Insomniac Event’s legendary nocturnal rave festival has been around for two decades, drawing raver from around the globe to Southern California to experience this truly captivating event.
Nocturnal has had several locations over the years, but its current home is at Glen Helen Regional Park in San Bernardino, CA. Unfortunately, in June 2019, it was announced that Nocturnal would no longer take place there due to new noise ordinances in the area.
Since 1995, Nocturnal Wonderland has been North America’s longest-running dance music festival. It is one of Insomniac Event’s most storied events and a staple of Southern California for years.
Glen Helen Regional Park in San Bernardino County has hosted this festival for seven years now, but due to noise ordinances in the area it will be its last edition there. But that doesn’t mean it’s over forever – just that there will be no more parties there this year.
Nocturnal Wonderland has an exciting history, transforming from small underground events to a three-day festival featuring an eclectic lineup of artists. It quickly became the go-to spot for electronic music fans to come together and share their love with friends.
Insomniac founder Pasquale Rotella made his first appearance at Nocturnal Wonderland in 1998, marking an important milestone for his company. From there he brought major names such as Alesso, Avicii, Nicky Romero, Gabriel & Dresden, Gareth Emery and W&W to perform at the festival.
Over the next two decades, Nocturnal Wonderland continued to develop and become a larger event with camping accommodations. Insomniac also started bringing more esteemed artists to the festival, further cementing its status as an established event.
The festival now boasts five main stages with themed decorations. For instance, the Labyrinth stage features 20-foot (6.1 m) tall stacks of speakers to resemble a labyrinth, as well as vibrant lighting displays and smoke machines.
At Nocturnal 2017, Liquid Stranger performed a thrilling DNB set on the Labyrinth stage alongside an array of talented artists playing bass music – whether it was dubstep, downtempo, DNB or alien language bleep blop! It was truly an unforgettable experience to experience this genre first-hand.
The Insomniac team did an outstanding job assembling an incredible lineup for Nocturnal 2018, featuring performances by artists such as Illenium, Rezz and more. We were truly privileged to experience such great music!
As summer comes to a close, Insomniac Events is gearing up for North America’s longest running rave – Nocturnal Wonderland – on September 17-18 at Glen Helen Regional Park. This two-day event is renowned for its immersive experience that blends dance music with art activations, culture and camping.
This weekend’s lineup is filled with the cream of the crop of EDM artists. Headliners such as Adventure Club, Armand van Helden, Dillon Francis, Dr. Fresch, Illenium, JSTJR, Lee Foss, Liquid Stranger Rezz R3HAB and Yellow Claw will all be performing onstage this weekend.
Nocturnal Wonderland is a two-day dance music festival held annually at Glen Helen Regional Park in San Bernardino, California. It is organized by Insomniac Events – the same company behind Electric Daisy Carnival and Ultra Music Festival.
After spending one year in Texas, Nocturnal Wonderland returned to Glen Helen in 2013. With a larger space for open-air dancing and production, the larger venue offered more possibilities.
Nocturnal Wonderland, one of the world’s most beloved dance festivals, boasts an impressive roster that includes both major and underground DJs. Notable guests have included Avicii, Alesso, Nicky Romero and Gabriel & Dresden to name a few – proof that Nocturnal continues to attract top-tier acts year after year.
Alice in Wonderland-themed concert, known for its performers dressed up in period costumes that immerse attendees into the novel with surreal aesthetics and incredible acoustics, makes this experience one to remember! Come back year after year for an truly magical experience that will have you wanting to come back again and again!
Nocturnal is more than just a music festival; it’s an immersive music experience with multiple art activations, yoga sessions, camping activities and more. The festival features three-dimensional art structures, LED and glow-in-the-dark environments as well as eye-pleasing colors designed to stimulate the senses.
Nocturnal has grown from its humble origins in a run-down warehouse on an unsavory street in Los Angeles to become one of the biggest and most influential electronic music festivals worldwide. It pioneered crowd-driven performances and revolutionized how the EDM industry works today.
As Nocturnal Wonderland approaches its 27th year, they’ve assembled an exciting lineup with major acts like Dillon Francis, Matroda, Illenium, Adventure Club, Armand van Helden and Rezz alongside lesser-known talents like Eats Everything and Nostalgix – there truly is something for everyone at this festival!
The Insomniac Team
Insomniac is an international entertainment company that produces over 250 festivals, concerts and club nights annually for more than four million attendees. Its signature event, Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas, is the largest dance music festival in the world. Furthermore, Insomniac has other activities related to music and technology such as its co-branded EDM record label and video game studio.
Insomniac boasts a diverse portfolio of clubs, such as Los Angeles’ Create (in partnership with SBE), Exchange L.A. and Factory 93 in Los Angeles and Miami’s Club Space in Miami. Furthermore, the company operates several other nightclubs nationwide.
Nocturnal Wonderland, America’s longest running rave hosted by Insomniac Events, has been providing electronic music and entertainment to fans for two decades now. Drawing inspiration from both its roots in LA underground electronic music culture as well as today’s rising EDM scene, Nocturnal has remained a home and community for both longtime EDM enthusiasts and new ones alike.
Nocturnal Wonderland’s team is passionate about providing an unforgettable experience for attendees. They make every effort to guarantee the festival remains safe, fun and welcoming for everyone to enjoy.
At their festival, they take great care to protect the environment by promoting environmental awareness through their Eco-Cert program. This includes using recycled and repurposed materials at their venue.
Insomniac has a deep-seated commitment to diversity and inclusivity within their organization and events. They actively support Pride month, hosting Pride Night events at all of their events to guarantee that all LGBT individuals have the chance to attend.
One of the greatest qualities about Insomniac is their capacity for adapting and surpassing any challenges that may arise. When they announced that Day Trip would be shifting from its previous home at LA Waterfront to NOS Events Center, ticket holders were worried about missing out. But Insomniac made sure all ticket holders would receive full refunds if they could no longer attend the festival.
Insomniac has put a great deal of effort into curating an exciting and diverse lineup for their festival, always finding artists with talent as well as compelling stories to tell. At Nocturnal Wonderland you can expect to see many top performers including legends such as Armin van Buuren and Afrojack, plus rising star DJs such as Martin Garrix.
The Rave Cave
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Over the weekend, the venue was packed with music – from big names to emerging acts. With multiple stages available, there was something for everyone on offer. The main stage featured an array of artists such as Armin van Buuren, Carl Cox, Oliver Heldens, Steve Aoki and Timmy Trumpet.
Insomniac Events has been at the top of the festival scene for years, and Nocturnal Wonderland is no different. It’s renowned for its community atmosphere that brings people together to celebrate their passions and dance until their hearts’ content. Attendees love showing off their creative side with outrageous outfits – plus it’s an excellent opportunity to meet new friends!
This year’s Nocturnal Wonderland featured some incredible performances from prominent names in electronic dance music. Notable highlights included Illenium on Day 1 and Rezz on Day 2.
Other notable performances included DJ Hanzel, Zeds Dead, Hooks of Zeds Dead and Peekaboo. The main stage was filled with an eclectic blend of bass-heavy artists as well as drum and bass acts.
Nocturnal Wonderland also had The Rave Cave, hidden at the back. This jungle cavern was filled with interactive art and energetic music all night long. On the other side of the room, visitors could watch videos from past festivals or pose in front of an old-school camera!
Nocturnal Wonderland always draws in the best crowds, and Sunday was no different. From headliners to bass icons and Insomniac Records taking over stages, Sunday was filled with an energetic vibe!