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Moogfest 2016: First Talent Announcement Program Guide (GZA, Tory Lanez, Ryan Hemsworth, and more)

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Moogfest 2016: First Talent Announcement Program Guide (GZA, Tory Lanez, Ryan Hemsworth, and more)

Moogfest 2016-2By Stranga The Great
Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer

This May, Moogfest returns in style, debuting in Durham, bringing along many of entertainment’s biggest names. Festivities begin on May 19, lasting until the 22nd. These days are filled with events from the afternoon into the night, stemming from entertainment to education.

GZA, of the Wu-Tang Clan, has taken on a two night residency for this year’s Moogfest. Meanwhile, Gary Numan has agreed to take on three nights for this year. ODESZA, Laurie Anderson, Oneohtrix Point Never, Suzanne Ciani, Blood Orange, and Sun Ra Arkestra are also headlining.

Moogfest will focus on both entertainment and education, with keynote presentations by transhumanist activist and pharma tycoon Dr. Martine Rothblatt, and computer scientist Jaron Lanier, a pioneer in the field of virtual reality. Over one hundred entertainment acts will be performing. Conferences will consist of contributions from program partners, MIT Media Lab, Google, Duke University, Georgia Institute of Technology, The New Museum’s New Inc., IDEO, Gray Area, and the EyeO Festival.

Taking place in Durham, for the first time ever, Moogfest focuses on technology and creative workshops during the day. At night, the entertainment segment takes place, with this year boasting the strongest hip hop lineup, ever. The headliner is GZA, but also performing will be Tory Lanez, Lunice, Denzel Curry, King Mez, and Well$, as Moogfest will occupy seventeen venues in downtown Durham, including a free outdoor stage.

Comedian, Reggie Watts will also be present for Moogfest, as will Ryan Hemsworth, who headlines Dance Floor Titans, consisting of DJ Harvey, Robert Hood, Kode9, Simian Mobile Disco, and Kyle Hall and Paula Temple. The legendary Bootsy Collins will be performing at the free show. Meanwhile, Mike Dean will be doing an experimental session.

Expect more Moogfest announcements over the next couple of weeks and Hip Hop Vibe will be present, capturing footage, powered by Dailymotion.

Read the full list of talent present for Moogfest 2016 below:

Actress, ADULT., Alessandro Cortini, Amos Gaynes, Angus Taylor, Anna Friz, Antenes, Arthur Russell’s Instrumentals, Ben Frost, Ben Russell, Bicep, Blazer Soundsystem, Blood Orange, The Body, Bootsy Collins, Christian Rich, Chuck Lightning, Daniel Bachman, Daniel Lanois, Dave Tompkins, David Katz, Dawn of Midi, Dawn Richard, Daye Jack, Demo Taped, Dennis Bovell, Dennis McKenna, Denzel Curry, DJ Harvey, DJ Lance Rock & Yo Gabba Gabba, DJ Nanny Cantaloupe, Dorit Chrysler, Earthly, Emma Coates, Empress Of, Explosions in the Sky, Floating Points, Gary Numan, Gil Weinberg & Shimon Project, Greg Fox, Grouper, Gwenno, GZA, Hanz, The Haxan Cloak, Heathered Pearls, Hieroglyphic Being, Hundred Waters, I Speak Machine, Jaakko Eino Kalevi, Jaron Lanier, Jeff Kolar, Jlin, Joe Paradiso, Julia Holter, Juliana Huxtable, Julianna Barwick, Justin Grotelueschen, Kaitlin Prest, Karen Gwyer, Kate Stone, King Mez, Kode9, Kristen Gallerneaux, Kyle Hall, Kyle McDonald, Larry Gus, Laurel Halo, Laurent “Tippy” Alfred, Laurie Anderson, Leopold Ross, Lister Hewan-Lowe, Lotic, Lunice, M. Geddes Gengras, Mac McCaughan, Mad Professor, Made Of Oak, Mark Mothersbaugh, Dr. Martine Rothblatt, Mike Dean, Modular on the Spot, Moses Sumney, Mykki Blanco, No Effects with Jesse Cohen, Odesza, Olivia Block, Oneohtrix Point Never, Onyx Ashanti, The Orb, Paula Temple, Professor Toon, Qrion, Quintron and Miss Pussycat, Rabit, RBTS Win, Reggie Watts, Rich Vreeland, Rick Smith, Rival Consoles, Robert Hood, Robert Rich, Ryan Germick, Ryan Hemsworth, Sam Conran, Scott McCloud, Shallou, Sharon Mashihi, Silver Apples, Simian Mobile Disco, Son Lux, Song Exploder with Hrishikesh, Sun Ra Arkestra, Sunn O))), Susan Kare, Suzanne Ciani, Tim Hecker, Toby Heys, Tory Lanez, Trandle, Tyondai Braxton, UV boi, Van Partible, Veronica Vasicka, Via App, Well$, YACHT, Zombi, Neil Harbisson

See photos of Moogfest 2016’s Hip Hop performers below:

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