The FestHype Radio Podcast: 059 Electric Forest 2017 Recap/Review

On this episode of America’s #1 music festival podcast & radio show, hosts Steven Rhys & Mike Van Dusen recap/review one of the biggest and best music festivals on the scene; Electric ForestWhich took place on both June 22-25 & June 29-July 2 in Rothbury, Michigan.

This was the first year that Electric Forest expanded to two weekends.  In the past years Electric Forest has always set a precedent for all other festivals follow. Incorporating a wide range of music and art, all promoting the ideas of peace, love, and awareness;  Electric Forest is truly unlike any other festival in America.

During this review we will explore the many different areas in which we feel make up a good festival and highlight the ones where Firefly really excelled, and where they could use some improvement.  Those areas include:

  • General Atmosphere & Crowd
  • Art & Influence
  • Musical Artists
  • Staff & Grounds Crew
  • Prize Cart!
  • More!


Founded originally as Rothbury Music Festival in 2008, E. Forest has held roots within the festival community for years.  After taking a slight dive in 2010, the festival was then revived by Madison House Productions, now partnered with Insomniac Events, as Electric Forest.  With a heavy focus on jam and electronic music, E. Forest has held a strong ability to constantly attract new fans as well as maintain a solid dedicated fan base.

Throughout the episode, we feature the music of several different artists who performed at E. Forest this year (either weekend 1 or 2), and who we feel you need to make time in your festival schedule for.  This episode serves as promotion for E. Forest and these artists, if you enjoy the music please support them by buying their songs, seeing their shows, and spreading the word. This week’s episode features:

Break Science

Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers

Con Brio

The Movement

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong


*Also be sure to check out our past interview with Josh Swain, lead singer of The Movement 🙂

#BeAnInspiration @electric_forest | full review coming soon!

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