Tuesday, July 13, 2010

MoogFest performers announced

Massive Attack, MGMT and Thievery Corporation are three of the acts confirmed to perform at the inaugural MoogFest Oct. 29-31 in Asheville, according to the Citizen-Times. The event is in honor the late Robert Moog, creator of the eponymous synthesizer.
More than two dozen other acts will also be featured at MoogFest, with shows booked at the city’s three biggest music venues – the Asheville Civic Center arena, Thomas Wolfe Auditorium and The Orange Peel club on Biltmore.

A full schedule is due to be released on on July 27, and tickets will go on sale July 30.

MoogFest is the latest project from AC Entertainment, the creator and producer of the wildly successful Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival.

The Halloween weekend festival will honor the late Asheville-based music pioneer Robert Moog, creator of the music keyboard synthesizer. Considered the Edision of electronic music, Moog’s synthesizer revolutionized performing. He died at 71 on Aug, 21, 2005.

Moog’s work continues to have an enormous global impact, and not just in music.

Most recently, Asheville Brewing Co. honored the inventor with a specialty craft beer, Moog Filtered Ale, which has been very popular with sales across the country.

Plans also continue for a Moog museum in Asheville, which would house his archives.

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