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
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,"
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
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
“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
full two years for curating each festival, with a sustainable, long-term plan for
maintaining this platform for all those who share our passion.”