Committed to always raising the bar for electronic music festivals, Insomniac has elevated this year’s Nocturnal Wonderland with plenty of new surprises for its many dedicated fans (trailer below). Meeting the rapidly rising demand for EDM, this year’s massive has been upgraded to a jam packed two-day festival, held over the 23rd and 24th of September at NOS Events Center in San Bernardino. Also adding a special new piece of sound equipment, bassheads will be treated to the sound of 12th Planet, Dirtyphonics, Breakage, Loadstar, and Jakwob through the Funktion One bass system setup at the Sunken Garden.
Sure to deliver once again the most captivating theatrics, decoration, and artistic installations, the lineup for Nocturnal is seriously impressive. Including the aforementioned bass monsters, the list of house music titans is jaw-droppingly amazing. On Friday Avicii, Fedde le Grand, Dirty South, Nicky Romero, and the Manufactured Superstars will take the mainstage. On Saturday, SoCal favorite Kaskade will be joined by Alesso, Sebastian Ingrosso, Michael Woods, Morgan Page, Wippenberg, and Glenn Morrison.
With SoCal’s ever growing trance family, the line-up for both days in the Labyrinth delivers some serious trance names on Friday, including Gareth Emery, Arty, W&W, Marco V, and an opening set by LA’s Fei-Fei. Continuing, Saturday is just as strong with promising sets by Sean Tyas, Simon Patterson, Cosmic Gate with Emma Hewitt, Showtek, Kyau & Albert, newly reborn San Francisco legends Gabriel & Dresden, and UK leading lady Lisa Lashes.
Insomniac continues in the tradition of offering a diverse selection with an additional two stages on Saturday named the Queen’s Grounds and Upside Down Room. Here, we recommend checking out the dirty beats of Angger Dimas, Savoy, and Bassjackers, as well as the heavy tech grooves of Mark Knight and Green Velvet.