It has been quite a long time since we heard anything about the legal action going on with Electric Forest. There was a lot of court action and very scary issues because judges were ruling against AEG Live. Although, the ranch and the promoter have finally agreed to a deal that would secure Electric Forest for the next 10 years. Norm Halbower who is apart of the Double JJ Ranch has stated:
I can assure you that there will be a festival next year. Part of my reasoning is they have had representatives going through our forest checking trees and doing preliminary stuff like they do every year
Electric Forest is huge to the park. It brings in quite a lot of money allowing for the park to upgrade. These include: “new roofs, upgraded rooms, new flooring and cabinets at Back Forty cabins, and upgrades to the water park are just some of the improvements.”
Even Halbower himself has attended the festival. He has said:
I’m 72 years old and I attended the festival this year. It was such a pleasant experience. I met educated people from all walks of life, including architects and brilliant minds of stage and theater. The show the festival puts on is a sight to see.
Now, the only thing that is detrimental to the festival is the loss of the support from the Grant Township board which no one expects will happen as they support the festival. This is all great news and we can enjoy the Electric Forest for many years to come!