We're pleased to announce that techno originator Juan Atkins has joined the Moogfest lineup tonight to replace Thomas Dolby, who unfortunately fell ill yesterday and had to cancel his highly anticipated appearances. We wish Thomas godspeed toward his complete recovery.
Juan will perform in Thomas's previously scheduled slot at the Carolina Theatre, 8:00 to 9:15 p.m. before GAS. We're looking forward to this formidable one-two punch of techno masters.
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Moogfest kicked off on Thursday, April 25 with a stellar array of opening night performances and the announcement of the new Moog Matriarch. The day and night featured several outstanding conversations and performances. Here are a few highlights.
A Place to Bury Strangers took music fans on an extended sonic journey with a long-form durational. Matthew Dear performed live at the Armory and spun platters that matter at the Fruit Co. Kimbra wowed audiences at the Armory and Stephan Bodzin had the walls vibrating later with a blistering techno set. Craig Leon and William Basinski mesmerized audiences with captivating ambient performances at the Carolina Theatre. Ela Minus had Pinhook bopping and Quarterhorse hosted a trifecta of local DJ collectives featuring Mamis and the Papis, the Conjure, and Party Illegal.
Day two kept the vibes flowing with a conversation between Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore and Mute Records’ Daniel Miller and the presentation of the Moog Innovation Award to Martin Gore. Additional conversations included Kimbra, Tim Hecker, William Basinski, Craig Leon and Kelly Moran. Performances included Dorit Chrysler, Lucrecia Dalt, Tim Hecker & the Konoyo Ensemble, The Field, Jlin, Mount Kimbie, Richard Devine, the sleep concert with William Basinski, and DJ sets by Daniel Miller and Arabian Prince of N.W.A.