Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit Adds Sparks, Ulrich Schnauss, Mount Kimbie, ITAL (Live), Autre Ne Vuet & More







June 5, 2013 – Asheville, NC – The 2013 Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit, happening October 25 – 27 in beautiful downtown Asheville, NC, now announces more artists joining it’s already spectacular lineup. Sparks, Ulrich Schnauss, Mount Kimbie, ITAL (live), Autre Ne Vuet, Delorean, Actress, Shlohmo, Sorne, T.Williams, and People Get Ready will join the line up which already includes Nine Inch NailsBassnectar,Pretty LightsNeutral Milk HotelDaniel JohnstonHalf-JapaneseAnimal CollectiveHow To Destroy AngelsGary NumanGodspeed You! Black EmperorTrickyZola Jesus and JG ThirwellJessie WareThe BugSilver Apples, Disclosure, and more. Additional performers will continue to be announced in the coming weeks.


In addition to sharing new performers, AC Entertainment is also releasing the festival’s daily lineup, included below. Daily tickets will go on sale this Friday, June 7th at noon eastern exclusively at Weekend passes are still available as well.


The Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit is a 3-day music festival staged in the heart of downtown Asheville, NC. Woven around the twin threads of contemporary electronic music and the creative use of technology – old and new – the festival features world-class musical performances by many of the greatest artists in contemporary music, along with talks, seminars, and panels by artists and others; interactive experiences for audiences; art installations and exhibitions and more. The events all take place indoors, within easy walking distance of one another.


The mountain oasis that is Asheville provides extraordinary inspiration as a stunningly beautiful and unique setting for the festival. Both its rich cultural history and its current innovative vitality are inseparable from the Mountain Oasis experience.


Please visit for updates and additional information about Mountain Oasis 2013.


2013 Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit Lineup (So Far):



Neutral Milk Hotel



Sparks **


Jacques Greene

Daniel Johnston

Half Japanese

ITAL (Live) **

Silver Apples

People Get Ready **



Nine Inch Nails

Animal Collective

Godspeed You! Black Emperor

Gary Numan


Zola Jesus & JG Thrillwell

The Bug

Bosnian Rainbows

Actress **

Delorean **

Sorne **



Pretty Lights

How To Destroy Angels


Mount Kimbie **

Ulrich Schnauss **

Jessie Ware

Shlohmo **

Autre Ne Vuet **

Robert Delong

T.Williams **


** new additions


About AC Entertainment, Inc.:


AC Entertainment, Inc., is known as one of the foremost concert promoters and festival producers in the United States. Presenting over 700 concerts and events each year, AC is internationally known as founders / producers of the acclaimed Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, which was cited as “One of the 50 Moments to Change the History of Rock and Roll” by Rolling Stone magazine. They have gone on to launch the highly respected Big Ears Festival and have recently taken the helm of Louisville, KY’s waterfront Forecastle Festivalas well.


AC Entertainment has been the most active music promoter in Asheville, NC for over 25 years, helping to transform the city into a musical mecca for fans from all over the world. They exclusively book the Orange Peel, recognized as one of the top clubs in the world, building on their similar role with the club, Be Here Now, in the 1990s. Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, the Allman Brothers Band, Wilco, the Flaming Lips, and Emmylou Harris are just a few of the hundreds of artists AC has presented in Asheville over the years. From 2010 to 2012, AC Entertainment produced and programmed Moogfest in Asheville, presenting such artists as Brian Eno, Terry Riley, Massive Attack, the Flaming Lips, Amon Tobin, Orbital, Primus, MGMT, Big Boi, Jónsi, Passion Pit and numerous others.


Cathy Richardson (of Jefferson Starship) on The Digital Tourbus

Cathy Richardson (of Jefferson Starship) visits Stonehenge backed by a Jefferson Starship track, taking viewers through their day leading up to the concert…

From Cathy’s website::
Seeing Cathy Richardson sing is an experience that is difficult to explain. Critics have described the effect in ways such as: witnessing a space shuttle launch, a force of nature, kinetic, unleashing a tsunami from her iron-lungs, haunting, stunning, breath-taking power, unbelievably powerful, or simply stated, WOW. Some have even gone so far as to dub her the “best female voice in rock today.”

And it’s no wonder, what other singer out there can you name who has the chops (or the balls, for that matter) to stand in for both Janis Joplin and Grace Slick in their iconic bands?

Yes, it’s true, GRAMMY Nominee and four-time DIY Music Award-winning singer, songwriter, musician, producer, actress and designer Cathy Richardson independently released and sold over 30,000 copies of her seven solo albums and relentlessly pummeled the Chicago club circuit for years. Over the last decade, her career has taken a few colorful turns that steered her out of the local scene and into the International spotlight, smack in the middle of the rock n’ roll history that inspired her to rock.

Richardson’s real life rock n’ roll persona led to her discovery for the role of Janis Joplin in the original Off Broadway cast of the show Love, Janis where she channeled the late music legend to rave reviews in New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Arizona. The San Francisco Chronicle said, “when Richardson pours her magnificent, flexible voice into one of Joplin’s signature numbers… the experience is more real than any live recording ever captured.” In 2007, she toured the US with Janis’ original band members Big Brother and the Holding Co. on the Summer of Love 40th Anniversary Tour.

Headlining that tour was the legendary classic rock band Jefferson Starship, led by founding member and Rock Hall Inductee Paul Kantner, who took note of Richardson’s show stealing performances with Big Brother and, consequently, asked her to join them the following year. Music critic Greg M. Schwartz at named Richardson Breakout Artist of 2008 for her work with Jefferson Starship, who released their first album in over a decade, Jefferson’s Tree of Liberty and toured the US and beyond, from Tokyo to London.

2009 ushered in the 40th Anniversary of the famed Woodstock Music and Art Fair and Richardson, who was born in 1969, once again found herself in the spotlight standing in for another one of her musical heroines (this time the inimitable Grace Slick) on the Heroes of Woodstock tour. Headlining major venues across the United States and Europe, including the site of the original Woodstock in Bethel, NY on the actual anniversary, Richardson sang with Jefferson Starship playing the set that Jefferson Airplane played when they headlined the original Woodstock in 1969. Grateful Dead keyboardist TC (aka Tom Constanten) sat in nightly for mini-Dead sets and the occasional Janis cover. A film crew documented the Woodstock reunion tour for a forthcoming 3D concert film experience called the Road to Woodstock. What a long, strange trip, indeed. Richardson continues to tour with Jefferson Starship about 60 dates a year.

Richardson fans will likely be thrilled her by her next major musical endeavor- The Macrodots, an amped up, hard-rocking collaboration with San Francisco guitarist/songwriter/producer Zack Smith. Their self-released debut album the Other Side, has been receiving critical acclaim and despite playing only a handful of shows, so far, they’ve already sold over 1000 copies. Richardson and Smith have put together a stellar cast of superstar players for the live show and to collaborate on new material- Jude Gold on guitar (besides being a monstrous player, he’s the Director of the Guitar Institute in LA and a longtime editor at Guitar Player Magazine) Greg Panciera on bass, Steven Gillis on drums (a veteran of hit hard rock act Filter) and Anne Harris on fiddle. On West Coast shows, Jefferson Starship drummer Donny Baldwin takes over the kit.