Your invitation to shape The Forest with contests, art, and more!

The best part of Electric Forest is found in things we build and experience with each other – and Plug In is your opportunity to build something even bigger.  From art and community projects, to campsite décor and new adventures of all kinds, the experience of The Forest can be an inspiration to offer your magic to the world. Growing together is important to us – everything each member of the Forest Family does, big or small, shapes the festival.

The PLUG IN Program was built in this spirit – with many ways for you to jump in and touch The Forest in ways you’ve been dreaming about.

During the past four years, Foresters have seen PLUG IN activated across the spectrum of the festival experience – awarding festival ninjas the opportunity to soar over the event with a headlining artist, elevating a creative soul to be the King or Queen of The Forest, granting stage time to little-known acts, partnering with artists to manifest their first large-scale festival installation, and so much more:

Let’s make it happen again!

The Forest Blog will be updated with participation highlights, recap galleries, and many opportunities to learn more about what we do. TheFront Page features our achievements, and will host new opportunities to engage with the 2015 Season!

Whether we end up in staff shirts or body paint, we are proud to create together.  Our ideas are overflowing, but no one knows what you would like to do better than you. This is a support network for creativity. If you’re ready to make some magic with a contest, art piece, performance, etc. stay tuned! The PLUG IN Program will be growing in size and calling in submissions all the way up to the festival.

And if you have an idea you feel is irresistible, let us know! Email with subject line: “Plug In Idea”. Please limit your message explaining your idea to 150 words or less. Longer messages may not get a reply because we receive so many! Electric Forest PLUG IN Participant


About Electric Forest

Electric Forest attracts Foresters from all over the country and the world to Rothbury, Michigan to experience four days of music, camping, and art with friends old and new. There is no experience quite like Electric Forest, and if you've been there then you know that you carry a piece of the Forest with you forever!

Those of us at Madison House Presents and Insomniac are consistently in awe of the depth and breadth of the Electric Forest community. While firmly rooted in the music that brings us all together, Electric Forest is more than just a music festival: it is a truly collaborative experience – an intersection of artful expression, adventures that awaken the spirit, and interactions that nurture our connection to each other and our world, making our community stronger.

This shared experience is why we are a Forest Family, and why Electric Forest feels like coming home.