Electric Forest revealed its much anticipated 2023 lineup, and it has us buzzing to be among the neon trees yet again. As always, the announcement started with their EF Radio preview playlist. The songs played on Electric Forest Radio today were hints of who will be making appearances in the Forest, and the official lineup announcement came a few hours later.
The Electric Forest 2023 lineup is out now, and GA tickets to Electric Forest go on sale on December 9th.
The headliner slots this year are absolutely packed with powerhouse artists like Zeds Dead, Illenium, Rezz, and Odesza.
Forest residents The String Cheese Incident are returning for two sets this year at Ranch Arena. Gryffin is performing in the Forest once again, and his 2018 music video for “Just For a Moment” beautifully captured the essence of this special festival.
The last time Odesza performed in the forest was to conclude their “A Moment Apart” tour complete with a full drumline and eye-popping visual effects. They just wrapped up their “The Last Goodbye” tour in 2022, and those of us who attended this summer would say it will be a moment to remember. Another notable headliner is Jamie XX, who has a huge following and is not featured at festivals often.
Goose, Lane 8, and Above & Beyond also headline with their respective massive followings and unique productions. For those eager for some spectacular visuals and upbeat high energy, there will be appearances by Sofi Tukker, Ganja White Knight, and Chris Lake, who will all create those magical, one-of-a-kind Forest sets.
Electric Forest has continued to maintain a strong finger on the pulse of the electronic and jam scenes, and you would be missing a huge opportunity to not catch some of the smaller sets from artists you can see before they are well known! Check back on the past year’s lineups (paying particular attention to artists in smaller print), and you’ll be surprised how many went on to become headliners and favorite artists.
Other notable artists this year are Gorgon City, San Holo, 070 Shake, Blond:ISH, Channel Tres, SG Lewis, Peekaboo, and Svdden Death Presents VOYD.
In the smaller print, but not to be overlooked, Atlanta-based Daily Bread will be making a Forest appearance. Apashe, famous for songs like “Majesty” with Clozee, will be bringing a Live Brass Ensemble. Satin Jackets, Space Wizard, Saka, and Rohaan are all artists to also look into if you haven’t heard of them.
Pay close attention also to Snakes and Stars, which is a just-announced side project of String Cheese percussionist Michael Travis, also famous for his EOTO project. Zingara, who I mentioned in my Hulaween review as one of the most impressive artists I hadn’t heard of, will be making a forest debut and will absolutely be on my watch list.
Topping my Forest wish list this year, as far as unannounced secret sets go, is a daytime set from Bronson (Odesza’s house music project with Golden Features). Or Bronson B2B Gorgon City…I can dream, can’t I? A Gryffin DJ set would also be an exciting addition. Above all, I would love to see a late-night Zeds Dead set, which we know would be magical considering how legendary their aftershows are at events like Deadbeats Chicago.
This is just the initial lineup, and Electric Forest traditionally announces more artists around February and March as well.
Electric Forest also announced a slew of new ticketing options for this year and information regarding loyalty and add-ons. Be sure to check out all the options and make a plan for the on-sale dates, because this year is sure to sell out. Loyalty sale starts Monday, Dec 5th with a general On Sale Friday Dec 9th. See you in the Forest!