Hey everyone, Festi.World just rolled up to Durham, North Carolina for Moogfest 2016! We are very excited to give you a run-down on what is going on in the 20+ venues across the city! From make-your-own-synthesizer workshops to jaw dropping, music performances, we'll be covering it all. Make sure to check here for all of our upcoming releases throughout the weekend and beyond!
If you want a little history lesson on Moogfest and the surround area of Durham keep reading!
Somewhere between the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee and the clear blue waters of Virginia Beach, lies the research triangle of North Carolina, and within it, the city of Durham. On top of a deep-rooted base of technology and innovation, the city is a fertile bed full of freshly sprouting startups blooming with advancements that are shaping the 21st century. It is only proper that this healthy specimen will be the new host to double-transplant Moogfest.
Created in 2004 by David Olivier and Charles Carlini, the event had its small beginnings in the Big Apple. A one-off mixer for friends of the synth-maker, the night was a quasi-gala to celebrate music, friends, and the synthesizer. After the passage of company founder Robert “Bob” Moog in 2005, the event returned for its second iteration to honor his work and impact on the world. Over the next decade, new forms of EDM, the return of new wave, and the attitudes that gave way to today’s exploding music festival scene created the perfect biome for the three-pointed tree that Moogfest is today. This weekend here in Durham, 20+ venues are combining forces with the Moog team to present to you 100+ musical performances, 200+ speakers, as well as countless art installations of every shape and size to ensure your mind never loses stimulation. They’re calling it a synthesis of art, music, and technology, and we can’t wait for it all to begin. This street fair styled event will feature educational days of exploration and interaction followed by diverse acts that include GZA, Grimes, Gary Numan, and ODESZA. -Kevin Clancy
Check out Moogfest's full 2016 lineup of musicians, workshops, classes and speakers below!
Moogfest is this weekend - Thursday May 19th - Sunday May 22nd. For more information on all the events happening here, and to purchase passes head on over to Moogfest's Official website!