The Sherwood Forest
The Sherwood Forest, located in the heart of the festival grounds, is the pulse of Electric Forest. By day, the Sherwood Forest is a place to relax in one of the many hammocks that swing between the trees, explore the art installations sprinkled throughout the woods and meander down paths to discover plenty of surprises. At night, the Sherwood Forest comes alive! Witness the extravagant light display, stumble into surprise performances and parties in the depths of the woods, and gather with friends to enjoy the party. Make sure to check out the Forest Stage with live music and performances day and night, as well as unannounced surprise sets!
Our beloved Sherwood Forest is EXPANDING in size for the first time ever! We can ALL celebrate that the heart of Electric Forest is BIGGER for 2013. Expect more to discover, wonder, and wow. Does it get any better than this?
Gold Rush Water Park
The Gold Rush Water Park, a 60,000 square foot permanent fixture of the Double JJ Resort, will be open daily on Thursday, June 27th through Sunday, June 30th. This year, enjoy an opening day special at the Water Park for just $10 entry on Thursday June 27th and $20 entry on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, which includes a shuttle to and from the Water Park, a towel and a shower. Catch the Water Park Shuttle throughout each day at the corner of Clay and Water Roads. Purchase tickets at the Shuttle Stop - cash and credit card accepted.
Also, check out the GOOD LIFE FRONTIER Packages, which offer immediate proximity to and unlimited use of the Water Park.
Meet Woodland Kitchen + Bar Chef, Hosea Rosenberg
For the first time ever, Electric Forest will host a pop-up restaurant where GOOD LIFERs will be offered the exclusive opportunity to dine inside the forest at Woodland Kitchen + Bar. In the heart of the Forest, distinguished chef and culinary consultant, Hosea Rosenberg will serve up his personally designed menu just for Electric Forest GOOD LIFERs. After winning season five of Bravo TV's Top Chef and wow-ing people across the world with his dishes, Hosea Rosenberg brings his talents to the forest - promising the ultimate food experience that you won't forget!
Chef Hosea Rosenberg
Hosea Rosenberg, originally from Taos, New Mexico, came to the realization that he wanted to become a professional chef while studying to become an astronomer. After graduating with a Bachelors of Science in Engineering Physics from the University of Colorado, Hosea decided it was time to turn what had been a side job into a dedicated career.
Hosea's passion to cook professionally drove him to work his way up through the restaurant ranks, where he worked under the guidance of established chefs such as Wolfgang Puck, Kevin Taylor, Sean Yontz and Dave Query. His hard work went on to land him his first chef position at Boulder's Dandelion Restaurant in 2001. Following his time at Dandelion, Hosea joined the Big Red F Restaurant Group where he worked as Sous Chef at Zolo Southwestern Grill. He then moved on to Jax Fish House to serve as Executive Chef from 2004 to 2010.
Since his tenure at Jax, Hosea has taken his culinary skills beyond the walls of a restaurant, expanding into a variety of food realms. In 2010 he joined forces with branding expert Laura Rice to launch StrEAT Chefs, a food truck concept that showcased global street food.
Most recently, Hosea launched Blackbelly Catering, a full service catering and events business that provides onsite operations from its mobile kitchen and catering trailer. The company draws from fresh, seasonal local ingredients, including naturally raised animals and fresh produce from Hosea's Blackbelly Farm, delivering innovative and custom designed cuisine that accommodates a variety of clientele ranging from corporate events to private residential dinners.
In addition to his role as a distinguished chef, Hosea serves as a culinary consultant for many large companies and has traveled the world showcasing his culinary skills. He also plans to open a Denver/Boulder-based restaurant within the coming year.
Hosea has won numerous awards and accolades over the course of his career including: Best Chef of Denver International Wine Festival; seven-time, undefeated winner of the Flatiron Chef Competition; Guest Chef at the James Beard House; and winner of season five of Bravo TV's Top Chef.
Live Painting by LEBO
For over 15 years LEBO has woven his unique blend of classically influenced cartoon narrative with emotionally charged abstract expressionism. A devoted draftsman for most of his life, his actual career in art started when he started infusing color into his compositions on the streets of Miami in the form of large scale, outdoor murals. These early murals proved to be the stepping stones that would lead to international art exhibitions, large scale public art installations, countless private and corporate commissions and eventually live painting, a genre in which he has helped pioneer for over a decade, alongside some of music's most notable figures. His philosophy is simple, "my purpose is to make art that inspires hope, encourages understanding and reflects harmony".
His live painting resume includes the Beastie Boys, Thievery Corporation, The Disco Biscuits, The Dead, String-Cheese Incident, Willy Nelson, Burning Spear, King Sunny Ade, Femi Kuti, The Sierra Leon Allstars, Bela Fleck, Les Claypool, The New Mastersounds, Umphrey's Mcgee, Maceo Parker and Pee-Wee Ellis.
Look for LEBO painting live performances and events throughout Electric Forest 2013. www.lebostudios.com
Thoroughbred Golf Club and "Celebrity" Invitational
Designed by renowned architect Arthur Hills, the Thoroughbred Golf Club is known for its beauty and solitude. With bent grass tees, fairways and greens, the Thoroughbred offers 18 championship holes that sprawl over 240 acres of rolling Michigan woodside. The strategic layout is challenging but rewarding to golfers of all abilities. Sign up for Electric Forest's 3rd annual "Celebrity" Invitational or schedule a separate tee-time. Visit back for prices, scheduling instructions, and more details.
Also, check out the Different Strokes GOOD LIFE ADD ON, which include two 9-hole credits with preferred tee times and automatic and complimentary entry into the inaugural Electric Forest "Celebrity" Invitational.
Big Wildcat Lake
Enjoy beachfront music, BBQ and other festivities at Big Wildcat Lake. Lounge on the warm sand, partake in a game of beach volleyball, or swing on the old-school swing set and enjoy the view. Big Wildcat Lake, located inside the venue, will be marked on the festival map
(Glow in the Dark) Disc Golf
The Solar Glow Disc Experience and Innova Discs present 9 holes of disc golf at Electric Forest 2013! Located near the campgrounds, colorful lights illuminate the fairgrounds for exciting play 24 hours a day. The holes are mostly wooded and range from 140 to 290 feet, appealing to players of all skill levels. Commemorative Electric Forest glow discs will be available at the festival.
We are excited to offer a tournament for the first time this year! Stay tuned for information - coming soon!
If you always wanted to be a cowboy, wondered what it feels like to be up there in the saddle, or if you just want to ride like the wind, then consider booking a horseback ride for you and your posse! Double JJ's horseback experiences, available to both beginners and experts, include walk, trot and canter trail rides daily (weather permitting). Visit back soon for details on prices, schedules, and more.