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Each summer, just as anticipation for 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. Excitement for Electric Forest has never been greater. With the 2016 festival selling out a mere two weeks after tickets went on sale, in 2017 Electric Forest expands to two distinct, back-to-back weekends.

Entering its seventh 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.”

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.”








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“A must see festival.”
– RollingStone

“Among the 10 Best Festivals.”
– USA Today

“One of our favorite music festivals in the world.”

“Electric Forest is a masterpiece of a festival.”
– Fest300

“Within minutes of immersing yourself in this fairytale like adult playground, you know that you have found yourself different.”
– VICE Thump

“From so many magical moments in the forest to some of the most impressive musical experiences, Electric Forest certainly takes the cake as one of the best festivals out there.”
– Live for Live Music

Among “20 Legendary World Festivals to See in Your Lifetime”
– Distractify

“An escape for the ages”
– IMF Mag

There truly is nothing else like Electric Forest.”
– MLive Kalamazoo Gazette

“The culture and community created within this event is one to be cherished like the incredibly rare find it is…This is one of those classic scenarios where you absolutely need to experience it firsthand.”
– White Raver Rafting

“With its gorgeously decorated landscapes, whimsical spirit and organic sense of community, Electric Forest is more than a music event; at this point, the four-day affair has taken on a distinct personality while becoming a destination of choice in a crowded U.S. festival market.”
– Detroit Free Press