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

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DAILY TICKETS ON SALE THIS FRIDAY, JUNE 7TH AT NOON EASTERN

 

OCTOBER 25-27, 2013 IN ASHEVILLE, NC

 

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 www.mountainoasisfestival.com. 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 www.mountainoasisfestival.com for updates and additional information about Mountain Oasis 2013.

 

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

Friday

Bassnectar

Neutral Milk Hotel

Tricky

Rustie

Sparks **

Bondax

Jacques Greene

Daniel Johnston

Half Japanese

ITAL (Live) **

Silver Apples

People Get Ready **

 

Saturday 

Nine Inch Nails

Animal Collective

Godspeed You! Black Emperor

Gary Numan

Chromatics

Zola Jesus & JG Thrillwell

The Bug

Bosnian Rainbows

Actress **

Delorean **

Sorne **

 

Sunday 

Pretty Lights

How To Destroy Angels

Disclosure

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.

 

Royal Canoe Announce Summer Tour With Tricky

royal canoe

A six-piece ensemble from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Royal Canoe give you everything, but on their own maniacally hybrid terms. It’s one thing to reference a particular style, or even a range of styles. It’s another thing entirely to grab huge handfuls of sounds from pretty much anywhere, throw them all together and come up with something both cohesive and totally distinctive—something that also happens to ripple and crack with energy. This is what Royal Canoe does best.

Royal Canoe’s dedication to crafting a seamless musical pastiche is obsessive. For live shows, they’d rather lug hundreds of pounds of keyboards, mixers and pedals across the continent (very much like a voyager canoe, in fact) than rely on lengthy backing tracks. They actually play every part, every time. And while their van is packed with hardware, much of that hardware is, in turn, crammed full of widely-sourced samples and adoringly homemade sounds. Their fearlessness about using whatever they feel like is grounded, not in recklessness, but in a decisive confidence.

In 2012 alone, Royal Canoe released two independent EPs, Extended Play and Purple & Gold. They took part in Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra’s New Music Festival, arranging and performing a portion of Beck’s Song Reader, an album released as sheet music and published by McSweeny’s. They brought so much musical goodness to CMJ that they landed on Best Of lists of The New York Times, KCRW and Consequence of Sound. And they played nearly one hundred shows. For 2013, the main act (so far) is releasing their full-length album, Today We’re Believers, with L.A.’s Roll Call Records and Toronto’s Nevado Records.

They have cited their hometown as a core influence for their work, in particular, Winnipeg’s extreme perpetual cycle through euphoric summers under gigantic prairie skies, to near-debilitating winters that instill their own intense, almost aggressive energy into the psyche. While the 2012 EPs feel more consistently located in hot open spaces, more about floating in strangers’ backyard pools without them knowing and biking all sweaty down roads that don’t actually end, Today We’re Believers leans more heavily into urban side of things, cruising the downtown core at night with streetlights fractured and smeared by frost patterns on the windows. The full cycle is balanced out.

If you really, absolutely had to reduce Royal Canoe to a single ‘thing’ you could say they catch the moment of explosive, blissful restlessness that hits you when a savage winter finally eases into light, and you feel some actual warmth on those pasty, vitamin-D deprived limbs and all they want to do, suddenly, is move.

Tour Dates

06.08 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall*
06.09 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club*
06.11 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer*
06.13 – New York, NY – Webster Hall*
06.15 – Winnipeg, MB – Winnipeg Jazz Festival
06.17 – Chicago, IL – Metro / Smart Bar*
06.18 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue*
06.20 – Dallas, TX – House Of Blues*
06.21 – Houston, TX – House Of Blues*
06.22 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s Bar-B-Q / Waller Creek Amphitheatre*
06.24 – Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre*
06.26 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre*
07.05 – Toronto, ON – Toronto Urban Roots Festival w/ The Sadies
07.06 – Montreal, QC – Quai des Brumes
07.25 – 07.28 – Calgary, Canada – Calgary Folk Festival
10.22 – Ottawa, ON – National Arts Centre / Centre national des Arts

Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit Announces 2013 Lineup

 

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, NCNine Inch NailsBassnectar, 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 DisclosureRustie,ChromaticsRobert DeLongJacques 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

Bassnectar

Pretty Lights 

An evening with Neutral Milk Hotel and special guests Daniel Johnston and Half Japanese

Animal Collective

How To Destroy Angels

Gary Numan

Godspeed You! Black Emperor

Tricky

Disclosure

Chromatics

Zola Jesus and JG Thirlwell

The Bug

Jessie Ware

Rustie

Robert Delong

Bosnian Rainbows
Jacques Greene Bondax

Silver Apples

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.