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Electric Forest Starts Unveiling 2018 Lineup With Crazy Puzzles At Pop-Up Concert

first_imgElectric Forest has become one of the most innovative music festivals of our time. In the past, the festival has announced its highly anticipated lineup in non-traditional formats, like in 2016, when they mailed out envelopes with names of artists to select fans and let social media do the rest. After expanding to two weekends last year (which demanded a more traditional announcement), Electric Forest is back with another unorthodox lineup announcement for 2018.Electric Forest’s New ‘Wish Machine’ Can Grant Your Festival “Wish” In Exchange For Charity WorkAs detailed by a Reddit thread, on Sunday night, Ann Arbor, Michigan’s Club Necto hosted a special pop-up event put on by the Electric Forest folks, which culminated in a performance by Space Jesus. Electric Forest used the event as a means to begin revealing the artists on its 2018 lineup, transforming the club into a puzzle room of sorts. As told by redditor /u/Supersighs, “Throughout the venue there [were] many posters were on the wall saying “Performer” is playing Electric Forest 2018. There was a special bar menu with clues to different acts playing. A little burlesque show that revealed some acts. There was a different number on each Men and Women bathroom mirror that if you called, had an artist saying they’re excited to be playing EF2018. The toilet paper had a word scramble all over it revealing an act. There was also a word search projected on the building also revealing some acts.”The folks over at Reddit have been keeping tabs on the artist revealed at last night’s pop-up show. Here’s their list of artists confirmed for Electric Forest 2018 (though keep your eyes peeled for more announcements, as there are still upwards of 100 artists left to be announced!):Everyone OrchestraSpag HeddyNonameXavier RuddRufus Du SolKarl Densons Tiny UniverseManic FocusChromeoHayden JamesSodownSunSquabiFruitionClozeeBoogie TLouis the ChildMisterwivesGryffinCookie MonstaG JonesBukuPenguin PrisonYookieEpromJody LitvackSpace Jesus[H/T YourEDM; Photo: Adam Straughn]last_img read more

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‘I pushed with 120 percent’ .. – Ming on NACAM F4 weekend

first_imgFRESH off sharing the spotlight with Lewis Hamilton last weekend, overseas based Guyanese Calvin Ming chalked up his two F4 podium finishes to putting in 120% percent.Ming, who finished third in the first F4 race at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez and then followed it up with a win on Sunday spoke exclusively to Chronicle Sport on Monday.In race one, he had undergone contact from the competition which pushed him to last place but the introduction of the safety cars at various junctures in the race played a role in his monstrous drive from back.“Luckily enough in the first race the pace car came out which helped me to catch everyone back. After the race started back, I managed to work my way quite up a bit until the second pace car came out. At this time I was not thinking about the podium but thinking about getting into the top eight for a reverse grid for race two,” he said.The 20 year old continued, “After I saw the pace-car pull off and I was in P5, I thought ‘well ok, I’ve got a shot at the podium so let’s push to 120%’ and luckily enough, in the last corner I was able to take the position.”He returned in Race two to complete the a podium filled weekend, saying thanking Ram Racing for the opportunity while adding, “the first race had set me up for a good second race, because I had more confidence in myself and the car in that it was able to take home the win.”“Going into this weekend, I hadn’t really thought much about it; I was focusing on University and I wasn’t even aware I was going until Ram Racing gave me call on Monday (last) to tell me that they had a car for me to drive,”“When I actually got there, I wasn’t expecting that much but after first practice going into qualifying, I knew it would be a tough weekend because every-one (the top 8-10 cars) were 0.5 (half a second) off each other. So the field was stacked a pretty close.”last_img read more