Creatures of the Night: Nocturnal Wonderland 2018

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Nestled on the foot the Cajon Pass, Glen Helen Regional Park and its surrounding hills welcomed over 65,000 revelers over the course two days to partake in what has now turn into America’s longest-running dance music pageant, Nocturnal Wonderland.

Always a haven for lovers the underground, Nocturnal Wonderland 2018 hosted large names in addition to up-and-comers. From Illenium, Christoph, AC Slater, and Deorro, followers digital music had a wide selection genres to select from all through the jam-packed weekend.

Creatures  the Night: Nocturnal Wonderland 2018
picture: Ivan Meneses, Insomniac Events.

Nocturnal Wonderland can also be identified for its built-in tenting which options tent, RV, and automotive tenting all a stone’s throw away from the pageant grounds. Kicking f with the sounds Kayoh, Riot Ten, and extra on the Moonlight Grove pre-party on Thursday, the pageant additionally featured nightly Silent Discos with artists like BIJOU and Morelia, this 12 months’s Nocturnal Wonderland Discovery Project winner. Other campground actions included stress-free morning yoga, romps within the waterpark, and humanities and crafts like kandi-making and a step-by-step lesson on the best way to make the proper dream catcher.

Creatures  the Night: Nocturnal Wonderland 2018
Photo: Graham John Bell, Insomniac Events.

Inside the pageant itself, Nocturnal Wonderland opened its grounds to company as they walked underneath a black-lit forested cover whereas sounds the wild enveloped them. The structure the pageant, though a bit tight and crowded in some spots, allowed for utterly completely different experiences scattered across the venue.

Perched on high a hill that fered spectacular views the pageant under stood the Sunken Garden. The massive timber that surrounded you as you danced alongside to some one of the best home and techno the weekend had been no match to the towering lighthouse that ominously appeared over the DJ sales space and into the gang under.

Creatures  the Night: Nocturnal Wonderland 2018
Photo: Ivan Meneses, Insomniac Events.

Friday noticed the excellent performances Christoph, Eli & Fur, Nora En Pure and Jonas Rathsman. Saturday, the deep home and techno vibes continued with Dateless, Waze & Odyssey, a back-to-back that includes Mikey Lion and Lee Reynolds, Skream, Lee Foss, and MK.

The Labyrinth was conveniently positioned within the center the pageant, giving followers quick access to some the largest names in EDM that performed on that mesmerizing stage. Names like Netsky, Liquid Stranger, and Flux Pavilion carried out on Friday whereas Saturday noticed the likes Space Jesus, Said The Sky, Kill The Noise and NGHTMRE & Slander’s Gud Vibrations.

Creatures  the Night: Nocturnal Wonderland 2018
Photo: Tony Nungaray, Insomniac Events.

At the opposite finish the venue lay the Wolves’ Den. Although a tough spot to get to attributable to crowds bottlenecking and traversing the slim passages sandwiched between merchandise tents and artwork exhibitions, the Wolves’ Den was the place to be over the weekend.

Creatures  the Night: Nocturnal Wonderland 2018
Photo: Ivan Meneses, Insomniac Events.

Bijou, Kayoh, Slumberjack, ARMNHMR, Habstrakt, 4B, Jai Wolf, and Illenium owned their respective time slots at that stage on Friday. Saturday noticed the impeccable efficiency AC Slater and BlackGummy in addition to Audien, Boombox Cartel and Slushii with Deorro closing out the weekend bringing out Elvis Crespo.

Creatures  the Night: Nocturnal Wonderland 2018
Photo: Ivan Meneses, Insomniac Events.

The Boombox Art Car additionally made its method into Nocturnal Wonderland internet hosting rising artists like Oscure, DJ Construct, Thee-O, Maximus C, Fester, and Oscar Da Grouch.

Creatures  the Night: Nocturnal Wonderland 2018
Photo: Ivan Meneses, Insomniac Events.

Nocturnal Wonderland continues to create an immersive night-time raver paradise with interactive artwork items, glow-in-the-dark-tunnels, reside mural portray, psychedelic 3D artwork items, blacklights, succulent gardens and the ever-present costumed creatures the evening.

Creatures  the Night: Nocturnal Wonderland 2018
Photo: Ivan Meneses, Insomniac Events.

Insomniac Events is thought to supply essentially the most immersive, state–the-art music festivals and Nocturnal Wonderland, 23 years sturdy, continues that custom. A extra intimate setting, Nocturnal Wonderland just isn’t meant to be an enormous occasion, as a substitute, it focuses on the music and evelops you into the evening. The location, set on the bottom the converging San Gabriel and San Bernardino Mountain ranges, solely provides to the ominous, obscure unknown the evening.

Creatures  the Night: Nocturnal Wonderland 2018
Photo: Ivan Meneses, Insomniac Events.