Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Kraftwerk, Pet Shop Boys, MIA headline Moogfest

Asheville's Moogfest announced more of its lineup today. Veteran British duo Pet Shop Boys (pictured above), world music rapper M.I.A. (below), experimental producer/rapper Flying Lotus, and electronic music producer/DJ Dillon Francis join Kraftwerk 3D (who will play three shows that week) and Chic featuring Nile Rodgers (who was all over the Grammys' telecast for his work with Daft Punk earlier this week) as festival headliners.

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs Nick Zinner and Deerhunter's Bradford Cox, composer Dan Deacon, and "Futurama" creator and "The Simpsons" writer David X. Cohen join electronic music pioneers Laurie Anderson and Giorgio Moroder as daytime presenters leading workshops, demonstrations, and Q&As throughout the weekend.

Moogfest moves to April 23-27 this year. The massive lineup of speakers and performers includes RJD2, Tiga, Blondes, Art Department, Publicist, Ejecta, ADULT., YACHT, and many others. Check out the linup here. General and VIP tickets, which start at $199 for a 5-night pass, are currently on sale here.

Dubbed the Synthesis of Technology, Art & Music, Moogfest is as much a conference on the future of technology and how it relates to music as it is a live music festival. The list of featured speakers is here. Over 60 talks will take place at eight venues throughout the five days. The live music takes place across 10 Asheville venues.