What You Missed at Nocturnal Wonderland!

Photo Credit: Graham John Bell for Insomniac Events

And that's a wrap! We've experienced the final round of Nocturnal Wonderland at the Glen Helen Amphitheater. We appreciate all the years we fell into this mystical gathering as we lost ourselves in the music and discovered our light with the rest of the Insomniac family. Nocturnal Wonderland's festival goers explored the glowing night sky at the campsite and at the festival. One of Insomniac's longest lasting raves at the Glen Helen has now come to a close with a grand exit of 80,000 Insomniacs who partied all day and danced all night to some of the best acts in dance music. Shout out to Insomniac Events for creating a once in a life time experience of joy and self venture to each and every headliner. Here were our top highlights of this magnificent weekend. 


1. Labyrinth Stage

Photo Credit: Graham John Bell for Insomniac Events

Although house music is in right now, Deadbeats nor Bassrush stayed quiet. Zed's Dead's label, Deadbeats, took over the Labyrinth stage day one as Bassrush took the spotlight day two with an massive production and an even more astounding line up! This experience blew the bass community away with its heavy bass acts like G Jones, Zeds Dead, Gentlemans Club, Peekaboo, Subtronics, Zomboy, Eprom and more! Bassheads from all around the country came together to celebrate the wubz, dubs, and aggressive bass beats at Nocturnal's heavy hitting stage! Deadbeats and Bassrush, you were nothing to take lightly and you absolutely killed it!


2. Silent Disco

Photo Credit: Keiki-Lani Knudsen for Insomniac Events, Andrew Kinder for Insomniac Events, Juliana Bernstein for Insomniac Events

If you enjoyed the mystical camp grounds with your Nocturnal family, then you partied all night long at Nocturnal Wonderland's boogie Silent Disco! Lucky enough we got to dance to underground acts like Kendoll, Dustycloud, Gentleman's Club, Lektrique, Qlank, Kyle Walker, Blossom, and more. We were wide awake to the sounds of these groovy beats where we partied after the party with our Nocturnal family. When at camp, the party doesn't stop! We were mesmerized by the enchanting environment that lead up to this wonderland! We will miss you Glen Helen.

3. Parliament Art Car

Photo Credit: Scott Hutchinson for Insomniac Events

This special installation made it's way from Vegas to the Glen Helen hosted by your favorite LA Crew, Space Yacht! This small gesture played out as a main stage with Space Yacht veterans like Rad Cat, Nitti Gritti, Yakz, JSTJR, other special guests like Svdden Death & Somnium Sound, and more! We had the time of our lives venturing this intimate space with all of our best friends and our favorite up and commers. We hope to see this beautiful installation at our next Insomniac festival!

4. Reystar Art Installation 

Photo Credit: Juliana Bernstein for Insomniac Events

If you attended this years Nocturnal Wonderland, you probably witnessed the luminescent Reystar installation. Was this your meet up spot? Maybe your place to relax and take breaks? The Reystar installation was a nice quick get away from all the wildness. It was a nice breather spot! We hope to see this again next year!


 5. The Experience

Photo CreditScott Hutchinson for Insomniac Events

Although this is the last Nocturnal Wonderland experience as we know it at the Glen Helen Amphitheater, Pasquale Rotella stated during his AMA on Reddit that Nocturnal Wonderland is to remain in full send for next year! He also claimed camping is a must ! Catch next years Nocturnal Wonderland in a new location. We enjoyed the art instillations, the performers, the magnificent stages, and our new life long connections. Thank you Insomniac Events!


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| September 21, 2019

about the writer

Ashley Lopez

Ashley Lopez

Read More...Ashley Lopez is a SoCal based writer who is proactive in the music industry. While she is a festival goer herself, she's also been a taste-maker for artist owned labels for Diplo and Steve Aoki. During her college career, Ash constructed a course at UC Riverside for electronic dance music culture, history, and industry studies that gained significant coverage on social media.

You may catch her behind the decks as she's also a music producer in the making crafting her sound at Icon Collective. Outside of the EDM life, Ash has other specialties that keep her going. You may run into her skating on the beach, kickboxing at the gym, or reading books on how to improve your life. Some of her favorite acts in dance music are Seven Lions, Kompany, i_o, Wax Motif, and Drezo.

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