Electric Forest Festival 2017
Five years, lots of elephants, tons of art and thousands of attendees later, ATOMIC is always pumped to return to Electric Forest. For the first time in its history, the festival producers added a second weekend for eight full days of EDM and Jam bands rockin’ in the middle of the forest. Tom McPhillips and team worked their magic to create new designs for the Jubilee stage and enhance the Ranch Arena and The Hangar.
Designed and built by Team ATOMIC, the Jubilee stage took on a silvery, modern look this year with custom metal and fabric work which created circles and banners throughout the tent and on stage. The op art style gave the appearance of movement with the triangles and circles made out of two layers of contrasting colored ribbons…totally trippy dude.
The Ranch Arena main stage was enhanced with a fractal forest look this year. Custom organ pipes flanked the stage to give it a pure musical reference, making the whole stage look like an instrument. The Hangar was also upgraded this year with the addition of scenic painted turbines, keeping with the 40s vibe in the tented area.
Thanks to Jeremy Stein and Michael Sampliner of Madison House and Hadden Hippsley of LAMBDA Productions, the Electric Forest Production Managers. Huge props to the Lighting Designers Gabe Fraboni (Ranch Arena) and Jeff Ravitz (all other areas) who make our designs and stages look so eye-catching.