After a close vote, Grant Township approved the mass gathering ordinance application for the Electric Forest music festival. Pictured here is the Sherwood Forest, which, for the first time, will be expanded at this year’s event.
GRANT TWP. – The Electric Forest music festival received the township board’s blessing last Tuesday night (Feb. 5) when it approved Madison House’s mass gathering ordinance application.
But, it was a close vote.
The board approved the township ordinance application by a 3-2 vote. Supporting the application was Supervisor Roger Schmidt, Clerk William Wagner and Trustee Joan Brooks. Opposing the application was Treasurer Joanne Heck and Trustee Jim Aebig.
It was a nondescript application. All Madison House included on the application were the dates and location of the popular third annual event. The mass gathering ordinance approval is required for all events planned for more than 10,000 people. It is estimated the event, which also has on site camping, could draw as many as 25,000 to 30,000 from across the United States, similar to last year. according to Grant Township Attorney Rodger Sweeting who was at Tuesday’s board meeting.
Madison House requested four days, June 27-30, and the location of Double JJ Resort, 5900 Water Road., Rothbury. The location is the same this year, but the dates are a week earlier than the previous two year when the festival included the July 4th holiday weekend.
Earlier on Tuesday, Electric Forest announced its 2013 artist line-up. Returning to the Double JJ Ranch in Rothbury on June 27-30, live music pioneers The String Cheese Incident (three performances), Pretty Lights, Passion Pit, Empire of the Sun, Knife Party and dispatch will top the bill.
Also on the bill are Benny Benassi, Yeasayer, A-Trak, Grimes, Railroad Earth, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, FEMI KUTI & The Positive Force, Madeon, Headhunterz, Baauer, Danny Brown, Greensky Bluegrass and many more.
Electric Forest weekend tickets and GOOD LIFE VIP packages are available now at www.electricforestfestival.com (Loyalty tickets, early bird tickets and electric entry ticket price-levels are sold out).
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