2015 Electric Forest Lineup | Who’s Performing at Electric Forest?

The Electric Forest festival returns to Rothbury, Michigan this year for a four-day event that takes place June 25-28. Keep reading for a detailed look at this year’s headliners as well as a full listing of performers, and leave us a comment below letting us know which acts you’re most excited to see at Electric Forest 2015.

2015 Lineup

The String Cheese Incident

Formed in Colorado in 1993, The String Cheese Incident consists of mandolinist/violinist Michael Kang, guitarist Bill Nershi, bassist Keith Moseley, pianist Kyle Hollingsworth, and percussionists Michael Travis and Jason Hann. The band initially played gigs at ski resorts in exchange for free lift tickets, but as they became more and more popular they played more shows and eventually established their own label, SCI Fidelity, on which they released their debut album, “Born on the Wrong Planet,” in 1997. The String Cheese Incident has since released a number of studio and live albums. Their most recent effort, “A Song in My Head,” came out in 2014.

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Sirens
by The String Cheese Incident
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Sometimes a River
by The String Cheese Incident

Bassnectar

Lorin Ashton, better known by his stage name Bassnectar, is an American DJ and record producer. He is known for his live performances and stunning light shows, and sells out huge venues all over the country. Not only has he proven himself as an influential EDM artist, but he has also stood out over the years as a social activist and philanthropist. In 2011, he donated one dollar per ticket sold on his tour to charity for what was known as the “Dollar Per Basshead” campaign, for which he raised $250,000 and let his fans vote for which charities it would benefit.

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You & Me
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Bass Head
by Bassnectar

Skrillex

Skrillex is the stage name of six-time Grammy winner, DJ and producer Sonny Moore. Formerly the lead singer of the post-hardcore band From First to Last, Moore left the band in 2007 to focus on his solo career, leaving the rock genre behind in favor of electronic dance music. It’s safe to say that it was a good career move, as Skrillex has without a doubt become one of the biggest names in EDM. He won three Grammy Awards in 2012, and another three the subsequent year in the same categories, proving himself as a groundbreaking force in the electronic music sphere.

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Bangarang
by Skrillex
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Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites
by Skrillex

Kaskade

Kaskade is the stage name of DJ and record producer Ryan Raddon, one is one of the busiest artists in the San Francisco house music scene. In addition to his career as a DJ, Raddon also juggles the role of A&R director for OM Records. As Kaskade, he’s seen enormous success, including four Grammy nominations within the last three years.

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Atmosphere
by Kaskade
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Last Chance
by Kaskade

Flume

Flume is the stage name of Australian electronic musician Harley Streten. He released his debut self-titled album in 2012, which peaked at number 1 on Australia’s ARIA Albums Chart. The album and its lead single, “Holdin On,” earned him several nominations at the ARIA Music Awards in 2013, where he received wins in four categories, including Best Male Artist and Producer of the Year.

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Holdin On
by Flume
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Sleepless
by Flume

Big Gigantic

Big Gigantic is an electronic jam band based in Boulder, Colorado. The act is a duo, consisting of producer and saxophonist Dominic Lalli and drummer Jeremy Salken. Big Gigantic made a name for themselves early on by hitting up the national festival circuit, performing at majors like Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, and Ultra among others. Known for their transcendental live performances and impressive improvisation, this duo is headed for big things and on the way to international fame.

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Sky High
by Big Gigantic
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Touch the Sky
by Big Gigantic

Break Science

Break Science is the Brooklyn-based electronic duo consisting of producers Adam Deitch and Borahm Lee. Deitch and Lee meld their individual production styles together perfectly, incorporating the cultural influence of New York City’s expansive musical roots along with heavily layered texture and booming bass. They joined the Pretty Lights Music label in 2012 and released their latest album, “Seven Bridges,” a year later.

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Forest of Illumination
by Break Science
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Light Speed Transit
by Break Science

Carl Cox

British DJ Carl Cox has been a fixture on the dance music scene for nearly 30 years. He began his career as a rave DJ back in the ’80s, building up his reputation at some of the hottest clubs that defined Britain’s house revolution, and earning his status as one of the top DJs of that decade. Through the years he has had several hit singles and albums, and now spearheads his own record labels and has his own stage every year at music festivals like Ultra, Tomorrowland, and Electric Daisy Carnival.

