North Carolina music festival Moogfest has announced one of its key themes for 2017 will focus on Protest, adding a Protest Stage along with workshops, installations, conversations, and masterclasses to address the topic of resistance.
In light of the current political climate, the team behind Moogfest is taking a stand against the “discriminatory politics” that have plagued North Carolina since state legislature passed House Bill 2, a law that allows for discrimination across gender, sexual orientation, and class. Now as the country reacts to the recent moves US President Donald Trump has made since he took office, Moogfest is making a commitment to protest inequality.
Moogfest shared a statement outlining why it’s making Protest a theme for its 2017 installment, citing the recent women’s march and Martin Luther King Jr. as inspiration : “We are inspired by this movement and the spirit of those that came before it. The fight against inequality echoes our own mission to design radical instruments for change and reflects the legacy of Bob Moog, the inspiration behind Moog who believed that true innovation comes through collaboration, not exclusion. Moogfest is transformed, by the urgency of our times, and we invite you to keep marching with us into the future.”
Moogfest is set to take place May 18-21 in Durham, NC.
More information on who will participate at the Protest Stage will be shared by Moogfest in the coming months.