This summer, the woods surrounding Rothbury, Michigan will play host to a festival of Herculean proportions: Electric Forest. From June 26 – 29, an enchanted world of unique audiovisual experiences teeming with astonishing art, dreamlike decorations, and incredible musicians will be yours to explore. With a rich history of community engagement and thought-provoking experiences, Electric Forest offers up an astounding adventure for festival-goers. Keep reading down below for eight reasons why Electric Forest is unlike any other festival you’ll attend.
Robin Hood and his Merry Men would feel quite at home here. During the day, hundreds of revelers lounge around on hammocks that hang from the clustered trees. At night, Sherwood Forest turns into a raucous party, replete with state-of-the-art, jaw-dropping light displays, impromptu “secret” parties, otherworldly characters, and surprises around every turn.
The Festival Site
The one-of-a-kind Double JJ Resort offers trails, forests, fields, lakes, and beachfronts, as well as lodging, bars and eateries. Want more excitement? Check out the 60,000-square-foot indoor water park, the 18-hole championship golf course, swimming pools, horseback riding, and more.
Choose Your Own Adventure
Unlike many other festivals you may have attended, Electric Forest offers the opportunity to create whatever experience you want. You can enjoy everything from on-site lodging, hanging at a beach party, art projects, work exchange teams, playing glow-in-the-dark frisbee golf, and, of course, incredible live music day and night.
Plug In, and Contribute to the Experience
Electric Forest’s Plug In Program blurs the line between event organizers and attendees, offering an engaged festival community and harnessing the full creativity and passion of its members. Read more here.
All those who have attended Electric Forest can attest to the unique power of the community. More than just an incredible party, Electric Forest is an experience, and festival-goers are more than just partiers–they are members of a tribe.
Put simply, the good vibes and feelings surrounding the event are what separates Electric Forest from your typical dance party. Meet strangers, expand beyond your comfort zone, and let go of your fears and inhibitions. Newcomers have no need to worry; we were all first-timers once.
Forget big names and mainstage madness–this festival is crafted around a more than just “that one act.” Instead of checking the lineup for headliners, try to explore all the artists, from the established stars all the way down to the emerging up-and-comers. Many long-time attendees buy tickets before the lineup is even announced. That doesn’t sound like your typical festival, now does it? Full lineup here.
The Integration of Art
Many festivals call themselves a Music & Arts festival. Electric Forest does not, because “art” is simply in every part of the experience. Yes, there are giant structures and jaw-dropping displays of communal creativity, but it’s more than that. Make sure to take some time out of your experience to check out all the little things–you might just come across something beautiful.
We here at LessThan3 want you to experience the unique Electric Forest Festival so much that we’re giving away a pair of tickets to one lucky winner. See below for details. Tickets can also be purchased at the official website.