Moogfest offers three-day music smorgasbord

Festival hits Asheville Oct. 28-30
Oct 04, 2011
Photo by: Donated photo The Flaming Lips are set to rock Moogfest 2011.

Moogfest, the annual festival celebrating the vision of sonic pioneer Bob Moog an happening Oct. 28-30 in Asheville, is right around the corner. This year’s lineup includes: The Flaming Lips, Moby, Passion Pit, STS9, Tangerine Dream, TV on the Radio, Special Disco Version featuring James Murphy and Pat Mahoney (DFA/LCD Soundsystem), Umphrey’s McGee, Chromeo, Crystal Castles, Amon Tobin: ISAM Live, Flying Lotus, Suicide (playing their legendary first album in its entirety), Ghostland Observatory, Childish Gambino, M83, Neon Indian, St. Vincent, Beak>, Matthew Dear, Tim Hecker, Anika, Toro Y Moi, Zomby, John Maus, CANT, and Oneohtrix Point Never, are just some of the many stellar acts gathering for this year’s event. And let’s not forget Brian Eno’s extraordinary video installation, 77 Million Paintings, will be exhibited for the first time in the United States outside of the West Coast. Eno will also present his mind-expanding “Illustrated Talk.”

Also, Moogfest 2011 is expanding in a big way. In addition to concerts at the Asheville Civic Center Arena, Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, and the Orange Peel, new venues for the weekend will include the newly renovated Asheville Music Hall (formerly Stella Blue), and the beautiful and intimate Diana Wortham Theatre.

Additionally, details surrounding the fine arts component of Moogfest are ready to be shared. SYNTH: A Group Art Show Inspired by Bob Moog, is a showcase of handmade limited-edition screen prints by some of the top concert poster artists and graphic designers working today. This year’s show will also feature a special limited edition print created by The Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne. All proceeds from SYNTH go to support the Bob Moog Foundation. For more information and a list of confirmed artists, visit

Additionally, this year there will be surprise daytime performances and events all over town on Saturday and Sunday.

Single-day tickets are now on sale, and weekend passes are still available at Brian Eno’s 77 Million Paintings and Illustrated Talk are separately ticketed events, specially priced for Moogfest attendees. Visit for more information.

Moogfest 2011 Schedule By Day

77 Million Paintings by Brian Eno – runs throughout weekend

Friday, Oct. 28


TV on the Radio

Tangerine Dream


Flying Lotus

Little Dragon

Holy F**k

The Antlers

Mayer Hawthorne & The County

Matthew Dear



Atlas Sound



John Maus

Lunzproject (Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Tim Story)


Mimi Goes & Ben Neill

Warm Ghost

Causing A Tiger


Shahzad Ismaily

Saturday, Oct. 29

Brian Eno “Illustrated Talk”

The Flaming Lips


Crystal Castles

Amon Tobin: ISAM Live



Dan Deacon


St. Vincent

The Naked & Famous


Adrian Belew Power Trio

Twin Shadow

Brandt Brauer Frick

Hans-Joachim Roedelius

Tim Hecker

The Stickmen


Oneohtrix Point Never

Cloudland Canyon

Wham City Comedy Tour

Moon Duo

Fine Peduncle

Sunday, Oct. 30

Passion Pit

Umphrey’s McGee


Special Disco Version featuring James Murphy and Pat Mahoney (DFA/LCD Soundsystem)

Ghostland Observatory

Childish Gambino

Neon Indian

Beats Antique


Toro Y Moi



The Drums

Gold Panda




Fareed Haque + Mathgames

Ford & Lopatin

Active Child