Beyond Wonderland Bay Area took over the Shoreline Amphitheater this weekend with a stacked lineup of talent. Everyone from Avicii, to David Guetta, to Dash Berlin took over the fantastically designed stages for the awe-inspiring two-day event. It came as no surprise that acts such as Hardwell, Calvin Harris and Arty were the talk of the festival, yet amid the Beatport chart-toppers and festival mainstays were three artists of lesser mainstream appeal who delivered some of the best and most underrated sets of the weekend.
Beyond Wonderland Bay Area kicks off its two day festival tomorrow at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, CA. With its daunting, star-studded lineup, the time conflicts were going to be inevitable. While guests will have to choose between acts such as Arty, Headhunterz, and Damian Lazarus on Saturday, Sunday doesn’t get any easier with W&W, Tiësto, and Carnage performing at the same time. Fortunately, from the look of the site map and set times, it appears there will be multiple “main stages,” with plenty of dazzling stage constructions to give the artists the stellar show production they deserve.Posted by
The Bay Area’s Beyond Wonderland, presented by Insomniac, is rapidly approaching its September 28th and 29th dates. Less than two weeks away, the festival’s site layout has surfaced, revealing more than its basic map properties. The two day event in Mountain View, California is slated to take place at the Shoreline Amphitheater. The site map, however, reveals that the festival won’t physically take place inside the amphitheater but will rather span its parking lot.
The festival to be headlined by the likes of Avicii, David Guetta, Hardwell, and others has dance acts performing from Beyond Wonderland’s signature stages — Queen’s Domain, Madhatter’s Castle, and Cheshire Woods. It’s rumored that single day tickets will be made available soon, but two-day passes are still available here.Posted by
After invading the Oakland Coliseum for the inaugural Beyond Wonderland Bay Area, this year’s festival moves to the larger, more-concert oriented Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View for an expanded two-day event. With a roster of megastars fit for the DJ Mag Top 10, Beyond Wonderland Bay Area will host Tiësto, Hardwell, Calvin Harris, Avicii, David Guetta, and Benny Benassi. Trance heads will be happy to find Gareth Emery, Dash Berlin, and Cosmic Gate on the bill, while bass fiends will delight in the additions of Zeds Dead, Datsik, Dirtyphonics, and Liquid Stranger. Those less keen on the more commercial side of EDM will find their solace in Crosstown Rebels’ psychedelic circus, Get Lost, featuring Damian Lazarus, Jamie Jones, Art Department, and Francesca Lombardo.
Beyond Wonderland Bay Area 2013 will take place on September 28th and 29th. Purchase tickets here.Posted by
Beyond Wonderland Bay Area returns for its second year, moves to Mountain View’s Shoreline Amphitheater
For the second year, Insomniac’s Beyond Wonderland brand will be returning to the Bay Area. This time, however, Pasquale has moved the festival from Oakland down to the peninsula’s Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View. The festival will also increase from a one to two day event on Saturday, September 28th and Sunday, September 29th. Shoreline has played host to a number of other dance-focused events, including Identity Fest and I Love This City. No official word on why this change occurred, but we think it may have something to do with the thousands of noise complaints Oakland area police received during 2012′s event at the Oakland Coliseum. Shoreline Amphitheater, surrounded only by public parks and office buildings, will present less of an issue. The event is 18+ and tickets start at a reasonable $80 for a 2-day pass.
Last week, Damian Lazarus’ global Rebel Rave tour stopped by SRB in Brooklyn and alongside Verboten, created a ten hour party experience lasting well into the morning hours. The night featured Culprit label owners Droog, recent Essential Mix inductee Amirali, the Infinity Ink duo, one half of Art Department, and rising underground talent Subb-an. The stacked lineup drew in hundreds of fans and packed out the miniature warehouse space for hours upon hours of the best techno and house music around. With beefed up sound and visual effects, the party will resonate as a memorable occasion for New York house heads. I had the chance to sit down with Lazarus later in the week to discuss his label, the world tour, and some special surprises he has planned for this year’s Beyond Wonderland festival.
You may remember from last year’s EDC Las Vegas, Orlando, or White Wonderland a contest named The Discovery Project. Well, Insomniac is back again — generously offering a big break to bedroom producers everywhere for this year’s Beyond Wonderland. Do you think you might be qualified? They’re asking for a remix of James Egbert‘s track “Back to New” and a thirty-minute DJ mix recorded in real time. You can find the stems for the remix and more instructions here. This contest is open to any genre of electronic music, so get creative and think outside of the box. In addition to a potential performance spot at one of Southern California’s largest massives, you may also win promotional efforts on Insomniac’s powerful social media channels and consideration for Insomniac’s forthcoming DJ management project. Life could be pretty sweet.
Check out the recap video from the EDC Vegas Discovery Project and hit your decks! Enter the contest here.Posted by
Insomniac Events has revealed the 2013 lineup for this year’s Beyond Wonderland, and it features an all encompassing lineup from the entire dance music spectrum. The festivals new location is set at San Manuel Amphitheater in Southern California and will host a multistage setup with some of the biggest names in dance music. Superstar acts like Afrojack and Steve Angello share the same bill with underground phenoms like Damian Lazarus, Maceo Plex, and Art Department. No matter your musical pallet, this festival has a DJ for everyone. Tickets are on sale, so get them while they last.
Full lineup after the break.
Insomniac returns once again with the Alice in Wonderland-themed Beyond Wonderland event on March 16. In the event’s fourth year, however, Pasquale and crew have announced a change in venue — moving from San Bernardino’s NOS Events Center to the San Manuel Amphitheater and Grounds. The new venue, still in San Bernardino county (directly east of Los Angeles county), will hopefully prove to be a seamless transition for Insomniac and its fans. Tickets for the event are set to go on sale today at 12pm PST, 3pm EST. No word on a lineup yet, but you can be sure to check back with Dancing Astronaut as those announcements do trickle in.
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