In Pasquale Rotella‘s latest “State of Insomniac,” he addressed the possibility of cancelling Nocturnal Wonderland 2020. Given the current health concerns around the world as well as Insomniac‘s upcoming expansion plans, it seems tough to roll the tides for Southern California’s premier EDM festival.
However, they’ve raised a solution to hold fans over, taking it digital for an official virtual “Rave-A-Thon” event, similar to the EDC and HARD Summer virtual events in recent weekends. Set to go live tonight (April 10) at 11:00 p.m. ET / 8:00 p.m. PT, the festival will stream on Insomniac’s YouTube channel for a two-day isolation fiesta. The virtual event includes performances by 12th Planet, Arty, Borgore, Zeds Dead, Champagne Drip, and more.
Get ready for a wild ride! 🐾🍄 Check out the artists leading our adventure into #VirtualNocturnal this weekend w/ @PasqualeRotella! Turn on those black lights, dawn your rave gear, & get ready to dance the night away. 💜
See you TOMORROW at 8pm PT on https://t.co/TMyQNF3vpQ! pic.twitter.com/orgCMoABBU
— Nocturnal Wonderland (@NocturnalWland) April 9, 2020
Nocturnal Wonderland joins the ranks of other virtual festivals including Brownies & Lemonade‘s Digital Mirage, Minecraft’s tribute to the Porter Robinson-curated Second Sky, and Sirius XM’s Ultra Music Festival broadcast.