Sometimes you just need 11,000 hugs
Electric Forest just keeps getting bigger. But despite the music festival's massive growth, they're keeping their community pretty tight knit. So tightly knit they're attempting to break a world record for the Largest Group Hug. Yes, "treehugger" just got a whole new meaning.
The previous record stands at 10,554 by Bear Hug III at the Rideau Canal in Ottawa, Canada on May 7th, 2010. Electric Forest attendance last year over four days was estimated at just over 30,000 people.
We definitely think they can do it. The numbers alone give them a good shot, but it's the vibe of the place that really puts them at an advantage.
Electric Forest sold out in record time this year. In fact, it sold out 3 months earlier than ever before in its 4 year existence. To give you an idea of how fast it was, if you saw the lineup two days after it was posted, you were already too late.
But despite the sell-out, there's is still a way to make it into this year's record-breaking hug.