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The days until Beyond Wonderland are ticking away, and with every passing day we are getting more and more excited for another trip down the rabbit hole. The Insomniac team is thrilled to announce that Wonderland will return this year to the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, California on March 21st and 22nd, and will be allowing more use of the venue than ever before! The fantasy grows, and a brand new area and all new stages await us!
Upon entering Wonderland, your first stop will be the Caterpillar’s Garden. Hosted by Bassrush on Friday and Audiotistic on Saturday, this won’t be your grandmother’s garden party. Favorites like Wooli, Diesel and EPTIC will be starting the bash on Friday. The dubstep continues on Saturday with Ghastly, Snails, and Gammer. Guaranteed a great place to be all weekend, the Caterpillar’s Garden is somewhere you might not mind getting lost.
Take a stroll down Imagination Street, cross the Chessboard Walk, and you might find yourself in the Cheshire Woods. Stay at this stage a while and have a maddeningly good time with performances from Ben Nicky and Lady Faith on Friday. Keep that grin on your face, and let the beat carry you through to Saturday with Noizu and Walker & Royce. With the Cheshire trail just on the other side, it would seem that all roads lead to the Cheshire Woods.
The Mad Hatter’s Castle, a favorite of Wonderland’s past, will be expanded into new, unexplored territory this year. While details will remain mysterious until the reveal of this construction, I’m sure we can expect something insane. Friday, March 20 will feature artists like Dr. Fresch, Nitti Gritti, and Wax Motif. Saturday the castle will be ruled by Ferry Corsten and Infected Mushroom. With a good mix of house and bass music, you might lose track of how much time you spend in the Mad Hatter’s Castle!
A royal spectacle to behold, the Queen’s Domain is a megastructure of a stage and Beyond Wonderland’s pride and joy. The largest in the world, the Queen’s Domain will feature new production to make this the year to reign above all. You may find yourself a loyal subject in the Queen’s Domain with must-see sets from Dillon Francis, Kayzo, and Valentino Khan on the 20th, while the 21st features favorites like Diplo, Benny Benassi and Alison Wonderland.
Along with all these astounding stages, a new area called Mushroom Marsh also awaits us this March. The Wide Awake Art Car with special guest DJs will be a delightful surprise, as well as an enchanted playground surrounded by greenery. It’s clear that this year Insomniac is pulling out all the stops, adding an extra water-filling station and a total of four restroom areas. Of course the classic carnival rides such as giant swings, a Ferris Wheel, and a flying elephant ride will be available for even more fun. Single-day and two-day passes are available here, grab yours before they’re gone!