ROTHBURY, Mich., Nov. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Electric Forest (EF) announced the return of the 6th annual music and camping festival to the legendary Double JJ Ranch in Rothbury, Michigan on June 23-26, 2016. In conjunction with the announcement, EF released the first video of a brand new four part series titled, Once Upon The Forest: Awakening. This beautiful video series will in culminate December, when fans will give fans the first chance to purchase tickets to EF16.
EF's Once Upon The Forest video series celebrates the qualities that spark love for Electric Forest in its community – the invitation to consider our oneness, the exploration of music, and the depth of creativity.
The first video, Once Upon The Forest: Awakening - explores the pull we feel to awaken to our connectedness with each other and to intentionally contribute to an experience bigger than ourselves. Watch Once Upon The Forest: Awakening HERE. Additional videos in the series will follow in the coming weeks – sign up for release alerts HERE.
Last year, Electric Forest welcomed tens of thousands of fans to the Double JJ Ranch, with tickets selling out in record time. For advanced notice regarding EF16 ticket details and on sale info, all are encouraged to sign up for the mailing list HERE, and to follow the EF YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/TheElectricForest.
Stay tuned for 2016 ticket info and on sale date coming soon. Wristbands and lodging packages will go on sale in December.
"[At Electric Forest] no matter who you are, where you're from, what music tickles your fancy, or whatever bizarre image and outrageous message you dangle from upon a giant staff, when you hear it—you know you're home" – Thump/VICE
"A must see festival." - RollingStone
"Among the 10 Best Festivals" - USA Today
"One of our favorite music festivals in the world." - ThisSongisSick.com
"Electric Forest is a masterpiece of a festival" - Fest300
Electric Forest is produced by Insomniac and Madison House Presents.
About Electric Forest
Each summer, just as anticipation for the sold-out Electric Forest reaches fever pitch, tens of thousands of fans - traveling from all parts of the country, and the world, gather at the Double JJ Ranch in Rothbury, Michigan for the music & camping adventure of a lifetime.
Entering its sixth year, Electric Forest is known for bringing together a passionate group of fans whose shared community spirit makes the festival a truly unique experience. The festival incorporates the natural beauty of the venue into carefully crafted art pieces and creatively themed environments, while colorful interactive characters and storylines blend with eclectic performing artists and musicians.
With its astonishing and unparalleled integration of music, art and community, Electric Forest delivers "The ultimate festival experience." From the carefully curated musical lineup, to the jaw-dropping Sherwood Forest, to the festival's unprecedented participatory spirit, to the site's incomparable features and amenities - Electric Forest creates a vibe so thick with "camaraderie and freedom…it must be experienced to be appreciated."
Electric Forest's GOOD LIFE VIP experience offers unrivaled amenities and perks - from camping and RV spots, to log cabins and homes, to resort hotel-style suites – all located directly on the festival grounds. In addition, patrons can take advantage of the property's many amenities including a 60,000 square foot indoor water park, an 18-hole championship golf course, swimming pools, horseback riding, and more. In 2013, Electric Forest debuted its hugely popular celebrity chef run pop-up restaurant, the Woodland Kitchen + Bar.
At the heart of Electric Forest is the beloved Sherwood Forest. By day, fans collect among hundreds of hammocks that drape between the clustered trees. Intricate and earthy artful touches pop from the Forest's myriad of installations and gathering spaces. At night, Sherwood Forest turns electric, showered with state-of-the-art, jaw-dropping light displays, impromptu "secret" parties, other-worldly characters, and surprises around every turn. "With no exaggeration at all, [Sherwood Forest is] the most well produced and artistically inspired area…ever seen at a music festival."
Known for fully embracing the possibilities of an engaged festival community, Electric Forest's Plug In Program deliberately blurs the line between event organizers and attendees. With this truly unique "open source" fan engagement platform, Electric Forest harnesses the creativity and passion of its community members, offering real and tangible ways for fans to participate in and ultimately help shape the Electric Forest experience. This is a big deal, since for Electric Forest – experience trumps all.
Hailed as "an amazing example of how music and festivals can change one's outlook on life," it's widely understood that "one of the most important lessons [to be] learned in the Forest is that we are all together," and this sense of community is truly "cherished [within the community] like the incredibly rare find it is."
In this spirit, in 2014 Electric Forest introduced the festival's Electric Forces Program, which extends this authentic expression of community to U.S. military veterans. Using collaboration, shared experiences and narratives, and the soulful healing power of music and community, Electric Forest aims to help diminish the civil-military cultural gap in American society today. Visit www.electricforestfestival.com for details on expansions to the 2016 Electric Forces Program as they become available.
Find Electric Forest Media Resources HERE.