Asheville, N.C.'s musical community tends to be known mostly for its thriving folk scene, but it also has plenty of room for offerings from other genres -- as evidenced by the wildly eclectic lineup being assembled by the organizers of 2012's Moogfest, the annual celebration of synth inventor and onetime Asheville resident Robert Moog.

The festival, celebrating its eighth year, migrated from New York to Asheville in 2010, when it was expanded from a one-night concert into a three-day affair encompassing films, panel discussions and workshops. And like previous Asheville editions, this year's Moogfest will take advantage of its increased size to play host to a wide variety of artists and exhibits.

As part of what Spin calls "perhaps its most diverse lineup yet," Moogfest 2012 -- held in late October -- will welcome Santigold, Miike Snow, Primus, Explosions in the Sky, Orbital and Magnetic Fields, as well as Wu-Tang's GZA, who's slated to perform his 'Liquid Swords' album with El-P and Killer Mike.

More information is available at the Moogfest site, where tickets are scheduled to go on sale this Friday (Aug. 10) with the price for weekend passes ranging between $100 and $250.