Moogfest 2019 Coming April 25-28, 2019

Organizers have announced that Moogfest will return to Durham, NC on April 25–28, 2019.

The first wave of Moogfest’s 2019 lineup includes: GAS, the best-known alias of composer and Kompakt co-founder Wolfgang Voigt; songwriter and producer Kimbra; and Herzblut Recordings founder and techno producer Stephan Bodzin. Returning artists include Tim Hecker, who will be joined by The Konoyo Ensemble, idiosyncratic electronic composer Matthew Dear, and Swedish techno minimalist The Field.

Other events will include a discussion Martin Gore of Depeche Mode; four-hour sets by A Place to Bury Strangers and Richard Devine; and a sleep concert with William Basinski.

Three ticket tiers are available now:

  • General Admission $249 – This pass grants you access to all festival venues for performances and conference programming: conversations, workshops, and installations. Workshops are available via limited-capacity RSVP (Engineer and VIP Moogerfooger festival passholders receive first priority on a limited basis).
  • VIP $499 – This pass grants you priority access to select festival venues, exclusive events, lounge with complimentary snacks and beverage, an exclusive Moogfest gift bag, and more. Workshops are available via limited-capacity RSVP. (Engineer and VIP Moogerfooger festival passholders receive first priority on a limited basis.)
  • Engineer $1500 – This two-day synth-building workshop, led by Moog engineers, invites a select group of enthusiasts to build their very own unreleased Moog analog synthesizer. The workshop is conducted in two, multi-hour sessions. No experience necessary, but basic soldering knowledge is recommended. Participants in the Engineering workshop also receive priority access to select festival venues, exclusive events, lounge with complimentary snacks & beverage, an exclusive Moogfest gift bag, and more. Workshops are available via capacity-limited RSVP. Engineer Festival Pass holders receive first priority selection on a limited basis.

5 thoughts on “Moogfest 2019 Coming April 25-28, 2019

  1. Does it seem like Moogfest organizers are coasting a bit? Seems like they’re repeating themselves, and the landscape has changed and there are a lot more electronic music events than there were 5 years ago.

    Is it too much to expect a corporate event to surprise us a bit with something new?

  2. You can close all the rest of the comments now, I think @Bustia says it best. 🙂 Seriously, these fest organizers do not appreciate the sophistication of their audience and instead choose to patronize us. Last year was even worse…some sort of half-assed “diversity & inclusion” Resistance festival. I wouldn’t have went to it if they paid me $500. One thing the MoogFest proves is that it’s *definitely* not about music…weak…

  3. BFAM ? Is that one of the DFAMs from the one of the previous years build workshops?

    I’m incredibly disappointed that there was no commercial release of the Subharmonicon 🙁

    1. Yes – the BFAM (Brother From Another Mother) was only released at Moogfest 2016. It’s a single-oscillator monosynth, with 8 stage step-sequencer. I think the black paneled version was special to an installation that they had set up, the engineer track versions had silver panels.

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