MOUNTAIN OASIS ELECTRONIC MUSIC SUMMIT — OCTOBER 25 – 27, 2013 IN ASHEVILLE, NC — ANNOUNCES INITIAL LINEUP
TRENT REZNOR to perform with both NINE INCH NAILS and HOW TO DESTROY ANGELS
BASSNECTAR and PRETTY LIGHTS also headline
NEUTRAL MILK HOTEL announce FIRST LIVE PERFOMANCE in 15 years. JEFF MANGUM to curate the evening featuring DANIEL JOHNSTON and HALF JAPANESE
ANIMAL COLLECTIVE, GARY NUMAN, GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR, TRICKY, DISCLOSURE, JESSIE WARE, THE BUG, RUSTIE, and many more
WEEKEND PASSES ON SALE this THURSDAY, MAY 2, at 12 NOON EASTERN
April 30, 2013 – Asheville, NC – AC Entertainment is proud to announce the initial line up for the 2013 Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit, slated for the weekend of October 25 – 27 in beautiful downtownAsheville, NC. Nine Inch Nails, Bassnectar, and Pretty Lights will headline the three-day weekend, which also will feature a performance by Neutral Milk Hotel, who have not played live since 1998. Additionally, Neutral Milk Hotel’s Jeff Mangum is curating the night of music surrounding the band’s performance, including special guests Daniel Johnston and Half Japanese.
Other artists confirmed for this year’s initial Mountain Oasis 2013 line up: the avant-rock Animal Collective,Trent Reznor‘s new project How To Destroy Angels, electronic rock legend Gary Numan, Montreal-based post-rock visionaries Godspeed You! Black Emperor, producer/rapper and “trip hop” pioneer Tricky, the powerful collaboration between Zola Jesus and JG Thirwell which debuted last spring at the Guggenheim Museum, electro-pop diva Jessie Ware, legendary electro-producer The Bug, and electronica pioneers Silver Apples along with a vital sampling of who’s who of the new wave in electronica including Disclosure, Rustie,Chromatics, Robert DeLong, Jacques Greene, and Bondax.
Additional acts will be announced in the coming weeks, with some 50 – 60 artists slated to perform in October.
Weekend passes for Mountain Oasis 2013 will go on sale Thursday, May 2, at 12 Noon Eastern Time exclusively at www.mountainoasisfestival.com.
The Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit is a 3-day music festival staged in the heart of downtown Asheville, NC. The vision and programming philosophy behind Mountain Oasis celebrates the creative spirit of musical exploration, along with the innovative spark that fuels all of the arts. 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, in the heart of downtown Asheville – in venues ranging from the ExploreAsheville.com Arena and the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, both housed under one roof at the U.S. Cellular Center, to the world-renown music club, the Orange Peel; the beautiful performing arts space, the Diana Wortham Theatre; and in the intimate, high energyAsheville Music Hall. 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 www.mountainoasisfestival.com for updates and additional information about Mountain Oasis 2013.
2013 Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit Lineup (So Far):
Nine Inch Nails
An evening with Neutral Milk Hotel and special guests Daniel Johnston and Half Japanese
How To Destroy Angels
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Zola Jesus and JG Thirlwell
Jacques Greene Bondax
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.