In the heart of a sprawling forest, an enchanting realm comes to life each year, captivating the hearts and minds of music enthusiasts and adventure-seekers alike.
Nestled within the serene woodlands of Rothbury, Michigan, Electric Forest has certainly earned its reputation as an emblem of unity, creativity and boundless expression.
In characteristic Insomniac Events fashion, the festival’s 2023 edition is giving fans more to be eager for than ever, a sentiment that starts with its stellar lineup of electronic dance music talent. The Forest holds the promise of a wide-ranging palette of musical representation, show-stopping back-to-backs and so much more.
Here are a handful of performances to keep on your radar as you plan your Electric Forest experience. The festival returns to Rothbury from June 22-25, 2023.
Deeply influenced by classical music, he recently announced he’s touring with a full brass brand later this year, but the EF faithful will get a sneak preview of what’s in store as the ensemble heads with him to Sherwood Forest.
Building on their blockbuster 2022, SOFI TUKKER are owning their meteoric moment and find themselves among Electric Forest’s studded list of headliners. The WET TENNIS duo’s brand of infectious dance productions fused with uplifting, memorable and quirky hooks catapulted them into the spotlight.
This year, they’ve shown an even greater depth to their songwriting and production, especially coming off of a particularly visceral collaboration alongside Kx5, “Sacrifice.” As the duo leap from milestone to another, excitement continues to build as to what they’ll deliver next.
Rusko b2b Dirt Monkey
Rusko and Dirt Monkey comprise one of the most celebrated and tenured collaborative sagas in bass music. The tried-and-true combination of dubstep producers have been dotting high-profile shows and festivals for years, and now they’re taking their talents to The Forest.
The synergy between Rusko and Dirt Monkey is infectious, and they’re certainly not afraid to go bold with their approach and introduce their fans to something new.
There’s a faction of the Electric Forest faithful who have been pulling for greater psytrance representation in Sherwood Forest, and their calls have been answered in a big way this year.
Pioneering psytrance outfit Infected Mushroom celebrated their landmark 25th anniversary with an album in 2022—though they’re showing no signs of slowing down with a continued flow of groundbreaking releases, which most recently includes “Kill To Feel” alongside Electric Forest headliners Ganja White Night.
ILLENIUM‘s new self-titled album marks one of his most pivotal works in some time, as his unique punk and electronic fusion hits mainstream appeal. The Grammy-nominated artist finds himself with a schedule increasingly consisting of stadium sets and large-scale festivals, but his appearance in The Forest should prove to be a more intimate setting for fans with all of the same explosive energy.