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I Want You (Forever)
by Carl Cox
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Time For House Music
by Carl Cox

Carnage

DJ Carnage is a producer and remixer based in Los Angeles. Born Diamonte Blackmon, he grew up in Guatemala and Nicaragua before moving to the United States, so he has an international perspective that influences his music career. In addition to his music, he is known for his charity and giving back to the impoverished communities he was surrounded by in his youth. He gives back to his fans too. Several months ago, he blasted $10,000 into the crowd through a confetti cannon during a show in Chicago. With antics like that, there’s no telling what Carnage will get into during his set at Electric Forest, but it’s sure to be a good one.

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Bang!
by Carnage
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Bricks
by Carnage

Claude VonStroke

Former Detroit resident and producer Barclay Crenshaw adopted the name Claude VonStroke in 2005 when he decided he needed a quirky name to go with a quirky mix of techno tracks. He released his debut album a year later, titled “Beware of the Bird.” He has since released two more albums, and formed his own label called Dirtybird.

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Who’s Afraid of Detroit
by Claude VonStroke
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CaliFuture
by Claude VonStroke

Datsik

Troy Beetles, aka Datsik, is a Canadian dubstep producer. His first official release came in 2009 and featured a collaboration with 12th Planet, and he later began releasing recordings on Excision’s label Rottun Recordings. After remixing for artists like Wu-Tang Clan and The Crystal Method, he signed with Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak Records, where he released his debut full-length, “Vitamin D.” In 2012, Datsik founded his own record label, Firepower Records.

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Southpaw
by Datsik
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8 Bit Superhero
by Datsik

Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros

Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros was formed in Los Angeles in 2007 by Ima Robot frontman Alex Ebert. The band features a rotating lineup of 10+ musicians, and their upbeat, communal music style evokes the positive vibes of 1960s and 1970s hippie culture. They released their debut album, “Up From Below,” in 2009, and the record contained the popular single “Home,” which earned the band commercial and critical success. They followed their successful debut with a sophomore album titled “Here” in 2012, and subsequently released a self-titled third album in 2013.

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Home
by Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros
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Janglin
by Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros

Electron

Electron is a band created by Marc Brownstein, bassist for The Disco Biscuits. Formed in 2000 in Philadelphia, the band served the original purpose of performing a rock opera written by Brownstein called “The Chemical Warfare Brigade.” In addition to Brownstein, Electron features fellow Disco Biscuits member Aron Magner on keys, Tommy Hamilton of Brothers Past on guitar, and drummer Mike Greenfield of Lotus.

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Chemical Warfare Brigade
by Electron
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Plan B
by Electron

EOTO

EOTO is the electronic music duo of Michael Travis and Jason Hann, both of The String Cheese Incident, who formed the group as a side project in 2006. What’s amazing about EOTO’s live sets is that they’re all improvisational, echoing the jam band mentality of Hann and Travis’ main band The String Cheese Incident. Their approach to each show is one without any pre-recorded tracks or loops and no strict plan for how it’s going to turn out, resulting in a unique performance every time. EOTO is also known for relentless touring, having performed nearly 200 shows in a single year.

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Flying Red
by EOTO
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Time Saw
by EOTO

Flux Pavilion

Flux Pavilion is the stage name of English dance music producer and DJ Joshua Steele. Steele began releasing music as Flux Pavilion in 2008, but his 2010 single “I Can’t Stop” is what really put him on the map. A year after the single was released, it was sampled for Jay-Z and Kanye West’s collaborative single “Who Gon Stop Me.” In addition to the enormous success of “I Can’t Stop,” Flux Pavilion has also collaborated with big-name artists like Major Lazer, Steve Aoki, and Childish Gambino.

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I Can’t Stop
by Flux Pavilion
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Do Or Die
by Flux Pavilion

G-Eazy

Gerald Gillum, better known as G-Eazy, is a rapper and producer from California. He has made a name for himself as “the James Dean of rap,” often sporting a leather jacket and a pompadour. His mixtapes have produced viral singles, including “Runaround Sue”, an R&B remake of the rock & roll classic. After hitting the road with Hoodie Allen, G-Eazy came out with his first full length album, “These Things Happen,” in 2014.

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I Mean It
by G-Eazy
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Far Alone
by G-Eazy

Galactic with Macy Gray

Galactic is a jam band from New Orleans, Louisiana. The band is known to invite special guests to play onstage with them, and their upcoming performance at Electric Forest is no exception, as they’ll be performing with well-known R&B singer Macy Gray.

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Cineramascope
by Galactic with Macy Gray
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Heart of Steel
by Galactic with Macy Gray

Gramatik

Slovenian-born DJ/producer Gramatik mixes hip hop, electro, and dubstep styles in his music. He moved to New York and dropped his first hip hop album in 2008, and eventually signed to electronic artist Pretty Lights’ label Pretty Lights Music. He has since released several other works, including his most recent effort “The Age of Reason.”

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Hit That Jive
by Gramatik
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Dungeon Sound
by Gramatik

Green Velvet

Green Velvet is the alias of Curtis Jones, also known as Cajmere among other names. As Cajmere, he found early success with his 1992 single “Brighter Days,” which hit #2 on the Billboard dance charts. Jones eventually adopted the flashy, neon-haired persona Green Velvet for his DJ gigs, and out of that came several mid-’90s dance hits like “Preacher Man” and “Flash.” His latest release as Green Velvet is the 2013 album “Unshakable.”

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La La Land
by Green Velvet
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Flash
by Green Velvet

Joe Russo’s Almost Dead

In 2013, Further drummer Joe Russo formed Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, a band that plays the music of legendary rock band The Grateful Dead. In addition to Russo, the group features guitarist Scott Metzger, vocalist/guitarist Tommy Hamilton, bassist Dave Dreiwitz, and keyboardist Marco Benevento.

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Althea
by Joe Russo’s Almost Dead
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Golden Road
by Joe Russo’s Almost Dead

John Digweed

John Digweed is an English DJ and producer. In 2001, he took the top spot on DJ Magazine’s Top 100 poll, and consistently ranked in the top 100 for years after that. Digweed is also the co-founder of British techno/house label Bedrock Records.

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Heaven Scent
by John Digweed
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Gridlock
by John Digweed

Lettuce

Funk band Lettuce formed in Boston in 1992, when its members were all attending Berklee College of Music. They got their start playing in jazz clubs in the Boston area before building up a substantial following through word of mouth. Lettuce has released four albums since 2002, and they are particularly known for their energetic and highly entertaining live shows.

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Do It Like You Do
by Lettuce
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Move On Up
by Lettuce

Lindsey Stirling

Violinist and performance artist Lindsey Stirling got her start as a YouTube star, with a series of popular choreographed performance videos that garnered millions of views. In addition to her YouTube fame, she also became known as a finalist on the fifth season of America’s Got Talent in 2010. Her unique music style combines classical violin with genres such as hip hop and EDM. Stirling released her self-titled debut album in 2012, followed by her sophomore record, “Shatter Me,” in 2014.

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Crystallize
by Lindsey Stirling
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Electric Daisy Violin
by Lindsey Stirling

Lotus

Lotus is an electronic jam band that formed in Indiana in 1999. Their sound is equal parts instrumental rock and electronic dance, and they are known for incredible live shows. The band’s current lineup features guitarist Mike Rempel, bassist Jesse Miller, drummer Mike Greenfield, guitarist/keyboardist Luke Miller, and percussionist Chuck Morris.

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Spiritualize
by Lotus
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Colorado
by Lotus

ODESZA

ODEZSA is an electronic music duo from Seattle consisting of Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight. Mills and Knight formed the group in 2012 while they were still in college and released their music via the internet, when their songs rose to the top of Hype Machine’s popular chart. Their success earned them a spot touring with Pretty Lights, and a year later they released their most recent album, “The Return.”

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Say My Name
by ODESZA
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Sun Models
by ODESZA

Paul Oakenfold

English producer and DJ Paul Oakenfold was a key player in the British house music scene of the late ’80s, hosting club nights that introduced thousands to the genre. He is also responsible for forming Perfecto Records, which became one of the most influential dance labels of the 1990s. Throughout his career, he has been a highly sought-after remixer and producer, and has toured with hugely popular artists like Madonna and U2. His upcoming album, “Pop Killer,” features the likes of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Gnarls Barkley, OneRepublic, and B.o.B.

