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Things I’m ready to leave behind in 2017:

  1. Promoters complaining about a lack of female, nonbinary, and trans talent in electronic music.

It is a horribly tired cop out offered up as an excuse for all male lineups given that there is no shortage of female, nonbinary, and trans talent. They aren’t hiding.

Moogfest is reaffirming its commitment to all inclusive lineups through the announcement of a partial 2018 lineup with Chelsea Manning as the keynote speaker. The impressive list of musical talent includes LCD Soundsystem’s Gavin Rayna Russom, Fatima Al Qadiri, SOPHIE, Discwoman’s Umfang and DJ Haram, Caroline Polachek, Jenny Hval, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, the US debut of Midori Takada, and many more.

To celebrate the announcement, Moogfest has launched a 50-hour marathon livestream going on now through December 8th featuring another lineup of all female, non-binary, and trans DJs dubbed Always On. The lineup features synth virtuoso Suzanne Ciani, Durham’s own PlayPlay, the indomitable Stud1nt, Moor Mother, Ela Minus, and 45 more talented artists pushing the boundaries of sound and space.

Moogfest 2018 will take place in Durham, NC from May 17-20. You can scope out the lineup announcement for Moogfest 2018 and the full Always On lineup below and tune in to the stream here.

Moogfest 2018 – Durham, N.C., May 17-20

Amber Mark
Annie Hart
Armen Ra
Aurora Halal
Bonaventure
Carla Dal Forno
CEP (Caroline Polachek)
Caterina Barbieri
DJ HARAM
Ellen Allien
Emily Sprague
Fatima Al Qadiri
Fawkes
Gavin Rayna Russom
Helen Money
Honey Dijon
Jamila Woods
Jenny Hval
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
Karyyn
Katie Gately
Kristin Kontrol
Kyoka
Lawrence Rothman
Madame Gandhi
Maliibu Mitch
Midori Takada
Nadia Sirota
Nicole Mitchell
Noncompliant
Pamelia Stickney
Sassy Black
Shanti Celeste
SOPHIE
Stud1nt
Umfang
Upper Glossa

Always On: 50 Hours, 50 Artists
8ULENTINA + FOOZOOL (CLUB CHAI)
Admina
Adriana T
Alissa Derubeis
Amy Knoles
Ana Paula Santana
Andrea Alvarez
Annie Hart
Awaymsg
Aseul
Bells Roar
Caz9
Despicable Zee
DJ Haram
Dot
Ela Minus
Elles
Emily Wells
Fari B
FOSIL
Galcid
Jil Christensen
KALONICA NICX
Kandere
Katie Gately
Kim Ki O
Lauren Flax
Lilith Ai
Lucy Cliche
Lya “Drummer”
Madame Gandhi
Mileece
Moor Mother
Nazira
Nesa Azadikhah
Nicola Kuperius
Nonku Phiri
OG Lullabies
OTOMO X (Fay Milton &
Ayse Hassan)
PlayPlay
Pulpy Shilpy
SARANA
Sassy Black
Stud1nt
Sui Zhen
Suzanne Ciani & Layne
Suzi Analogue
Therese Workman
Vessel Skirt
Zensofly

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