Five artists to see at Nocturnal Wonderland 2022
North America’s oldest electronic music festival is just around the corner! To build even more anticipation, we’ve selected five acts not to be missed during this year’s edition of Nocturnal Wonderland.
There are only a few nights left before the 27th edition of InsomniacNight Wonderland! Creating a magical experience through a stellar lineup of artists, vibrant artwork scattered throughout the venue, and high-end stage productions, attendees look forward to this immersive journey to Glen Helen Regional Park on September 17-18. With well-known DJs such as Armand van Helden, Matroda, Illenium, Yellow Claw, Lee Foss and Francois Dillon playing at the festival this year, there’s sure to be a set for everyone. Still deciding which artists to catch this year? Here are some of our five show must-haves!
Last performance at the 2014 edition of the festival, dance music heavyweight R3HAB returns to Nocturnal Wonderland to spread his infectious foursome groove on the floor at The Wolf’s Lair. The CYB3RPVNK the label boss has been busy all year releasing singles and remixes such as ‘The love we lost‘ with Armin Van Buuren‘Swing my way‘ with Amy Shark‘Weekend on a Tuesday‘ with Relaxed Lukeand his remix of sia‘s’unstoppable.’ Attendees can expect to hear a main stage with lots of new remixes, unreleased music and some R3HAB classics.
Since he started, Ground paved the way for the mid-tempo subgenre through his haunting tracks such as ‘Edge,’ ‘Hypnocurrency‘ with deadmau5‘Orbit‘ and ‘Chemical bond‘ with death pact. Known for playing experimental music that melts your brain and rips your soul out, the Canadian DJ’s sets have been some of the most exhilarating live performances to experience at least once. Expect to be blown away from start to finish as she closes the Wolves’ Den on Sunday night.
Get ready to go “One Deeper” as Dillon Francis brings back his German alter ego for a night full of deep house vibes. Originally created as a satirical side project for German-accented social media clips, DJ Hanzel is anything but as it gets serious about bringing a deeper experience to the masses. Put on your sunglasses, put on some black and become a deep house snob as DJ Hanzel brings dark and groovy house vibes to Sunken Garden.
adventure club are well-known legends of the bass music scene. It was about 12 years ago when their defining dubstep remix of Flight facilities‘ ‘I want you‘ came out and grabbed headlines as one of the most obsessed tracks of the early 2010s. With over 38 million streams and 500,000 likes on Soundcloud to date, it’s clear how has been loved since its release. Expect to hear this remix, plus some dubstep and future bass tracks from their 2022 album’Love // Chaos‘ such as ‘Infinite‘ with Yuna and ‘here‘ as they perform at Wolves’ Den.
Nick Millerbetter known as the GRAMMY nominee Illenium, returns to Nocturnal to break necks and hearts through the different areas of bass music he will play at Wolves’ Den. The Denver-based producer/DJ’s formula for crowd control is as smooth as it gets as he powers through his various aggressive tracks such as ‘Blood‘ with Voy Vance and ‘The story of my life‘ with Sueco feat. Tripped Reddin his future more soulful bass releases such as ‘Only‘ with Chandler Leighton and ‘night light‘ with Annika Wells. Expect to hear some unreleased music, which may very well come from his fifth studio album due out next year. The official release date or title of his new album has yet to be confirmed.
Which artist are you most looking forward to seeing at Nocturnal Wonderland 2022? You can see the lineup and set times below or on Insomniac’s instagram page. Let us know your thoughts! Tickets for the festival can be purchased here.
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