Wednesday, May 1, 2013

NIN at new Asheville Fest; Moog moves to Spring

The new Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit in Asheville revealed its initial lineup Tuesday. Nine Inch Nails, Bassnectar, and Pretty Lights will headline the festival with Neutral Milk Hotel, who will curate an evening of music. The festival takes October 25-27 - the same Halloween weekend as the old Moog Fest, which recently announced new Spring dates. 

Other confirmed acts include Animal Collective, How to Destroy Angels (NIN leader Trent Reznor's other band), Gary Numan (the `80s hit "Cars"), God Speed You! Black Emperor, Chromatics, Disclosure, Tricky, Zola Jesus and JG Thirlwell, the Bug, Jessie Ware, Robert DeLong, Rustie, Bosnian Rainbows, Half Japanese, Jacques Greene, Daniel Johnston Bondax, and Silver Apples. More artists are expected to be announced. 

The festival is produced by Knoxville-based AC Entertainment - the folks behind the Bonnaroo festival in Manchester, Tennessee who, until recently, partnered with Asheville-based synthesizer maker Moog Music Inc. on the annual Moog Fest. 

AC and Moog parted ways resulting in two mountain electronic music festivals for Western North Carolina. Moog Fest, which celebrates deceased synthesizer inventor Bob Moog, announced that it will now be held April 25-27, 2014. Moog Fest will be co-produced with Detroit's Paxahau, who puts on the Detroit Jazzfest and Movement Electronic Music Festival. 

You can find out more information on both festivals online at and

(Photo of Trent Reznor courtesy of