Escape from Wonderland, Insomniac’s annual Halloween festival, just released its tickets on sale to the public. Slated for October 26, this year’s festival is once again held in San Bernardino. The lineup is not released yet, but this one-day festival promises massive talent, as last year’s show saw the likes of Armin Van Buuren, Steve Angello, Laidback Luke, and Richie Hawtin grace the stage.
General admission tickets are only starting at $65, with VIP at $125. Get them here now before the mad rush once the lineups are announced.
For those in need, Group Therapy is coming to San Francisco on November 1st, 2013. Above & Beyond, in association with Insomniac Events, has just announced a one off show in the city by the bay to be held at the Bill Graham Civic Center.
Tickets go on sale at noon on Wednesday, September 25th at 12pm PST.
Insomniac’s Nocturnal Wonderland is back with five stages and 40+ artists. The festival is set to take place tomorrow (Saturday the 21st) at the San Manuel Amphitheatre grounds in San Bernadino, California. Artists set times will range 3:00 PM to 2:00 AM. Head to Nocturnal Wonderland’s homepage to start your preparations. The Insomniac Scheduler will also allow you to pick and choose which acts you want to see. Use the Insomniac app to access your schedule from your mobile device.
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.
Insomniac’s Nocturnal Wonderland returns on Saturday, September 21st to the Sn Manuel Amphitheater & Grounds in San Bernardino for one day of camping, themed stages, art installations and more. Featuring 40 artists across of a variety of genres including Fatboy Slim, Krewella, Carnage, Dash Berlin, Infinity Ink Live and more, the first Wonderland of the fall is a must attend for any West Coast dance fans looking to take a quick dip into Insomniac’s fantasy world.
After petitioning the town board in Saugerties NY to allow Insomniac to host a festival on the grounds of Woodstock ’94, Insominac CEO Pasquale Rotella took to Facebook today to announce that EDC NY would be moving both its date and location. Now scheduled for Memorial Day Weekend 2014, New York’s version of the Electric Daisy Carnival will receive a significant upgrade, taking placing over 3-days with camping and Las Vegas’s owl as the center of attraction. While an official location has not been set, recent reports would indicate a possible Woodstock home for the Northeast’s Electric Daisy Carnival.
In addition to this news, he also shared that EDC Las Vegas will be receiving a brand new Kinetic Field set up for 2014′s return to the desert.
Insomniac CEO Pasquale Rotella will return to court on July 29th, shortly after a ruling on July 12th threw out the charges that he and another promoter had been involved in a kickback scheme with officials from the Los Angeles Coliseum, the former site of the spearhead Electric Daisy Carnival. Las Vegas Weekly reports that the new and separate charges that “he diverted $2.5 million in funds from the LA Coliseum into the pockets of city officials to stage Electric Daisy Carnival there before its move to Vegas in 2011.” If he is found guilty of these charges, he faces fourteen years in prison. As far as plans for EDC Las Vegas 2014 go, an anonymous Las Vegas Motor Speedway official commented that “there’s no reason the event wouldn’t go on, no matter what happens. Plans for 2014 are set to go forward either way.”
via Las Vegas Weekly
After losing a whole day of music to an unprecedented torrential downpour last summer, Creamfields was expected to return all-guns-blazing for 2013. Having already announced a £500,000 (approximately $765,000) investment in site maintenance and modifications for this year’s event, the infamous British festival has announced plans to bring a brand new stage production to the unsuspecting Cheshire countryside. True to the North American penchant for overbearing productions, the aptly named “Hurricane” will offer a 360-degree experience to attendees, rallying FX towers and the mainstay pyrotechnics that have hallmarked global festival culture over the past several years. Their claim to being the biggest stage production at any UK festival comes alongside word that the Creamfields is headed towards the sell-out 60,000 capacity mark, adding yet further fuel to this late-summer event and its 200-and-counting line-up of global dance talents. Hit more to see a sneak peak of the new stage and grab tickets at Ticketmaster. (more…)
Just a week shy of Wireless Festival, Insomniac took to the Olympic Park with a star-studded line-up and the flamboyant productions to see if Electronic Daisy Carnival held as much power over British dance music fans as it has its North American followers. With the park steadily cascading with fairy wings, rave paint, a total of 50,000 party-goers stole the prosthetic park with a hunger for electronic dance music that few British festivals have ever successfully tapped into. While Insomniac did a wonderful job of transposing their brand overseas, subtle differences came to play during the festival’s international debut.
It’s often been rumored that Electric Daisy Carnival would eventually make a return to its birthplace in California, but up until recently Pasquale Rotella has remained silent regarding a possible venue change. When prompted by an interested fan on Twitter, the outspoken Insomniac CEO spoke about his possible interest in holding an event back in Los Angeles County. Rotella’s response explained that the LA Coliseum would be too small for EDC but that he was “open to venues in SoCal” and went on to discuss how he had considered the Auto Club Freeway in Fontana but was turned off by its 11 p.m. curfew.
View the Twitter exchange after the break.