Beyond Wonderland

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Beyond Wonderland
Beyond Wonderland main stage.jpg
Genre Trance, dance, EDM, house, drum and bass, techno, dance-punk, hip hop
Dates March (Southern California)
May (Washington)
September (Northern California)
Location(s) San Bernardino, California, U.S.
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Mountain View, California, U.S.
Years active 2010–present (Southern California)
2011 (Washington)
2012-present (Northern California)
Founded by Insomniac Events
Website
Official Website

Beyond Wonderland is an electronic dance festival organized by Insomniac Events. The event has been held in various locations across the west coast including Seattle, San Bernardino, and Mountain View spanning either one or two days.[1]

History[edit]

The history of Beyond Wonderland extends back before its inaugural 2010 date. The first festival was held at the National Orange Show Events Center in San Bernardino, California. Insomniac Events announced the conception of Beyond Wonderland to be considered as the sister festival of Nocturnal Wonderland (formerly known as Nocturnal Festival). It seemed as Nocturnal matured, the environment became considerably different.[according to whom?] Fans of Insomniac Events called for a return to the past vibrant environment that the Nocturnal Festival once hailed. Insomniac believed Beyond Wonderland could provide this environment.

The festival features multiple stages of electronic dance music artists with such genres as: House, Trance, Dubstep, Drum and Bass, and ambient. The festival has also been known for features such as a light maze, many modern art sculptures, and poi dancers.

Past events[edit]

San Bernardino, CA - March 20, 2010[edit]

The inaugural Beyond Wonderland was held at NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, CA on March 20, 2010 to a sold-out crowd.

Notable artists on the lineup included Sander van Doorn, Paul van Dyk, Groove Armada, Robbie Rivera, Caspa, Pendulum, and Wippenberg.

San Bernardino, CA - March 19, 2011[edit]

The second annual Beyond Wonderland was a great success, with another completely sold-out show at NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, CA.

Notable artists on the lineup included Calvin Harris, Dirty South, Dirtyphonics, Datsik, Infected Mushroom, Kaskade, Cosmic Gate, Noisia, and Showtek.

Seattle, WA - May 14, 2011[edit]

The first Beyond Wonderland to be held in the state of Washington took place at the WAMU Theatre.

Notable artists on the lineup included David Guetta, LMFAO, A-Trak, Datsik, Porter Robinson, and Gareth Emery. Beyond Wonderland marked Guetta's first appearance in Seattle.

San Bernardino, CA - March 17, 2012[edit]

The third annual Beyond Wonderland was a great success, with another completely sold-out show at NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, CA with a special showing of A State Of Trance 550 with notable artists such as Armin van Buuren, Gareth Emery, Aly & Fila, Arty, Shogun, John O'Callaghan, Sied van Riel, and Fei Fei.

Other notable artists on the lineup throughout the festival included Dirty South, Hardwell, ATB, Magnetic Man, John Digweed, Netsky, Sidney Samson, and Steve Aoki.

Oakland, CA - September 29, 2012[edit]

The first Beyond Wonderland to be held in Northern California was located at the O.co Coliseum parking lot in Oakland, CA. The lineup included artists such as Alesso, Sander Van Doorn, ATB, and Thomas Gold, amongst others.[2]

San Bernardino, CA - March 16, 2013[edit]

The fourth annual Beyond Wonderland saw a change of scenery, moving from the NOS Events Center to the San Manuel Amphitheater.

Other notable artists on the lineup throughout the festival included Afrojack, Arty, Dash Berlin, David Guetta, Markus Schulz, and Steve Angello.

Mountain View, CA - September 28 & 29, 2013[edit]

The second Beyond Wonderland to be held in Northern California, this edition of Beyond Wonderland was held in Mountain View at the Shoreline Amphitheatre and was the first Beyond event to span two days. Roughly 40,000 fans attended the event for two days. Over 100 people were arrested, with people being charged with drug possession, drunkenness, illegal drug use, and furnishing.[3]

Notable artists on the lineup included David Guetta, Avicii, Zeds Dead, Gareth Emery, Hardwell, Dash Berlin, Tiesto, Calvin Harris, Benny Benassi, Carnage, and Datsik.[4]

Mountain View, CA - September 20 & 21, 2014[edit]

The third Beyond Wonderland to be held in Northern California, this edition of Beyond Wonderland was again held in Mountain View at the Shoreline Amphitheatre and again spanned two days. More than sixty people were arrested due to noise complaints and drug possession.[5]

San Bernardino, CA - March 20, 2015[edit]

Over 60 acts were performing on this two-day festival at the San Manuel Amphitheater, which was visited by an estimated 70,000 fans.[6] At the festival a 22 year old man died from a seizure.[7] At the festival, 300 people were arrested and 32 people were hospitalized.[8]

Mountain View, CA - September 26 & 27, 2015[edit]

The fourth Beyond Wonderland to be held in Northern California, this edition of Beyond Wonderland was again held in Mountain View at the Shoreline Amphitheatre and again spanned two days. The lineup included Calvin Harris, Tiësto, Loadstar, Knife Party, and Yellow Claw.[9]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.beyondwonderland.com
  2. ^ (PDF) https://s3.amazonaws.com/beyondBA2012/beyond-ba-2012-schedule.pdf?v=1.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ "More Than 100 Arrested At Mountain View Rave". September 30, 2013. 
  4. ^ (PDF) https://web.archive.org/web/20131007213719/http://beyondwonderland.com/docs/beyond-bay-2013-schedule.pdf. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-10-07.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ "More Than 60 People Arrested at Beyond Wonderland Rave Concert in Mountain View". September 21, 2014. 
  6. ^ Woods, Wes (March 22, 2015). "Best and worst of Beyond Wonderland 2015". The Sun. Retrieved September 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ Cuniff, Meghann M. (March 28, 2015). "UC Irvine student, 22, dies at music festival". The Orange County Register. Retrieved September 4, 2015. 
  8. ^ Nelson, Joe (September 5, 2015). "32 hospitalized, 300 arrested at Nocturnal Wonderland in Devore". San Bernardino Sun. The Sun. Retrieved March 20, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Lineup". Archived from the original on 28 September 2015. Retrieved 28 September 2015. 

External links[edit]