Beyond Wonderland

Mar 23, 2015

Beyond Wonderland SoCal 2015 Quick Recap

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Written by: Grant Gilmore

Beyond Wonderland SoCal 2015 has come to a close. Campers have all packed up and memories have been made. More than 70,000 enthusiastic fans were in attendance as over 60 of the world’s top acts in dance music played across four beautiful stages. Insomniac introduced a new stage at Beyond Wonderland, called the Funk House. The colorful 360-degree stage structure was built entirely out of found and recycled materials. A soundtrack of throwback Disco, Funk and R&B hits was spun all weekend. The Funk House acted as a tribute to the funk themed rooms that were once an ever-present staple at Insomniac’s events of the early 90s.

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Photo Credit: Doug Van Sant


The classic Beyond Wonderland Sparkle Bunnies and the new Royal Roses, inspired by the garden of the Red Queen from Alice in Wonderland, greeted festivalgoers with smiles. Otherworldly art installations were scattered across the festival grounds including the debut of the magical Dandelion Forest. Beyond Wonderland gave fans the chance to become part of a special community by camping under the stars, adjacent to the festival grounds. Campers enjoyed exclusive access to day time and night time activities such as arts and crafts, yoga, food and beverage options and three nights of Silent Disco that continued far after the event doors closed.

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Photo Credit: Skyler Greene

Stay tuned for a full event review soon!

About the Author

Grant Gilmore
Grant is has been listening to electronic dance music since the early 2000s. Actively involved in the EDM community, Grant is an admin for the EDC Subreddit and their Facebook group. Previously he has been part of several EDM startups and promotion companies such as Shamele55, Electric State of Mind and Q-Dance. Originally listening to trance artists such as ATB, Armin Van Buuren and Paul Oakenfold, Grant has expanded his listening experience to include a full set of genres ranging from hardstyle to deep house and has been regularly attending both festivals and club events since 2010.



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