The festival which pays tribute to Bob Moog’s synthesizer, Moogfest, incorporates new artists to its line-up. They hadn’t enough with Kraftwerk, Giorgio Moroder or Chic, now join Pet Shop Boys, M.I.A. and Flying Lotus. In addition, to the day-programming, also added renowned artists such as David X Cohen (Futurama) or Cliff Martinez, creator of soundtracks for films like Drive, which will attend the conferences of this great event in Ashville, North Carolina.
The English duo Pet Shop Boys is enjoying great festivals. Last year was already in Sonar, celebrating that they had launched their latest album Electric. In this 2014 they are making ten dates in the U.S., including Moogfest, held during 23 to 27 April. Meanwhile, the British singer born in Sri Lanka, M.I.A., also published last year his latest album Matangi, well-received by critics. Another prominent artist of the latter confirmations is Flying Lotus, from experimental electronic music that despite his youth has already published four studio albums.
Other night-time acts include German electronic duo Moderat, noise experimentalists Black Dice and Canadian producer Tiga. Each night will also feature a strong lineup of showcases curated by Moog-friendly record labels such as Warp Records, Ghostly International, DFA and Fool’s Gold.