Kraftwerk and Chic featuring Nile Rodgers will headline next year's Moogfest, which takes over a slew of venues across Asheville, North Carolina from April 23 through 27. Organizers confirmed on December 19 that Kraftwerk — who are also busy working on their first album in a decade — will deliver three performances across two nights, all of them featuring "pristine digital sound and breathtaking 3-D projections," according to an official announcement, making for a "pure electronic art-rave that epitomizes Kraftwerk's musical and technical innovation."
Also on the bill: Giorgio Moroder, Dan Deacon, Laurie Anderson (doing her one-woman live show "The Language of the Future"), Darkstar, Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks, the Gaslamp Killer, Le1f, Chaz Bundick side project Les Sins, RJD2, Wolf Eyes, Soul Clap, Art Department, Green Velvet, Slow Hands, Sasha, NRP, Escort, Adult, Bottin, Lapalux, Kaytranada, Mark Farina, Mike Simonetti, Nick Monaco, Shigeto, and Two Fresh. More than 70 additional artists will be added to the lineup in the coming weeks.
Moogfest 2014 will also host nightly music showcases curated by Warp Records, DFA, Fool's Gold, Ghostly International, No. 19 Music's Social Experiment, RVNG, Intl., Driftless Recordings, Crew Love, AFROPUNK, Detroit's Movement Festival, North Carolina's Hopscotch Festival, and Austin's Switched On.
Attendees can also count on "mind-expanding conversation" and a wealth of daytime programming, including new media art installations and interactive technology exhibitions; panels, talks, presentations, and film screenings; and workshops on how to build synthesizers. Speakers include Moroder, Anderson, Cliff Martinez, and many more. Tickets for Moogfest 2014 are currently on sale.