s particularly striking about their lineup, however, is that it’s filled with producers who themselves are in the headlines. Diplo, for instance, recently made news by revealing his thoughts on why rapper Drake doesn’t like him. Though Drake himself never expressed, at least publicly, that he hates the producer, Diplo remains convinced that the “Hotline Bling” rapper doesn’t like him. In a profile by The Cut, he admitted that a distasteful joke, written for his Adult Swim cartoon Major Lazer, made at the expense of Drake’s son might have caused the rapper’s animosity towards him. Though the joke never aired, the writer did post it online and it might have caught Drake’s attention. Flume, on the other hand, has had his own “encounter” with Drake’s ex, Rihanna. The Australian producer recently shared in an interview with The Sydney Morning Herald that he has always wanted to collaborate with Frank Ocean and Rihanna. Similarly to fellow Electric Forest-headliner Diplo, Flume has become known for his collaborations with various artists. The ones he has already worked with in the past include Tove Lo, Pusha T, and Beck. But now, he wants to team up with the “Work” singer for his next single. In fact, during the interview, he sent her a DM to ask her about working together. For now, there’s no news yet if she has responded.
As for Bassnectar, he’s probably hoping that fans will enjoy his set that will finally feature his popular songs. At least, this is what his fans are hoping too. Last month, during his Freakstyle: Day of the Dead Dark Parties, the American DJ chose to treat his audiences with old-school tracks and rare material. And while the attendees enjoyed them, a lot of fans complained that they would have preferred to listen to the DJ’s own singles. As a response, Bassnectar took to Twitter to stress that his freestyle set at the time was all about letting his creativity go free and not being pigeonholed by his own releases. Electronic Forest’s 10th-anniversary edition will run from June 25 to 28, 2020. It will still happen in the same forest at Rothbury, Michigan. Stay tuned on this space for more updates!
- Electric Forest Featured Image – The Nocturnal Times.com
- The Main Stage at Electric Forest – Billboard.com
- Sherwood Forest – Jones Of The World.com