Asheville music festival Moogfest has unveiled its expansion from three days to five days, with the new 2014 festival dates taking place from April 23rd—27th. This year will see the introduction of new activities to the festival’s usual music-oriented lineup, including an innovation conference featuring leading futurist thinkers, inventors, entrepreneurs, designers, engineers, artists and musicians from various fields.
Outside of the festival’s five nights of music performances, daytime activities will include new media art installations and interactive technology exhibitions, a synth building workshop, an open-source hackathon, as well as official talks, presentations and film screenings by industry leaders. Moogfest will also host events that are free and open to the public, including a four-day street festival, a two-day North Carolina Tech Expo & Interactive Job Fair and a five-day electronic instrument pop-up shop.
Moogfest was introduced in 2004 to honor Moog Music founder Dr. Robert Moog and pay tribute to the analog synthesizer. Mike Adams, President of Moog Music, spoke of this year’s event:
“We have evolved our thinking to create an event that truly celebrates the pioneering spirit of Bob Moog; uniting art, music, and innovative technology to explore the dimensions of creative expression. This is the heart of what makes Moog Music special and our fans around the world.”
Tickets for Moogfest go on sale to the general public on November 14th. For more information, head to MoogFest.com.