Electric Forest Festival brings two weekends of music & art to west Michigan


ROTHBURY, Mich. – A small village in west Michigan has once again transformed into a piece of paradise for music and art lovers.

Electric Forest Festival has returned to the town of Rothbury for the seventh straight year.

Tens of thousands are expected to make the journey from across Michigan and across the country for the music festival.

This year, the festival has expanded to two weekends. The first weekend begins Thursday, June 22 and ends Sunday (technically early Monday morning) June 25th.

The second weekend follows right after going from June 29 through July 2.

Though the first weekend has sold out, tickets for the second weekend are still available and can be purchased here.

Having a heavy focus on electronic music and jam bands, the festival also offers an array of other music, art and artists. From interactive installations to actors pretending to be woodland creatures, it can all be found throughout the festival venue.

The most magical experiences, however, can be found in the Sherwood Forest.

The Forest within the venue is what makes the festival the most enchanting in the country. With colorful lights bouncing off rows of trees and sculptures, and music coming from two stages nestled within, it’s easy to get lost in the Forest and absolutely not care.


Overall, there are 7 stages and a silent disco (also in Sherwood Forest) spread across the venue known as Double JJ Ranch.

Headlining musical acts for the first weekend include My Morning Jacket, The String Cheese Incident, Bassnectar, Odesza, Waka Flocka Flame, Above & Beyond and Dillon Francis.

The second weekend’s headliners include Flume, DJ Snake, The String Cheese Incident (don’t miss the band’s ‘Big Shebang’ on Saturday), Bassnectar, Waka Flocka Flame and Dillon Francis.

The full lineups and daily schedules can be found here.

Those planning to experience the festival for the first time can find everything needed to prepare here.