In less than a week, I will be experiencing my first California festival, Nocturnal Wonderland. This year, the festival is going back to its roots by limiting the number of attendees, taking out the VIP experience, and focusing on the environment to create a more intimate experience. This will create room for more art, better stage & environment design, a diverse lineup, and more activities to participate in. With tickets starting at only $120, I couldn’t pass attending this year.


Unfortunately, I will not be camping this year, but camping at Nocturnal does have its perks. Other than the fact that you will be staying right next to the event grounds, you can spend your free time doing a number of different activities like, arts & crafts, yoga, going to the waterpark, attending the silent disco and even the camping pre-party!

Nocturnal Wonderland 2017 will have a total of 5 stages: Wolves’ Den, Labyrinth, Sunken Garden, Temple Noctem, and the Boombox Art Car. The lineup definitely didn’t disappoint and brought a number of artists from different genres, some of whom I have never heard of. This is one of the reasons why I love Insomniac festivals. They broaden my knowledge of music by bringing talented, upcoming artists and allowing them to share their music to the world. Here is a playlist I created to get myself ready for Nocturnal and it has a song from almost every artist on the lineup!

Top 5 DJs I’m Looking Forward To See:



A DJ/Producer from Paris who is making a name for himself in the house realm with his unique style. His original ‘Utopia’ has been supported by numerous other DJs and his newest track, Hostyl, is a collaboration with Malaa that is a must hear!



This producer is breaking the genre walls with his songs. He is somehow able to mix different genres into his tracks and create a whole new hard-hitting sound. Check out wukileaks, where he releases a bunch of music for free!



Only at the age of 16, Pluto has already started making a name for himself. His bass-filled electronic sound has started making waves in the EDM scene. He tweeted saying that he is going to be playing a lot of unreleased music and I am excited to see what he has up his sleeve.

Champagne Drip

Sam is an incredibly talented and unique bass artist with sounds that really do mimic and minipulate the fixxy sounds of champagne! With releases on Deadbeats, UZ’s label, “qaulity goods” and extensive festival bookings, Champagne Drip is a do not miss set at this event!

Point Point

“Together, Aazar, Devoted to God, L’homme aux 4 lettres, and Nömak have succesfully showcased tremendous production diversity in curation as well as publication.” –Earmilk 

Their release, “Life in Grey” took the music scene by storm! they’re incredible future style is captivating and with top artists in the quatro how can you afford to miss such a set!

Tickets are still available here! If you are going, let’s meet up and share the experience. Time slots and maps are already out, so be sure to stay updated by visiting their website: Nocturnal Wonderland.

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Posted by:Stephanie Huynh

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