Electric Forest is expanding their celebration. Festival organizers call it "An Intimate Expansion of Community," explaining that “Rapid growth of the venue has the potential to undermine the values of The Forest. Instead of moving toward one larger weekend, the most thoughtful choice was the creation of two smaller capacity weekends."
The 2017 festival will be on June 22-25, and June 29-July 2 at Double JJ Ranch in Rothbury. Festival-goers can attend both weekends, but must leave the site in between. Some performers will be at both festival weekends, but performances will differ. The Electric Forest web site states "Each weekend will have its share of surprises, but as always, the goal for any Forest veteran or newcomer is to participate in an amazing experience, regardless of which weekend they attend. Hopefully, the inevitable discussion around 'which weekend is better' will become a pointless exercise. This is because it is ALL Electric Forest." They have also committed to expand additional existing programs including a larger Road Improvement Fund, growth in efforts to support the annual Roy Price Memorial Food Drive, and expansion of the Electric Forest Music in Schools program in order to strengthen and deepen ties to the community. More community programs will be announced in coming months. For more information, go to http://www.electricforestfestival.com/
photo courtesy of Electric Forest Festival-2016