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Sep 23

The Sights And Sounds Of Beyond Wonderland 2014

Over 50,000 people showed up for the third Annual Beyond Wonderland Bay Area for two days full of amazing music, elaborate art installations, and all of the eye-popping goodness Insomniac has become known for. The event was a success in not only the eyes of the fans and DJs, but also the eyes of Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA, as the number of noise complaints decreased by 75 percent from last year.

LessThan3 was there for all of the madness this year, and below you can catch a glimpse of some of the best sites we saw at the festival. You can also feast your ears on many of the sets played by the 60+ DJs at the event by clicking on the player bars above.

A Caterpillar Works His Way Through The Crowd At Queen's Domain

The Boombox Art Car--Where The Cool Kids Hang

Orjan Nilsen Looking Elated At Cheshire Woods

This Little Guy First Made An Appearance In Our EDC Vegas Coverage

Treewalkers At Queen's Domain

We're All Mad Here

Destructo Wipes The Sweat From His Brow At Mad Hatter's Castle

Krewella Spreads A Message Of Hope At Queen's Domain

The Queen Comes To Town

Andrew Rayel Draws A Massive Crowd To Cheshire Woods

The Aftermath Of Dada Life

And Most Importantly, Headliners Having The Time Of Their Lives
Alvaro - Live @ Beyond Wonderland 2014
Andrew Rayel - Live @ Beyond Wonderland 2014
Audien - Live @ Beyond Wonderland 2014
Baggi Begovic - Live @ Beyond Wonderland 2014
Borgeous - Live @ Beyond Wonderland 2014
Cedric Gervais - Live @ Beyond Wonderland 2014
Destructo - Live @ Beyond Wonderland 2014
Donald Glaude - Live @ Beyond Wonderland 2014
GTA - Live @ Beyond Wonderland 2014
LOUDPVCK - Live @ Beyond Wonderland 2014
Mat Zo - Live @ Beyond Wonderland 2014
Oliver Heldens - Live @ Beyond Wonderland 2014
Orjan Nilsen - Live @ Beyond Wonderland 2014
Paul Oakenfold - Live @ Beyond Wonderland 2014
Project 46 - Live @ Beyond Wonderland 2014
R3hab - Live @ Beyond Wonderland 2014
Showtek - Live @ Beyond Wonderland 2014
Sep 15

EDC Orlando Lineup Revealed

Pasquale Rotella loves to personally announce the massive lineups booked by his Insomniac team, and today's unveiling of the EDC Orlando lineup was no different.

Fans can share in his excitement upon finding names like Above & Beyond, Dash Berlin, and Knife Party among the well rounded bill. With its date of Nov. 7-8 safely outside festival season proper, EDC Orlando likely enjoys far less competition when booking, a theory supported by the dense and diverse EDC-grade lineup packed into two days.

The venue of Tinker Field will be fresh for the occasion after finishing renovations, and EDC Orlando attendees will be the first to enjoy it.

Learn more and get tickets here, and view the entire list below (click to enlarge):

Sep 08

Insomniac Announces Scary-Perfect Headliner For BOO!

Few acts conjure up imagery of creepy crawlies and spooky tings quite like Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen's Knife Party, and Insomniac has the duo locked down to scare the sh*t out of BOO!'s debut attendees Oct. 31.

Shortly after announcing its first-ever Halloween event in New York, Insomniac shared news today of their picture-perfect booking of Knife Party, who will showcase their wealth of new material to the crowd at Barclay's Center in Brooklyn, NY on Halloween.
Classics like Centipede and Internet Friends exemplify the duo's soft spot for sinister subject matter, and with a debut LP on the way, they surely have a sizeable selection of spine-chilling vibes ready to create an unforgettable Halloween and the first of many from Insomniac's BOO!

More info on the complete lineup will be revealed soon. Tickets go on sale Sept. 12 at 12 noon ET (9 a.m. PT).
Sep 04

Electric Forest Spot Secure For 10 Years

A new deal signed between event organizer AEG Live and owners of its longtime home at the Double JJ Ranch has locked in Electric Forest's location for the next decade.

According to Michigan news outlet MLive, the deal was confirmed Sept. 2 by Norm Halbower of current ownership group Antler Bar Amusements LLC. The resolution comes after a lengthy legal dispute over the ownership of the property itself. The former owners of the property failed to pay $7 million in debt before a May 19 deadline, leaving a new ownership group in charge amid a flood of reports that Robert Sillerman's SFX was attempting to take control. Halbower assured, however, that the festival will continue as usual.

While the current owners of the property appreciate the financial value of the festival, they appreciate its cultural value as well. Halbower attended the festival this year and summarized his experience for MLive:

"I'm 72 years old and I attended the festival this year," he said. "It was such a pleasant experience. I met educated people from all walks of life, including architects and brilliant minds of stage and theater. The show the festival puts on is a sight to see." With their new deal, this is a sight both parties can enjoy for the next decade.
Check out the full lineup here, although tickets have completely completely sold out.

BONUS HUMOR: Read the 12 best fan reactions to SFX' rumored attempt to control Electric Forest
Aug 29

Escape All Hallows’ Eve Lineup Announced

Insomniac revealed their horde of ghouls and ghosts who represent this year's musical talent at their newly renamed Escape All Hallows' Eve Oct. 31-Nov. 1.

Formerly known as Escape From Wonderland, the two-day Halloween party returns this year to the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, Calif. with a well rounded music selection and even two chances to catch Richie Hawtin's famed Enter performance (pictured, above).

Friday night's notable acts include Dash Berlin, Hot Since 82, Orjan Nilsen, and a DJ set from Moby, while Saturday's highlights will come from Laidback Luke's Super You&Me gig, Tiga, Steve Angello, Duke Dumont, and Oliver Heldens, to name a few.

View the complete lineup below (click to enlarge). Pick up two-day passes here, Friday passes here, and Saturday passes here.