MoogFest To Be Held Every Two Years

This afternoon, Moog Music has announced that Moogfest will now be held every two years, with the next event scheduled for 2016.

Moogfest was started in 2004 and has been held in NYC and Asheville over the years. The most recent installment took place this past April in Asheville and featured the likes of Kraftwerk, Pet Shop Boys, M.I.A. and Flying Lotus. Producers aim to "maintain the authenticity of the event, as well as the financial and spiritual health of Moog Music and its employees, whose primary focus will always be designing and building synthesizers," with the move to a biennial event.

“Moogfest 2014 was a proof of concept so we could experiment with a new business, a unique format, and a new creative direction,” said Mike Adams, Moog Music Inc. President & CEO in a statement. “Producing Moogfest every other year allows us to retain the high level of innovative programming as well as the originality and independence we established in 2014.”

“This future-forward version of Moogfest is in its infancy,” added Emmy Parker, Brand Director of Moogfest and Moog. “It will take some time for it to grow, but it’s clear that people want an unadulterated ideas-based festival that combines new art, music and technology. Moogfest is a personification of the Moog ethos and we’re honored to dedicate a full two years for curating each festival, with a sustainable, long-term plan for maintaining this platform for all those who share our passion.”

[Published on: 7/23/14]

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