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

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

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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 competition grounds. Kicking off with the sounds of Kayoh, Riot Ten, and extra on the Moonlight Grove pre-party on Thursday, the competition additionally featured nightly Silent Discos with artists like BIJOU and Morelia, this yr’s Nocturnal Wonderland Discovery Project winner. Other campground actions included enjoyable morning yoga, romps within the waterpark, and humanities and crafts like kandi-making and a step-by-step lesson on how you can make the proper dream catcher.

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Photo: Graham John Bell, Insomniac Events.

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

Perched on high of a hill that supplied spectacular views of the competition under stood the Sunken Garden. The massive timber that surrounded you as you danced alongside to among the greatest home and techno of the weekend have been no match to the towering lighthouse that ominously appeared over the DJ sales space and into the group under.

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Photo: Ivan Meneses, Insomniac Events.

Friday noticed the excellent performances of 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 in the midst of the competition, permitting followers easy accessibility to among the greatest 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 of Space Jesus, Said The Sky, Kill The Noise and NGHTMRE & Slander's Gud Vibrations.

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Photo: Tony Nungaray, Insomniac Events.

At the opposite finish of 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.

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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 of AC Slater and BlackGummy in addition to Audien, Boombox Cartel and Slushii with Deorro closing out the weekend bringing out Elvis Crespo.

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Photo: Ivan Meneses, Insomniac Events.

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

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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, dwell mural portray, psychedelic 3D artwork items, blacklights, succulent gardens and the ever-present costumed creatures of the night time.

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Photo: Ivan Meneses, Insomniac Events.

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

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Photo: Ivan Meneses, Insomniac Events.
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