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Southern Sun
by Paul Oakenfold
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Starry-Eyed Surprise
by Paul Oakenfold

Phantogram

Phantogram is an electronic rock duo consisting of vocalist/guitarist Josh Carter and vocalist/keyboardist Sarah Barthel. The duo formed in 2007 in Greenwich, New York and began releasing music two years later. They have collaborated with Outkast’s Big Boi on three songs from his second studio album, and are featured in the Flaming Lips’ song “You Lust” from their 2013 album “The Terror.” Phantogram has achieved success with their own music as well, and their 2014 album “Voices” was met with much critical acclaim.

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Fall in Love
by Phantogram
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Don’t Move
by Phantogram

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80

Nigerian musician Seun Kuti is the son of Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti. Seun now leads his father’s former band, Egypt 80. He released his debut album with Egypt 80, titled “Many Things,” in 2008, followed by a sophomore album in 2011 called “From Africa With Fury: Rise.” Seun Kuti & Egypt 80’s latest effort, called “A Long Way to the Beginning,” arrived in 2014.

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African Soldier
by Seun Kuti & Egypt 80
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Rise
by Seun Kuti & Egypt 80

Shpongle (Simon Posford DJ Set)

Shpongle is the psychedelic trance music duo of Simon Posford and Raja Ram. They came together in 1996 and released their debut album “Are You Shpongled?” two years later. Shpongle has since released four more studio albums, and are currently at work on their sixth record.

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Divine Moments of Truth
by Shpongle
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Nothing Is Something Worth Doing
by Shpongle

Tchami

Martin Bresso, aka Tchami, is a French DJ and producer. He has done remix work for artists like Janet Jackson, AlunaGeorge, and A Tribe Called Quest. In late 2013, he released his debut EP, “Promesses,” on Fool’s Gold Records.

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Promesses
by Tchami
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Untrue
by Tchami

The Motet

The Motet is a six-piece improvisational funk band hailing from Colorado. The group was founded in 1998 by drummer Dave Watts. The current lineup features Watts on drums, Jans Ingber on percussion and vocals, Ryan Jalbert on guitar, Garrett Sayers on bass, Joey Porter on keys, Gabe Mervine on trumpet, and Matt Pitts on saxophone.

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Nemesis
by The Motet
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Like We Own It
by The Motet

Yonder Mountain String Band

The Yonder Mountain String Band is a progressive bluegrass band that formed in Nederland Colorado. The group is currently composed of bassist Ben Kaufmann, banjoist Dave Johnston, and guitarist Adam Aijala. Since 1999, the band has released 10 albums, the most recent of which came out in 2009.

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Half Moon Rising
by Yonder Mountain String Band
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40 Miles From Denver
by Yonder Mountain String Band

Additional Lineup

Alison Wonderland
American Babies
Black Tiger Sex Machine
Borgeous
Branx
Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires
Crizzly
Delta Spirit
Dopapod
Ed Rush & Optical
Everyone Orchestra
Exmag
Freddy Todd
Funk Hunters feat. Chali 2na
GiBBZ
Goldfish
GoldLink
Goldroom
Haywyre
Illenium
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Jaga Jazzist
Jakubi
Joseph
KOAN Sound
Lafa Taylor
Life on Planets
Little People
Made in Heights
MAKO
MartyParty
Matoma
Miami Horror
Midnight Magic
Minnesota
MJ Cole
Motion Potion
Mt Eden
Nadus
Nattali Rize & NOTIS
Nick Monaco
Pan Astral
Peking Duk
People’s Blues of Richmond
Pete Tong
Phutureprimitive
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Russ Liquid
Sango
Skylar Spence
Slow Hands
Slow Magic
SNAILS
SNBRN
Son of Kick
Soul Clap
Superhuman Happiness
TAUK
Teemid
Teengirl Fantasy
The Accidentals
The Ragbirds
The Werks
Trevor Hall
U9lift
Vaski
Wave Racer
Wiwek
Wolf + Lamb
Yojimbo

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