After a narrow split vote of 3-2, Electric Forest 2015 will officially be returning to Rothbury, Michigan for one of the most anticipated music festivals of the summer.
Saved by one final swing vote listing financial gain as a “benefit to all,” Double JJ Ranch, AEG, and Insomniac came to a promising agreement earlier this year to keep Electric Forest at the mercy of Grant Township to approve and pass a mass gathering permit each year. Artists have slowly starting to announce their additions to the lineup (yet to be announced), but this one is surely going to be hard to beat.
That’s right – the biggest name in electronic music, Skrillex, is returning The Forest for the first time since his debut in 2011. I was lucky enough to attend his performance that year, and unfortunately it was one of the worst shows I’ve ever seen Sonny Moore perform. I’m pretty sure he was hammered, based on the fact that he couldn’t stop interrupting his set by getting on the mic and babbling about whatever was on his mind that night. Not to mention he had a drink in his hand the entire set – not ideal for trying to spin multiple decks.
But the Skrillex of 2015 has grown up – and his craft has become more of a profession and less of a hobby. If you don’t believe me, call up one of his six Grammy awards. Or make the best decision you’ll make all winter and grab you General Admission pass before the price bump.
Electric Forest is scheduled for June 25th to 28th in 2015.
(Featured Image courtesy of Electric Forest)