Top 10 Must-See Performances at Beyond Wonderland Chicago 2024

| May 14, 2024

Chicago is getting ready to kick off its first-ever Beyond Wonderland! On June 1 & 2, the Windy City is set to host 74 talented artists, from hometown heroes to headliners. 

With a lineup boasting some of the industry's biggest names, narrowing down the must-see performances is no easy feat. Here's our guide to the top 10 acts you won't want to miss! 

Check out iEDM's Top 10 Must-See Performances at Beyond Wonderland Chicago 2024 below.


10) Maddy O'Neal

Self-taught DJ and producer Maddy O’Neal refuses to be constrained to one sound or style. She crafts a unique soundscape that she often describes as "dirty funky bass music, but make it pretty."

Her live performances are known for their magnetic energy, seamlessly switching between DJing and playing drum pads - a rarity in the DJ world that never fails to captivate audiences. 

Fans can expect an explosive set, featuring everything from grimey bangers to shimmering mid-tempo vocal bass tracks, all delivered with her infectious energy. Her newly released single “Won’t Back Down” with zoska will surely make an appearance.

9) Max Styler

California-born Max Styler is a rising star in dance music known for his unique "MainStage Indie Dance" sound. In 2023, he achieved major success with hits like the Wanna Dance EP, released under John Summit’s label, that swiftly soared to claim the coveted #1 overall spot on Beatport.

Whether he's headlining festivals or playing in intimate club settings, his live performances are full of energy and charisma. He rarely fails to include his chart-topping singles, "Hypnotic" and the infectious "Rhythm Machine" in collaboration with Westend.

8) Timmy Trumpet

Known for his electrifying stage presence and signature trumpet solos, Timmy Trumpet, an Australian DJ, producer, and musician, is sure to deliver an adrenaline-fueled set that will keep the crowd dancing from start to finish.

Rising to fame with hits like "Freaks," he's renowned for his energetic antics—jumping around, shouting, and having fun. Seeing him live is truly a unique experience you do not want to miss.


7) Benny Benassi

At 56 years old, Benny Benassi remains an indomitable force in the electronic music scene. With over three decades of experience, his performances are a testament to his mastery of seamlessly blending electro, house, and techno.

Throughout his career, Benassi has collaborated with a diverse array of artists, showcasing his versatility and innovative spirit. He is perhaps best known for his collaboration with his cousin, Alle Benassi, under the moniker Benassi Bros before his hit “Satisfaction” catapulted him to international fame. 

Throughout his career, Benassi has collaborated with renowned vocalists and musicians from a variety of genres, including Chris Brown ("Beautiful People"), Gary Go ("Cinema"), John Legend ("Dance the Pain Away"), and T-Pain ("Electroman"). 

6) Rezz

Isabelle Rezazadeh, better known as Rezz, is a Canadian DJ and electronic music producer known for her unique style and dark, hypnotic sound.

Drawing inspiration from various genres, Rezz has carved out her own niche in the electronic music landscape, often described as "dark techno" or "space bass."

With her signature LED goggles and enigmatic stage presence, Rezz has cultivated a dedicated fanbase known as the "Cult of Rezz."

She has released multiple critically acclaimed albums and EPs, including Mass Manipulation and Certain Kind of Magic, and continues to captivate audiences at major festivals and venues around the world.



American DJ and producer NGHTMRE, born Tyler Marenyi, has quickly risen to prominence in the electronic music scene with his unique blend of trap, dubstep, and bass music.

Since breaking out with his 2015 hit "Street," NGHTMRE, has consistently pushed the boundaries of EDM with his innovative sound design and high-energy performances.

Collaborating with top artists such as SLANDER, Zeds Dead, and Dillon Francis, NGHTMRE has established himself as a leading name in bass music. His explosive sound and impeccable mixing skills are sure to create an electrifying atmosphere at Beyond Wonderland Chicago.

4) Diplo

Diplo has been a major influence in the electronic music scene for over a decade. Known for his genre-blending style and innovative production, Diplo has delivered chart-topping hits such as "Heartless" with country star Morgan Wallen and "Where Are Ü Now" with Skrillex and Justin Bieber.

His collaborations span a wide range of artists, including M.I.A., Beyoncé, and Dua Lipa, showcasing his versatility and ability to stay at the forefront of the music industry.

Known for his charismatic stage presence and crowd-pleasing antics, fans can look forward to a high-energy set filled with some of his biggest hits, unexpected remixes, and fresh new tracks that will surely set the stage on fire.


3) Alesso

Swedish DJ and producer Alesso has been a prominent figure in the electronic dance music scene since his breakthrough in 2011.

Known for his melodic house anthems and chart-topping hits like "Heroes (We Could Be)" and "If I Lose Myself," Alesso has captivated audiences worldwide with his emotive sound and high-energy performances. Collaborating with industry giants such as Calvin Harris, Sebastian Ingrosso, and Tove Lo, Alesso has solidified his place as one of the leading names in EDM.

Fans can expect a larger-than-life performance featuring his signature melodic progressions, infectious beats, and visually stunning production. With a setlist likely to include his classic hits alongside fresh tracks, it is guaranteed to be an unforgettable night of singing and dancing.

2) Kaskade

Heading back to his hometown of Chicago for Beyond Wonderland, 53-year-old Kaskade continues to remain one of the most influential electronic music producers since the early 2000s. Over the years, he has consistently evolved with the ever-growing EDM landscape, staying relevant while also embracing new sounds.

His emotive melodies and ethereal vocals are guaranteed to create an unforgettable live experience, taking attendees on an emotional roller coaster with feelings of euphoria and nostalgia. 


1) Tiësto

We’re wrapping up this list with none other than Tiësto. His legendary status and unparalleled stage presence make him the star of the show.

With a career spanning over three decades, Tiësto continues to be a driving force in the EDM scene, inspiring countless artists and fans alike with his passion for music and unmatched talent behind the decks.

Tiësto's catalog boasts an array of chart-topping hits, including iconic tracks like "Adagio for Strings," "Traffic," and "Red Lights." These timeless classics showcase his ability to craft euphoric melodies and infectious beats that resonate with audiences worldwide, solidifying his place as one of the most influential figures in the electronic music history.


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