Insomniac is at it once again with the return of Beyond Wonderland for the third year in a row this Saturday. I’m so excited to join 40,000 other partygoers at one of my favorite festivals! Whether this is your first, fifth, or fiftieth Insomniac event I’m sure you’re just as pumped as I am for not only the music but the amazing energy-filled environment these events bring every time you attend one. Who are you most excited to see? Here’s a list of the artists I plan on making it a point in my night to catch (even if it’s just for a bit)… find me if you can because this kitty’s getting lost down the rabbit hole on Saturday :)
Treasure Fingers // Madhatter’s Castle // 4:00pm – 4:30pm
Moguai // Caterpillar’s Garden // 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike // Caterpillar’s Garden // 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Alex Guadino // Madhatter’s Castle // 7:30pm – 8:30pm
AutoErotique // Caterpillar’s Garden // 7:30pm – 8:45pm
Hardwell // Madhatter’s Castle // 8:30pm – 9:30pm
Dirty South // Madhatter’s Castle // 9:30pm – 11:00pm
AN21 & Max Vangeli // Madhatter’s Castle // 11:00pm – 12:30am
Sidney Samson // Caterpillar’s Garden // 11:15pm – 12:30am
Steve Aoki // Caterpillar’s Garden// 12:45am – 2:00am (new live visual show!)
Armin Van Buuren // Queen’s Domain // 12:00am – 2:00am
There’s so much amazing talent involved in this event that it was hard to narrow it down to this selection. Even so some of the sets I want to see overlap! I’m gonna try and catch a little bit of everybody, there’s so much amazing music going on I don’t want to miss a beat! Celebrating 550 episodes of his famous radio-show A State of Trance, Armin Van Buuren is bringing a custom stage and all to close out the party with an amazing performance. Joining him on the Queen’s Domain are Gareth Emery, Arty, Aly & Fila and John O’ Callaghan to name a few. If you’re not into trance come over to Madhatter’s Castle and accompany me for some epic house music with everyone listed above as well as EDX and ATB. Still not aroused? Slink over to Chesire Woods for John Digweed, Dubfire, Adam Beyer, Chris Liebing and Green Velvet or skip to Caterpillar’s Garden for everyone above, plus Felix Cartel and Nervo. There’s something here for everybody. I even made a Spotify playlist filled with 6 hours of music from the DJ’s spinning this Saturday to get you all ready! Click HERE to open it up. (If you don’t have Spotify you’ll need to download it. Don’t worry, it’s 100% free)
Also the map was just released!
Doors open at 4pm Saturday and close at 2am. If you haven’t before, definitely check out the art installations throughout the festival grounds. Insomniac is sure to awe you with their art structures involving fire, metal, and glass to even an LED lit tunnel for you to immerse yourself in. Don’t forget to bring your Insomniac refillable bottle, there’s free water stations placed all around the event unless you’d rather leave it outside the tent for the rain to fill up. Yeah. . .
IT’S GOING TO RAIN!
Sucky, but make the best of it! Rain rave! Definitely dress warm. (I’m throwing out this advice but I know I won’t follow it)
“A storm will move into the area Friday night that could bring several inches of rain, and drop two or more feet of snow in higher parts of the San Bernardino Mountains. The National Weather Service says snow levels may drop as low as 2,500 feet. Forecasters also say there may be hail-producing thunderstorms. Heavy rain is expected Saturday, and showers will continue Sunday and possibly Monday. Temperatures during the weekend will be in the mid 40s to mid 50s” (via www.sbsun.com)
We can survive alittle water.
See you all front and center,
see you all puddle jumping from stage to stage,
see you all raging your goddamn faces off!