Last Updated on March 4, 2021 by Kristin
Heading to the Electric Forest Festival? This wildly popular, spectacularly iridescent festival takes place among the trees in Rothbury, Michigan and brings together an eclectic mix of electronica, jam bands and more. This year’s event dates have yet to be announced. It typically takes place at the Double JJ Resort, and will feature hundreds of bands on multiple stages alongside RVs, tent campsites and bungalows.
But how will you get there? Since 2008, Electric Forest has taken place in the quiet, rural village of Rothbury, located about an hour north of Grand Rapids. Here’s how to snag a great deal on a rental car for your Electric Forest weekend.
How to Get a Cheap Car Rental for Electric Forest
Book early. The best time to rent a vehicle for Electric Forest is as soon as you can, since rental car agencies may run out of cars and you won’t be the only one looking for a ride to the event. If your plans change for some reason, it’s usually pretty easy to cancel your reservation without a penalty. Ask AutoSlash for a quote when you start planning, and then monitor prices to see if prices go down.
Track your reservation. You’re going to this festival to have a great time, but constantly having to check and compare rental car prices isn’t exactly an activity that screams “fun.” Don’t worry—AutoSlash can track your reservation and notify you about any price drops so you can rebook at the lower rate.
Make the most of a weekend rate. Since part of this festival takes place over a weekend, make sure to check car rental companies’ deal pages to see if any are offering attractive weekend promo rates. However, always be sure to check the fine print and these tips for maximizing a weekend rental before booking a reservation.
Check both on and off airport. Are you flying into Detroit, Muskegon or Grand Rapids for the event? Hopping into a rental directly from the airport might seem like the most logical choice, but broadening your search to include off-airport locations could cut your rate in half. There is no golden rule for which locations have the best deals, so do a wide search.
2021 Electric Forest Line-Up is TBD
The 2021 Electric Forest line-up has yet to be announced but will likely feature some of the biggest names in electronic, jam and funk music, as well as many of the hottest up-and-coming acts. Past headliners include:
- Zeds Dead
- Alison Wonderland
- Bob Moses
- Gorgon City
- Cautious Clay
- The Knocks
How to get to Electric Forest: Open Google Maps, Waze or your favorite app for driving directions. Type in the following address to ensure you’re heading to the main entrance: 7100 South Water Road, Rothbury, MI 49437.