Moogfest 2012 Announces Schedule, Thomas Dolby To Receive Moog Innovation Award, And More

The culmination of summer means annual fall highlight, Moogfest 2012, the festival of electronic and visionary music that celebrates the innovative spirit of Bob Moog, is just around the corner! With one month to go, we are excited to share the schedule for this year’s festival, taking place Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27 in beautiful Asheville, NC.  In addition to the schedule, we have much more Moogfest-related news to share.

As previously announced, this year’s many acts will perform at venues throughout charming downtown Asheville, including the U.S. Cellular Center, which includes the arena (formerly the Asheville Civic Center Arena) and the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, the Orange Peel, Diana Wortham Theater,and Asheville Music Hall. You can see the entire schedule for both days here:


Moog Music is proud to announce Thomas Dolby as the third recipient of the Moog Innovation Award, joining 2010 winner Devo and 2011 winner Brian Eno. The Moog Innovation Award celebrates pioneering artists whose genre-defying work exemplifies the bold, innovative spirit of Bob Moog. Like Bob Moog, Thomas Dolby’s quest for knowledge and desire to sculpt the world around him led him to the world of electronics, where he designed his own synths, founded his own software company, and charged head long through the world of pop music and into America’s consciousness. For expanding the sonic boundaries of the new wave movement and for fearlessly embracing the future, Moog is proud to present Thomas Dolby with this honor.


Moogfest is partnering with Orbital to offer aspiring producers the opportunity to submit their best remixes of the duo’s “Where Is It Going?” for the chance to attend Moogfest as a VIP, including accommodation for two, a meet and greet with Orbital, premiere of their remix via Orbital’s Soundcloud and/or Facebook, amongst other prizes. For more information, visit:


Moogfest 2012 attendees can delve deep into the sonic depths, connecting with bays of synthesizers, Theremins, effects pedals, oscilloscopes and more educational tools, by visiting the Bob Moog Foundation‘s interactive setup in the lobby of the Diana Wortham Theatre. There will be a range of new innovations by other manufacturers to explore in addition to the incredible Moog instruments. For more information, visit:

Weekend GA and VIP passes, daily GA tickets and travel packages for Moogfest 2012 are currently on sale exclusively at

Visit for more information on this year’s event.


12:15-2:00am  Richie Hawtin

10:00-11:30pm  Primus

8:30-9:30pm  Nas

7:00-8:00pm  Pantha Du Prince

Thomas Wolfe Auditorium

12:30-1:45am Explosions in the Sky

10:30pm-11:45pm Squarepusher

8:45-10:00pm Miike Snow

7:30-8:15pm  Bear In Heaven

The Orange Peel

1:00-2:00am  GZA presents Liquid Swords

11:30pm-12:30am Black Moth Super Rainbow

9:30-10:30pm El-P

7:30-8:30pm Killer Mike

Asheville Music Hall

12:45-2:00am  Ana Sia

11:15pm-12:15am  Blondes

9:45-10:45pm  Wick-It The Instigator

Diana Wortham Theatre

11:30pm-12:30am  Morton Subotnick presents From Silver Apples to a Sky of Cloudless Sulfur

10:00-11:00pm Exitmusic

8:15-9:15pm Ahleuchatistas

7:00-7:45pm Buke & Gase


12:30-2:00am Shpongle presents The Masquerade

10:30pm-12:00am Orbital

8:45-10:00pm Santigold

7:15-8:15pm Divine Fits

Thomas Wolfe Auditorium

12:00-1:30am Four Tet

10:00-11:15pm Thomas Dolby

8:00-9:15pm Magnetic Fields

The Orange Peel

12:00-2:00am Carl Craig

10:30-11:30pm Death Grips

9:00-10:00pm Cold Cave

7:30-8:30pm Actress

Asheville Music Hall

1:00-2:00am Prefuse 73 with Teebs

11:30pm-12:30am Disclosure

10:00-11:00pm TRUST

Diana Wortham Theatre

11:45pm-12:45am Harold Budd with Keith Lowe

10:15-11:15pm Tim Hecker & Daniel Lopatin

8:30-9:30pm Andy Stott

7:00-8:00pm Julia Holter