Electric Forest has announced its highly anticipated return to Rothbury, Michigan for 2018.

The annual music and camping festival will return to its home at the legendary Double JJ Ranch for another iconic doubleheader on June 21-24 and June 28-July 1, 2018. Along with the announcement, the festival has revealed a brand new initiative, the EF Wish Machine.

The EF Wish Machine will encourage the Forest Family to spread positivity by offering acts of kindness in return for the chance at having a Forest wish granted.

“Kindness, radical acceptance, and good deeds are why The Forest is special. These values create freedom to discover ourselves, celebrate our beautiful differences and our unique gifts.


To participate in The Wish Machine, fans must visit the online portal to submit their Forest Dream, along with what they’re willing to do to have their wish granted. For example, “If I make sandwiches for the homeless every day until EF2018, then Electric Forest will allow me to be on stage with my favorite headliner!” Sounds easy enough, right?

Fans will be able to visit The Machine online to see the wishes of their fellow Forest Family, which will be granted by April of 2018. Ready to get inspired? The Wish Machine is live now at ElectricForestFestival.com/wish

The Wish Machine is just another facet of Electric Forest’s ongoing commitment to bettering the community. Each year, the festival carries on its “Plug In” program, which continuously furthers EF’s positive impact on fans and the community. This past year, they teamed up with Bassnectar and To Write Love on Her Arms for an experience that touched attendees in a beautiful and impactful way.

The Electric Forest 2018 artist lineup, ticket information and on-sale dates are coming soon.