Moogfest 2016 kicks off the summer in the streets of Durham, NC to celebrate the present and future of electronic music culture, technology, and art.
Since 2004 Moogfest has celerated the legacy of Bob Moog, an engineer who worked in partnership with artists to invent new creative tools, Moogfest reimagines the tech conference and music festival by taking the best of both formats to create a completely new type of experience. Hailed as “a sci-fi dance party with a Ph.D. in STEM” by The New York Times, Moogfest 2016 will gather more than 250 technologists, musicians, and artists -- from DZA to Odesza , Grimes and Gary Numan to Jaron Lanier and Dr. Martine Rothblatt -- to explore new technologies that are pushing the boundaries of creative expression.
However, its more than just music. It digs down deep into many aspects of the electronic world. North Carolina State University will conduct a workshop on Virtual Reality ,where participants will prototype content , and then experience their designs in 3D using an Oculus Rift.
Moogfest 2016 will also feature Inter Species Collaboration. Exploring music generated from plants’ communication with virtual synths and sample based environments while artists from Data Garden share their new software that produces bio-generated digital art. In addition, there will be hundreds of other features scattered amongst downtown Durham.
Pertaining to North Carolinas recent “House Bill 2” , Moogfest CEO Adam Katz is doing what he can to combat it. In a recent interview with Huffington Post Katz said “We are taking every step possible to ensure that Moogfest remains a safe and welcoming space for all festival-goers, especially the many LGBTQ artists and speakers joining us this year. We will do this by both designating gender neutral bathrooms and dedicating spaces for education and dialogue around the issue of LGBT discrimination. “
Festival Pass $249
General Admission for the duration of the event, May 19-22. Access to all festival venues for performances and conference programming: conversations, workshops, and installations.
VIP Festival Pass $499
VIP access for the duration of the event, May 19-22. *Priority access to all festival venues for performances and conference programming: conversations, workshops, and installations. Access to exclusive VIP viewing areas and VIP/artist events. Gift bag. Complimentary food and drink in select locations. Special merch deals. More perks to be announced.
*Subject to capacity and based on first come first served. “Engineer” VIP Packages sold out.. Regular VIP still available.
For details about the line-up, to purchase tickets, or other information regarding Moogfest 2016 check out www.moogfest.com.