ROTHBURY, Michigan (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Double JJ Ranch in Rothbury played host to more than 20,000 fans from June 28th to July 1st for the sold-out second edition of the Electric Forest festival.
The String Cheese Incident (3 performances) topped the list of headliners that also included Bassnectar, Girl Talk and STS9 (2 performances) topped the bill at Electric Forest 2012. Also performing were Thievery Corporation, Girl Talk, Santigold, Steve Aoki, Ghostland Observatory, Richie Hawtin, Major Lazer, Big Gigantic, The Travelin’ McCourys featuring Keller Williams numerous others.
This year, the Electric Forest community helped the festival, together with Food Drive partners Conscious Alliance, collect more than 7900 lbs. of food during this year’s fest, all to benefit local Michigan food pantries. This year’s Food Drive was hosted as a tribute to cherished Electric Forest neighbor, the late Mr. Roy Price. Beginning in 2008, Mr. Price worked tirelessly with festival Food Drive partners Conscious Alliance (at the first two Rothbury Festivals and 2011’s inaugural Electric Forest Festival) helping to distribute a whopping 90,300 tons of food! As always, 2012 food donations will go to benefit those most in need in local communities.
Electric Forest’s Music in Schools Program partnered with Shelby High School and Montague Area Public Schools in Michigan to help support music education in local area public schools. Electric Forest’s 2012 Music in Schools Program will donate $5000.00 to each of these school’s music programs, helping to support programming and ensure that today’s youth have the opportunity to learn about music in school. Electric Forest 2012 is proud to have hosted the talented and ambitious Shelby High School Jazz Band – who performed at the festival’s site entrance on Saturday morning of this year’s fest. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers