Asheville's Moogfest Announces Its Musical Lineup for April: Pet Shop Boys, M.I.A. & More

As of the publishing of this blog, there are 76 more days until Moogfest returns to Asheville after a year's hiatus. We are excited! Will you be joining us this year?
Moogfest 2014 in Asheville NC
Known as the festival that celebrates the synthesis of technology, art and music, along with the legacy of Bob Moog, Moogfest is a big deal near and far. This year's new and improved five-day festival (it used to be only three days) happens at multiple venues throughout Asheville and is slated for April 23-27. Mark your calendars!

What will you find at the festival? To start, more than 100 artists are set to take the stage. The Moogest musical lineup includes big names like the Pet Shop Boys, M.I.A, Flying Lotus and many more, as recently announced by the festival.

There is so much going on at Moogfest, it's hard to keep up. Don't worry, though, we have the highlights for you! Read on for details.

Moogfest During the Day
The daylight hours of Moogfest explode with five days of creative artistic conversation, experimentation, collaboration and technology throughout eight venues in downtown Asheville. Pioneers of music and technology lead the conference that encompasses all of the above-mentioned. The conference includes over 60 talks, panels, discussions, presentations, film screenings and an open-source hardware hackathon. You can see a list of all of the Moogfest speakers here.

Day programming hours are: Wednesday 3p.m.-7p.m.; Thursday-Saturday 11a.m.-6p.m.; Sunday 11a.m.- 3p.m. You can purchase Moogfest daytime conference tickets here. Please note, ticketing is limited.

Moogfest at Night
Moogfest Musical Lineup for 2014 in Asheville, NCMoogfest fills the evenings with landmark musical performances by new trailblazers, early pioneers of electronic music, and innovative entertainment headliners.

Moogfest-goers enjoy over five days in 10 venues throughout Asheville with over 100 artists showcasing their talent via concerts, experimental performances and new music productions.

Night programming hours: Wednesday-Saturday 7p.m.-2a.m.; Sunday 3p.m.-6p.m. You can purchase Moogfest nighttime music-only tickets here. Please note, ticketing is limited.

Moogfest for Free
Moogfest also hosts free events that are open to the public, including but not limited to, a four-day street festival with new media and live music, a two-day NC Tech Expo and Interactive Job Fair, five-day new electronic instrument pop-up show, and so much more.

You can read more about the finer details of Moogfest and keep up-to-date with new announcements by clicking here. Moogfest also offers VIP packages and 5-Day Passes for the event. Be sure to check out the Moogfest Facebook page for the latest information and promotions leading up to the festival.

Where to Stay During MoogfestLuxury Downtown Perch Vacation Rental by Asheville Connections
It is a given that if you plan to attend the festival (but you don't live locally), then you must stay where you'll be close and convenient to all of the Moogfest action. There are some great choices when it comes to accommodations, whether you prefer to stay right in the heart of downtown Asheville or you're interested in a vacation rental in the surrounding Asheville area. Book your accommodations now; it's a popular festival and places fill up quickly.

Are you planning on going to Moogfest in April? Do you have your tickets? Tell us all about your plans for this epic festival. We love hearing from you.

Cheers to Moogfest 2014!

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