April 11, 2024

Electric Forest is an annual music and arts festival held in Rothbury, Mich., each summer in June. It is one of the largest music festivals of its kind in the country, combining multiple genres across at least seven official stages. The festival is as popular for the grounds itself as it is for the artist lineup. It is held at the Double JJ Resort, known for its sprawling woods filled with extremely tall Cedar trees. Annually, you can expect String Cheese Incident to perform at least three days of the four-day festival since they are the hosts of the event. The lineup is then rounded out with a plethora of acts focusing on jam bands and electronic music.

Two Weekends

Because of the growing interest and capacity crowds, Electric Forest switched to a two-weekend format for two years in 2017 and 2018. This move was successful when it came to tempering the massive numbers the festival draws each summer. Eventually, the festival decided to return to a one-weekend format in 2019. The first year for the Electric Forest festival was in 2011. A similar event called Rothbury Music Festival was held on the grounds in 2008 and 2009. Electric Forest is co-produced by Madison House Presents and Insomniac Events.