Flaming Lips, Passion Pit, and STS9 Coming To Asheville

The quirky Halloween-time festival known as Moogfest has released their 2011 lineup. STS9, Flaming Lips and Passion Pit are on the bill along with Ghostland Observatory, Crystal Castles, Chromeo, Battles, Holy Fuck, and Umphrey’s McGee. This is only an initial lineup. We’re hoping to see a final lineup by the end of August.

The festival takes place October 28-30, 2011 at various downtown venues in Asheville, North Carolina. 3-day passes are starting around $150.

Moogfest is named after legendary local hero, Bob Moog, a pioneer of electronic music. The website advises to “get ready for a musical voyage into the fourth dimension!” Moogfest kicked off for the first time last year with attendance around 24,000.

Moogfest Initial Lineup 2011

Adrian Belew Power Trio
Brand Brauer Frick
Causing A Tiger
Crystal Castles
Flaming Lips
Ford & Lopatin
Ghostland Observatory
Gold Panda
Hans-Joachim Roedelius
Holy Fuck
Little Dragon
Matthew Dear
Mayer Hawthorne & The County
The Naked and Famous
Oneohtrix Point Never
Passion Pit
Tangerine Dream
Tim Hecker
Toro Y Moi
Twin Shadow
Umphrey’s McGee


Born during a backstage Bonnaroo downpour, Vito's mission in life is to dance, write, and travel to all the great festivals that this wide world has to offer.