MoogFest 2014 announces first wave of music headliners
Electronic Music Pioneers KRAFTWERK 3-D to present 3 Concerts at Moogfest 2014 and a dance
party featuring music super producer Nile Rodgers and his band CHIC.
Plus exclusive live performances from legendary composer Giorgio Moroder
and artist Laurie Anderson.
2014 is proud to announce a landmark lineup of musical acts led by
Kraftwerk, German electro visionaries, and Chic featuring Nile Rodgers.
play three performances across two separate nights. The Kraftwerk live
experience is a perfectly synchronized audio-visual spectacle complete
with pristine digital sound and breathtaking 3-D projections. It is a
pure electronic art-rave that epitomizes Kraftwerk's
musical and technical innovation, and embodies the spirit—and new
direction—of Moogfest 2014. The other legendary headliner, Chic
featuring Nile Rodgers, is recognized as one of the most influential
bands of the disco era and has been nominated eight times
for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. This announcement
also confirms that previously revealed daytime headliners, Laurie
Anderson and Giorgio Moroder, will perform as part of the nighttime
music program: Anderson with her one-woman live show,
“The Language of the Future” and Moroder with one of his famous DJ
sets. Only talent of this caliber could lead a long list of performers
that include some of the most important DJs and musicians influenced by
Moog and dedicated to musical innovation. Over
seventy additional acts are still to be announced in the coming months.
year’s festival is a very rare U.S. appearance for Kraftwerk, marking
their first performance for Moogfest and their first time ever in North
Kraftwerk project was started in 1970 by Ralf Hütter andFlorian
Schneider at their Kling Klang Studio in Düsseldorf, Germany. Within a
few years Kraftwerk had achieved international recognition for their
revolutionary electronic "sound paintings" and musical
experimentation with tapes and synthesizers. With their visions of the
future, Kraftwerk created the soundtrack for the digital age. Their
compositions, using innovative looping techniques and computerized
rhythms, have had a major international influence
across an entire range of music genres, while their use of robotics and
technical innovations in their live performance illustrates Kraftwerk's
belief in the respective contributions of both man and machine in
creating art. In recognition of the quartet’s
boundary-pushing use of music technology Kraftwerk will be honored with
the Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award in January 2014.
Their legacy is timeless and legendary, and their creativity will
continue to influence and inspire future generations.
Kraftwerk, Chic is closely linked to an important musical movement, and
has been recognized as a leader in electronic music production. Chic's
approach not only resulted in some of the finest dance singles of their
time, but also created a template for urban funk, dance-pop, and
hip-hop in the post-disco era, while Nile Rodgers remains a hugely
successful leading producer, composer and performer.
Moogfest 2014 musical talent announced includes the always ambitious
Baltimore pop usurper Dan Deacon, Brainfeeder producer The Gaslamp
Killer, deep house
luminary Sasha, salacious New York rapperLe1f, globe trotting disco and
soul funk duo Soul Clap, Animal Collective’s Avey Tare’s new
band Slasher Flicks featuring former members of Dirty
Projectors and Ponytail, and Chicago’s acclaimed producer Green Velvet.
Plus UK’s electronic shape shifters Darkstar’s third US appearance
and Art Department, the brainchild of Canadian techno/house legend Kenny
Glasgow and Jonny White, and more.
by night celebrates the most influential musical masterminds of the
21st century recognized for the evolution in their sound.