It's been a long and windy road back to the neon flowers of the Sherwood Forest.
Electronic dance music fans were unable to descend upon the legendary backdrop of Electric Forest in 2020 due to the impact of COVID-19. Prospective attendees held out hope in 2021 as vaccine rollouts picked up steam, but the organizers of the beloved Rothbury, Michigan fest ultimately decided to pull the plug in the name of public safety.
But fans can now finally mark their calendars for Electric Forest 2022 after organizers revealed the festival's return, which has been scheduled for June 23rd to 26th, 2022. According to an official announcement on the festival's website, a limited number of wristbands will soon be released as well as details on shuttles, group camping, and the 2022 lineup.
Organizers also recently unveiled a new documentary called A Million Shining Lights - 10 Years Of Electric Forest, which explores the origins of the event, one of the most popular in the EDM scene. Louis The Child, GRiZ, and other electronic music stars offer unique insights into what makes the fest so special.
One Dead, Dozens Injured After Stage Collapses at Spanish EDM Festival
Sources say Medusa experienced "strong gusts of wind" that led to the death of a 22-year-old man after part of the festival's main stage collapsed.
Look Inside SOMA Tent, the Best Dancefloor at Outside Lands 2022
In a "festival full of festivals," the vibes at the SOMA Tent were as irresistible as they were untamed.
Hardwell Opens Up About His Soul-Stirring Road to Reinvention: "It Feels Way More Like Freedom"
A candid interview with Hardwell, who is creating, performing and living on his own terms after over a decade in electronic dance music.
"Even if I don't get booked at Electric Forest I end up showing up no matter what," said pioneering dubstep producer 12th Planet. "I was kind of reborn there."
You can watch the full mini-doc below.