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“Electric Forest is so much more than a music festival. It’s a true testament to the power of people’s energy coming together at once.” - Run the Trap
“There’s so much to love about this festival… the attention to detail, the love and the energy that people bring with them, the enormous size, and the endless capabilities that are presented to you…Electric Forest is simply one of the greatest festivals you could attend.” - This Song is Sick
“The art installations and dizzying lights built into the high woodland trees of Sherwood Forest transform it into a place that is well… Electric. This is a unique festival community in that it finds a middle ground between electronic music and jam bands.” - UPROXX
“...eccentric, psychedelic and imaginative festival” - MLIVE
“Simply put, Electric Forest is one of the most unique places on the planet. What makes it so special is the community that pops up at JJ Ranch in Rothbury, MI is built on a foundation of love and togetherness that radiates throughout the forest for those 4 special days. If you've been there, then you know what I'm talking about and you if you have yet to make the journey, make this year be the year that you do.” - Magnetic Magazine
“…carefully created touches of whimsy have distinguished Electric Forest as a fan favorite since it began in the lush woods of Michigan.“ The Best US Summer Festivals – The Guardian
“…a psychedelic smorgasbord of neon-infused joy, there’s no excuse for anyone to miss out on Electric Forest Festival.” 15 Best International Festivals You Can’t Miss This Summer – High Snobiety
“A lot of festivals like to tell you they’re ‘different’ and ‘special’. ‘Magical experience’ gets thrown around a lot, but when it comes to Electric Forest in Rothbury, MI., it’s 100 percent true. You’ve never seen woodlands like this, and the installations and light rigs turn each twist and turn of trees into a portal to strange, ethereal worlds. You can spend hours exploring, and each day will reveal new wonder.” – Billboard
“…Electric Forest has created something much bigger than a music festival. They have created an immersive experience that turns all kinds of people, friends, and strangers alike, into a family.” – EDM.com
“A must see festival.” – Rolling Stone
“Among the 10 Best Festivals.” – USA Today
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.
Electric Forest is known for bringing together a passionate group of fans known as the Forest Family, whose shared community spirit makes the festival a truly unique experience. Electric Forest 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 art and characters of The 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.”
At the heart of Electric Forest is the beloved 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, The Forest turns electric, showered with state-of-the-art, jaw-dropping light displays, impromptu “secret” parties, other-worldly characters, and surprises around every turn.
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 original “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.