Aug 21, 2013

Insomniac Nocturnal Wonderland September 2 2000

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Written by: Keith Wozniak

This flyer for Insomniac’s Nocturnal Wonderland is 13 years but I still remember reading through it on the East coast in amazement at such a lineup and wishing I could go or we could get something like this. The event was held on September 2, 2000 and tickets started at $25 with the last batch at $40 and VIP tickets were $80 that included beverages, fresh fruit and snacks.

The flyer was like a book made of thick glossy paper.

The jungle and happy hardcore stages were crazy in the year 2000 and could still be their own stage at an Insomniac event in the year 2013 and still be as awesome.

Here’s a vid found line from the event:

And the lineup.

Alice’s House

House/Big Beat: Groove Armada, Darren Emerson, Scanty Sandwich, Roy Davis Jr, Garth, Jeno, Jason Blakemore, Jonathon Greathouse, Alex Rulz

The Funkadelik Lounge

Hip-Hop: Alkaholics, Dilated Peoples, Kool Keith, Dj Craze, A-Team (Aceyalone & Abstract Rude) Cali Agents (Planet Asia & Raseo), Peanut Butter Wolf, Loot Pack, Zion L, Ugly Duckling, Z-Trip, Coolwhip

The Sunken Garden

Jungle: DJ Hype, MC GQ, Andy C, Shy FX, MC Skibadee, AK1200, MC Nctrnl, Dara, Fury, MC Dino, Machete, Raymond Roker, MC Question Mark, Tao, Billy Lane, MC L Ski

The Upside Down Room

Breaks, Hard House, Techno: Rabbit in the Moon, Uberzone, Adam Freeland, Donald Glaude, Simply Jeff, John Kelly, DJ Monk, Fester, B-Side

The Labyrinth

Trance: Paul Oakenfold, Hernan Cattaneo, Taylor, Sandra Collins, Christopher Lawrence, Doran, Mars, Thee-O, Dyloot

Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dums Hardcore Haven

Hardcore: DJ Paul, DJ Promo, Omar Santana, Rob Fee, Ron D Core, Demigod,  Static, Eksite, Sonic

Down the Rabbit Hole

Happy Hardcore: Brisk, Force & Styles, Hixxy, Dougal, Vinylgroover, Unknown, DNA, Simon Apex, Lostboy, MC Storm, MC Stylee

The Queens Castle

Techno, House, Experimental: Alex Paterson, Michael Dog, Barry Weaver, Christian Smith, DJ Hardware, Reza, DJ Messiah

Through the Looking Glass

Ambient, chill-out, down tempo, funk: Eli Star, Alien Tom, Sean Perry, Dr Bombay, White Folks

The Tribal Zone

The line-up for tribal zone is entirely up to you. Anyone can play here, everyone is welcome to come and join our rythms. We look forward to drumming with you!

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About the Author

Keith Wozniak
Founder of this web site, I have also has been involved with raves since 1999 as a raver, flyer guy, owned a promotion company throwing small and large events and also ran one of the first Dancesafe chapters. I've done it all and have never thought the scene was dead. Also writes for



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