Michigan's Electric Forest Festival downsizes to one weekend in 2019


  • Mike Pfeiffer

Michigan's long-running Electric Forest Festival is going to be a little more intimate this year.

For its past two iterations, the festival offered expanded programming across two weekends at Rothbury's Double JJ Ranch. However, on Thursday, Electric Forest officially announced on Facebook its dates for 2019, which will take place across just one weekend from June 27-30:

During the next year the Electric Forest grounds will see many exciting improvements that include upgraded landscapes, areas with new grass, and infrastructure improvements across the site.

Most importantly, a new multi-year Sherwood Forest conservation plan will take effect. Protecting and curating the grounds of Electric Forest for generations to come is important to all of the Forest Family. The impact that comes with two weekends will need to be reduced for the new improvements to take hold.

Since 2011, the fest has attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors from across the country, and the event has been a launching pad for the careers of many Michigan artists, including GRiZ, Greensky Bluegrass, and Detroit DJ duo Golf Clap. Electric Forest has been featured on lists by Rolling Stone and USA Today as one of the best festivals in America.

More information about Electric Forest Festival 2019 can be found at electricforestfestival.com.

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