See The Magic Inspired by Electric Forest 2019 Plug In Programs
There are many ways to be involved in The Forest, from work to play and everywhere in between. The Plug In Program offers opportunities to contribute and engage at Electric Forest through contests, artistic projects and so much more.
The 2019 Plug In Programs offered the widest range of opportunities to add to the enchantment, and the Forest Family was more deeply involved than ever before.
THE WISH MACHINE
LASTING IMPRESSIONS OF THE WISH MACHINE
In its second year, The Wish Machine challenged the Forest Family to venture out into the world and spread positive action and good deeds. In return, the Forest Family submitted wishes into the Wish Machine asking The Forest to support them and grant their wildest dreams at Electric Forest 2019.
The Wish Machine collected over 7,000 wishes and the Forest Family did their part in making this planet a better place for all. From the USA and South America to Africa and Asia, a collective 8,500+ hours have been pledged, and over $300,000 has been offered to community improvements and charities around the globe.
The Forest Family was rewarded for their actions with a variety of wish grants and experiences – on-site experiences, DJ sets, an HQ volunteer cleanup teamup, sustainable initiatives and more. The Wish Machine On The Road follows global wish grants beyond Electric Forest.
The Her Forest Plug In Program at Electric Forest 2019 provided collaborative opportunities for Forest-goers that identify as women to connect and create with each other.
HER FOREST PRESENTS
The Her Forest Presents Speaker, Aaron Rose, focused on cultivating an inclusive future by transcending toxic masculinity and building conscious community.
HER FOREST CIRCLES
The Forest Family came together to focus on tuning into the self to amplify inner radiance. The Her Forest Women’s and Humanity circles were gatherings of souls that held space for one another through meditation, movement, and conversation.
The Electricology Plug In Program at Electric Forest 2019 sets new standards of sustainable practices – a core value and principle shared by the Forest Family and Forest HQ.
In addition to EcoPoints and EcoStores, Electricology and Prize Cart Remix Winners encouraged the Forest Family to continue the get down and clean up after headlining sets every night by distributing trash and recycling bags, and rewarding Forest Family for their thoughtfulness and care with over ten thousand prizes.
Learn more about Electricology, the Prize Cart, and The Forest’s sustainability efforts in the EF Radio Podcast below!
THE ART INSTALLATION SPONSORSHIP PLUG IN PROGRAM
The 2019 Art Installation Sponsorship Plug In Program offered the chance to bring dreams and visions – sparked by The Forest – to life. Huge thanks to the Infinity Temple, Electric Cycle, and Lamplighter teams for their beautiful imaginations and dedication to this project.
Listen to the creator of the Ocular Organ dive into their journey from being selected as an Art Installation Sponsorship Plug In winner to becoming resident Forest artists.
The Brainery on Main Street invited the Forest Family to share knowledge with each other, from mindful relaxation and learning how to dance, to designing with arts & crafts. In 2019, The Brainery hosted tribal drumming, EF’s largest ever pride parade, panels and speakers about behind-the-scenes Forest magic, and more. Most importantly, The Brainery offered a safe space to come together and learn from each other, with each other. Gratitude to all of the magnificent teachers and learners that participated in the 2019 Brainery!
THE PERFORMER PLUG IN PROGRAM
Performers brimming with energy, imagination, and movement joined the Forest Family during Electric Forest 2019 to showcase their talents and encourage self-expression to all.
THE GREAT CARPOOL CHALLENGE
Forest Family who arrived to Electric Forest 2019 in a vehicle with 3 or more people, on a shuttle, or by bike received an Electricology Sustainable Traveler Reward, entering them into a raffle for the ultimate experience beyond the trees. Winners were rewarded with a private Sherwood Forest tour, a never before offered aerial tour of The Forest, an invite to the EF2019 Eco-Points party, and Good Life wristbands to EF2020!
FOREST FANTASTICAL FEATS & WORLD RECORDS
Inspired by the Wish Machine, Fantastical Feats & World Records is an avenue for creative Forest Family to achieve original record-setting aspirations. These zany endeavors bring the Forest Family, and The Forest itself together for fantastical experiences.
CHAPEL PARTIES FOR THE PEOPLE
The Chapel invited Forest Family to celebrate our freaky unique selves through themed parties – like The Purple Party, Galaxy Forest, Gingers Exclusive Party, Pillow Fight Club and more. These exclusive parties were only open to those who arrived prepared for the theme!
THE PRIZE CART REMIX CONTEST
Prize Cart Remix winners encouraged the Forest Family to continue the get down and clean up after headlining sets every night. As the Forest Family cleaned up, the winning remixes blasted over the stage speakers and fueled nightly green, clean dance parties. The Prize Cart team distributed tens of thousands of trash and recycling bags throughout the weekend, and rewarded Forest Family for their thoughtfulness and care with over ten thousand prizes.
Listen to the 2019 Prize Cart Remix Contest winners below!
THE LUMINARIA PROGRAM
The Forest Family welcomed loving spirits back under the Sherwood Canopy. Luminarias are memories and hopes in the form of LED candles and art. They are messages to the people who are with us in spirit, and the stories of where our journeys diverged.
THE COLORING BOOK
The Electric Forest 2019 Coloring Book, featuring original designs from Forest Family and official EF artists, was sold on-site to support the Music In Schools Program and benefit local Michigan school music programs.
THE STICKER DESIGN CONTEST
The Electric Forest sticker is a piece of art worth a thousand words, a trip to Rothbury, the best days of summer, and all the memories that were made there.
THE MONARCHY PROJECT
The Electric Forest 2019 Monarchy – The Children of The Rainbow – came to The Forest to spread love and positivity, and remind the Forest Family that we are most powerful together. Their presence in The Forest was a reminder that when we deepen our awareness of ourselves, we can progress and prosper at a higher level, together.
Learn more about Marlana Bright and The Children of The Rainbow’s journey to Electric Forest 2019.
THE TWLOHA BREAKING BARRIERS PROJECT
The Forest Family built a wall, and on it inscribed the ideas, fears, and misconceptions that hold us back – then recognized the words and symbols that create distance between us, and broke the wall down together.
THE CONSCIOUS ALLIANCE ROY PRICE MEMORIAL FOOD DRIVE
For the ninth consecutive year, the Forest Family teamed up with Conscious Alliance and donated over 26,800 meals to The Roy Price Memorial Food Drive! Since 2011, over 270,000 meals have been donated to Conscious Alliance at Electric Forest.
BIG LIFE FOUNDATION
A percentage of every Electric Forest 2019 wristband purchased was donated to the Big Life Foundation, an organization focusing on innovative conservation strategies and collaboration with local communities to protect and sustain East Africa’s wildlife and wildlands.
In 2019, HeadCount registered over 750 Forest Family as voters, bringing the total count of voters registered at Electric Forest to 3,500 since 2011.
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