Knoxville's AC Entertainment has announced that the festival that has been called Moogfest for the past three years will now be called Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit. The name changed was prompted by Moog Music Inc. deciding not to re-license the name the AC Entertainment.
In a press release issued on Dec. 10, AC Entertainment president Ashley Capps said: "We received a letter from them following this year's festival, so we have no choice really but to re-name it. We have enjoyed booking, marketing and producing our event for our fans and want to continue with them on this creative journey. We're taking this opportunity to rethink the event a bit and challenge ourselves. While we are still focused on Halloween weekend, that time of year has its difficulties and we've been encouraged to consider other options. This part of the world is a very special place - hence the name, Mountain Oasis. We're proud of what we've accomplished so far, and there's so much more to explore."
The festival has brought scores of electronic and cutting-edge music acts to Asheville for the two-day festival.
AC Entertainment announced today that it will rename its multi-day electronic music festival in Asheville, NC, as the Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit for 2013, continuing to build on the success of the past three years, including Massive Attack, Thievery Corporation, Orbital, Tangerine Dream, Jonsi, Richie Hawtin, Carl Craig and Brian Eno. The event has also included a number of educational panels, workshops and art installations and exhibitions.
More details on the revamped and renamed event are expected to be released in 2013.