Online Exclusive: Hoxeyville & Electric Forest 2012

Ben Stewart

Photography by Ashley Wiggins & Ben Stewart

Each year, the end of June marks a very special occasion. Electric Forest, an electronic music festival held in Rothbury, MI, brings together 20,000+ people from all around the country to enjoy three days and four nights of music, art and great people. This all takes place in a magical land know as the Sherwood Forest, which needs to be seen to be believed. Featuring headliners such as The String Cheese Incident, EOTO, Big Gigantic, Bassnectar and STS9, the lineup is sure to get your any music lover excited.

Electric Forest 2012
Sherwood Forest
Sherwood Forest, ENO Hammocks
The String Cheese Incident
The String Cheese Incident
The String Cheese Incident
Sherwood Forest
STS9
STS9
Sherwood Forest
Electric Forest 2012
Sherwood Forest
Sherwood Forest
Sherwood Forest
Sherwood Forest
Santigold
Santigold
Electric Forest 2012
Sherwood Forest
Sherwood Forest, ENO Hammocks
Sherwood Forest
Sherwood Forest
Das Racist
Sherwood Forest

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If dubstep and electronic music isn’t quite your cup of tea, don’t fret, there are plenty of other festival options in the midwest and surrounding areas to keep you satisfied. Hoxeyville Music Festival, located just outside of Cadillac, MI, is a bit more mellow than Electric Forest. Bringing in just 2,000-3,000 festival goers, Hoxeyville is a place to sit back, relax and enjoy some incredible bluegrass and rock and roll. Headliners this year included The Mickey Hart Band, Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers, Greensky Bluegrass, Seth & May and 7 Walkers.

Mickey Hart Band
Boombox
Seth & May
Seth & May
Seth & May
Greensky Bluegrass
Greensky Bluegrass
Boombox
Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers
Dede Alderman & The Dreamers