Electric Forest Expands to Two Weekends in 2017

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In an official statement from Electric Forest HQ: Electric Forest will be held over two consecutive weekends in 2017.

The festival now will take place June 22–June 25 and June 29–July 2, 2017. It was stated that this move to add a second weekend is meant to offer two distinct, back to back weekends at a lower capacity strives to nurture the evolution and growth of the EF community while honoring the much cherished EF experience.

From praises to criticism, and everything in between, the reviews have been mixed about this announcement.

In a quote from Pasquale Rotella, Co- Founder of Electric Forest and Founder and CEO of Insomniac:  “In 2017, we will see Electric Forest evolve into two unique weekend experiences. I am glad EDC Las Vegas attendees will have an opportunity to rest and recharge before making the journey out to another festival. Home is where your family is, and the Forest has become another destination this community can call home.”

While we can agree that Insomniac and their events are home to a certain community all unto itself, we should also remember that not just the Forest, but the venue itself has been considered a home and a mecca for attendees with varying musical tastes over the years – even before Electric Forest was in existence.

There are hopes that a Rothbury-esq lineup will be brought back for one of the weekends, and there are concerns (or excitement depending on your music taste) that Electric Forest and it’s lineup will continue to keep looking more and more like any other EDC around the country, only now for two weekends instead of one.

Only time will tell what is in-store for Electric Forest 2017.

Read the full EF post here.

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