While the festival claims this is the first Moog Innovation Award, it also mentions that the honor was previously called the “Moog Award” and that past recipients include Keith Emerson, Herb Deutsch, Gershon Kingsley, Jan Hammer and Bernie Worrell.
“Like Bob Moog, Devo enthusiastically charted their own course and thus dramatically affected pop culture because of it. Not to mention the fact that they used Moog instruments to create their inimitable sound,” Moog Music’s Emmy Parker said. “MoogFest and the Moog Innovation Award is the perfect way to pay homage to Bob Moog and his adopted hometown of Asheville, N.C., where he raised his kids, gave birth to some of his greatest inventions and where he re-established the company that bears his name and carries on his legacy, Moog Music.”
Devo plays the festival Oct. 29, topping a multi-venue bill that also includes MGMT, Big Boi, Girl Talk, Panda Bear, RJD2, Mutemath, Dan Deacon, Van Dyke Parks, Nortec Collective Presents Bostich & Fussible, Saturn Never Sleeps Featuring King Britt And Rucyl, The Octopus Project, Kuroma and Clare & The Reasons.
The Oct. 30 lineup includes Massive Attack along with Thievery Corporation, Jonsi, Disco Biscuits, Caribou, Four Tet, Matmos, Dam Funk, School Of Seven Bells, Jon Hopkins, Emeralds, Mountain Man and Ikonika, while Oct. 31 features Cee Lo Green, Pretty Lights, Hot Chip, Sleigh Bells, EL-P, Neon Indian, Omar Souleyman, Mimosa, Two Fresh and DJ Spooky.
Tickets are still available with single-day passes priced at $75 and weekend passes going for $149.50. That is, before those ol’ applicable service fees. With each ticket purchased, one dollar will be donated to the Bob Moog Foundation. For more information, click here for the MoogFest website.