In case your brain hasn’t yet restored itself following this year’s Electric Forest lineup, give yourself a minute to bask in all its epic glory again. Today, we’re amplifying the musical goodness with the Electric Forest 2018 Curated Event Series, which once again invites some of the most forward-thinking artists and collectives for another round of future sounds and proper vibes. This year, Electric Forest presents its biggest Curated Event Series to date, with nine fellow musical tastemakers including Bassrush, Desert Hearts, Green Velvet Presents LaLa Land, Mr. Carmack Presents Forward Thinkers, mau5trap, RÜFÜS DU SOL & Friends, Soulection, and This Ain’t Bristol.

Electric Forest 2018 wristbands and lodging packages for both weekends are available now.

Each year, Electric Forest invites a handful of unique artists and collectives from around the globe to curate the lineup and vibe of a distinct stage each night during the festival. Each curated presentation creates a one-of-a-kind musical experience within the festival, delivering even more musical depth and diversity to Electric Forest’s already-stellar lineup. The Electric Forest Curated Event Series has become one of the most highly anticipated and most popular festival attractions every year, and the 2018 edition is going all out!

Read about each of the Electric Forest 2018 Curated Event Series partners below, and visit the Electric Forest official website for original graphics, playlists, and more.

First Weekend:

Bassrush
Featuring Cookie Monsta, Dimension, Fury, Herobust, Jauz, Kayzo, Matrix & Futurebound, Moody Good, Noisia, Um…, MC Dino
Friday, June 22, on Tripolee
Since the early 2000s, Insomniac’s Bassrush has focused on cultivating and curating the very best of the ever-expanding worlds of drum & bass, trap, dubstep, and bass music. Bassrush returns to Electric Forest’s Tripolee Stage for the fifth year in a row to showcase an unparalleled dancefloor experience centered on thick vibes and world-class talent. Staying true to our roots, our curated events showcase artists from a broad range of bass genres and subgenres and introduce exciting new acts alongside world-class heavy hitters.

 

Green Velvet Presents LaLa Land
Featuring Camelphat b2b Detlef, Green Velvet, Kerri Chandler, Kill Frenzy, Nicole Moudaber, Seth Troxler
Thursday, June 21, on Tripolee
Hosted by Chicago’s house music renaissance man Green Velvet, LaLa Land will feature house and techno grooves from around the world. In Green Velvet’s own words, “I want my fans to feel transported to a place experienced only in their dreams.”

 

Mr. Carmack Presents Forward Thinkers
Featuring Devin the Dude, Mr. Carmack, Natalie Cressman, Rayana Jay, Sam Gellaitry, Tsuruda
Friday, June 22, on Forest Stage

Constantly translating personal experience into his craft, Mr. Carmack finds inspiration from a range of sources. For this EF2018 Curated Event, Mr. Carmack returns to Electric Forest and brings a lineup of EF first-time artists spanning rap, electronic, soul, and jazz genres. As Mr. Carmack promises, “It has always been a vision and goal of mine to incorporate different moods and genres that change over the course of the day. With the beautiful and surreal setting of the Forest, I think it’s important to take fans on a quest through various moods and feelings.”

 

This Ain’t Bristol
Featuring Billy Kenny, MAXIMONO, Kyle Watson, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (DJ Set), Golf Clap, Mat.Joe, Kry Wolf, Good Vibes Soundclash
Saturday, June 23, on Forest Stage

Germany-based house music imprint This Ain’t Bristol is committed to blurring borders and cultural comfort zones. For EF, they host a lineup of like-minded artists from around the world. “We feel blessed to be a part of probably one of the richest festivals we’ve heard of when it comes to good vibes and community spirit… can’t wait to shake a leg with you out there.”

 

Second Weekend:

Bassrush
Featuring Boogie b2b Squnto, Boombox Cartel, Calyx & Teebee, Clozee, Datsik, G Jones b2b EPROM, Netsky (DJ Set), Spag Heddy, Quix
Friday, June 29, on Tripolee
Since the early 2000s, Insomniac’s Bassrush has focused on cultivating and curating the very best of the ever-expanding worlds of drum & bass, trap, dubstep, and bass music. Bassrush returns to Electric Forest’s Tripolee Stage for the fifth year in a row to showcase an unparalleled dancefloor experience centered on thick vibes and world-class talent. Staying true to our roots, our curated events showcase artists from a broad range of bass genres and subgenres and introduce exciting new acts alongside world-class heavy hitters.

 

Desert Hearts
Featuring Mikey Lion, Marbs, Lee Reynolds, Porky, and Special Guests Doc Martin and Rybo
Saturday, June 30, on Forest Stage
Starting as an intimate gathering in the Mojave Desert and transcending into a global movement, Desert Hearts has built a legacy of love, dance, and togetherness. The crew is committed to creating beautiful, community-oriented house and techno gatherings and achieving a memorable, energetic balance, while maintaining high musical integrity that focuses on the progression of the underground movement. “Our whole Desert Family is so excited to bring the vibes to EF2018!”

 

RÜFÜS DU SOL & Friends
Featuring Cassian, Dena Amy, Hayden James (DJ Set), Motez, RÜFÜS DU SOL (DJ Set)
Friday, June 29, on Tripolee

RÜFÜS DU SOL returns to Electric Forest for both weekends this year. For the second weekend, they’re hosting their curated event, RÜFÜS DU SOL & Friends, featuring fellow Australian artists: “Hayden James, Motez, Cassian, and Dena Amy are all going to bring a vibe; stoked that we get to spin a DJ set to close the party.”

 

mau5trap Curated Event
Featuring Attlas, BlackGummy, Chris Lake, Claptone, Jeremy Olander, Rinzen, TESTPILOT, Lane 8
Saturday, June 30, on Tripolee

deadmau5’s Canadian imprint, mau5trap, hosts label artists on the second weekend of EF2018. “Bringing our records to the second weekend of Electric Forest 2018 is a dream, and we can’t wait to share it with the Forest Family.”

 

Soulection Curated Event
Featuring Abjo, Insightful, Kronika, Sasha Marie, the Whooligan
Sunday, July 1, on Forest Stage

Bringing together all forms of progressive music, Soulection is an independent music collective committed to bringing visibility to meaningful music and curating memorable experiences. For EF—which they call “a magical place, unlike any other festival in the world”—Soulection promises this year to bring “an array of styles to amplify and soothe the spirit.”

 

Electric Forest 2018 takes place June 21–24 (first weekend) and June 28–July 1 (second weekend) at Double JJ Resort in Rothbury, MI. Wristbands and lodging packages for both weekends are available now. For more information, visit the official website.

 

Electric Forest is produced by Madison House Presents and Insomniac.

 

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