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September 19th, 2018

Positive Action Inspired by the 2018 Wish Machine

The 2018 Wish Machine challenged the Forest Family to venture out into the world and create positive action and good deeds. In return, The Forest was called upon to support and grant your wildest dreams at Electric Forest 2018.

In 2018, more than 5,000 wishes were submitted and the Forest Family did their part in making this planet a better place. From the USA and South America to Africa and Asia, a collective 4,500+ hours were volunteered, and over $75,000 was donated to community improvements and charities around the globe.

 Positive Action Inspired by the 2018 Wish Machine

In support, The Forest rewarded the Forest Family with a variety of grants and experiences - on site activations, DJ sets, world-record-setting meetups, and more.

As a true celebration for the success of the 2018 Wish Machine, all Wish Machine winners were invited to a private secret woodland set and guided meditation session led by GRiZ.

Meeting at a secret designated spot on site, all 2018 Wish Machine Winners and their guests were shuttled to a mysterious woodland location where they were met with a DJ set from their favorite artist, a pizza party, and an impromptu guided meditation session led by GRiZ himself, set among the lush Michigan forest.

Aidan gathered 60 fresh burritos and 60 mp3 players, loaded each with a thoughtfully curated playlist, and distributed them to people in need around the Bay Area.

 Positive Action Inspired by the 2018 Wish Machine

In return, Aidan was welcomed to Electric Forest 2018 to play his own official DJ sets for the Forest Family.

Inspired by Wish Machine wisher Kathleen, The Glitch Mob played exclusive 6 In The Forest Loyalty Party sets in the new Carousel Club during Both Weekends of Electric Forest 2018 to celebrate Forest Family that have returned for six years or more.

 Positive Action Inspired by the 2018 Wish Machine

To applaud Jake’s positive efforts in his community, HQ was proud to support and plant “The Wally Tree” in 2018 – a celebration of beloved Forest Family member and Sherwood Forest’s original Lorax, Wally Wojack.

 Positive Action Inspired by the 2018 Wish Machine

Odai, The String Cheese Incident, and the Forest Family gathered to set the first ever official Electric Forest Fantastical Feat & World Record for most superheroes dressed up at the Ranch Arena.

Learn more about all of the awe-inspiring acts of kindness from the forest family, and stay tuned for the launch of the Electric Forest 2019 Wish Machine!